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Left Bank Two Cover – Feat. Brian Effinger on Guitars

I was hooked on this tune the moment I heard it in Little Big Planet last year, and instantly thought of it when thinking of what I wanted to go underneath the voice over in the OSD video I put out yesterday, but didn’t want the video to get yanked down for using another artist’s track, so I covered it!

Since I’m terrible at guitar, and especially at picking out these chords by ear, I shot a message to Brian Effinger to see if he could help me out. The next day I had a guitar *and* a bass track. What a guy.

Left Bank Two Cover by andyTHPS

A really fun one. I love the vibraphones and the brushes.

New Super Mario Bros Wii – Koopa Kid Castle Music

I. Love. Mario. Music.

Though there’s nothing I loathe more than seeing some guy cover the Super Mario Bros. 1-1 theme song though. Seriously, how many people have covered that, and in how many different ways?

I even remember seeing a video of a group of guys who set up a hefty amount of bottles in a line with varying amounts of liquids in them so they could drive an RC car along-side them with silverware sticking out to play each note of the theme.

ANYWAY. The first time I heard the music for this particular level in the game, I was just dying to do a rock (metal?) cover of it. I just tempo mapped it, looped it twice, and threw down a scratch drum track, and showed it to a buddy of mine, Alex Leffelman.

You can expect many more video game covers coming from us…

We got some guitar parts down, then threw down a better drum track (what you’re hearing), and here we are..

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New Super Mario Bros Wii Koopa Kid Castle Music Cover by andyTHPS

You can check out Alex’s website at http://leffelmania.wordpress.com/, and be jealous of his Power Hour App, and War with Friends App for Android.

Quick shout out to YouTuber agwawaf for letting us use his speed run. If you get a chance, check out his channel on YouTube for a ton of other amazing speed runs he’s done.

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