Mr. Llime’s It’s My Life-Don’t Fear the Reaper Mashup

This is where I get to cut Mr. Llime down a notch or two. I do have to admit that mashing It’s My Life by Bon Jovi with Don’t Fear the Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult is actually a good idea – basically, he is juxtaposing life and death. It’s the execution that needs some improvement. He is doing all the lead vocals, and it is obvious that he had recorded everything at home, probably on his computer – it certainly sounds like it. However, even after I get over that, I have to say that my greatest disappointment comes from the fact that the great B.O.C. guitar break from the original is missing. I consider that particular piece one the most dramatic guitar solos ever.

Having said all of that I need to admit that the video is excellent. It was put together by Chris Johnson of Falling Walls Productions and she certainly knows what she is doing.  I guess the visual part of it makes up for the audio’s faults, so on the overall it is worth watching once.

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1 Response to Mr. Llime’s It’s My Life-Don’t Fear the Reaper Mashup

  1. Ernie S Llime says:
    O.K., Mr. Reader, I have to admit that you got me there. I actually still think that the guitar lead on Don’t Fear the Reaper is one of the most dramatically placed leads. As a matter of fact, as soon I am done responding to you, I will go and replace my ringtone with it. Blue Oyster Cult used to be called the thinking man’s heavy metal band. I still love their stuff and I listen to their 3 albums a lot in addition to Agents of Fortune, the one with the Reaper song on it. In addition, it also includes a couple of tunes co-written by Albert Bouchard and Patti Smith – great stuff. So point made. The recording is not really as great as you say, so I might redo the whole thing sometime in the future. For anyone who would like to hear what I am talking about, it is a specific part that starts at 2:27 with a lean electric guitar, at 2:34 a tasty brush played Charleston enters, and at 2:41 the dramatic lead. I am not yet sure why the YouTube version does not match my audio version. On that one the times are 2:54, 3:01 and 3:08. The whole thing lasts about 45 seconds.

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