Friday, February 1, 2008

More Legion of Rock Stars

A recent Metafilter post reminded me of the existence of Legion of Rock Stars.

From their site:

Legion of Rock Stars (LRS) pioneered Pure Pleasure, in which the band listens to original recordings of classic rock and pop songs on 30db noise-blocking headsets, and then plays along.

Freed from the shackles of practicing, LRS focuses instead on bringing the excitement of a large stadium rock show to the intimate arenas in which it performs.
Get that? They don't practice. They can't hear each other. They can't hear their own voices or their instruments. All they can hear is the audio from the song/video that they're playing along with.

The results are hilariously awful!!!

I hate to lead with the best one, but...

(You might or might not remember this as #3 on my unfinished series of College Soundtrack posts. Check it out for the original audio to the music video)

Too Legit To Quit:


The Good The Bad And The Ugly:

Total Eclipse of the Heart:

Horse With No Name:

Hunger Strike:
(You might or might not remember this as #6 in my unfinished College Soundtrack series. Yes, it has the original audio track to the music video in the post)

Take The Money And Run:


(You'll be tempted to skip, but don't)


  1. these are so incredibly awful that i'm trying to figure out how they convinced bands to participate--especially if they'd actually heard someone else do it.

  2. I think it's a fairly set lineup. then they pair the audio they generate with the existing video.