the "[famous guitarist] shreds" videos on YouTube

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The more I watch them, the more helpless with laughter I get. It's the occasional applause sounds that do it, I think.

Clapton:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCzUMjCykn8&mode=related&search=

J0hn D., Monday, 22 October 2007 18:47 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I watch the Santana one daily.

roxymuzak, Monday, 22 October 2007 18:50 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Like a little devotional.

roxymuzak, Monday, 22 October 2007 18:50 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I was just about to post that one, it's like the funniest thing ever

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNoZg9kl-zE&mode=related&search=

J0hn D., Monday, 22 October 2007 18:51 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I lol when the snare comes in.

roxymuzak, Monday, 22 October 2007 18:51 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I think I started a thread on these but I have no idea where or what it's called? They are great. :>

Jordan, Monday, 22 October 2007 18:52 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Shredding videos = lowest form of life on der 'tube.
That drummer is clearly taking the piss - ba dum pish!

snoball, Monday, 22 October 2007 18:53 (eleven years ago) Permalink

The Jake E. Lee one is my favorite.

Pleasant Plains, Monday, 22 October 2007 18:54 (eleven years ago) Permalink

The Metallica one is amazing.

Jordan, Monday, 22 October 2007 18:57 (eleven years ago) Permalink

the st. sanders guy who makes all these = total hero

J0hn D., Monday, 22 October 2007 18:57 (eleven years ago) Permalink

holy shit

cutty, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:00 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Metallica: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttaqVd0rOjA&mode=related&search=

Jordan, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:03 (eleven years ago) Permalink

santana is the best one for sure.

chaki, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:03 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Here is a link with some the youtube thread chock full of goodness

James Redd and the Blecchs, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:08 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Some of these wind up sounding like early boredoms

filthy dylan, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:15 (eleven years ago) Permalink

how have i missed this???

69, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:18 (eleven years ago) Permalink

they keyboard on the clapton one is roffletastic

gff, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:18 (eleven years ago) Permalink

yeah 69 get with the program

gff, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:18 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Eric Clapton shreds - http://youtube.com/watch?v=nCzUMjCykn8

Eddie Van Halen shreds - http://youtube.com/watch?v=CXbCt_1mrak

Slash shreds - http://youtube.com/watch?v=EEwIRZ9pLCM

Steve Vai shreds in Denver - http://youtube.com/watch?v=_s3Sk8o3xaU

Jake E. Lee shreds -- http://youtube.com/watch?v=Eqtk6kKTlDM&

-- Milton Parker, Thursday, 20 September 2007 00:57 (1 month ago) Link

(I usually started people on the Eric Clapton because it's the most plausible and disarming, then once warmed up, into the Metallica / Van Halen / Santana and then the Jake E Lee is the knockout)

stsanders' little comments for each video are key ("02:46-03:10 hyper improvisation jam") and anyone who has Focus- Hocus Pocus (live '73) on his favorites = my kind of fellow

Milton Parker, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:18 (eleven years ago) Permalink

oh shit new iron maiden one!!

http://youtube.com/watch?v=AkAx-j9whiA

chaki, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:20 (eleven years ago) Permalink

ok thats the best one

chaki, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:22 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i dont get it

and what, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:22 (eleven years ago) Permalink

thats because you are kind of slow

chaki, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:23 (eleven years ago) Permalink

oh my God the maiden one

J0hn D., Monday, 22 October 2007 19:25 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Jake E. Lee one is a champ, too.

roxymuzak, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:27 (eleven years ago) Permalink

yeah the clapping on the Jake E Lee one (not the audience, the Ozzy claps) are so sad and wonderful and hilarious

J0hn D., Monday, 22 October 2007 19:28 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i don't get it either. LOL old guys playing guitar...?

That one guy that hit it and quit it, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:29 (eleven years ago) Permalink

r u srs

gff, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:31 (eleven years ago) Permalink

haaaaahahaha

aaahahaha

J0hn D., Monday, 22 October 2007 19:33 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i guess the joke is that theyre dudes who dont normally play lengthy abstract guitar solos but dude made it look like they do.... ok then

and what, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:38 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Django:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6rBR0ujRmA

Eazy, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:39 (eleven years ago) Permalink

wait til you guys see the parody snoop video where instead of rapping about bitches and hoes hes rapping about - get this - biscuits and scones!

and what, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:40 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I love how the drums are always made by some 1993 casio keyboard

filthy dylan, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:40 (eleven years ago) Permalink

and so far the vocals I've heard have been samples from I think Mario and the stock "scream" from movies

filthy dylan, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:41 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Fred Durst http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UQ_ZhC-1CU

Future_Perfect, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:41 (eleven years ago) Permalink

what are you guys thinking, making light of people who enjoy crafty guitar work, & rhymes about biscuits & scones

deeznuts, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:42 (eleven years ago) Permalink

the keyboard at about 1:14 in the Santana one is just the greatest thing of all time

ethan it's not "lengthy and abstract," it's "comic"

J0hn D., Monday, 22 October 2007 19:42 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I've been watching these daily and still manage to come to tears every time.

