Holy Diver

October 16, 2008 11:24 PM

Yes, that wasn't an idle threat. For your listening pleasure, I present to you Dio's "Holy Diver" on ukulele, electric ukulele, drums, and far too many vocal tracks.

I'd also like to add that I'm rather drunk, and Taquitos are terrible food. And, yes, the vocals were recorded last, and, yes, I did get a bit too excited with them, sometimes. Also, I know that I got the first part of the first verse wrong.

posted by The Great Big Mulp (13 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

Y'know, several listens later, I think I actually didn't get the first part of the first verse wrong.
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 11:32 PM on October 16, 2008

Taquitos are wonderful food. You take it back.

Oh yeah, and great cover.

Now, take it back about taquitos.
posted by sleepy pete at 11:33 PM on October 16, 2008

My mouth wants to take it back, but my stomach disagrees. I'd offer you my apologies, sleepy pete, but I suppose they really should be given to the Taquito Fairy.

I'm sorry, Taquito Fairy.
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 11:35 PM on October 16, 2008

We were in a dive bar in a suburban neighborhood, playing darts and having maybe a few too many beers. It seems like, lately, even dive bars have those internet-connected jukeboxes, the sort that will play any song you can think of, and for an extra couple bucks, they'll play it right now.

There was a gentleman sitting at the end of the bar who had certainly been there for a few hours, maybe all day, wearing a dusty leather jacket and generally looking like a metalhead who had been temporally displaced.

We stuck a few songs into the jukebox queue, figuring we'd hear them eventually, and went back to the dartboard. Meanwhile, we were treated to the Very Best of Iron Maiden, Dio's Greatest Hits, and so forth. Maybe 45 minutes later, here comes the Toadies' "Possum Kingdom," one of my personal favorite songs about vampire rape.

Not fifteen seconds into it, this guy jumps up from the bar yells, "Who the fuck keeps putting all this faggot-ass shit on?!," and marches straight to the jukebox.

The next song up? "Holy Diver." He had spent probably $2 to skip our songs and hear some Dio. You gotta respect that kind of devotion to metal.

Also, this cover is an awful lof of fun.
posted by uncleozzy at 9:17 AM on October 17, 2008

I'm with sleepy pete - you've slandered the good name of taquitos.

You've also made me really wish I had a uke. Great job.
posted by ORthey at 11:47 AM on October 17, 2008

hell yeah. jump jump jump jump on the tiger...
posted by umbú at 12:37 PM on October 17, 2008

In this case the tiger is the toilet? This whole song is actually a 7/11 Taquito induced idiocy. Stupid Dio. Ruined Black Sabbath and metal in general. I like songs with words that aren't idiotic.

Good job, though.
posted by reklus at 9:59 PM on October 17, 2008

That's to say that Dio wrote the songs under the influence of Suckage and Taquitos not that the Mulp is to blame for the diver man's shit lyric skill.
posted by reklus at 10:00 PM on October 17, 2008

Yeah, this is exactly what I thought it was going to sound like when you first brought it up. Absolutely great.

and i still hate you for thinking of it first
posted by davejay at 2:06 PM on October 19, 2008

By the way, I challenge you to turn on VH1 when they're playing their metal block and NOT see Holy Diver within five minutes. It is always on.
posted by davejay at 4:45 PM on October 20, 2008

Good heavens! Being without cable, I had no idea, else I wouldn't have subjected anyone to this song again!
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 6:24 PM on October 20, 2008

YOU are a frigging FORCE! This is a blast.
posted by snsranch at 6:42 PM on October 21, 2008

This is wonderful in so many directions.
posted by not_on_display at 10:40 PM on June 20, 2010

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