'House Of The Rising Sun' Played On Computer Parts

December 5, 2011

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This is an impressive cover of The Animals' version of 'The House of the Rising Sun' (I love you, Eric Burdon!) performed on a bunch of old computer parts (set up by the same guy who did 'Bohemian Rhapsody'). What parts? I dunno, but hopefully not the privates. I've actually seen a friend strum a harp with his wiener before though, so you never know. "I know you need some new damn friends!" God, I really do. Unfortunately beggars can't be choosers.

He used an Atari 800XL with an EiCO Oscilloscope as the organ, a Texas instrument Ti-99/4A with a Tektronix Oscilloscope as the guitar, a hard drive powered by a PiC16F84A microcontroller as the bass drum and cymbal, and an HP Scanjet 3P, Adaptec SCSI card, and a computer powered by Ubuntu v9.10 OS for the vocals.

They actually do a really good job, which is a lot more than I can say for any job I've ever done. ...Are you thinking what I'm thinking? "Of getting the band back together?!" HA -- good one, but no. I was thinking of my friend with the harp again. That...was a f***ing awkward wedding reception.

Hit the jump for the at least worth skipping around video.

House Of The Rising Sun Cover of the Day [geeks.thedailywh.at]

Thanks to Mark, who sends me tips like it's his second, pay-free job. And to Alex, who decided to post the tip on Geekologie's Facebook page instead of using the tip line. Making me work for my dinner, huh? I don't like it!

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