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Baron K
05-04-2009, 11:40 PM
Win a Baron T-shirt AND a holey Motörhead t-shirt!!

Rules:
- Just you and the ukulele in front of the cam
- Perform a great rock song from 1967-1987
- Post it as a respons to the vid on the link below
- The song must be originally performed for this contest
- Say something like "This is for Barons Golden Era Ukulele Metal Contest"
- Dead line: May 31
- You can make 3 different entries
- Make me go "yeah, baby, yeah, baby, yeah!"

NOTE: Please don't go "nah, I never liked metal, I'm more of a jazz/synth/electro/emo/boyband/reggae type myself" - just take a great rock n roll song and do it your own. I really want all of you to enter!

CEHCK OUT THE CONTEST VID!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VY1qimxwYnY

EDIT: WE HAVE A WINNER! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpIexXa-gjA

ENTRIES:
Irvingjohn: Metallica "Fade to black" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZxXW4_UTPw
Invingjohn #2: AC/DC "Highway to hell" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3cVbOMbGuY
Denno: AC/DC "You shook me all night long" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C855o8gvisk
Yoppy: Black Sabbath's "Heaven and Hell" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwjXhZ5qxKU
Yoppy #2: Quiet Riot "Thunderbird" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkkQHDJhBYU&fmt=18
Casetone: Rainbow "Since you've been gone" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Td8gQWdAIiM&feature=email
Casteone #2: Deep Purple "Black Night" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87koQrRzkIg&feature=email
Casetone #3: Black Sabbath "War pigs" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fjEkzJnX_U
Todd: Jimi "Purple Haze" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYEQZ28alqU
Todd: Kiss "Rock n roll all nite" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buC5sCgFwYU
Jmmquah: Whitesnake "Here I go again" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwGdzTCV7yI
Russ: Sweet "Ballroom Blitz" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epHptiO1Ewk
Russ #2: Guns n Roses "Mr Brownstone" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMeI9LEskMQ
Russ #3: Montrose "Rock candy" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzuxsK2zKM8
Nigel (CulpRJ): Golden Earring "Radar Love" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRrlCpYst9A
Nigel, #2: Black Sabbath "War Pigs" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zqi5a6fluW8
Nigel #3: ZZ Top "La Grange" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEsXydU8qjI
CoffeeJunkee: Posion "Talk dirty to me" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JYWESez8CA
CoffeeJunkee #2; AC/DC "You shook me..." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npaq4c11Aqk
CoffeeJunkee #3: Scorpions "Rock you like a hurricane" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mZhrw3DxuI
GrumpyCoyote: Lita Ford "Kiss me Deadly": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86NNz1WVAAk
nza11an: AC/DC "Back in Black" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GaRthHM-tU&feature=email
Ukuleleninja: Iron Maiden "Run to the hills" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIeh1Hkp1n4
Ukuleleninja #2: Thin Lizzy "Boys are back in town" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0KN8lHgOnI
Ukuleleninja#3: Metallica "Whiplash" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NKo1gSOfog
Go Team Yam: Iron Maiden "Revelations" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqRYJNGME2Q&feature=email
Go team yam #2: Iron Maiden "Hallowed by thy name" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfC0pChFF70&feature=email
UkeSkywalker: Guns n Roses "Sweet child o mine": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEc_GZquKT8&feature=email
Lisaxy: Europe "Final countdown" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eK9yXomrVcU
Tori8984: BTO "Taking care of business" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VD4qxYfMtXk
Howobscene: Metallica "For whom the bell tolls" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMe8r64mqWM&feature=email
Argapaukulele (Sven): Motörhead "Killed by death" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Te0JTqLkV4&feature=email
Argapa #2: Motörhead "Orgasmatron" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQOsgxVSbk4
Argapa #3: Hawkwind "Motörhead" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_sR6jyZXjo
Fourteentwelve: Cinderella "Don't know what you've got" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qspFiGg8SvQ&feature=email
Goinwitdaflow: Dio "Holy Diver" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ehb2elSn_pY
LStrachey (Michael): Skyhook "Horror Movie" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuXrmwnpW3Y&feature=channel_page
Africatwin (keith): Pink Floyd "Shine on you crazy diamond" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SadhE_oRqGM
Africawrin #2: Survivor "Eye of the tiger" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fFVJKVl06Q&feature=email
UkeSkywalker: Twisted Sisters "We're not gonna take it" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjVoZm9QzfE&feature=email
BjornBakken: Europe "Carrie" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7Av3lL6jwk&feature=email
Mary-Anne (mctrmt): Iron Maiden "Sanctuary" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXjfvwV-crI
xwakeupandlivex (Tim): Kiss "I was made for loving you" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdjFQK3iFcY
DeG: Thin Lizzy "The boys are back in town" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qippwraeipI
Zoe: Girlschool "Hit and run" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sj5skGqawao
VideoMS: Spinal Tap "Tonite we're gonna rock you" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWLcQjUWIOQ
FarFromUkin: Black Sabbath "Sweet leaf" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsYFdTi4hbs&feature=email
Kennymelodica: Van Halen "Panama" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZB7CDcC80w&feature=email
Kennymelodica: Led Zeppelin "Stairway to heaven" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UJzNbvDSTk&feature=email
UnluckyMum: Deep Purple "Child in time" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMzzUQHSNBA&feature=email
Jukkalele: Deep Purple "woman from tokyo" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wg2q8eMnPRs
Seeso: Black Sabbath "war pigs" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nzy6XKtB-bA


Cheaters:
Todd: Mötley Crüe "Kickstart my heart" ('89) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhcOVr9vxVo
Deach: Slaughter "Fly to the Angels" ('89) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otIj4u9QxWw
Denno (Learninguke): Bon Jovi "Born to be my baby" ('88) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDaOSb4-JVg
Washedupsk8 (Mange): Top Petty "American girl" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rb3bHhQTE4s&feature=email

HaileISela
05-04-2009, 11:58 PM
uhm, okay. Rock'n'Roll or Metal????

Baron K
05-05-2009, 12:18 AM
uhm, okay. Rock'n'Roll or Metal????

Well...thats a definition of terms... Myself I never really cared for the term "heavy metal" and I dont think bands like Zeppelin, AC/DC or Thin Lizzy belongs to that genre, but it seems a lot of people - specially in the US - use that term for them too.

Here's a list of great (and in some cases terrible) rock bands that exemplifes the nature of the bands that could be covered:
Led Zeppelin
Black Sabbath
Deep Purple
Rainbow
AC/DC
Thin Lizzy
Whitesnake
Dio
Ozzy
Rush
Triumph
Kiss
Guns n Roses
Judas Priest
Iron Maiden
Saxon
Accept
Michael Schenker Group
Scorpions
Manowar
Mötley Crüe
Van Halen
Bon Jovi
Uriah Heep
Y&T
Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force
Metallica (up until '87)
Dokken
Ratt
Europe
ZZ Top
WASP
Def Leppard
Queen
...and many many more


Bands that don't belong in this contest (however great they might be):
Grunge bands
Punk bands (Sexpistols, Clash etc)
Journey
Toto
U2
Rolling Stones
Beatles
Jimi (Todd didn't know that, so I'm allowing his entry)
Cream
Clapton
Grateful Dead
Small faces
David Bowie
Tom Petty
Meatloaf
Dire Straits
etc.

Bratset
05-05-2009, 12:25 AM
Sounds like a cool contest looking forward to seeing some entries :shaka:
Too bad I can't sing myself :P or else I would be all over "Sweet Chil o Mine" :wtf:

Baron K
05-05-2009, 12:34 AM
Sounds like a cool contest looking forward to seeing some entries :shaka:
Too bad I can't sing myself :P or else I would be all over "Sweet Chil o Mine" :wtf:

Of course you can! Just gulp down a healthy Jack and wail away!

Passion and effort will be valued as much as technical skillz.

HaileISela
05-05-2009, 12:51 AM
so, I definitely need to listen to some music I never did before. that's gonna be interesting...


but it does have to sound like metal?

Bratset
05-05-2009, 12:55 AM
Of course you can! Just gulp down a healthy Jack and wail away!

Passion and effort will be valued as much as technical skillz.

