I can’t remember the year, maybe it was 2005 or 2006, when I first heard about the Dresden Dolls. I was hanging with my friend, John Natale, and he was going on and on and on about how he thought Boston had the best music scene in the country. John is one of those die-hard fanatics about the city he (now) lives in, and there is no way to persuade him to the contrary, no matter what happens (google “aquapocalypse” sometime). To reinforce his argument John mentioned a slew of bands, including the Dresden Dolls. “Who the hell are they?” was my reply. As usual I am the last to know about anything cool. Well, when I finally got around to listening to the Dresden Dolls I realized that John might have a point.
I’m going to post two videos here. The first is my arrangement, and the second is the original. I have arranged the video version of the song, as the album version is slightly different (more repeats on the bridge). I’d like to think that I’m taking my instrument, the classical guitar, to places it has never been before. I’ve transcribed the metal of Otep, the victoriandustrial of Emilie Autumn, and now the Brechtian punk cabaret of The Dresden Dolls. Where do I go from here?
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