Saturday, February 23, 2013

Automation Steals Jobs: Röböts Playing Motörhead

We like röck döts umlauts.*

From NoiseCreep: 
Actual Robots Cover Motörhead Classic
Give a trio of metal robots instruments to smash away at and what do you get? A shockingly good cover of Motörhead's classic anthem, "Ace of Spades."

The trio is known as Compressorhead and is comprised of guitarist Fingers; bassist Bones; and drummer Stickboy, who miraculously has not two but four arms. When you are the drummer of a metal band, you can never, ever have too many arms.

Yes, this terrific Motörhead cover is played by a "band" of robots. Not only do they hit the notes, but they've also got groove. They even headbang....MORE
HT: Market Power 

They also do covers of AC/DC (TNT), Joan Jett (I Love Rock N Roll, full frontal) and The Ramones (Blitzkrieg Bop).
 For real Teutonic vibe the spelling on the name should be Kömprëssörhëäd.

*After Downgrade by Chinese Rating Agency Ünited Stätes Toughens Image With Umlauts
WASHINGTON, DC—In a move designed to make the United States seem more "bad-assed and scary in a quasi-heavy-metal manner," Congress officially changed the nation's name to the Ünited Stätes of Ämerica Monday.

"Much like Mötley Crüe and Motörhead, the Ünited Stätes is not to be messed with," said Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK). An upcoming redesign of the Ämerican flag will feature the new name in burnished silver wrought in a jagged, gothic font and bolted to a black background. A new national anthem is also in the works by composer Glenn Danzig, tentatively titled "Howl Of The She-Demon." Source
See also:
“It’s like a pair of eyes. You’re looking at the umlaut, and it’s looking at you.”
-David St. Hubbins
This Is Spın̈al Tap
The röck döts link takes you to Jon Udell's description of the evolution of Wikipedia's Heavy Metal Umlaut page.
Perhaps more than you cared to know.