Well the technical skills on the uke is improving ;-) While the singing skills still sounds like I am strangeling a cat to death :P
We'l see what happenens tough.... :cheers:

Baron K
05-05-2009, 12:56 AM
so, I definitely need to listen to some music I never did before. that's gonna be interesting...


but it does have to sound like metal?

Could be a brand new experience for you!

And, no, it doesn't have to sound like metal. Not much do when you play it on the uke. Just take a song from that era and genre and make it into your own uke style. If you wanna to number of the beast with a reggae beat you're welcome!

Greeno
05-05-2009, 01:19 AM
I'll give it a go if I can find the time. There just aren't enough hours in the day. :(

HaileISela
05-05-2009, 01:23 AM
Could be a brand new experience for you!

And, no, it doesn't have to sound like metal. Not much do when you play it on the uke. Just take a song from that era and genre and make it into your own uke style. If you wanna to number of the beast with a reggae beat you're welcome!

that was just the perfect answer!^^

yessssssssssssssss.

Bratset
05-05-2009, 01:34 AM
If you wanna to number of the beast with a reggae beat you're welcome!

Haha that would be so cool ;-) :old:

Link
05-05-2009, 01:34 AM
So... I watched the video and this was the result, 20 minutes later:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZxXW4_UTPw

Denno
05-05-2009, 01:47 AM
I am not much of a rocker but I gave it my best shot! :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C855o8gvisk

deach
05-05-2009, 01:50 AM
...Too bad I can't sing myself :P or else I would be all over "Sweet Chil o Mine" :wtf:

I'ts never stopped me. Go for it.

krabbers
05-05-2009, 02:22 AM
i have just put all my stuff away and saw this thread,

i am sooo on it


RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRROCK

Baron K
05-05-2009, 02:33 AM
I am not much of a rocker but I gave it my best shot! :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C855o8gvisk

Great one Denno! Make sure to post it as a respons to my contest vid!

Baron K
05-05-2009, 02:34 AM
So... I watched the video and this was the result, 20 minutes later:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZxXW4_UTPw

Awesome John! Nice fast reply too - Metallica style!

Baron K
05-05-2009, 02:36 AM
i have just put all my stuff away and saw this thread,

i am sooo on it


RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRROCK



Thrilled to hear it Krabbers! Everyone knows you'll be a tough one to beat...

Yopparai
05-05-2009, 03:43 AM
So, "just you and your uke" means I don't need to wake up the Yoppettes for this one?

And, does Meatloaf count?

Go Team Yam
05-05-2009, 03:45 AM
Nooooooo, why did I have to be at work when I read this, I wanna get going on one now! Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.

Shame it's only up to '87 coz i had been working on a version of All Nightmare Long off Metallica's most recent album which was, certainly in my mind, a big return to form for them.

Lucky there's a million other great songs from that era to choose from ey.

Hmmm.... what to do... what to do......

Baron K
05-05-2009, 03:48 AM
So, "just you and your uke" means I don't need to wake up the Yoppettes for this one?

And, does Meatloaf count?

I'm afraid Meatloaf won't make it to this contest...

But I'm glad you're on it!

dominicfoundthemooon
05-05-2009, 04:11 AM
Rules:
- Just you and the ukulele in front of the cam
-

so does this statement mean...

no multi layers.. crazy effects... extra stuff...

or no.... any or all of that is fair game..

Baron K
05-05-2009, 04:15 AM
so does this statement mean...

no multi layers.. crazy effects... extra stuff...

or no.... any or all of that is fair game..


Well, if you wanna do fancy-schmancy stuff I can't stop you, but I will be judging performance and song choice first and foremost.

Yopparai
05-05-2009, 04:25 AM
Thanks, Baron. I am working on "Heaven and Hell", but its a banjo request. That baron shirt is sweet, so I will find something.

Baron K
05-05-2009, 04:39 AM
Thanks, Baron. I am working on "Heaven and Hell", but its a banjo request. That baron shirt is sweet, so I will find something.

I don't wanna give anything away but....Heaven and Hell is one of my favorite songs of all times!

Captain Google
05-05-2009, 05:12 AM
What if you have a microphone but no camera?

Baron K
05-05-2009, 05:29 AM
What if you have a microphone but no camera?

Hmmm tough one... It's hard to enter a video contest without a camera...

Maybe you can borrow one from a friend? Or use your cell phone or something? Video quality will not be judged, as long as I get a good feel for the performance. Hope you can work it out somehow.

UKISOCIETY
05-05-2009, 05:48 AM
What if you have a microphone but no camera?

If you've got a program like Windows Movie Maker, you can put your audio up with still photos or pictures. Could be quite imaginative too! :D

PoisonDart
05-05-2009, 06:49 AM
Golden Era, eh?

So no folk metal?

Korpiklaani - Beer Beer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXy6JHYa5Ks)

bbycrts
05-05-2009, 07:04 AM
Well the technical skills on the uke is improving ;-) While the singing skills still sounds like I am strangeling a cat to death :P
We'l see what happenens tough.... :cheers:

Have you listened to some of those bands?

Given, this is one of my favorite kinds of music...but singing skill isn't necessarily the strong suit of some of those bands so much as pure effort...

deach
05-05-2009, 07:23 AM
What if you have a microphone but no camera?

It's time for you to get into the 21st century. PM your address and I'll send you a webcam. No more excuses.

UKISOCIETY
05-05-2009, 07:24 AM
It's time for you to get into the 21st century. PM your address and I'll send you a webcam. No more excuses.

Yay for you, Deach! And tru dat - NO MORE EXCUSES, CPT!:mad:

UKISOCIETY
05-05-2009, 07:26 AM
Dang it! Guess I gave you rep points last time, Deach, because it won't let me do it again.

Bratset
05-05-2009, 07:26 AM
Have you listened to some of those bands?

Given, this is one of my favorite kinds of music...but singing skill isn't necessarily the strong suit of some of those bands so much as pure effort...

Hehe that's true..!
Not my fav genre but I love music in general so I listen to almost everything (execp rapping an hiphop course :P) so I have heard a great deal of Metal songs ;-)

Baron K
05-05-2009, 07:27 AM
It's time for you to get into the 21st century. PM your address and I'll send you a webcam. No more excuses.

Yay for Deach! Now everybody will be using moving pictures in my contest!

Baron K
05-05-2009, 07:32 AM
he singing skills still sounds like I am strangeling a cat to death :P


Sounds like perfect for Guns n Roses...

ukeshale
05-05-2009, 07:40 AM
It's time for you to get into the 21st century. PM your address and I'll send you a webcam. No more excuses.

no more excuses! i bet every forum wishes they had their very own deach. you're like the santa claus of youtube

Bratset
05-05-2009, 07:47 AM
Btw one thing... Would Dire Straits be okay in this contest? :P
They fit the era at least but to they qualify genre wise? :P

Baron K
05-05-2009, 08:17 AM
Btw one thing... Would Dire Straits be okay in this contest? :P
They fit the era at least but to they qualify genre wise? :P

Abba, Barry Manilow and Eurythics also fits the era... Does this answer your question?

UKISOCIETY
05-05-2009, 08:20 AM
Abba, Barry Manilow and Eurythics also fits the era... Does this answer your question?

Great! I'm covering Manilow for this contest!!! ;)

Bratset
05-05-2009, 08:23 AM
Abba, Barry Manilow and Eurythics also fits the era... Does this answer your question?

Yeah fits my question :P
Was just messin with the idea since I saw some tabs for the riffs in "Money for Nothing" ;-)

Baron K
05-05-2009, 08:23 AM
Great! I'm covering Manilow for this contest!!! ;)

First price for the Barry Manilow contest: a nose job!

Baron K
05-05-2009, 08:26 AM
Yeah fits my question :P
Was just messin with the idea since I saw some tabs for the riffs in "Money for Nothing" ;-)

There's nothing wrong with Dire Straits, but as Knopfler himself probably would have said "It's not what Baron calls Rock and roll"...

Bratset
05-05-2009, 08:27 AM
There's nothing wrong with Dire Straits, but as Knopfler himself probably would have said "It's not what Baron calls Rock and roll"...

Hehe yeah :music:

NukeDOC
05-05-2009, 08:27 AM
Abba, Barry Manilow and Eurythics also fits the era... Does this answer your question?

yeah but eurythmics wrote "sweet dreams"... later revived by marilyn manson. so the song is in the area, but the revival is metal. so if the song is done a la manson, does it count? im not saying i will do this. i just wanna hear a little bit of screaming (on the lower edge of screamo) while wailing on an ukulele. that would be the hotness.

