So there I am, minding my own business, after fixing that Bohemian Rhapsody cover post I posted earlier, and I start to get curious. “What was Bohemian Rhapsody about?”
Google leads to wikipedia leads to youtube “queen bohemian rhapsody” leads to “freddie mercury acapellas.” My own brain made that leap somehow. Then I go looking for other acapellas, and found some fan-made ones for Maynard James Keenan (Tool, A Perfect Circle, Puscifer).
Then I find this bit of awesomeness. I used to be a gigantic Guitar Hero nerd. I got chills when Freddie Mercury’s track lit it up, and double chills when Maynard killed it. Apparently this is Maynard on stage (hard to tell visually when all I can get to play smoothly on my POS connection is 144p, but it’s definitely his voice) at some Guitar Hero convention/promotion, nailing Bohemian Rhapsody. Video’s dated three years ago.
I know I post a lot of Puscifer’s shit but one of my go-to Pandora stations plays a lot of it and I’m finding that a lot of their songs hit my ear in that “I’ve never heard anything like that and I really really like it” way.