If you’re going to make music out of old hardware, there’s rarely a better tune to go for than Queen’s Magnum opus.
Re-creating the head bangers’ favorite from Wayne’s World was not an easy task, and the harmony does slip at the end a little, but it’s still a true work of art.
The main band is provided by HP ScanJet 3C taking over the ripped shirt of Freddie Mercury, the Texas Instrument TI-99/4a replacing Brian May, bass provided by a 8 inch floppy disk instead of Jon Deacon, and a 3.5 inch disk drive providing Roger Taylor’s percussion. Incidental organ and piano are the remit of an Anatri 800XL.
While watching this one though, I almost worked some lyrics out, Weird Al style, does anyone care to finish them?
“Scanner, completed scan.
Got a disk drive out on drums,
Anatri organ, here it comes,
Scanner, Anatri just begun,
And now TI will boot and start to play…”