Baron K
05-05-2009, 08:28 AM
yeah but eurythmics wrote "sweet dreams"... later revived by marilyn manson. so the song is in the area, but the revival is metal. so if the song is done a la manson, does it count? im not saying i will do this. i just wanna hear a little bit of screaming (on the lower edge of screamo) while wailing on an ukulele. that would be the hotness.

Nice try, but no cigar...

Bluke
05-05-2009, 08:30 AM
WOW, a metal ukulele contest!!

Do I have to have a National Reso Uke, or a cheap copy?

Like this one?

http://i5.ebayimg.com/05/i/001/44/d2/bb76_1.JPG

Baron K
05-05-2009, 08:32 AM
WOW, a metal ukulele contest!!

Do I have to have a National Reso Uke, or a cheap copy?

Like this one?

http://i5.ebayimg.com/05/i/001/44/d2/bb76_1.JPG

You don't have to but it might help.

Captain Google
05-05-2009, 08:33 AM
It's time for you to get into the 21st century. PM your address and I'll send you a webcam. No more excuses.

For realz?:eek: :bowdown:

I'll send it right away.

Baron K
05-05-2009, 09:30 AM
For realz?:eek: :bowdown:

I'll send it right away.

Seems this contest already made you a winner, huh?

HaileISela
05-05-2009, 09:38 AM
no more excuses! i bet every forum wishes they had their very own deach. you're like the santa claus of youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOafRJE0zOA

Captain Google
05-05-2009, 10:51 AM
Seems this contest already made you a winner, huh?

That would appear to be the case. I guess I can't get out of playing the Motörhead Blues now.

Baron K
05-05-2009, 10:53 AM
That would appear to be the case. I guess I can't get out of playing the Motörhead Blues now.

Now you HAVE to do a really spectacular video performance or Deach might reclaim his cam...

HoldinCoffee
05-05-2009, 11:18 AM
The Golden age ended in 1987? Was it the And Justice for All album that killed the Golden Age?

Captain Google
05-05-2009, 11:19 AM
Now you HAVE to do a really spectacular video performance or Deach might reclaim his cam...

I'll just try my best and hope it works out, then.

Baron K
05-05-2009, 11:34 AM
The Golden age ended in 1987? Was it the And Justice for All album that killed the Golden Age?

Actually the golden era probably ended somewhere around '85, but I stretched it a few years to get an even two decades...

Ahnko Honu
05-05-2009, 11:38 AM
No B-52s "Love Shack" I take it.

Baron K
05-05-2009, 11:39 AM
No B-52s "Love Shack" I take it.

You take it right!

ukeatan
05-05-2009, 11:42 AM
Baron, I think you first need to hold another contest to have people guess which songs are eligible for your Metal contest.... that might help :p

Baron K
05-05-2009, 11:44 AM
Baron, I think you first need to hold another contest to have people guess which songs are eligible for your Metal contest.... that might help :p

It sure seems like it...

In my second reply there's a long list of legible bands and some that won't cut it.

Bratset
05-05-2009, 12:12 PM
Were's the fun if I don't spend the day asking about bands :P

Baron K
05-05-2009, 12:51 PM
Were's the fun if I don't spend the day asking about bands :P

I'm happy as long as you don't play Aha!

mailman
05-05-2009, 02:00 PM
Well the technical skills on the uke is improving ;-) While the singing skills still sounds like I am strangeling a cat to death :P
We'l see what happenens tough.... :cheers:

Sounds like the perfect voice for a metal cover.....;)

Bratset
05-05-2009, 08:46 PM
I'm happy as long as you don't play Aha!

Taaaakee on meeee! :D

Yopparai
05-05-2009, 09:04 PM
Alrighty then. I am pushing all in. I know that its dangerous to cover the contest sponsor's favorite song, but its the only metal song that I know well enough to attempt.

And this may be my first ever first take video.

Black Sabbath's "Heaven and Hell" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwjXhZ5qxKU)

Baron K
05-05-2009, 09:36 PM
Alrighty then. I am pushing all in. I know that its dangerous to cover the contest sponsor's favorite song, but its the only metal song that I know well enough to attempt.

And this may be my first ever first take video.

Black Sabbath's "Heaven and Hell" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwjXhZ5qxKU)

Great job Yoppy! I love this song and you do a kickass version of it! Thank for entering.

Ahnko Honu
05-05-2009, 11:08 PM
I once saw an episode of "Iron Chef" where Iron Chef French Hiroyuki Sakai made ice cream out of raw trout. I'm sure some body would like it but not me, raw fish and ice cream just don't mix. Somehow being raised here in the islands I feel the same way about mixing heavy metal music and the 'ukulele. I don't think King David Kalakaua would approve, and it's just not for me, no offense to any of you very creative and talented artists. :cool:

Baron K
05-05-2009, 11:25 PM
I once saw an episode of "Iron Chef" where Iron Chef French Hiroyuki Sakai made ice cream out of raw trout. I'm sure some body would like it but not me, raw fish and ice cream just don't mix. Somehow being raised here in the islands I feel the same way about mixing heavy metal music and the 'ukulele. I don't think King David Kalakaua would approve, and it's just not for me, no offense to any of you very creative and talented artists. :cool:

I agree that ice cream and fish don't mix, but then again I never eat much fish at all.

But I grew up with these rock songs and much later found the ukulele, so for me it's quite natural: just a new way of approaching the songs I've always loved. And in my world that mixes beautifully.

I really hope I'm not offending anyone by performing this music on the uke - and hosting this contest, because that is definately not my intention.

Go Team Yam
05-05-2009, 11:51 PM
I once saw an episode of "Iron Chef" where Iron Chef French Hiroyuki Sakai made ice cream out of raw trout. I'm sure some body would like it but not me, raw fish and ice cream just don't mix. Somehow being raised here in the islands I feel the same way about mixing heavy metal music and the 'ukulele. I don't think King David Kalakaua would approve, and it's just not for me, no offense to any of you very creative and talented artists. :cool:

Haha, nice analogy; a few of my friends who are really into heavy metal, but not ukulele, argue the same from the other side! Personally, I really like the contrast of the edgeyness of heavy metal with the pleasantness of the sound of the ukulele. Also, the complex guitar work of some of these bands is a good level of skill to strive for on any instrument I'd say.

I'm trying to push my limits for this contest a bit; i've never tried to tab out a whole song by ear before, but spent most of last night working on an attempt at an iron maiden cover. Got a bit of it done, but needs a whole lot more work! Hopefully I can put together something half decent for it and get an entry in.

(clue for the die hard maiden fans - it's a song about opening a pair of curtains :anyone:)

Myala509
05-06-2009, 12:03 AM
That ice cream looked good!

How come no Lynrd Skynrd?!?! Bad Company?!? The Doobie Brothers??!?! Screw metal. I prefer rock.

Link
05-06-2009, 12:42 AM
One man's raw fish ice cream is another mans... something really delicious. There are no rules when it comes to music.

Myala509... then start your own contest??

I dunno if I'm in a crap mood right now or what... but I'd think if you didn't like the idea of this contest, you guys wouldn't post in this thread...??

deach
05-06-2009, 01:08 AM
....

How come no Lynrd Skynrd?!?! Bad Company?!? The Doobie Brothers??!?! ....

I wouldn't consider any those bands heavy metal.

deach
05-06-2009, 01:11 AM
....
Myala509... Then start your own contest??

....... But i'd think if you didn't like the idea of this contest, you guys wouldn't post in this thread...??

+ 1

Baron K
05-06-2009, 01:28 AM
That ice cream looked good!

How come no Lynrd Skynrd?!?! Bad Company?!? The Doobie Brothers??!?! Screw metal. I prefer rock.

There have been a lot of different uke contests: Reggae contests, Cat contests, Jake contest and even Mmmmbop contests.

This is a metal contest, for those who like hard rock and metal, or think it could be fun to play some on their uke for a change.

I will not force anyone to play anything they don't want to play, but I will most likely pick a song that fits the description of my contest.

FourChordWonder
05-06-2009, 02:37 AM
I wouldn't consider any those bands heavy metal.

