The Smiths Meet ‘Super Mario Bros.’ With This Charming Chiptune
Two very important things happened in 1983: '80s alternative pioneers the Smiths released 'This Charming Man,' their second single as a band, and 'Mario Bros.' was unleashed onto arcades everywhere. Imagine meshing the two together and it probably sounds like what SoundCloud user Lazyitis came up with.
Dubbed 'Super Morrissey Bros.,' Lazyitis has created a cover of 'This Charming Man' in chiptune style. That basically means it sounds like it belongs in a game for the original Nintendo Entertainment System. There are even plenty of Super Mario sound effects thrown in for good measure. This is seriously some great stuff. It's so simple yet effective and catchy. Even the artwork is outstanding. Judge for yourself by listening to the song below.
The Smiths were one of the most influential bands in the 80's alternative scene, along with the Cure, Depeche Mode, New Order and countless others. The band split in 1987 after just 5 years together officially due to inner tension, namely between frontman Morrissey and lead guitarist Johnny Marr. Numerous rumors about a possible Smiths reunion have come and gone over the years. The latest bit was when Marr stated he would reform the band if the current British government dissolved during an acceptance speech at this year's NME Awards.
"We won't be reforming this week," Marr joked as he accepted the Best Reissue Award for the Smiths' 'Complete' box set. "Maybe if the government stepped down. If this government stepped down, I'll reform the band. How's that? That's a fair trade, isn't it? I think the country would be better off, don't you? I'll do it if the coalition steps down."