I can't decide if Clapton or Santana is my favorite - Santana, overall, has the funniest ensemble humors - the interplay between the keyboardist and Carlos is priceless. But Clapton's facial expressions and body language make for a funnier subject of focus.

I've emailed this to many friends and relatives without explanation and it's amazing how many of them are like "what's wrong with Clapton? When is this from?" Hahahaha....

Davey D, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:45 (eleven years ago) Permalink

also "terrible" but everything's just in synch enough to plausible (almost)

xpost

Jordan, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:45 (eleven years ago) Permalink

ethan still doesnt seem to get it

chaki, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:45 (eleven years ago) Permalink

My favorite is the Van Halen one where it goes into a brief bit of "Iron Man"--dudes, I was on the floor....dying!

JN$OT, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:47 (eleven years ago) Permalink

maybe one of you geniuses can explain it better

and what, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:47 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i guess the joke is that theyre dudes who dont normally play lengthy abstract guitar solos but dude made it look like they do

the opposite of this

chaki, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:49 (eleven years ago) Permalink

the subjects of these videos are generally regarded as great guitarists. but the music is...not that good!

gff, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:49 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Favorite moments:

Keyboard player in Clapton vid @ 0:38
Percussion dude in Santana vid @ 0:26 saying something into the mic
Fuck it, the whole Santana vid

Davey D, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:49 (eleven years ago) Permalink

The first of these I saw made me gently smile once. If I don't find them funny more than once does that mean I have no joy in my heart? They just seem funny like ironic cover versions are funny, i.e. never-to-once and barely.

caek, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:49 (eleven years ago) Permalink

got it during the slash one

i have such a faint idea of how clapton plays anything except the radio hits that, watching that one first, i was just like "err whats the big deal?"

Mark Clemente, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:50 (eleven years ago) Permalink

funnier than these videos = picturing aw trying to decipher spinal tap

deeznuts, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:51 (eleven years ago) Permalink

the subjects of these videos are generally regarded as great guitarists. but the music is...not that good!

-- gff, Monday, October 22, 2007 8:49 PM (1 minute ago) Bookmark Link

do u need to like eric clapton to find this funny?

That one guy that hit it and quit it, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:51 (eleven years ago) Permalink

NO!!!!

Davey D, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:52 (eleven years ago) Permalink

expert trolling

niels, Saturday, 10 June 2017 08:16 (one year ago) Permalink

Godlike.

Austin, Sunday, 11 June 2017 01:51 (one year ago) Permalink

three months pass...

https://youtu.be/3OBzuNfJDNE

New and sublime. I had to stop watching it about three times on first attempt to wipe tears. Might be his best.

that mustardless plate (Bill A), Wednesday, 27 September 2017 14:47 (one year ago) Permalink

that video was ripe for one of these, excited

global tetrahedron, Wednesday, 27 September 2017 14:58 (one year ago) Permalink

god he is just leagues above everyone else who does this. probably because he's obviously pretty musically competent

global tetrahedron, Wednesday, 27 September 2017 15:19 (one year ago) Permalink

My only issue is that the original song isn't much less ridiculous than this version.

emil.y, Wednesday, 27 September 2017 16:01 (one year ago) Permalink

My only issue is that the original song isn't much less ridiculous than this version.

Truth.

he doesn't need to be racist about it though. (Austin), Wednesday, 27 September 2017 16:51 (one year ago) Permalink

this is a pretty astonishing achievement tbh

Mr. Eulon Mask, urging the UN to ban the "homicide robot" (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 27 September 2017 19:22 (one year ago) Permalink

whoever makes the Shreds videos has serious mad skills in emulating the drum parts

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 27 September 2017 19:25 (one year ago) Permalink

oh my god

frogbs, Wednesday, 27 September 2017 19:31 (one year ago) Permalink

Comments are great! Like "this sounds like a '70s Meat Puppets" or "this sounds like Naked City."

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 27 September 2017 19:32 (one year ago) Permalink

Hasn't quite topped the Stones one imo

imago, Wednesday, 27 September 2017 19:32 (one year ago) Permalink

That Focus one is extremely Tim & Eric Morning Meditations

Evan, Wednesday, 27 September 2017 20:30 (one year ago) Permalink

i still think the original few were the funniest things i've ever seen on the net.

piscesx, Wednesday, 27 September 2017 20:34 (one year ago) Permalink

My favorites are "Kenny G and Michael Bolton Shred"
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7P6QYWqRxww

Also the Hall and Oates Maneater. I have to take that one in small doses, it's so good.

calstars, Wednesday, 27 September 2017 21:54 (one year ago) Permalink

St Sanders is probably the most accomplished (was he not also the original shred video maker?) but the Beach Boys' I Get Around and Johnny and June Carter Cash's Jackson both still leave me gasping for air

doug watson, Thursday, 28 September 2017 14:37 (one year ago) Permalink

the Elvis one too, that one is brilliant

frogbs, Thursday, 28 September 2017 14:42 (one year ago) Permalink

My only issue is that the original song isn't much less ridiculous than this version.