But Bon Jovi, Rush and Van Halen are?

This is what makes this contest confusing. There's a huge difference between metal and rock.

Slayer, Iron Maiden, Manowar, Gwar, Pantera, etc = Metal
Guns N Roses, Van Halen, ZZ Top, Kiss, Zeppelin etc = Rock

deach
05-06-2009, 03:15 AM
But Bon Jovi, Rush and Van Halen are?
....

I wouldn't consider them heavy metal either, but it's not my contest.

Denno
05-06-2009, 03:55 AM
Less talk and more videos please! :D

Captain Google
05-06-2009, 05:08 AM
Less talk and more videos please! :D

I'll add my +1 to this.

Baron K
05-06-2009, 05:12 AM
Less talk and more videos please! :D

Hear hear!

TheWannabe90
05-06-2009, 05:14 AM
Can we make a hard-rock/metal medley? :rolleyes:

Baron K
05-06-2009, 05:23 AM
Can we make a hard-rock/metal medley? :rolleyes:

Go for it!

dominicfoundthemooon
05-06-2009, 05:26 AM
i likes the idea baron.. not sure what all the fit is about.. you made it up.. you made the rules.. i get it.. SWEET..

maybe next month i will host a contest where everyone has to sing only Michal Jackson songs, from june 1987- december 1991 they must all be in the key of G and you are to sing only every other word.. and then people will not be confused at all...

i love the contest... love how you play your tunes on uke... and want to try and win a shirt! and when if i do.. i will play a death metal tribute to you on the smallest most Hawaiian uke i can find!

Baron K
05-06-2009, 05:33 AM
i likes the idea baron.. not sure what all the fit is about.. you made it up.. you made the rules.. i get it.. SWEET..

maybe next month i will host a contest where everyone has to sing only Michal Jackson songs, from june 1987- december 1991 they must all be in the key of G and you are to sing only every other word.. and then people will not be confused at all...

i love the contest... love how you play your tunes on uke... and want to try and win a shirt! and when if i do.. i will play a death metal tribute to you on the smallest most Hawaiian uke i can find!

You're not just saying that to up your chances? Looking forward to your entry Dom! I know it will rock!

dominicfoundthemooon
05-06-2009, 05:41 AM
You're not just saying that to up your chances? Looking forward to your entry Dom! I know it will rock!

you figured me out.. well done.. okay.. no sucking up.. just rocking out..

ukeshale
05-06-2009, 08:37 AM
One man's raw fish ice cream is another mans... something really delicious. There are no rules when it comes to music.

Myala509... then start your own contest??

I dunno if I'm in a crap mood right now or what... but I'd think if you didn't like the idea of this contest, you guys wouldn't post in this thread...??

+1

for sure! baron listed loooooooooooooooads of bands when he started the competition. i'm sure we can all find something we want to cover!

RRRRRRRRRROCK

Baron K
05-06-2009, 12:56 PM
+1

for sure! baron listed loooooooooooooooads of bands when he started the competition. i'm sure we can all find something we want to cover!

RRRRRRRRRROCK

Yeah, there are quite a lot of bands to choose from. Should be something for everyone, really. Hope you're entering, Shane!

wee_ginga_yin
05-06-2009, 02:31 PM
I once saw an episode of "Iron Chef" where Iron Chef French Hiroyuki Sakai made ice cream out of raw trout. I'm sure some body would like it but not me, raw fish and ice cream just don't mix. Somehow being raised here in the islands I feel the same way about mixing heavy metal music and the 'ukulele. I don't think King David Kalakaua would approve, and it's just not for me, no offense to any of you very creative and talented artists. :cool:

Then I don't suppose snail porridge with shaved fennel would be up your street either.;)

brother sonny
05-06-2009, 08:19 PM
I took a rock song and 'skiffle-ized' it for my entry into baron's cool contest.....

metal-lele here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYEQZ28alqU

peace and good,

Todd (brother sonny)

Baron K
05-06-2009, 09:39 PM
I took a rock song and 'skiffle-ized' it for my entry into baron's cool contest.....

metal-lele here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYEQZ28alqU

peace and good,

Todd (brother sonny)

That was an awesome version of Jimi's classic Todd. You are so good!

But as I wrote in my video comment, it sort of puts me in a spot...
I had'nt put Jimi on the "not" list with stones and beatles, but he probably should be? (Oh man, what have I gotten myself into...)

Anyway, since I've been unclear I'm gonna allow it, but I hope you'll do other entries aswell, well within the genre. But I know your competitors hope you won't, 'cause everything you do is pure gold...

Cheers!

The Baron

ukuleleninja
05-07-2009, 02:34 AM
cool. time to dust of the maiden, hmm run to the hills maybe. :shaka:

Baron K
05-07-2009, 02:38 AM
cool. time to dust of the maiden, hmm run to the hills maybe. :shaka:

Yeah! I'd like me some of that! Good luck!

Captain Google
05-07-2009, 05:23 AM
I really don't know what I want to do. I was thinking of doing YYZ on the baritone, but I'm not so sure anymore.

Burned out, and I haven't even started...:(

Baron K
05-07-2009, 05:27 AM
I really don't know what I want to do. I was thinking of doing YYZ on the baritone, but I'm not so sure anymore.

Burned out, and I haven't even started...:(

Ha ha! Awesome choice! Pretty hard to play though...

I say rush to it!

CulpRJ
05-08-2009, 10:20 AM
Here's my first entry. How many notes until you recognize the song? Not being a "shredder," I've simplified the song but kept the important parts intact.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRrlCpYst9A

deach
05-08-2009, 10:29 AM
For realz?:eek: :bowdown:

I'll send it right away.

I sent the webcam and a something else, in case you try to chicken out.

Baron K
05-08-2009, 10:45 AM
Here's my first entry. How many notes until you recognize the song? Not being a "shredder," I've simplified the song but kept the important parts intact.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRrlCpYst9A

Great entry Nigel! Cool riffs, and great growling rock voice. I could hear the pain and I appreciate it.

And my daughter Klara (8 y.o) says: "dad, you got to make sure he wins! He's awesome!"

I made her no promise, but I agree it's an awesome entry...

PS: Don't forget to post it as a response to my contest vid!

Baron K
05-08-2009, 10:46 AM
I sent the webcam and a something else, in case you try to chicken out.

A horse's head?

jmmquah
05-08-2009, 12:03 PM
Just registered on the underground so - hi everyone!

Had a go at Here I Go Again by Whitesnake - with a twist! A bit cheesy I know but its not really my genre!

James

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwGdzTCV7yI

Spooner
05-08-2009, 12:16 PM
Just registered on the underground so - hi everyone!

Had a go at Here I Go Again by Whitesnake - with a twist! A bit cheesy I know but its not really my genre!

James

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwGdzTCV7yI

Funny...I always disliked this song...and most hair metal...but everything sounds better on the uke.

Good job and welcome! :shaka:

Baron K
05-08-2009, 12:21 PM
Had a go at Here I Go Again by Whitesnake - with a twist! A bit cheesy I know but its not really my genre!

James

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwGdzTCV7yI

Love it James! Can never go wrong covering Coverdale! Glad you entered the contest.

jmmquah
05-08-2009, 12:30 PM
Funny...I always disliked this song...and most hair metal...but everything sounds better on the uke.

Good job and welcome! :shaka:

Thanks - I'm learning that about the uke!

And thanks Baron too

CulpRJ
05-08-2009, 12:33 PM
And my daughter Klara (8 y.o) says: "dad, you got to make sure he wins! He's awesome!"

Too sweet. Thanks Klara.

Captain Google
05-08-2009, 12:50 PM
A horse's head?

Probably a certain picture that destroys the minds of so many. *shudder*

Bratset
05-08-2009, 02:07 PM
I sent the webcam and a something else, in case you try to chicken out.

