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This System of a Down x Elton John Mash-Up Is Really Good


05.02.14 Marina Galperina

Here “Crocodile Chop,” a magical mash-up of Elton John’s “Crocodile Rock” and System of a Down’s “Chop Suey” by Neilcic. It sounds awesome. And it fits perfectly. But to fit perfectly, Neilcic did a lot of work on it: Slowing down the vocals, adjusting the pitch, chopping up the phrasing of the chorus… Not that I know the phrasing of the chorus to “Chop Suey.” I wanted to! I did not listen to this band for several years in high school, because have always had the most sophisticated and obscure of tastes. I wanted to! 

This is like “Call Me a Hole” because it allows us to enjoy the depressing music of our yesteryears through a wonderful sugary buffer of pop, but… better.