I’ve never been one for the stringed instruments. I appreciate the beauty of them, but I now must rethink the whole thing altogether after watching these two melodious geniuses pound out a song from my youth.
After watching this incredible video at my computer desk, swiveling in my chair, tapping my feet furiously and getting strange looks from the family as I was doing the background “ah ahh” vocals, by the time it was all over, I had worked up a sweat.
Known as the “2cellos,” the Croatian duo are a YouTube discovery, signed to Sony Masterworks in 2011 and touring the world with their incredible style of rock and pop covers, which include Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal" (their first), AC/DC’s “Highway to Hell,” the Police’s “Every Breath You Take,” and a host of others.
"Watch the unstoppable Croatian masters of 2Cellos get in traditional 18th century garb and absolutely rip through this epic melody," writes the Huffington Post. The parody, which features actual playing (with some heavy layering of course), shows a starched up and pretentious crowd of overdressed courtiers growing increasingly uneasy as the cellists start to fray their bow strings and shake loose their well-combed hair.
The kids love it though, and by the time its over, the stunned crowd just stares disapprovingly.
“AHmazing! I should've learned to play an instrument. Instead I learned how to play “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” on the telephone. I'm good at it too. Don't hate,” writes commenter Chuck Bisbee via Google+ after watching the YouTube vid.
Their web site, 2cellos.com, also has another testimonial, of a bit more well known name:
“Go and see them live, because it really is astonishing! I can’t remember seeing anything as exciting as them since I saw Jimi Hendrix live back in the 60’s…” – Elton John
If you were impressed, and I know you are, check out their rendition of "Welcome to the Jungle" by Guns 'N Roses.
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