Super Disco Breakin' (Beastie Boys Cover)

August 5, 2008 2:44 PM

With piano ivories, shimmering vocals and far too much sincerity, I have transmographied the Beastie Boys' energetic party-chant into a mostly miserable, quasi-beautiful, semi-epic, completely human piano ballad.

I was compelled by fate itself to transform this 90s rap track into pure balladry - a ballad that could turn even the coldest, darkest heart into a flourishing rainforest of love. Folks, this is the piano version of Super Disco Breakin’. The money-making anthem has been given a melody, and I have viciously injected this tune with enough sap and sincerity that even the Beastie Boys wouldn’t recognize the song. Please have your ‘kerchiefs at the ready. If the concept itself doesn’t bring you to tears, then having to listen to my Alanis-like voice wailing about The Disco certainly will. [Click here for further storytelling, lyrics, and cover art.]

posted by Milkman Dan (7 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

Wow. I don't even know the original but I can tell that you have elevated musical comedy to new heights here. I especially liked the incredibly sincere opening banter as well as the outro freakout.
posted by edlundart at 3:52 PM on August 5, 2008

Wow. That's on the cool side of strange.
posted by COBRA! at 8:42 AM on August 6, 2008

Milkman Dan, I think you're a fuckin' NUT! But somehow, this is incredibly cool! As much as I love the Beasties, I love even more that you just PUNCHED 'EM IN THA DICK!
posted by snsranch at 6:23 PM on August 6, 2008

Through all the irony you actually have a great voice.
Look into a Popper Stopper, though.
posted by chococat at 10:52 PM on August 6, 2008

haha, nicely done
posted by ageispolis at 10:04 PM on August 7, 2008

I love the fact that you sound on the verge of a nervous breakdown. I think I prefer your version to the Beasties.
posted by Astro Zombie at 8:21 AM on August 9, 2008

Discovering this song in itself makes the giant torrent worth it.
posted by theichibun at 12:44 PM on October 13, 2010

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