Don't think I ever have know such a geerous person :P
When I first started playing Uke and watching Uke vids on Youtube I heard it mentioned alot but never realy understand it until I joined this forum. :shaka:

russ_buss
05-08-2009, 03:07 PM
here's my entry to the Baron's Bronze Age of GlamRock contest:

Ballroom Blitz
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epHptiO1Ewk

note the blatant use of gimmicks to sway his decision. (the baron loves puppies and unicorns)

Bratset
05-08-2009, 03:09 PM
here's my entry to the Baron's Bronze Age of GlamRock contest:

Ballroom Blitz
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epHptiO1Ewk

note the blatant use of gimmicks to sway his decision. (the baron loves puppies and unicorns)

Awesome vid Russ! :rofl:

CulpRJ
05-08-2009, 04:25 PM
Here's video #2. There would be no metal if it weren't for Black Sabbath. So here's my take on War Pigs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zqi5a6fluW8

Captain Google
05-08-2009, 05:10 PM
By the way, Baron, is Steppenwolf acceptable? I need to make sure I have all my bases covered.

deach
05-08-2009, 05:25 PM
A horse's head?

Maybe he'll show everyone on his first video.

Baron K
05-08-2009, 11:17 PM
here's my entry to the Baron's Bronze Age of GlamRock contest:

Ballroom Blitz
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epHptiO1Ewk

note the blatant use of gimmicks to sway his decision. (the baron loves puppies and unicorns)

Great one Rusty! Love that slick little porn stache too! Work with the camera, baby, work it!

Baron K
05-08-2009, 11:19 PM
Here's video #2. There would be no metal if it weren't for Black Sabbath. So here's my take on War Pigs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zqi5a6fluW8

Early Sabbath is tough to play, but tough to beat too, when you do it as great as this! Awesome!

Baron K
05-08-2009, 11:22 PM
(the baron loves puppies and unicorns)

Didn't see the hidden text with my old eyes at first. But it's true. I love unicorns. And fairies too, so you stand a good chance of winning this Russ.

casetone2514
05-09-2009, 12:13 AM
OK

I am so spoilt for choice that I don't know what to do next.

ONLY THREE entries per person... that's like shoving a kid into a huge vat of sweets and saying choose only three!

Have a look at this vid and pleeeease help me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADQem7o-LJ4

There has been an interesting range of discussions about this comp. All I have to add is
a) Baron's comp. - Baron's rules.
b) The distinction between Rock'n'Roll and Heavy Rock/Metal is a moveable
feast and often determined by personal taste, history and geographical
considerations. If you think it's Metal - it's metal (NOT Barry Manilow,
though, Alan)
c) Ukulele is an instrument and not a genre of its own. If an orchestra could
only play classical music, then Sgt. Pepper wouldn't have been the album
it was and Sinatra would have been stuffed.
d) Where can I get the recipe for fish ice-cream? It sounds bloody lovely!

Baron K
05-09-2009, 12:27 AM
OK

I am so spoilt for choice that I don't know what to do next.

ONLY THREE entries per person... that's like shoving a kid into a huge vat of sweets and saying choose only three!


Ha ha! I would have the same problem if someone else hosted this contest!

And I guess I'm the only one that shouldn't help you out... (but 1981 really was a truly magic year...)

I know you'll kick ass no matter what you choose, Tony!

deach
05-09-2009, 01:27 AM
ZZ Top may not be a good choice to cover. They just removed my Rough Boy vid.

Baron K
05-09-2009, 01:45 AM
ZZ Top may not be a good choice to cover. They just removed my Rough Boy vid.

Really?! Capitalist bastards! I hate artists that do that! I didn't zz top would be that greedy...

CulpRJ
05-09-2009, 02:12 AM
ZZ Top may not be a good choice to cover. They just removed my Rough Boy vid.

No way! I was going to do La Grange. I've been practicing my deep growly voice and everything. That sucks.

Hey Baron, is The Who an acceptable choice? They were considered for a long time as the loudest rock band.

deach
05-09-2009, 02:15 AM
Really?! Capitalist bastards! I hate artists that do that! I didn't zz top would be that greedy...



No way! I was going to do La Grange. I've been practicing my deep growly voice and everything. That sucks.

.....
There are still a million ZZ Top covers out there. Maybe they didn't like my bubble bath scene.

Baron K
05-09-2009, 03:52 AM
There are still a million ZZ Top covers out there. Maybe they didn't like my bubble bath scene.

Ha ha - maybe it wasn't ZZ Top at all, but the PTA complaining that a father of 5 shouldn't be making skin flicks on YT!

Captain Google
05-09-2009, 04:21 AM
By the way, Baron, is Steppenwolf acceptable? I need to make sure I have all my bases covered.

This, just to be sure you didn't miss it.

Baron K
05-09-2009, 04:58 AM
This, just to be sure you didn't miss it.

Yeah, I guess...

CulpRJ
05-09-2009, 08:10 AM
Okay, my ZZ Top cover has been posted. Just to be on the safe side, I've avoided all references to the song and band in the title/description/tags. That probably doesn't mean a thing, but I'll give it a try. If it gets pulled, I have a backup plan.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEsXydU8qjI

russ_buss
05-09-2009, 08:39 AM
Didn't see the hidden text with my old eyes at first. But it's true. I love unicorns. And fairies too, so you stand a good chance of winning this Russ.

thank you sir, may i please have another! :D

Baron K
05-09-2009, 08:56 AM
Okay, my ZZ Top cover has been posted. Just to be on the safe side, I've avoided all references to the song and band in the title/description/tags. That probably doesn't mean a thing, but I'll give it a try. If it gets pulled, I have a backup plan.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEsXydU8qjI

Great job Nigel! Very sweet version of a great song - but I almost hope it gets pulled just to hear your backup song!

Is it meaningless to have a 3 somg limit? Should everybody be able to upload as many as they want? I don't know... Most contests have that rule, so I thought it was a good idea, but when I see you and Casetone for example - who have tons of tunes up your sleves - I wonder...

CulpRJ
05-09-2009, 09:10 AM
- but I almost hope it gets pulled just to hear your backup song!

Yeah, me too. Maybe I'll pull it myself just so I can do more. Imagine me playing a Misfits tune on a Diamond-Head uke.

CoffeeJunkee
05-09-2009, 10:33 AM
Alright....Here's my submission....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JYWESez8CA

Baron K
05-09-2009, 10:53 AM
Alright....Here's my submission....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JYWESez8CA

And a great submission it is! Thanks for entering my contest!

CoffeeJunkee
05-09-2009, 12:19 PM
And her's my second submission!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npaq4c11Aqk

carpekd
05-09-2009, 12:28 PM
would any of these songs work?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZ2OzXTWZrI&feature=channel_page

Also, do we have to sing???

Baron K
05-09-2009, 12:38 PM
And her's my second submission!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npaq4c11Aqk

Ha ha! Great version man!

Baron K
05-09-2009, 12:41 PM
would any of these songs work?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZ2OzXTWZrI&feature=channel_page

Also, do we have to sing???

a) Hell yeah!
b) Well, yeah... (you can do it!)

GrumpyCoyote
05-09-2009, 02:13 PM
Had to throw my hat in this ring...

If you remember this song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86NNz1WVAAk), you are old like me.
:rock:

Rock on.

CoffeeJunkee
05-09-2009, 02:19 PM
And here's my third and final submission. The Scorpions, Rock you like a hurricane.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mZhrw3DxuI

CoffeeJunkee
05-09-2009, 02:21 PM
Had to throw my hat in this ring...

If you remember this song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86NNz1WVAAk), you are old like me.
:rock:

Rock on.


I must be REALLY old, I remember when she was a Runaway!

Great Job!

Baron K
05-10-2009, 12:12 AM
Had to throw my hat in this ring...

If you remember this song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86NNz1WVAAk), you are old like me.
:rock:

Rock on.

Love it Grumpy! Better than the original and almost as sexy!

Baron K
05-10-2009, 12:13 AM
And here's my third and final submission. The Scorpions, Rock you like a hurricane.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mZhrw3DxuI

Man, you've got your style down cold! Thanks for your entries!

Denno
05-10-2009, 12:10 PM
EPIC FAIL!
This is not in the contest, but I post it here anyway...since i made it for the contest...*darn it*
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDaOSb4-JVg

Bratset
05-10-2009, 12:14 PM
EPIC FAIL!
This is not in the contest, but I post it here anyway...since i made it for the contest...*darn it*
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDaOSb4-JVg

:eek: One year late.. too bad.
Nice video anyway though

Denno
05-10-2009, 12:15 PM
:eek: One year late.. too bad.
Nice video anyway though

Yeah thats what you get for not checking up the years first. :D

Bratset
05-10-2009, 12:15 PM
Yeah thats what you get for not checking up the years first. :D

Hehe:cool:

Baron K
05-10-2009, 12:17 PM
EPIC FAIL!
This is not in the contest, but I post it here anyway...since i made it for the contest...*darn it*
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDaOSb4-JVg

Ha ha! Bummer!

