Rock of Ages

December 4, 2015 12:01 PM

Def Leppard's deathless anthem, reimagined as a power chord étude for the accordion.

(Sloppy af because I recorded both hands separately, so some attacks and releases are off, but in my defense I arranged and recorded it in an hour last night so it's very much a work in progress. I can play it with both hands, just maybe not at 100bpm yet!)

posted by donatella (2 comments total)

I listened to that album about a billion times in high school, and I'm still not sure I would have recognized what song this was if I'd heard it unforewarned. I do enjoy the part that starts at 1:17 and I say you should have gone all the way with the rearranging and dropped a beat from each measure - at least in that section - to put it in the 3/4 it obviously wants to be in. It would also make the 4/4 riffy part at the end feel more forceful again, I think.
posted by Wolfdog at 5:34 AM on December 5, 2015


You seem to have broken the wiring in my brain, I can't form synaptic connections around this. It is simultaneously skillful and bewildering. It's like I stumbled across a graven temple from a lost alien civilization behind the wall of my upstairs bedroom. Delightfully Cyclopean and mind-flaying, I guess I would say. Surely the intentions of Def Leppard have never been more fully realized.

Really fun, I had to listen three times. And when I finished, I suddenly knew how to speak ancient Sumerian.
posted by BlackPebble at 11:51 AM on December 15, 2015

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