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Joe Redifer

OCR00022 - Legend of Zelda "Rabbit Joint Cover"

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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