ReMix: The Legend of Zelda "Rabbit Joint Cover" 1:01

By The Rabbit Joint

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pop rock acoustic-guitar electric-guitar singing vocals-male woodwinds goofy quirky duet duration-short lyrics-original tempo-moderate
Arranging the music of one song...

"Title"

Primary Game: The Legend of Zelda (Nintendo, 1986, NES), music by Koji Kondo

Posted 2000-02-19, evaluated by djpretzel


Excuse me, but this just kicks ass . . short little punk ditty bout link, with great lyrics, excellent arrangement, and well . . it's just GREAT! Wish it were twice as long though. You must download this; it's small, it kicks, and you're a soulless heathen if you don't leech it this instant. Be sure to visit the band's page at mp3.com for more of their work . . .

NOTE(!):

This ReMix is NOT by System of a Down, as a few hundred of you have written in suggesting, but by The Rabbit Joint, as indicated. Please don't mail me - I've checked with The Rabbit Joint and verified with two dozen hardcore fans on SoaD's website. This song has been incorrectly labeled as being by SoaD by *someone* who then perpetuated the error by sharing the file on Napster. Case closed :)

 

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Discussion

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Tables
on 2015-04-22 09:24:25

Ahhhhh probably one of a few songs I heard before discovering OCReMix. Probably true of a lot of people. I think it was in some Newgrounds animation? I think I remember it being a really bad sprite animation.

Call me strange but this is one of my favorite ReMixes with vocals. Maybe because it doesn't take itself seriously at all (and does sound EERILY like Serj Tankian in some parts). And the instrumentation is really fun even if it's not the best quality. Not much else to say, gonna echo the 'short but sweet' sentiment.

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His Infinite Machine
on 2014-06-19 23:49:23

You are a very silly person and I think I love you.

No homo.

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Argle
on 2013-07-02 14:30:34

It's funny. Back in the day I, like many people, thought this was SOAD. Singer does sound like Serj Tankian, or at least the manic energy and weird inflections of Serj. Nowadays it's transparently obvious that the production quality is nowhere in the league of SOAD. Plus the music doesn't sound anything like them. Yet back in the day I desperately wanted to believe that SOAD was cool enough to do a Zelda cover.

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Crulex
on 2011-10-06 10:20:18

Hahaha, I can't believe how many people on other sites still think this is by either SoaD or Weird Al. To be fair, in some places it kinda does sound like SoaD I suppose, but the Weird Al thing, I don't hear it myself. Either way, it's a nice little tune that probably benefitted from the false label anyway by being heard by non-OCR folks, so it's a bit of a win/loss and then win again. The song is great itself and even though it's a bit too short, it's a great little bite sized ReMix.

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docnano
on 2011-07-10 18:54:11

I believed this was SoaD for the longest time. XD

Short 'n sweet, this is one of the most memorable early OCR entries, and one I'll be listening to for years to come.

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melody
on 2011-03-30 07:15:07

whaaaaaaaaaaaaaat

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SubNormal J3
on 2011-02-19 19:29:15

0:30 So you'll be brave

And not a sissy coward

What else can be said. This is classic OCR at its best. Silly song, but the production is good. I've lost track of how many times I've listened to this one.

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Skinner3D
on 2011-01-24 18:08:45

Ok correct me if I am wrong, but didn't Weird Al do a cover/spoof/parody of this song?

I see the whole discussion about it not being a System song, but it doesn't bother me either way.

I think it would be hysterical if Weird Al did indeed parody it, since it wan't a mainstream artist that wrote it. :)

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Dafydd
on 2010-10-07 05:38:31
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Frungi
on 2010-10-07 01:22:57

Someone (Rabbit Joint?), somewhere, did an extended version of this song, with verses about fighting big bats in dungeons and getting the owl to help him out of the Lost Woods. Does that version exist, aside from having its lyrics posted once on one forum?