But don't think of it as a failure - see it as a nice warm up for your epic winning entries instead.

Keep 'em coming!

Captain Google
05-11-2009, 07:15 AM
Deach, you sassy guy, you! :D

Off to decide what to play and get to practicin'!

UKISOCIETY
05-11-2009, 07:26 AM
EPIC FAIL!
This is not in the contest, but I post it here anyway...since i made it for the contest...*darn it*
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDaOSb4-JVg

I almost did the exact same thing. I was going to do "Once Bitten Twice Shy" by whozever and then realized it was a year too late.

deach
05-11-2009, 07:49 AM
Deach, you sassy guy, you! :D

Off to decide what to play and get to practicin'!

lol. now you have a camera and the balls to do a vid.

UKISOCIETY
05-11-2009, 08:12 AM
lol. now you have a camera and the balls to do a vid.

Deach sent the camera. I'll send you the other. Got enough to share;)

Baron K
05-11-2009, 08:22 AM
lol. now you have a camera and the balls to do a vid.


Deach sent the camera. I'll send you the other. Got enough to share;)

I see you two talking a lot, but I have yet to see an entry from you...

deach
05-11-2009, 08:45 AM
Deach sent the camera. I'll send you the other. Got enough to share;)

I sent him a pair...

ukuleleninja
05-11-2009, 08:53 AM
My version of Iron Maidens Run to the Hills.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIeh1Hkp1n4

I had a great laugh doing it, cheers Baron.

Enjoy

UKISOCIETY
05-11-2009, 08:56 AM
I see you two talking a lot, but I have yet to see an entry from you...

heh. I'm still working on my 2nd "All Things Reggae" entry :p

Baron K
05-11-2009, 09:30 AM
My version of Iron Maidens Run to the Hills.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIeh1Hkp1n4

I had a great laugh doing it, cheers Baron.

Enjoy

Enjoyed it I did! Very good entry - a real strong contender! Thanks for entering the contest.

brother sonny
05-11-2009, 08:38 PM
anyone for a little "Ukely Crue"

Metal!!!!!!!!....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhcOVr9vxVo

peace,

todd

deach
05-12-2009, 06:31 AM
Metal and rules don't mix!

From 1989, Slaughter's Fly to the Angels.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otIj4u9QxWw




.

Bratset
05-12-2009, 07:24 AM
Metal and rules don't mix!

From 1989, Slaughter's Fly to the Angels.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otIj4u9QxWw




.

Loved your entry Deach!
Loved every entry everyone have submitted though :rock:
Glad I don't have to judge this:rotfl:

Spooner
05-12-2009, 07:44 AM
Metal and rules don't mix!

From 1989, Slaughter's Fly to the Angels.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otIj4u9QxWw




.


Good job deach...and love the Kinohi!

Baron K
05-12-2009, 08:22 AM
Metal and rules don't mix!

From 1989, Slaughter's Fly to the Angels.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otIj4u9QxWw

.


Love it Deach! And you're right - metal and rules don't mix. So I'm gonna allow it as I did with Todds.

But I warn everybody else: I will still use my original criteria when I pick the winner!

(Deach doesn't care, cause he already have a Baron t-shirt...)

Go Team Yam
05-12-2009, 10:54 AM
Ok, entry number one for me:

Iron Maiden - Revelations (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqRYJNGME2Q)

The song, Revelations, is from Iron Maiden's 1983 album "Piece of Mind". I guess most people probably don't know it, but I suggest everyone checks it out coz it's one of my favourites and you need to hear Bruce Dickinson singing it to really appreciate it :)

Also, first time I've really tried to tab out a whole song by myself; man that takes ages!

Baron K
05-12-2009, 11:11 AM
Ok, entry number one for me:

Iron Maiden - Revelations (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqRYJNGME2Q)

The song, Revelations, is from Iron Maiden's 1983 album "Piece of Mind". I guess most people probably don't know it, but I suggest everyone checks it out coz it's one of my favourites and you need to hear Bruce Dickinson singing it to really appreciate it :)


Boy, do I know this one! One of my favorite Maiden songs from one of their best album (as good as Number of the Beast I think).

Great version too!

Thanks for entering, man!

cpatch
05-12-2009, 11:22 AM
And, does Meatloaf count?
Heavy, but not metal.

Baron K
05-12-2009, 11:25 AM
Heavy, but not metal.

Hey! I hope you're not picking on us fat people!

AcousticMonster
05-12-2009, 06:10 PM
Baron, can I do a slow Metal tune? Or does it have to be hard and heavy?
:rock:

LOL, I would like to enter my Breakin the Law and Holy Diver videos, but I already done those in the past. :mad:

Baron K
05-12-2009, 08:41 PM
Baron, can I do a slow Metal tune? Or does it have to be hard and heavy?
:rock:

LOL, I would like to enter my Breakin the Law and Holy Diver videos, but I already done those in the past. :mad:

You're very welcome to enter power ballads from this era/genre! It doesen't have to hard songs - it can be Holliday bu Scorps or Beth by Kiss or whatever.

But it has to be recorded for this contest. There are many other great Dio songs that I'd love to see. Judas too!

Looking forward to your entry!

Go Team Yam
05-13-2009, 03:43 AM
Boy, do I know this one! One of my favorite Maiden songs from one of their best album (as good as Number of the Beast I think).

Great version too!

Thanks for entering, man!

Glad you enjoyed it :)

I did look at some of the songs off number of the beast too, really wanted to do Hallowed Be Thy Name, but this is as far as i got with trying to tab it out:

0 7 5 3 2 3 0-
0 ---------- 3
0 ------------
2 ------------

then couldn't work out where to go from there!

Wish I could get on youtube at work now coz i wanna check out acoustic monster's videos! Riiiiiiide the tiiiiger!

Instead I'll just have to sit here trying to think of a possible second entry....

Baron K
05-13-2009, 09:22 AM
Glad you enjoyed it :)

I did look at some of the songs off number of the beast too, really wanted to do Hallowed Be Thy Name, but this is as far as i got with trying to tab it out:

0 7 5 3 2 3 0-
0 ---------- 3
0 ------------
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then couldn't work out where to go from there!

Wish I could get on youtube at work now coz i wanna check out acoustic monster's videos! Riiiiiiide the tiiiiger!

Instead I'll just have to sit here trying to think of a possible second entry....

Keep working on it and post it! That's an awsome song!

Go Team Yam
05-13-2009, 11:27 AM
Keep working on it and post it! That's an awsome song!

*salutes* Sir! Yes, Sir!

Baron K
05-13-2009, 12:18 PM
*salutes* Sir! Yes, Sir!

Now, that's the spirit!

Yopparai
05-15-2009, 03:43 AM
Ok. Number two from Yoppland. Quiet Riot's "Thunderbird". For some bizarre reason, my dog decided to go all RCA puppy on me and sat in front of me through the whole song. One of my largest audiences ever!!!!

Thunderbird (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkkQHDJhBYU&fmt=18)

Baron K
05-15-2009, 05:08 AM
Ok. Number two from Yoppland. Quiet Riot's "Thunderbird". For some bizarre reason, my dog decided to go all RCA puppy on me and sat in front of me through the whole song. One of my largest audiences ever!!!!

Thunderbird (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkkQHDJhBYU&fmt=18)

Great one Yoppy!

brother sonny
05-15-2009, 09:47 AM
All right,

before there were any of the other rock bands that 'got all painted up'

....there was Kiss!

my third and final submission

Thanks Baron, it's been a fun contest....i'm having folk withdrawals though :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buC5sCgFwYU

peace and love,

Todd

Baron K
05-15-2009, 09:54 AM
All right,

before there were any of the other rock bands that 'got all painted up'

....there was Kiss!

my third and final submission

Thanks Baron, it's been a fun contest....i'm having folk withdrawals though :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buC5sCgFwYU

peace and love,

Todd


I love early Kiss and your version of their song! Thanks for participating, Todd! You've rocked hard and now you're free to go back to your beloved folk!

Bratset
05-15-2009, 10:07 AM
All right,

before there were any of the other rock bands that 'got all painted up'

....there was Kiss!

