the "[famous guitarist] shreds" videos on YouTube

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The more I watch them, the more helpless with laughter I get. It's the occasional applause sounds that do it, I think.

Clapton:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCzUMjCykn8&mode=related&search=

J0hn D., Monday, 22 October 2007 18:47 (twelve years ago) link

I watch the Santana one daily.

roxymuzak, Monday, 22 October 2007 18:50 (twelve years ago) link

Like a little devotional.

roxymuzak, Monday, 22 October 2007 18:50 (twelve years ago) link

I was just about to post that one, it's like the funniest thing ever

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNoZg9kl-zE&mode=related&search=

J0hn D., Monday, 22 October 2007 18:51 (twelve years ago) link

I lol when the snare comes in.

roxymuzak, Monday, 22 October 2007 18:51 (twelve years ago) link

I think I started a thread on these but I have no idea where or what it's called? They are great. :>

Jordan, Monday, 22 October 2007 18:52 (twelve years ago) link

Shredding videos = lowest form of life on der 'tube.
That drummer is clearly taking the piss - ba dum pish!

snoball, Monday, 22 October 2007 18:53 (twelve years ago) link

The Jake E. Lee one is my favorite.

Pleasant Plains, Monday, 22 October 2007 18:54 (twelve years ago) link

The Metallica one is amazing.

Jordan, Monday, 22 October 2007 18:57 (twelve years ago) link

the st. sanders guy who makes all these = total hero

J0hn D., Monday, 22 October 2007 18:57 (twelve years ago) link

holy shit

cutty, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:00 (twelve years ago) link

Metallica: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttaqVd0rOjA&mode=related&search=

Jordan, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:03 (twelve years ago) link

santana is the best one for sure.

chaki, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:03 (twelve years ago) link

Here is a link with some the youtube thread chock full of goodness

James Redd and the Blecchs, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:08 (twelve years ago) link

Some of these wind up sounding like early boredoms

filthy dylan, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:15 (twelve years ago) link

how have i missed this???

69, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:18 (twelve years ago) link

they keyboard on the clapton one is roffletastic

gff, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:18 (twelve years ago) link

yeah 69 get with the program

gff, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:18 (twelve years ago) link

Eric Clapton shreds - http://youtube.com/watch?v=nCzUMjCykn8

Eddie Van Halen shreds - http://youtube.com/watch?v=CXbCt_1mrak

Slash shreds - http://youtube.com/watch?v=EEwIRZ9pLCM

Steve Vai shreds in Denver - http://youtube.com/watch?v=_s3Sk8o3xaU

Jake E. Lee shreds -- http://youtube.com/watch?v=Eqtk6kKTlDM&

-- Milton Parker, Thursday, 20 September 2007 00:57 (1 month ago) Link

(I usually started people on the Eric Clapton because it's the most plausible and disarming, then once warmed up, into the Metallica / Van Halen / Santana and then the Jake E Lee is the knockout)

stsanders' little comments for each video are key ("02:46-03:10 hyper improvisation jam") and anyone who has Focus- Hocus Pocus (live '73) on his favorites = my kind of fellow

Milton Parker, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:18 (twelve years ago) link

oh shit new iron maiden one!!

http://youtube.com/watch?v=AkAx-j9whiA

chaki, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:20 (twelve years ago) link

ok thats the best one

chaki, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:22 (twelve years ago) link

i dont get it

and what, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:22 (twelve years ago) link

thats because you are kind of slow

chaki, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:23 (twelve years ago) link

oh my God the maiden one

J0hn D., Monday, 22 October 2007 19:25 (twelve years ago) link

Jake E. Lee one is a champ, too.

roxymuzak, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:27 (twelve years ago) link

yeah the clapping on the Jake E Lee one (not the audience, the Ozzy claps) are so sad and wonderful and hilarious

J0hn D., Monday, 22 October 2007 19:28 (twelve years ago) link

i don't get it either. LOL old guys playing guitar...?

That one guy that hit it and quit it, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:29 (twelve years ago) link

r u srs

gff, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:31 (twelve years ago) link

haaaaahahaha

aaahahaha

J0hn D., Monday, 22 October 2007 19:33 (twelve years ago) link

i guess the joke is that theyre dudes who dont normally play lengthy abstract guitar solos but dude made it look like they do.... ok then

and what, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:38 (twelve years ago) link

Django:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6rBR0ujRmA

Eazy, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:39 (twelve years ago) link

wait til you guys see the parody snoop video where instead of rapping about bitches and hoes hes rapping about - get this - biscuits and scones!

and what, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:40 (twelve years ago) link

I love how the drums are always made by some 1993 casio keyboard

filthy dylan, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:40 (twelve years ago) link

and so far the vocals I've heard have been samples from I think Mario and the stock "scream" from movies

filthy dylan, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:41 (twelve years ago) link

Fred Durst http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UQ_ZhC-1CU

Future_Perfect, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:41 (twelve years ago) link

what are you guys thinking, making light of people who enjoy crafty guitar work, & rhymes about biscuits & scones

deeznuts, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:42 (twelve years ago) link

the keyboard at about 1:14 in the Santana one is just the greatest thing of all time

ethan it's not "lengthy and abstract," it's "comic"

J0hn D., Monday, 22 October 2007 19:42 (twelve years ago) link

I've been watching these daily and still manage to come to tears every time.

