Of course you’re well aware by now that your humble editor has a weakness for bagpipe music. Thanks to The Presurfer, I saw this video shortly after crawling out of bed this morning. And it produced this reaction:
But wait . . . there’s more.
It turns out that The Bad Piper has achieved greater notoriety than playing for tips at Edinburgh’s Fringe festival. He was also a finalist in the “Australia’s Got Talent” variety competition (in 2010, I think). Here’s a clip of him playing AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck” with a full band in the televised competition:
The Bad Piper has a web site here. Looks like he also plays while flames come out of the drones of his pipes. I’ll have to search for video of that for damned sure.
So, while I was watching these Bad Piper clips on YouTube, I saw a couple of videos for another pipe band named Clanadonia. I guess they’re not really a metal band, but I still thought the music was metal. First, here’s a brief clip of a live performance. The fucking drums hit the spot with me. Then, after that I’ve got a recording of a Clanadonia song called “Egyptian”.
Clanadonia have a web site here.
Our buddy Phro turned me onto this next band. They’re from Colorado and play bagpipe rock ‘n’ roll. Three of the dudes have been together for something like 30 years, and the talented piper and keyboardist (Matthew McDaniel) is a more recent addition. Here’s one song I’ve been particularly digging, and after that is a video of a live performance. Angus Mohr’s web site is at this location.
Okay, I confess that this last item has got nothing to do with metal or even with bagpipes. It just happened to be among the supposedly related videos featured on the right side of YouTube while I was perusing the Bad Piper and Clanadonia links. Maybe you can deduce why I’m including this one. The song is “The Gael” from The Last of the Mohicans soundtrack.
Jenny and her band Circa Paleo have a web site here.
Okay, enough with this diversion. Back to metal . . . in our next post.
Fiddle players are hot.
“Also, hot fiddle players are hot”?
Hey, a version of We Will Rock You that doesn’t suck. (And, yes, I’m including the original.)
I approve of this comment. I thought I would never listen to that song again. Apparently I was just waiting for a bagpipe version.
Which could also be referred to as the version hit by the awesome ray on full awesomify.
KMFDM did a cover that worked pretty well
I haven’t heard that…but I have to admit that industrial music is pretty hit or miss with me…
NCS sponsored bagpipes only metal tour?
You heard me right.
Blow It Out Yer Pancake Hole!
And the tour has a name!
Just added another band to this post, thanks to Phro. Blow it out yer pancake hole.
Matthew McDaniel is the son of the singer, actually. Don’t pretend you don’t wish you could be in a kick ass rock band with your dad, too.
My dad is dead. Thanks a lot.
Cute violin player, but can she rock Lord of the Rings like this girl:
Shut Up…thats who
Badpiper is cool and all and his guitarist is pretty hot but….that last girl playing Last of the Mohicans….I think I’m in love. Don’t tell my wife.
(My favorite film score btw)
I won’t tell yours if you won’t tell mine. Also, I’m a total sap for Last of the Mohicans, including the music.
I love me some good fiddling IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN
Do you mean that you like goat cheese? Cause that’d be a weird way to say it.
Yes, I believe I DO know what you mean. You’re the kind of guy who likes to put the rosin to the bow.
Wait….that sounds like code for get orgy at the band camp. Can I join?
I would rather that you just go back to your goat cheese.
Is that where I fun in your mouth and churn it with my pee-pee?
I had a bad feeling that “goat cheese” was code for something.
I thought the leader of Clanadonia looked familiar. He was in Clann An Drumma, which was equally awesome. Good to see he’s still keepin’ it tribal.