Todd

That's an awesome tune Todd!
Iiiii Wanna rock and roll all niiiight! :shaka: Uke' on!

P.S Kazoo rocks!

ukuleleninja
05-16-2009, 07:20 AM
2nd Entry

The boys are back in town.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0KN8lHgOnI

Enjoy

Baron K
05-16-2009, 08:00 AM
2nd Entry

The boys are back in town.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0KN8lHgOnI

Enjoy

The ukuleleninja is back in town for sure! Great one, man!

russ_buss
05-19-2009, 09:21 AM
my 2nd entry:

Mr. Brownstone - GNR

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMeI9LEskMQ

thanks for watching!

Baron K
05-19-2009, 09:35 AM
my 2nd entry:

Mr. Brownstone - GNR

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMeI9LEskMQ

thanks for watching!

Weehuuuu! Songs about smack performed on doublenecks! Now, that's what I call rock n roll!


Don't forget to post it as a response though.

goinwitdaflow
05-19-2009, 11:09 AM
just posted a holy diver cover.... hells yah ukulele

i said suck on that bitches at the end....:bowdown: why not

Baron K
05-19-2009, 11:12 AM
just posted a holy diver cover.... hells yah ukulele

i said suck on that bitches at the end....:bowdown: why not

Great! Where is it? I could find a link...

goinwitdaflow
05-19-2009, 11:57 AM
holy diver
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ehb2elSn_pY:bowdown:

SmokeyStubbs
05-19-2009, 12:07 PM
holy diver
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ehb2elSn_pY:bowdown:

The URL contained a malformed video ID.

Baron K
05-19-2009, 12:20 PM
holy diver
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ehb2elSn_pY:bowdown:

That bowdown smiley messed up the link. Hope this works:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ehb2elSn_pY

Thanks for entering man! A very free version of Holy Diver!

Baron K
05-20-2009, 03:27 AM
Deach, you sassy guy, you! :D

Off to decide what to play and get to practicin'!

Sooooooooooo.... Where is that vid of yours?

Captain Google
05-20-2009, 06:39 AM
Sooooooooooo.... Where is that vid of yours?

On a journey of self-discovery. Didn't even tell me it was leaving.

Okay, the truth is that I have no idea what I want to play. I keep shooting down idea after idea, waiting for something to dodge the bullet.

Baron K
05-20-2009, 06:42 AM
On a journey of self-discovery. Didn't even tell me it was leaving.

Okay, the truth is that I have no idea what I want to play. I keep shooting down idea after idea, waiting for something to dodge the bullet.

A very secret tip: I'd love me some Ozzy!

africatwin07
05-20-2009, 12:42 PM
So cider is partly to blame as is a dying camera battery, but hey! First take is more honest right?

Comments queries and the inevitable death threats to the usual address.

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

russ_buss
05-22-2009, 09:35 AM
my 3rd and final entry:

Rock Candy - Montrose
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzuxsK2zKM8

thanks for watching! :)

Captain Google
05-22-2009, 11:08 AM
A very secret tip: I'd love me some Ozzy!

I think I can handle that, provided I don't get lazy (again).

Baron K
05-22-2009, 12:40 PM
So cider is partly to blame as is a dying camera battery, but hey! First take is more honest right?

Comments queries and the inevitable death threats to the usual address.

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



Excellent song and performance, but as you say it's not very metal... If you want those t-shirts as bad as you say, I think you'd benefit from another entry. I know you have it in you...

Baron K
05-22-2009, 12:42 PM
my 3rd and final entry:

Rock Candy - Montrose
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzuxsK2zKM8

thanks for watching! :)

Man, that rocks hard! A great version of a great song. Other contestants might be intimidated by the class of this one. And they should be...

Captain Google
05-22-2009, 02:11 PM
I think I can handle that, provided I don't get lazy (again).

I've acquired tabs, so that's a start.:shaka:

africatwin07
05-23-2009, 05:29 AM
Excellent song and performance, but as you say it's not very metal... If you want those t-shirts as bad as you say, I think you'd benefit from another entry. I know you have it in you...

I hope this is closer to the mark
It was fun to play anyway.....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fFVJKVl06Q

Thanks for watching

Captain Google
05-23-2009, 05:34 AM
I've acquired tabs, so that's a start.:shaka:

I. Will. Not. Give. Up.:mad:

Baron K
05-23-2009, 02:41 PM
I. Will. Not. Give. Up.:mad:

Glad to hear it (plus if you actually record something, you won't have to return the web cam to Deach...)

Baron K
05-24-2009, 05:47 AM
I just wanted to bump all the great new entries in the opening of this thread from people who haven't posted them here on UU but only on Youtube.

Check 'em out, this is turning out to be a pretty stiff competition. (and an absolute nightmare to judge...)

Cheers

The Baron

mctrmt
05-24-2009, 08:58 AM
For you, Baron:

Sanctuary (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXjfvwV-crI)

Baron K
05-24-2009, 09:34 AM
For you, Baron:

Sanctuary (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXjfvwV-crI)


Weehuuuuuuu!!! An Iron Maiden song just for me!

Thank you so much for entering Mary-Anne - and with some ol'd Paul DiAnno maiden too!

DeG
05-24-2009, 04:42 PM
Here is my entry, a Cover of Thin Lizzy's "The Boys are Back in Town".enjoy!!

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

Baron K
05-24-2009, 09:24 PM
Here is my entry, a Cover of Thin Lizzy's "The Boys are Back in Town".enjoy!!

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

Great one DeG! Love the lead work! Thanks for entering!

ukulelezo
05-26-2009, 10:57 AM
I wasn't going to enter this contest because most of my favourite metal songs are beyond my abilities or have already been done.

Then I remembered Girlschool. Best all female Metal band! :rock:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sj5skGqawao

Hit and Run. 1982.

Oh dear.

Baron K
05-26-2009, 11:32 AM
I wasn't going to enter this contest because most of my favourite metal songs are beyond my abilities or have already been done.

Then I remembered Girlschool. Best all female Metal band! :rock:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sj5skGqawao

Hit and Run. 1982.

Oh dear.

Oh, I love it Zoe! Great rocking song, with metal t-shirt, cool effects and everything. I'm so happy you entered. And just a little bit hurt you were so ashamed of it you had to create a brand new channel just for it...

videoMS
05-26-2009, 07:43 PM
Here is my first Entry:


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

Baron K
05-26-2009, 08:39 PM
Here is my first Entry:


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

Great one man! Love the Spinal Tap!

Don't forget to post it as a response to my contest vid.

Cheers!

ukulele2544
05-26-2009, 08:42 PM
Wow.. a lot of links...

Baron K
05-26-2009, 11:55 PM
Wow.. a lot of links...

Yeah! Lot of really great entries!

All of you - please make sure your vid is posted as a video response to my contest vid! That's were I'm do the final judgement (which is going to be a nightmare...), and I don't want to forget anyone.

And for all of you who have not yet entered (or are doing another entry): Hurry up! Only five days left!

(and have to say it's still very much an open contest...very hard to pick the best one)

ukuleleninja
05-27-2009, 11:18 PM
Oh no only a few days left and I cant decide between Back in Black or Whiplash for my final entry.

What a dilema...

Baron K
05-27-2009, 11:40 PM
Oh no only a few days left and I cant decide between Back in Black or Whiplash for my final entry.

What a dilema...

Yeah, that is a dilema... Back in black is perhaps the greatest rock song of all times, but it has already been done in this contest - although that might be an encouragement for you to try to do it even better? Whiplash is good and hard too... Well, it's up to you.

(but why won't anybody do Ozzy or Dio?)

ukuleleninja
05-28-2009, 12:14 AM
Hmm yeah theres so good ones of back in black, Whiplash it is then.


Whiplash is good and hard too...



It wont be when I'm finished with it :D

ukuleleninja
05-29-2009, 03:02 AM
3rd Entry, Whiplash by Metallica.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NKo1gSOfog

Enjoy

Baron K
05-29-2009, 03:15 AM
3rd Entry, Whiplash by Metallica.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NKo1gSOfog

Enjoy

Killer stuff man!

ukeshale
05-29-2009, 03:25 AM
baron, do i get until midnight(my time) on may 31st or does the contest end when may 31st begins?

