The best of YouTube: #12

The Music Vest - sold only on TV
The Music Vest - sold only on TV

Every week MusicRadar trawls YouTube to bring you the greatest, funniest, weirdest and most interesting music clips and videos on the internet. This week's list contains music vests, music waistcoats and just plain music.


1. Kaki King with a slide guitar and a looper pedal
All-round guitar wizard Kaki King returns to our best of YouTube with a live version of her track Gay Sons Of Lesbian Mothers.

2. Jimi Hendrix - Hear My Train A Comin' acoustic
Jimi plays his blues classic on a rare old Zemaitis 12-string.

3. Steve Vai, Billy Sheehan and company with some outrageous showmanship
It´s not often MusicRadar uses the word outrageous (we´ll have to check that) but this excerpt of Vai´s G3 performance of I´m The Hell Outta Here surely justifies its use.

4. Jack White´s amazing guitar playing
That´s what the video is called. Do you agree?

5. Is fretless guitar a good thing?
Ned Evett has a fretless guitar with a glass neck. Hey, doesn´t everyone?


1. Scratching on the Nintendo DS
Exactly as it says, and very impressive indeed (via Create Digital Music).

2. The world´s first commercial drum machine
In 1959, Wurlitzer released the Sideman. Here it is in action.

3. DJ Shadow, Cut Chemist and DJ Numark
Put these three on a stage together and you get something a bit special.

4. Rick Rubin and Jay-Z
See the legendary producer and Glastonbury headliner working on 99 Problems.

5. The Music Vest
Back in 1985, this is how everyone listened to their tunes (via Boing Boing Gadgets).


1. How to play a drum roll
George Martin claims Ringo couldn´t play one, but now you can.

2. A bizarre drumming accident
The way this guy plays, the drums have a reason to fight back.

3. Mick Fleetwood´s drumtastic waistcoat
Fast forward to 4:35. Is this real or does Mick Fleetwood just like touching himself?

4. Drums meet didgeridoo
How does this man keep breathing?

5. Motorhead´s Phil ‘Philthy Animal´ Taylor
There´s some subtle playing in here. Yes, subtle.

Still bored? Watch Arcade Fire play Neon Bible live in an elevator.


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