“Seven Nation Army” on Lab Equipment

What’s better than music? Music performed on things that aren’t supposed to make music, which makes this version of “Seven Nation Army” by The White Stripes so awesome.

This rendition, dubbed “Science Nation Army” was done by The Blast Lab at Imperial College, London, and comes to us via Boing Boing.

Among the “instruments” featured in the song are are main sensor output cable, a blast rig, a Hammer & Storm case, oil spray, and a blast plate. Any kids out there who are thinking about what they want to be when they grow up might consider becoming a scientist. Not only do you get to blow stuff up, you also get to cover seminal indie-rock songs.

No word on what Jack and Meg White think about this version yet. If you like covers of songs done on things that aren’t considered musical instruments, check out a post we did on a version of the classic tune “House of the Rising Sun” on old computer equipment. (The version by The Animals was a cover of a folk song, so it’s a cover of a cover!). You might also love a version by the same guy of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.” If that’s not enough, here’s the “Imperial March” done on a floppy drive for you Star Wars fans out there.