Baron K
05-29-2009, 03:32 AM
baron, do i get until midnight(my time) on may 31st or does the contest end when may 31st begins?

The contest ends when May ends according to central European time, i.e May 31, 00.00 hours.

ukeshale
05-29-2009, 03:52 AM
The contest ends when May ends according to central European time, i.e May 31, 00.00 hours.

ok cool! rock!:shaka:

Go Team Yam
05-29-2009, 03:04 PM
Entry number 2 for me, and a bit more Iron Maiden with the epic (their version not mine) Hallowed Be Thy Name (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfC0pChFF70).

So, in my mind this is possibly the greatest song ever written and therefore I actually found it quite comforting how difficult i found it to work out a version. However, I said early on I'd give it a go and this is the best I could do for now. Kind of a half finished rendition, lots of the song I haven't worked out how I'd want to do yet, but with time being a factor I hope you'll excuse me a slightly disjointed performance.

Any tips or comments on how to improve it more than welcome coz i'd love to be able to play this well.

Baron K
05-30-2009, 01:10 AM
Entry number 2 for me, and a bit more Iron Maiden with the epic (their version not mine) Hallowed Be Thy Name (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfC0pChFF70).

.

Great entry man! Awesome version of an awesome song.

Link
05-31-2009, 11:37 AM
I've got a last day entry coming that's going to melt your faces!

Link
05-31-2009, 11:52 AM
Here it is:

AC/DC's Highway To Hell. ukeshale requested some AC/DC from me, and I thought I'd do it up for this one. Got electric with it too!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3cVbOMbGuY

Baron K
05-31-2009, 12:05 PM
Here it is:

AC/DC's Highway To Hell. ukeshale requested some AC/DC from me, and I thought I'd do it up for this one. Got electric with it too!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3cVbOMbGuY

Great one John! Probably the metal-est entry of them all.

Denno
05-31-2009, 12:12 PM
Here it is:

AC/DC's Highway To Hell. ukeshale requested some AC/DC from me, and I thought I'd do it up for this one. Got electric with it too!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3cVbOMbGuY

Haha whiked! I still need to find some way to get some dist sound from my ukulele. Maby Cubase got some filter for that stuff. :D

Link
05-31-2009, 12:19 PM
Thanks dudes. Denno: I tried a lot of things with my acoustic ukuleles. Nothing really worked for me. Luckily now I've got the Mainland tenor with a pickup, and I'm able to just plug in to an amp and effects pedals.

Baron K
05-31-2009, 01:15 PM
Well, it's officially the first of June in Stockholm, Sweden which means this contest is over!

I'm so happy - and honored - that so many ukers out there entered, and I have received over 50 great entries!

I've started to make a shortlist of songs, but let me tell you: it's gonna be a nightmare to judge this thing!

I will try to announce the winner within a week. It will be posted as a vid on my youtube channel, so stay tuned.

YOU ALL RAAAAAAAKKKED! [screamed with Rob Halford falsetto]

Link
05-31-2009, 01:25 PM
Awesome. Best contest ever, I think. Even better than mmbop. I had the first and the last entries!

seeso
05-31-2009, 04:17 PM
Damn, I'm too late!!! I'll upload mine anyway, even if I'm disqualified.

Bratset
05-31-2009, 04:19 PM
Well, it's officially the first of June in Stockholm, Sweden which means this contest is over!

I'm so happy - and honored - that so many ukers out there entered, and I have received over 50 great entries!

I've started to make a shortlist of songs, but let me tell you: it's gonna be a nightmare to judge this thing!

I will try to announce the winner within a week. It will be posted as a vid on my youtube channel, so stay tuned.

YOU ALL RAAAAAAAKKKED! [screamed with Rob Halford falsetto]

Good luck with the juding :D
Glad it's not me who have to judge :nana:

deach
05-31-2009, 04:25 PM
I need to hold a contest to see who can guess what excuse Captain Google comes up with for not submitting a video.

seeso
05-31-2009, 08:01 PM
Here it is! Here it is!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nzy6XKtB-bA

12 midnight right now! Did I make it?!?!

GrumpyCoyote
05-31-2009, 08:23 PM
Here it is! Here it is!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nzy6XKtB-bA

12 midnight right now! Did I make it?!?!

I hope so - because that absolutely ripped my face off. Just bloody brilliant.

Captain Google
05-31-2009, 08:49 PM
I need to hold a contest to see who can guess what excuse Captain Google comes up with for not submitting a video.

Great idea. Maybe I'll do that for my 1000-post contest.

ukeatan
05-31-2009, 09:05 PM
Here it is! Here it is!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nzy6XKtB-bA

12 midnight right now! Did I make it?!?!

:eek: Holy crap, that was amazing Seeso!

Baron K
05-31-2009, 09:29 PM
Here it is! Here it is!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nzy6XKtB-bA

12 midnight right now! Did I make it?!?!

Well, you did post it 7 o'clock in the morning June 1st according to CET, but since I am the Gatekeeper AND the Keymaster of my own contest I will allow it.



As for Captain Google: I will grant you another day to record, since I'm sure you don't want to upset Deach who was kind enough to send you a cam JUST FOR THIS PURPOSE! Now get off your butt and record already!

UkuEroll
05-31-2009, 09:58 PM
Here it is! Here it is!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nzy6XKtB-bA

12 midnight right now! Did I make it?!?!

That was amazing, what a cover, you rock.

dirk.li
06-02-2009, 11:13 AM
Well, you did post it 7 o'clock in the morning June 1st according to CET, but since I am the Gatekeeper AND the Keymaster of my own contest I will allow it.



As for Captain Google: I will grant you another day to record, since I'm sure you don't want to upset Deach who was kind enough to send you a cam JUST FOR THIS PURPOSE! Now get off your butt and record already!

Aww... I was going to ask for one more day, too... But I guess now it's too late... I could still make a recording tomorrow... hmm, but that would actually mean 2 more days... What do you say to this, Robin? It's all because of the lovely weather here... I just couldn't stay at home... :o

Baron K
06-03-2009, 02:28 AM
Aww... I was going to ask for one more day, too... But I guess now it's too late... I could still make a recording tomorrow... hmm, but that would actually mean 2 more days... What do you say to this, Robin? It's all because of the lovely weather here... I just couldn't stay at home... :o

Sorry Dirk, the contest is officially over. And you should now that a true rocker never stays out in the sun...

Baron K
06-03-2009, 11:38 PM
It wasn't easy picking out the shiniest diamond out of this rich treasure chest, but I have finally made my choice:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpIexXa-gjA

But I want to thank you all so much for entering! I really got so many more entries than I thought I would, and I bow my head to all of you.

You all RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAKKKKK!!!!

Denno
06-04-2009, 12:12 AM
Congrats!!

Mobben
06-04-2009, 12:44 AM
Thank you for a great contest Baron, it really got many good rock videos on YT..

Congratulation to the winner :)

Yopparai
06-04-2009, 05:52 AM
Thanks, Baron, for an excellent contest that once again pulled me out of my normal musical box and lead me to music I never really thought about before. Great fun!

russ_buss
06-04-2009, 06:26 AM
thanks for hosting this contest Baron! it was a lot of fun to see all the entries. congrats to the winner! great choice.:)

Spooner
06-04-2009, 06:31 AM
Congrats Mum!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p132/xxfockerxx/firework26.gifhttp://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p132/xxfockerxx/firework26.gif
http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p132/xxfockerxx/firework26.gifhttp://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p132/xxfockerxx/firework26.gif

I definitely could have watched you do a 7 minute version of that song!
It is one of my all time favorites!!!

Congrats to Baron for hosting such a cool contest and for extracting all of the talent from everyone!
This was fun to watch!!!

seeso
06-04-2009, 11:33 AM
Congrats Unlucky Mum!

unluckymum
06-05-2009, 09:41 AM
Congrats Mum!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p132/xxfockerxx/firework26.gifhttp://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p132/xxfockerxx/firework26.gif
http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p132/xxfockerxx/firework26.gifhttp://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p132/xxfockerxx/firework26.gif

I definitely could have watched you do a 7 minute version of that song!
It is one of my all time favorites!!!

Congrats to Baron for hosting such a cool contest and for extracting all of the talent from everyone!
This was fun to watch!!!
Wow thank you- love the fireworks !