Posted on July 17 2015 by Legacy Staff
The Legend of Zelda arguably has some of the best music of any video game franchise and is unsurprisingly the inspiration for some really interesting covers. We’ve showcased quite a few of these in the past, from an acoustic duet of the “Outset Island Theme” from The Wind Waker to a Mariachi-style “Dark World Theme” from A Link to the Past. Now, thanks to the work of Tsuko G. on YouTube, we have something new and definitely unique: a kazoo cover of “Tal Tal Heights” from Link’s Awakening.
We’ve covered Tsuko’s work before in the form of his fantastic cover of the Gerudo Valley Theme, but it’s great to see him adding more Zelda classics to his repertoire. This energetic and uplifting five-part cover features not only excellent kazoo playing but also wild hand and eyebrow motions, which help identify which part is assigned to each section of the song. I’ve never been able to get anything out of a kazoo except some awful wheezing and a few dying-seal sounds, so this piece went far beyond my wildest expectations.
If you’d like to check out more Kazoo insanity on other classic Nintendo themes and more, check out Tsuko’s YouTube page or head over to his Patreon if you want to directly support his music and get exclusive access to the behind-the-scenes work that goes into his pieces.
All in all, this cover is seriously impressive and also really fun to listen to! What did you think? Let us know in the comments below.