I can't decide if Clapton or Santana is my favorite - Santana, overall, has the funniest ensemble humors - the interplay between the keyboardist and Carlos is priceless. But Clapton's facial expressions and body language make for a funnier subject of focus.

I've emailed this to many friends and relatives without explanation and it's amazing how many of them are like "what's wrong with Clapton? When is this from?" Hahahaha....

Davey D, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:45 (twelve years ago) link

also "terrible" but everything's just in synch enough to plausible (almost)

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Jordan, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:45 (twelve years ago) link

ethan still doesnt seem to get it

chaki, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:45 (twelve years ago) link

My favorite is the Van Halen one where it goes into a brief bit of "Iron Man"--dudes, I was on the floor....dying!

JN$OT, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:47 (twelve years ago) link

maybe one of you geniuses can explain it better

and what, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:47 (twelve years ago) link

i guess the joke is that theyre dudes who dont normally play lengthy abstract guitar solos but dude made it look like they do

the opposite of this

chaki, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:49 (twelve years ago) link

the subjects of these videos are generally regarded as great guitarists. but the music is...not that good!

gff, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:49 (twelve years ago) link

Favorite moments:

Keyboard player in Clapton vid @ 0:38
Percussion dude in Santana vid @ 0:26 saying something into the mic
Fuck it, the whole Santana vid

Davey D, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:49 (twelve years ago) link

The first of these I saw made me gently smile once. If I don't find them funny more than once does that mean I have no joy in my heart? They just seem funny like ironic cover versions are funny, i.e. never-to-once and barely.

caek, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:49 (twelve years ago) link

got it during the slash one

i have such a faint idea of how clapton plays anything except the radio hits that, watching that one first, i was just like "err whats the big deal?"

Mark Clemente, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:50 (twelve years ago) link

funnier than these videos = picturing aw trying to decipher spinal tap

deeznuts, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:51 (twelve years ago) link

the subjects of these videos are generally regarded as great guitarists. but the music is...not that good!

-- gff, Monday, October 22, 2007 8:49 PM (1 minute ago) Bookmark Link

do u need to like eric clapton to find this funny?

That one guy that hit it and quit it, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:51 (twelve years ago) link

NO!!!!

Davey D, Monday, 22 October 2007 19:52 (twelve years ago) link

fantastic

budo jeru, Thursday, 8 February 2018 17:39 (one year ago) link

Nothing makes me laugh harder than Shreds shit and this takes it to a new level

calstars, Thursday, 8 February 2018 18:17 (one year ago) link

oh my god 1:23 - 1:26

frogbs, Thursday, 8 February 2018 18:43 (one year ago) link

Had to close my door from laughing at the drum pad with the "Damn!" and air horn sounds.

Millennial Whoop, wanna fight about it? (Phil D.), Thursday, 8 February 2018 18:49 (one year ago) link

Yeah, the air horns did me in.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 8 February 2018 19:04 (one year ago) link

yessssss

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Thursday, 8 February 2018 19:05 (one year ago) link

That's just the funniest thing, but perhaps the funniest thing to the fewest people for the most specific reasons.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 8 February 2018 19:07 (one year ago) link

^^^^^

doug watson, Thursday, 8 February 2018 20:29 (one year ago) link

Given the hysterical response to that video, it's clear that I should continue to keep my Beaterator tracks to myself.

I'm very active in the pegasus community (Old Lunch), Thursday, 8 February 2018 23:12 (one year ago) link

holy fucking shit this rules

Simon H., Friday, 9 February 2018 02:37 (one year ago) link

I was curious enough to go watch the original video, and in only made the shred one funnier.

I will finish what I (Ye Mad Puffin), Friday, 9 February 2018 03:00 (one year ago) link

the st. sanders guy who makes all these = total hero

― J0hn D., Monday, October 22, 2007 2:57 PM (ten years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 9 February 2018 03:03 (one year ago) link

that mixer preview is amazing tho

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 9 February 2018 03:04 (one year ago) link

omg i missed this one from a few years ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgbGPGDgOQI

Hi diddley dee, hen fapper's life for me (Neanderthal), Friday, 9 February 2018 03:19 (one year ago) link

have the original St. Sanders Shreds videos ever been re-uploaded to YouTube? i was really bummed when they got taken down & that was years ago

flappy bird, Friday, 9 February 2018 06:25 (one year ago) link

another classic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22i57u2eMDE

niels, Friday, 9 February 2018 18:19 (one year ago) link

Dying... I hadn't seen that before

doug watson, Friday, 9 February 2018 18:24 (one year ago) link

omg when chick goes through all the different stupid presets in his keyboard!