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Jack Polo
on 2009-12-08 18:25:12

As such is the case with many before me, this was my "first" ReMix ever heard, although I didn't know it at the time. Cool to hear it again after however many years it's been, though. Somewhat interesting that Zelda's title theme has given birth to such gems as this (see also: "The Music of My Groin" :-P).

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Emunator
on 2009-12-03 01:36:21

This is probably "technically" the first OCRemix I've ever heard... of course I listened to it long before I ever knew about this site :-P I remember hearing this and passing it around to all my friends in middle school and watching their amazement at how "System of a Down cares about video games!" and whatnot. How innocent I once was... :tomatoface:

This is a classic though :-) Glad to finally hear where it really came from!

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sandwiches
on 2009-11-06 01:34:22
Pretty overrated if you ask me, but it's gone gangbusters globally and benefited the site immensely, which is very cool.

I can see where the comparisons to Serj Tankian come from; the falsetto harmonies, quirky shaping and grizzled yelling are signature for the System of a Down singer, but I'm pretty sure that's where the similarities end. As far as production quality, this doesn't even come close to a SoaD soundtest.

As a bit of music, I would never select this as an important piece. But from a historical perspecitve, it's a very crucial, very significant monument for the site. A lot of people, including myself, should be indebted to it, but that doesn't mean I have to praise the music itself. It's nothing more than some slapped together lyrics jammed over a barebones, straightforward cover of the Zelda theme. No magic to speak of for me.

It's a good thing no one is asking you, then. Sounds like you're just jealous. At any rate, it's a fun, energetic rendition of the song that became famous because it's good. Congratz to Rabbit Joint.

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Marmiduke
on 2009-10-05 08:29:27

Pretty overrated if you ask me, but it's gone gangbusters globally and benefited the site immensely, which is very cool.

I can see where the comparisons to Serj Tankian come from; the falsetto harmonies, quirky shaping and grizzled yelling are signature for the System of a Down singer, but I'm pretty sure that's where the similarities end. As far as production quality, this doesn't even come close to a SoaD soundtest.

As a bit of music, I would never select this as an important piece. But from a historical perspecitve, it's a very crucial, very significant monument for the site. A lot of people, including myself, should be indebted to it, but that doesn't mean I have to praise the music itself. It's nothing more than some slapped together lyrics jammed over a barebones, straightforward cover of the Zelda theme. No magic to speak of for me.

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WillRock
on 2008-10-19 13:29:26
hey you guyz now this is a SOAD song rite? imean com on!! its sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo pbious to any1 with a brian.

Yes, even after all this time, there are still people that belive SoaD did this.

http://www.imeem.com/people/4q8QRV/music/dxl5vlA7/system_of_a_down_legend_of_zelda_funny_link_theme/

Good god, how are people still pushing this. Isn't there a statute of limitations for false info or something?

I say let it be. Its too late to convince people otherwise now.

Besides, its not like its hurt the popularity of the track :D

BTW, this is awesome.

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
The Legend of Zelda (Nintendo, 1986, NES)
Music by Koji Kondo
Songs:
"Title"

Tags (13)


Genre:
Pop, Rock
Mood:
Goofy, Quirky
Instrumentation:
Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Singing, Vocals: Male, Woodwinds
Additional:
Arrangement > Duet
Lyrics > Lyrics: Original
Time > Duration: Short
Time > Tempo: Moderate

File Information


Name:
Legend_of_Zelda_Rabbit_Joint_Cover_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
1,067,505 bytes
MD5:
6188c59126899c21426fdcd93c8d3457
Bitrate:
128Kbps
Duration:
1:01

Link
He come to town
Come to save
The princess Zelda

Ganon took her away
Now the children don't play
But they will
When Link saves the day (HALLELUJAH!)

Now, Link
Fill up your hearts
So you can shoot
Your sword with power

And when you're feeling all down
The fairy will come around
So you'll be brave
And not a sissy coward

Now, Link
Has saved the day
Put Ganon
In his grave

So now Zelda is free
And now a hero shall be
Link
I think your name shall go down into history

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