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By Shamus
on Thursday Nov 16, 2006
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Somewhere between Canon in D and Tenacious D is this:

At our wedding we had a string quartet instead of an organ. It was probably my favorite aspect of the whole ceremony, bride excluded. Canon in D was our wedding march. But not this version.

I see him playing the guitar, but I hear backup and drums. Are they hiding under the desk?

Via Don.

Comments (10)

  1. Tallain says:

    If you look closely enough you can see Neil Peart on his left shoulder.

  2. some kid says:

    That was WICKED!

  3. Genie says:

    I love the bit at 3:50ish onward when he goes into various different keys. I’ve seen this before through Metafilter, but love listening to it every time.

  4. BeckoningChasm says:

    There’s a whole CD out there by an act called Liv and Let Liv that does the Canon in D as surf-rock instrumentals. “Surf-rock” as in “Sleepwalk,” not as in “Walk Don’t Run.”

  5. AngiePen says:

    That was very cool — thanks for sharing. :D


  6. Martin says:

    Try going to http://www.twistedsister.com and listening to their version of
    “O Come All Ye Faithful”

  7. greywulf says:

    Wow. That’s a great way to start a morning :)

  8. For those interested, you can find out more in the original version of “Canon Rock” on Wikipedia (where else?):


  9. I’ve always been a fan of P’s Canon.

    I just ran out of things to say(about this subject).


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