Old School Computer Remix: The House of the Rising Sun (video)

12.08.11 7 years ago

Welcome to my seduction lair.

The House of the Rising Sun is an awesome song about a dirty little brothel where men went to kick boots with prostitutes. And because that concept is so universally understood, there’s been a ton of different versions of the song recorded -despite no one really knowing who originally wrote the damn thing. Texas Alexander recorded what is considered probably the earliest version of the song, followed by Leadbelly, but without-a-doubt the most famous version belongs to The Animals (also one of the most badass music videos ever made). Well, today we bring you the latest reincarnation of this classic, this one comes from BD594 of Toronto, Canada. Utilizing the most awesome array of dated electronics, this genius rigged his setup to physically play the song using actual equipment sounds and tones.

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. [ObviousWinner]

I mean, I’m not sure what the hell you’re up to on a Saturday night, but impressing women via electronic performances from your garage seems like a pretty decent way to spend your free time. No quarrels from this blogger.

Check after the jump for the full video; awesomeness at its finest:

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