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2012-06-21 08:35:38 AM  
I didn't expect this to be as good as it is.
 
2012-06-21 08:56:40 AM  
That was far better than I thought it would be...they were very good.
 
2012-06-21 09:05:23 AM  
...wow.
 
2012-06-21 09:15:23 AM  
holy shiat that sent a shiver up my spine. Their voices are amazing!

I thought Mike Masse was a trick shot snooker player though.
 
2012-06-21 09:15:40 AM  
The vocal were quite good.
 
2012-06-21 09:16:27 AM  

Jon Swift's Baby Grill: The vocals were quite good.


fix'd

haha
 
2012-06-21 09:16:37 AM  
Great harmonizing there. I wish I could put something in the tip pitcher. Bass guy reminds me of the Nard-dog but that's not a bad thing.
 
2012-06-21 09:23:03 AM  
On another note, this song is an amazing bit of song writing. It's just a terrific piece of composition.
 
2012-06-21 09:27:22 AM  
wow! what a great duo.
great job. way better than i would believe.

/practice kids. here's what it gets you.
 
2012-06-21 09:28:42 AM  

SJKebab: On another note, this song is an amazing bit of song writing. It's just a terrific piece of composition.


Agreed.

Toto wrote a lot of great songs, and they're a totally underrated band, IMO. Hard stuff to cover.

Cool thing is they're still touring and sound as great as ever.
 
2012-06-21 09:28:49 AM  
It's a cover. Too bad they can't write their own songs...
 
2012-06-21 09:40:32 AM  
Damn, I did not expect that at all.
 
2012-06-21 09:41:36 AM  

Lernaeus: SJKebab: On another note, this song is an amazing bit of song writing. It's just a terrific piece of composition.

Agreed.

Toto wrote a lot of great songs, and they're a totally underrated band, IMO. Hard stuff to cover.

Cool thing is they're still touring and sound as great as ever.


I never got into them myself, but only because I never really tried. Care to suggest a good starting album or two?

/They're still touring? wow
 
2012-06-21 09:44:14 AM  
Awesome, quite a few vids on their youtube page Link
 
2012-06-21 09:46:53 AM  
Pretty good vocals, the guy on the acoustic should learn to do something besides strumming, like throwing in some percussion:
Andy McKee
 
2012-06-21 09:52:00 AM  
His cover of High and Dry by radiohead is similarly flawless.
 
2012-06-21 09:55:42 AM  
Too bad their vocals are wasted on such a terrible song.
 
2012-06-21 10:01:11 AM  

URAPNIS: Too bad their vocals are wasted on such a terrible song.


You have just absolved yourself of the right to criticize music for all time.
 
2012-06-21 10:10:21 AM  
...Wow!

This is one of my favorite songs too (that I rarely admit to in public).
 
2012-06-21 10:12:25 AM  
Absolutely amazing, gave me goosebumps listening to it. Great find.
 
2012-06-21 10:18:16 AM  

Marshall Willenholly: Pretty good vocals, the guy on the acoustic should learn to do something besides strumming, like throwing in some percussion:
Andy McKee


Guitar Percussion has been worming its way throughout acoustic guitar like some sort of damn virus. Don't get me wrong, it's very cool, but it's kind of "trending" right now.
 
2012-06-21 10:18:16 AM  
They do a bunch of songs... and all are excellent.
 
2012-06-21 10:19:23 AM  
Is that Louis CK?
 
2012-06-21 10:38:35 AM  
They should totally go on American Idol or something.
 
2012-06-21 10:43:33 AM  

LasersHurt: Marshall Willenholly: Pretty good vocals, the guy on the acoustic should learn to do something besides strumming, like throwing in some percussion:
Andy McKee

Guitar Percussion has been worming its way throughout acoustic guitar like some sort of damn virus. Don't get me wrong, it's very cool, but it's kind of "trending" right now.


Yeah, it's a new thing that certainly wasn't done by people like Michael Hedges 30 years ago.
 
2012-06-21 10:45:34 AM  
Great cover of a great song.
 
2012-06-21 10:53:46 AM  

Marshall Willenholly: LasersHurt: Marshall Willenholly: Pretty good vocals, the guy on the acoustic should learn to do something besides strumming, like throwing in some percussion:
Andy McKee

Guitar Percussion has been worming its way throughout acoustic guitar like some sort of damn virus. Don't get me wrong, it's very cool, but it's kind of "trending" right now.

Yeah, it's a new thing that certainly wasn't done by people like Michael Hedges 30 years ago.


Yeah, well he's dead.
 
2012-06-21 10:56:20 AM  

Marshall Willenholly: LasersHurt: Marshall Willenholly: Pretty good vocals, the guy on the acoustic should learn to do something besides strumming, like throwing in some percussion:
Andy McKee

Guitar Percussion has been worming its way throughout acoustic guitar like some sort of damn virus. Don't get me wrong, it's very cool, but it's kind of "trending" right now.