― emil.y, Wednesday, September 27, 2017 12:01 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Truth.

― he doesn't need to be racist about it though. (Austin), Wednesday, September 27, 2017 12:51 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Both sound like a bit of a rough patch at a jamband festival.

how's life, Thursday, 28 September 2017 15:43 (one year ago) Permalink

I finally found something redeeming in 'Take On Me":
https://youtu.be/4vmS9-1-3tA

he doesn't need to be racist about it though. (Austin), Thursday, 28 September 2017 15:52 (one year ago) Permalink

lol. Thought that was going to be the shittyfluted version:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nF7lv1gfP1Q

how's life, Thursday, 28 September 2017 15:56 (one year ago) Permalink

The best shreds are definitely for me the guitar-heavy mainstream rock/pop-rock - the Focus tune seems about the absolute limit. Any further and we're going down the Captain Beefheart shreds route.

Master of Treacle, Thursday, 28 September 2017 15:59 (one year ago) Permalink

four months pass...

in case u nerds wanted to know what ur missin in able10 pic.twitter.com/HRurn7xKPr

— к†и (@killthenoise) February 8, 2018

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 8 February 2018 17:27 (eight months ago) Permalink

I smell a hit

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 8 February 2018 17:29 (eight months ago) Permalink

ahahaa

imago, Thursday, 8 February 2018 17:32 (eight months ago) Permalink

fantastic

budo jeru, Thursday, 8 February 2018 17:39 (eight months ago) Permalink

Nothing makes me laugh harder than Shreds shit and this takes it to a new level

calstars, Thursday, 8 February 2018 18:17 (eight months ago) Permalink

oh my god 1:23 - 1:26

frogbs, Thursday, 8 February 2018 18:43 (eight months ago) Permalink

Had to close my door from laughing at the drum pad with the "Damn!" and air horn sounds.

Millennial Whoop, wanna fight about it? (Phil D.), Thursday, 8 February 2018 18:49 (eight months ago) Permalink

Yeah, the air horns did me in.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 8 February 2018 19:04 (eight months ago) Permalink

yessssss

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Thursday, 8 February 2018 19:05 (eight months ago) Permalink

That's just the funniest thing, but perhaps the funniest thing to the fewest people for the most specific reasons.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 8 February 2018 19:07 (eight months ago) Permalink

^^^^^

doug watson, Thursday, 8 February 2018 20:29 (eight months ago) Permalink

Given the hysterical response to that video, it's clear that I should continue to keep my Beaterator tracks to myself.

I'm very active in the pegasus community (Old Lunch), Thursday, 8 February 2018 23:12 (eight months ago) Permalink

holy fucking shit this rules

Simon H., Friday, 9 February 2018 02:37 (eight months ago) Permalink

I was curious enough to go watch the original video, and in only made the shred one funnier.

I will finish what I (Ye Mad Puffin), Friday, 9 February 2018 03:00 (eight months ago) Permalink

the st. sanders guy who makes all these = total hero

― J0hn D., Monday, October 22, 2007 2:57 PM (ten years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 9 February 2018 03:03 (eight months ago) Permalink

that mixer preview is amazing tho

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 9 February 2018 03:04 (eight months ago) Permalink

omg i missed this one from a few years ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgbGPGDgOQI

Hi diddley dee, hen fapper's life for me (Neanderthal), Friday, 9 February 2018 03:19 (eight months ago) Permalink

have the original St. Sanders Shreds videos ever been re-uploaded to YouTube? i was really bummed when they got taken down & that was years ago

flappy bird, Friday, 9 February 2018 06:25 (eight months ago) Permalink

another classic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22i57u2eMDE

niels, Friday, 9 February 2018 18:19 (eight months ago) Permalink

Dying... I hadn't seen that before

doug watson, Friday, 9 February 2018 18:24 (eight months ago) Permalink

omg when chick goes through all the different stupid presets in his keyboard!

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 9 February 2018 18:32 (eight months ago) Permalink

Maneater
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=l56Hdjx0ckg

calstars, Friday, 9 February 2018 19:10 (eight months ago) Permalink

oh my god that Corea + Hancock video is so well synced up

the grin on Herbie's face is killin me right now

frogbs, Friday, 9 February 2018 19:17 (eight months ago) Permalink

and yes @ that Hall & Oates one...pew! pew! pew!! gettin a Legion of Rock Stars vibe from that one

still think the Elvis one's never been topped but man, these are all so good

frogbs, Friday, 9 February 2018 19:21 (eight months ago) Permalink

I went back and watched the Eddie Van Halen one, which might have been the first or one of the first I ever saw, and it still kills me.

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Friday, 9 February 2018 19:21 (eight months ago) Permalink

the part where he plays a little bit of iron man and fucks it up, holy shit

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Friday, 9 February 2018 19:22 (eight months ago) Permalink

three months pass...

i have seen this and to be fair to fred, i believe he was sound checking

global tetrahedron, Tuesday, 22 May 2018 17:05 (five months ago) Permalink

“Ill fated shredding”

calstars, Tuesday, 22 May 2018 17:14 (five months ago) Permalink


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