Super Mario Bros Theme: Down-Home Country Style

The arcade game featuring adventures of a mustached plumber has always been very influencing, even if you take some quite surprising aspects. One of them is playing game’s tune remakes, which has a remarkable history.

One of the newest remake is a version played in Arkansas bluegrass style, which makes it a truly unique and quite odd experience. Of course, as long as you did spend half of your childhood playing the 8-bit version of Super Mario known from e.g. NES game console like I did. Regardless of the bizarre feeling, it’s still a real fun to listen.

The band’s name is The Cleverlys. It’s probably not very surprising that those guy actually come from Arkansas. Most of them are around 50 years of age, and the youngest musician is around 30. The song in the video above was played especially for Maxim UK, a widely known men’s website and a magazine.

The Cleverlys are known also for their cover of a Black Eyed Peas song I Gotta Feeling which showed up on YouTube last year.

Blugrass is a sub-genre of country music, which originates mostly from Irish, Scottish, Welsh and English traditional music, and was brought to the US by immigrants in XIX century. The mix contains also some aspects of African-American music. Bill Monroe characterized the style as:

“Scottish bagpipes and ole-time fiddlin’. It’s Methodist and Holiness and Baptist. It’s blues and jazz, and it has a high lonesome sound.”

Can you actually imagine having this mixed with Super Mario Bros. theme which was composed by Koji Kondo from Japan? That’s what you call multiculturalism!

Interested in more Super Mario Bros. theme’s remakes? Check out our list of 21 most awesome examples!

Via: Technabob