The best of YouTube: #39

Slayer go 8-bit
Slayer go 8-bit

Every Friday, the MusicRadar team submits its own personal favourite music videos and clips on the net.

Some clips we really like, others are simply comedy classics or oddly intriguing. But all are worth watching.

This week we're serving up our YouTube clips in a brand new format - our video selections are now embedded in MusicRadar so you can watch without having to trek elsewhere.

REM play Radio Free Europe on Letterman in 1983

Mike Goldsmith reminded me that it's the 25th anniversary of Murmur, which blew my mind. So let's look back at REM making their first big-time TV appearance. Talk about energy! Peter Buck and Mike Mills attempt to dance - Buck does that funny one-legged move a lot. Bill Berry is wound up like a top. And Michael Stipe had hair. Joe Bosso

Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash duet on I Still Miss Someone

From the unreleased Eat The Document movie filmed during Dylan's notorious 1966 UK tour with The Hawks, here's a couple of legends singing The Man In Black's own I Still Miss Someone. And they are far, far from sober. Chris Vinnicombe

Slayer go 8-bit

Ever wondered what Slayer's Angel Of Death would sound like if it was played on a Nintendo GameBoy? Now you can find out. Ben Rogerson

Beatallica: Garage Dayz Nite

I've been lying awake at night recent weeks, wondering just what the hell The Beatles would sound like if played by Metallica. Thanks to Beatallica, I now sleep like a baby. Shame there's no live video for Hey Dude. Epic win. Michael Leonard

Casiotone for the Painfully Alone: White Corolla

A supercute animated video for this first track to surface from Advance Base Battery Life (due Feb 2009). Casiotone for the Painfully Alone are heartbroken tech geek Owen Ashworth and his array of retro synths (SK-1s, MT-100s), lo-fi drum machines and cheesy pop presets. 2006's Etiquette was the band's best yet and this augers well for the future (if not Ashworth's lovelife). Anyway, hold back the tears and check out the roller-skating guinea pig and cats on Choppers. Woo. Mike Goldsmith

Joe Satriani shows off the 'hardest' thing he can play

While certainly not the fastest part Satch has ever played, the riff from The Mystical Potato Head Groove Thing is stupendously awkward to pull off. So much so, in fact, that Satriani had to practice it every day once he'd learnt it just to keep it fluid. Here's a video lesson where he slows the riff down for you to (try to) learn. Chris Wickett


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