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Any Asshole with an Accordion and a Camera by jason

Wanna know a secret? Accordions are cool.

No, seriously. It’s one of those instruments that people make fun of, and that the dork characters of just about every sit-com can play, but really, it’s a cool instrument. The Decemberists often use them. Nirvana used one when they covered “Jesus Wants me for a Sunbeam” on MTV Unplugged. Arcade Fire have one. And apparently, a lot of Assholes on YouTube have them as well.

Youtube user chewyfally covers “No Surprises” with her accordion. What’s cool about this is that a lot of Radiohead songs would sound like a bad attempt at irony if played on the accordion, but this one does not. It still sounds kind of sad when she plays it.

Here are Kobi & Assi covering the Rolling Stones’ “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.” The Accordion gives the sound a lot of depth, here. I mean, there are only two of them there, but it sounds like a full band. Very cool.

100deutschmarks is apparently a ninja, but he also plays the accordion, and with some drums and a guitar amp with distortion, he played System of a Down’s “Chop Suey!”

And finally, because Lady GaGa brings in the hits I genuinely like this song, here’s Brynn Corbello covering Lady GaGa’s Paparazzi.

So there you go…some Assholes with accordions. If you likes this week’s Assholes, tell them where you saw them!

-jason

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