Uncomfortable flats

BoingBoing was passing around this variation on a theme: R.E.M.’s downbeat classic “Losing My Religion,” retuned, the minor keys replaced with major keys. It was startling, especially for someone like me who wallows in mournful songs until all hours of the night.

The same audio wizard has similarly reworked this classic from my past:

Major Scaled #3: The Doors-“Riders On The Rainbow” from major scaled on Vimeo.

It’s like they’re almost happy to be going.



  1. McGehee »

    22 January 2013 · 1:30 pm

    Okay, I listened to slightly less than one full verse of “Riders on the Rainbow” and will now mind-bleach with the original. Thanks for that.

    No, really. I mean it.

  2. Bill Peschel »

    22 January 2013 · 1:46 pm

    Not THAT bad. Not compared to Keith Moon warbling ‘When I’m 64’.

  3. nightfly »

    22 January 2013 · 3:24 pm

    It’s odd. It sounds like someone’s just getting half the notes wrong. But it has Val Kilmer so hey, cool.

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