Japan rocks the Ludwig Van.

You see, this is what I like about the Japanese: when it comes to cultural stuff, they have two favorite settings.  Off, and eleven.

This is them cranking Ode To Joy up to eleven.  Crank it up, and budget some time.

Via kung fu grippe, via AoSHQ.

Moe Lane

PS: How the Hell did Schiller and Beethoven manage to make German sound lyrical, anyway?


  • Jeff Weimer says:

    What I’m loving is that you managed to insert subtle refrences to both “A clockwork Orange” AND “This is Spinal Tap”. When describing Japanese singing German. Well done.

  • Blast Hardcheese says:

    I find it fascinating how music can transcend culture. The Japanese musical tradition has a much different structure to Western ears – listen to a piece of Noh music sometime. And yet, they can look at a piece of music from a 200-year-dead German guy and say ‘Dude, that’s awesome!’

  • KJ says:

    Played it on my 27″ iMac and cranked to eleven – unbelievable!

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