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 9 February 2018 18:32 (one year ago) link

Maneater
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=l56Hdjx0ckg

calstars, Friday, 9 February 2018 19:10 (one year ago) link

oh my god that Corea + Hancock video is so well synced up

the grin on Herbie's face is killin me right now

frogbs, Friday, 9 February 2018 19:17 (one year ago) link

and yes @ that Hall & Oates one...pew! pew! pew!! gettin a Legion of Rock Stars vibe from that one

still think the Elvis one's never been topped but man, these are all so good

frogbs, Friday, 9 February 2018 19:21 (one year ago) link

I went back and watched the Eddie Van Halen one, which might have been the first or one of the first I ever saw, and it still kills me.

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Friday, 9 February 2018 19:21 (one year ago) link

the part where he plays a little bit of iron man and fucks it up, holy shit

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Friday, 9 February 2018 19:22 (one year ago) link

three months pass...

i have seen this and to be fair to fred, i believe he was sound checking

global tetrahedron, Tuesday, 22 May 2018 17:05 (one year ago) link

β€œIll fated shredding”

calstars, Tuesday, 22 May 2018 17:14 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

I thought this was a St Sanders esque redub with hilariously bad vocals but...nope. actually Vince Neill.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pdQnZLEWNo

Jordan Pickford LOLverdrive (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 26 November 2019 17:56 (two weeks ago) link

omg

calstars, Tuesday, 26 November 2019 18:04 (two weeks ago) link

It was a treat to see Questlove discover and fall down the *SHREDS* rabbit hole a few weeks back, he was posting tons of videos on his Instagram story.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 26 November 2019 18:07 (two weeks ago) link

I love to revisit them. Still haven't lost their shine.

Jordan Pickford LOLverdrive (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 26 November 2019 18:09 (two weeks ago) link

wait what the hell are the actual lyrics then

frogbs, Tuesday, 26 November 2019 18:19 (two weeks ago) link

Nobody knows, the scrolls were lost

Jordan Pickford LOLverdrive (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 26 November 2019 18:20 (two weeks ago) link

I still laugh out loud when I think of the end of Help, "ELM.....BEEF!!!......ELM!!!!!.....BEEF!!!"

Maresn3st, Tuesday, 26 November 2019 18:42 (two weeks ago) link

so meta:

πŸŸπŸ πŸ‘πŸ™πŸŒ²πŸ πŸ³πŸ¬πŸŸ pic.twitter.com/33LQaxCHif

— 100 gecs (@100gecs) November 21, 2019

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 26 November 2019 19:47 (two weeks ago) link

H and I still often quote the Bohemian Rhapsody vid: "It's my bad cool dad!" "WE MIGHT BE HAVING FIIIISH" etc. I think sometimes we don't even remember where it came from when we're saying it, these are just things that we say.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 26 November 2019 20:49 (two weeks ago) link

I hadn't seen the Celine Dion 'My Heart Will Go On' one until recently but my god there is one particular moment in there where I'm pretty sure I laughed so hard I ruptured something.

War Crimes Tribunal of the Network Stars (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 26 November 2019 20:56 (two weeks ago) link

Vince Neil is without a doubt the worst singer I have ever seen perform.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 26 November 2019 21:10 (two weeks ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdwTP1-WL5Y

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 26 November 2019 21:12 (two weeks ago) link

^ The most diplomatic guy ever, and apparently Sammy Hagar's cousin.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 26 November 2019 21:20 (two weeks ago) link

Vince and Paul need to tour together:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LNXOIGuxHU

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Tuesday, 26 November 2019 21:26 (two weeks ago) link

Paul demonstrating why you never schedule extensive oral surgery immediately prior to a gig.

War Crimes Tribunal of the Network Stars (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 26 November 2019 22:45 (two weeks ago) link

the jessie j one is my all-time favourite of these

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 26 November 2019 23:26 (two weeks ago) link

This SHREDS video of Journey's Separate Ways always makes me laugh because it banks on the fact that no instrument is actually plugged.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cD8ffB9JU64

βœ–βœ–βœ– (Moka), Thursday, 28 November 2019 04:23 (two weeks ago) link

I don't know if it's an actual 'shreds' video or a 'musicless' music video as the title implies but it's sort of the same concept.

βœ–βœ–βœ– (Moka), Thursday, 28 November 2019 04:24 (two weeks ago) link

ok I see now by looking at the related videos that the 'musicless music video' is another thing but they live in the same awkward universe as the shreds ones. I'll be right back I will be watching as many as I can.

βœ–βœ–βœ– (Moka), Thursday, 28 November 2019 04:27 (two weeks ago) link

I feel like this one was shared earlier in here but it makes a ridiculous music video even better:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHkhIjG0DKc

βœ–βœ–βœ– (Moka), Thursday, 28 November 2019 04:28 (two weeks ago) link

the ableton 10 tweet died so here's the og video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3UlKCqtZrc

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 30 November 2019 00:33 (two weeks ago) link

Is this also the thread to share β€œfails” vids? Prince fails etc

calstars, Saturday, 30 November 2019 01:24 (two weeks ago) link

xpost I still think that is the funniest thing ever. I lose my shit at the air horn.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 30 November 2019 04:09 (two weeks ago) link

Tamplin wasn't so diplomatic with Sebastian Bach, lol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuXQJc2aoRA

Jordan Pickford LOLverdrive (Neanderthal), Saturday, 30 November 2019 06:24 (two weeks ago) link


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