Yeah, it's a new thing that certainly wasn't done by people like Michael Hedges 30 years ago.


I did not say it was new, I said it was trending now. Those are two different things. I know full well the idea was created long ago.
 
2012-06-21 10:58:44 AM  
The best cover of Toto's "Africa" by two guys in a pizza joint that you will see, EVER

That's setting the bar pretty low there, subby.
 
2012-06-21 11:05:14 AM  
I was expecting two employees, using cardboard boxes, pizza cutters, and oven doors...
 
2012-06-21 11:05:43 AM  
On the opposite end of the spectrum, another fun cover of 'Africa"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjbpwlqp5Qw
 
2012-06-21 11:20:11 AM  

loki see loki do: On the opposite end of the spectrum, another fun cover of 'Africa"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjbpwlqp5Qw


Ok, that's pretty cool.
 
2012-06-21 11:25:31 AM  

SJKebab: holy shiat that sent a shiver up my spine. Their voices are amazing!

I thought Mike Masse was a trick shot snooker player though.


Well, the trick shot guy's name is Mike Massey. Though the Masse' would probably be in his repertoire.
 
2012-06-21 11:30:06 AM  
Holy crap. Didn't see that coming.
 
BC
2012-06-21 11:38:22 AM  
*blink*

I'd never heard of or seen this dude until now. He's like...a great impressionist, who only does lead singers...or...something.

/Mind = Blown
 
2012-06-21 11:54:16 AM  
Not a Toto fan at all but it is cool to see a couple of guys just belt it out like that.
 
2012-06-21 12:02:24 PM  
yeah, they just nail the shiat out of that song... nice work
 
2012-06-21 12:08:13 PM  
This is a nice reminder that songs in olden days had lyrics and would be played by what those in past generations called "musical instruments".
 
2012-06-21 12:31:38 PM  
so is it 'a master race down in Aaaaaafrica?' or is it 'i missed her face down in Aaaaaaafrica?'
i mean... what the hell am i doing here?
 
2012-06-21 12:42:22 PM  

caperbear: so is it 'a master race down in Aaaaaafrica?' or is it 'i missed her face down in Aaaaaaafrica?'
i mean... what the hell am i doing here?


I ate some brains down in Africa. It's about the zombie apocalypse.
 
2012-06-21 12:45:05 PM  

SJKebab: On another note, this song is an amazing bit of song writing. It's just a terrific piece of composition.


This.
 
2012-06-21 01:05:02 PM  
"I bless the rains down in Africa"

BTW, thanks a helluva lot, Subby - I looked him up on YouTube, and now I've pretty much screwed up the rest of my day.

/But it's great.
//And seriously, thanks, Subs...
 
2012-06-21 01:13:00 PM  
It looks like Louis C.K.'s side job as a small venue singer is going well.
 
2012-06-21 01:13:17 PM  

jonjr215: SJKebab: On another note, this song is an amazing bit of song writing. It's just a terrific piece of composition.

This.


The Saaaare-Rengetti line grinds on me ..but the rest of the song is top notch.
 
2012-06-21 01:13:56 PM  
It's a crime to see that much talent wasted by playing a pizza joint.
 
2012-06-21 01:21:06 PM  
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Link
 
2012-06-21 01:22:09 PM  

TXEric: //And seriously, thanks, Subs...


You're welcome. I'm happy that so many of you enjoyed it.
 
2012-06-21 01:22:24 PM  
Did anyone mention the noticeable vocal effect processing?
 
2012-06-21 01:24:29 PM  

LasersHurt: Marshall Willenholly: LasersHurt: Marshall Willenholly: Pretty good vocals, the guy on the acoustic should learn to do something besides strumming, like throwing in some percussion:
Andy McKee

Guitar Percussion has been worming its way throughout acoustic guitar like some sort of damn virus. Don't get me wrong, it's very cool, but it's kind of "trending" right now.

Yeah, it's a new thing that certainly wasn't done by people like Michael Hedges 30 years ago.

I did not say it was new, I said it was trending now. Those are two different things. I know full well the idea was created long ago.


Old or new, I don't care for it in general but ill make an exception in this case. Damn good cover.
 
2012-06-21 01:31:32 PM  
Dude had a kickstarter project to release his own CD. He got the funding but I couldn't find anything else.

Interestingly enough it did say this:

"Mike Massé is a singer/guitarist from Salt Lake City. Mike is also a full-time husband, father, and attorney (public defender). Mike has gained a following from his performance of cover songs posted to his YouTube channel. He thanks you for your support!"

Wise_Guy: Is that Louis CK?


Missed that before I posted my earlier comment. He does look a LOT like Louis CK.
 
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