Friday, August 20, 2010

A Perfect Tool

One of my reasons for doing this blog is to build myself a decent playlist of kick-ass tunes. Which means I need to include "the World's Greatest Band", Tool. Unfortunately, the pickings are slim when it comes to Tool mashups (hard to improve on perfection).

The best I could find so far was this mashup: Lil Flip vs A Perfect Circle. I have no idea who Lil Flip is or what their song is called. The APC song is their cover of John Lennon's "Imagine". It's not Tool, but the next best thing. - Lil Flip vs A Perfect Circle

I can still sneak in a couple Tool songs with a little stretch. For the most part, the kind mashups I am looking for are new songs that are the result of combining two or more other songs. A mashup is something made (usually by fans or users) combining different pieces of other things (whether vocals, music or api's in the case of apps). While there may not be many (easily found) Tool mixes available, there are some truly awesome (and beautiful) fan videos. Which is sort of a mashup.

First is this one which features artwork by H. R. Gieger - who is obviously a huge inspiration to the band - set to their amazing cover of Led Zeppelin's "No Quarter" - Tool "No Quarter"

Next, here is one of the most beautiful videos I've ever seen. It uses footage (mostly from the ending) from the incredible Hugh Jackman film "The Fountain". It is set to "Parabol". It would have been even better if it continued into "Parabola", but we can't have it all... - Tool "Parabol"

-- Sent from my palm Pre

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