Monday, January 10, 2011

Monday music: "Stairway to Heaven," Rodrigo y Gabriela

Whatever you think of the original, this instrumental cover is sparkin' fun.


I do b'lieve we'll be seeing more of them in future MMs.

12 comments:

Kirby said...

I haven't heard that song in over a decade, but if it had sounded like this, I might listen more often.

nice.

Merrilee Stevenson said...

So enjoyable, it got a second play by the picky 4-year-old. :-)

lee n. field said...

Stairway. For yet a different take, google up "Stairway to Gilligan's Island"

Christopher said...

Wow, context is everything...I saw the last line of the post, "I believe we'll be seeing him in later MMs" and I thought to myself, "Their printing pictures on M&Ms now? Crazy!"

Ah, yes, context.

Mike Westfall said...

Hmmm. Well, OK.
Not bad.

But I guess I just don't appreciate classical guitar as much as some people do.

I think the Gilligan's Island version was more MM-worthy..

Michael said...

Awesome. I love classical guitar, especially when it's done right. This was a very nice rendition.

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Pooka said...

Wow. That was great. They rock.

JackW said...

Classical guitar is a genre requiring a very formal structured discipline. This is NOT classical guitar and they are not playing classical guitars. They are playing nylon crossover guitars favored by jazz guitar players. Jazz with a twist of flamenco is closer to the style. For a better understanding of classical guitar, do a search for Segovia, Parkening, Romero, Isban or Fisk.

It is very well done, I enjoyed it.

Mike Westfall said...

Guess that's just proof that I don't appreciate classical guitar as much as others, since apparently I don't even know what it is...

Susan said...

I confess: The beginning guitar solo did not "grab" me. Once the second guitar came in, however, it was breathtaking. That girl has some mad guitar skills, and for the two of them to synchronize the guitars so well as if they were one...wow.

candy said...

My daughter works at a place in Hollywood called Amoeba Records. They do inhouse concerts all the time and she saw these two a few years ago and told me about them. Very nice.

PointSpecial said...

I've been following Rodrigo y Gabriela off and on for a few years... and they're very talented. I hadn't seen a vid of them doing this song, thanks for sharing it!