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Thursday, August 28, 2008

[Your Favorite Shredder] Shreds!

posted by on August 28 at 14:32 PM

Back in October, I posted a YouTube video called “Jake E. Lee Shreds” — a throwaway item that amused me far more than it did the rest of you.

Just this week, I came across a similar video: “Malmsteen Shreds” *

After laughing without shame for some three days, I ran a YouTube search for the term “Shreds”, believing I had stumbled across some burgeoning internet meme. This was the result. Yes! A trend is born! But on closer inspection, I discovered that although dozens of different folks were posting the videos, most of them were credited to one man, a Finnish lad going by the handle “StSanders.” Google aided me here, too. And it turns out the St. Sanders phenomenon has already been well documented: By Wired, for instance. Neat!

But some of the shredders he lampooned didn’t like the joke. They made a bit of noise and got the videos pulled. Threats of lawsuits cannot deter the denizens of the internet, however, and St. Sanders’ videos were quickly reposted (and re-reposted) by fans. Victory!

Kudos to you, keepers of the Shred, and to tinkerers like St. Sanders who keep themselves busy by any means necessary and to no purpose whatsoever.

*If the video is suddenly “No Longer Available” it’s probably because Malmsteen ordered it to be removed. He’s the most litigious munchkin of them all.

Bonus! A few more worth watching:

Jaco Pastorius Shreds

Paco De Lucia Shreds

Steve Vai Shreds

Eric Clapton Shreds

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1

How 'bout The Dude from Psyopus Shreds. Saw them last night at Studio 7. The joy and ease with which all of them play this crazy shit is amazing. I think time must pass more slowly for them. Like, they can see the lights blinking at 60 Hz.

Posted by skweetis | August 28, 2008 3:34 PM
2

My reading comprehension is bad. Actually, I didn't really read the post, I was just excited about last night's Psyopus show. I didn't notice these links were to the "Shreds" parodies. I am an idiot.

Posted by skweetis | August 28, 2008 3:44 PM
3

old old old

Posted by wow | August 28, 2008 3:49 PM
4

@3: But this post is COMPREHENSIVE.

Posted by Darby McDevitt | August 28, 2008 3:55 PM
5

You missed Santana Shreds which is the best http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BrLEuzVCVQ

Posted by dutch | August 29, 2008 10:13 AM

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