Ed Alleyene-Johnson

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+34 1. lacquim commented 14 years ago

Sounds pretty good
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+19 2. NathaneM commented 14 years ago

ohhhh yeahhhhh! :)
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+15 3. DarkiKun commented 14 years ago

nice stuff
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+53 4. Gringo_el_Diablo commented 14 years ago

It sounds better than the original....since Axl is not singing! :O
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+20 5. Fergus_Thedog commented 14 years ago

Ironic... This guy is a skilled violinist while Axl Rose has a voice like a violin amateur.
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+9 6. skudtz commented 14 years ago

This looks like Edinburgh, Scotland
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+15 7. GhostInShell commented 14 years ago


listen to it 3 times alrdy :)
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+15 8. PortugaL26 commented 14 years ago

Never thought sweet child o'mine could sound so good on a violin.
damn, i noticed no one was stopping to see the show!
not violin or guns n' roses fans? .. :|
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+8 9. prankphonecall commented 14 years ago

Pretty dang good - crankin on a violin!!! :D. It's a shame he wasn't singing too.. i love the guys that can do both - that shows real skill!

He did however forget to smash the violin on his amp at the end!!!
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+8 10. joeman commented 14 years ago

Awesome... God given talent!
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-9 11. pizdalizac commented 14 years ago

veryy nice ... now who likes pussy?!?!?! :D
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+8 12. Ritty5 commented 14 years ago

Friggin Awesome.

I rate this video highly!!!!!!!!!!! ::(|) ::(|) ::(|) ::(|) ::(|) ::(|)
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+9 13. CrackrJak commented 14 years ago

Put a Smile on my face. :D
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+9 14. Tuxmania commented 14 years ago

I love street artists. This guy are excellent =)
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+9 15. deenajs commented 14 years ago

Cheap bustards!
Only a kid gave him some well earned money! :O
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+7 16. Generalbeef commented 14 years ago

Old school MAN!
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+12 17. peacinu commented 14 years ago

What a bunch of cheap ignorant people. Jesus, this dude is loaded with talent. I'm pretty sure he will be noticed. Rockin' with the violin, come on, how often do you see this?
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+16 18. Chrisofskjern commented 14 years ago

Come on people! Pay the man! He's doing great! Damn... People are just walking by. I guess he's chosen the most boring town of all he could find. No rock n' roll for its citizens
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+2 19. Alucard commented 14 years ago

Yeah,Guns'n'Roses Apocalyptica style!
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+6 20. whackpak commented 14 years ago

Really amazing! I never expected it could on a violin.
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+9 21. mistermark commented 14 years ago

This guy is so talented. He used to busk in Oxford all the time back in the early nineties. If you want to listen to some of his music the try the Purple Violin Concerto.
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+7 22. asemanden commented 14 years ago

Youth is wasted on the young 4:35
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+5 23. NygerCBR900rr commented 14 years ago

Awesome..., My Motoclub wish him to play on our Motomeeting...
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+6 24. Generalbeef commented 14 years ago

it really sounds like an actual guitar, lol
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+5 25. lalafafak commented 14 years ago

#22 agreed. She blocks her ears to this?!
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+3 26. RandurSource commented 14 years ago

hold on, they are not all cheap!
at 2:44 a man is dropping a penny while passing by

and I expect people to pay afterwards, off camera, they were all standing behind the camera man, out of the road, because carbage trucks pass through there (at 3:20), lol

great music, checking out some more allready
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+4 27. ratko commented 14 years ago

respect :) talented street artist . And his violin looks like guitar toy
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+5 28. svabo666 commented 14 years ago

ohhh... and forgot to tell... if u liked it, u should definitly check out his unofficial webpage:
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+3 29. Srchak commented 14 years ago

Axl vs Street guy 0 : 1
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+4 30. jaycee commented 14 years ago

Absolutely amazing. Played it 5 times already. Made my day !!!!!
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+8 31. syapik commented 14 years ago

it's not pretty good, it's not nice, but it's awesome..!! it's a very wonderful, peaceful, meaningful, and yet, extra ordinary..!!!
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+6 32. hillbilly commented 14 years ago

I have been following snotr for over a year now and just registered because I had to say this....

Those kids who walk past without batting a glance: weak... I would have been rocking out. and given him some of my dough- that rocked
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+2 33. Diarmaid commented 14 years ago

Guns N' Roses KICK ASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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+4 34. LisaColorado commented 14 years ago

Oh, wow. this sounds very good! Those are the kind of buskers I like to give money to. Talent and work.
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+4 35. monkeyboy commented 14 years ago

great song very well played! i never new a violin could sound so raw! it sounds just like a guitar at the end!
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-4 36. sbrowne05 commented 14 years ago

musical genius.... but still a bum
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+3 37. imagic commented 14 years ago

please come and play in my street !!!
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-2 38. Chingis commented 14 years ago

woow brillant.. Here is only 1 thing missing. DRUM KIT!!! It could have been even better, if Joey Jordison on it. ;)
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+5 39. oranjina commented 14 years ago

This is York in England. I have stood where the camera is for ages just listening, he is fantastic.

He used to play the violin for the group New Model Army.

What is not clear from this clip is that he plays ALL the parts starting from the rythm, then builds up using delay lines to get the final full sound. So that isnt a backing track on CD. He laid it dowm a few minutes earlier.

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-2 40. Noobeater commented 14 years ago

This made the hairs on my chinny chin chin rise up
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+7 41. Namron7 commented 14 years ago

I remember seeing this guy busking in Liverpool City Centre in the late 1980's - Early 1990's and I've never before or since seen anyone attract a ring of people around him so huge that it's awesome just watching the crowd mesmerized. I wanna see him win 'Britain's Got Talent' or at least perform with David Gilmour!!
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+5 42. oranjina commented 14 years ago

BTW the violin he uses is home made.

Check him out on youtube there's tons of his stuff...........
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+4 43. sbrowne05 commented 14 years ago

why is everyone just walking by ??? if i was there i would stop and watch the entire performance!!!

i guess music like this just doesnt sell today which is very disappointing. This man has far more music talent then those pop singers or rappers. People need to wake up and realize that they are buying into shit music.

As many styles come and go, the world tends to work in complete circles, and everything is in a loop, maybe, just maybe, people will come back to their musical senses and gifted people will be awarded for their talent and skill.
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+1 44. crimson commented 14 years ago

he even bends with the violin at 2:10 :S not like cheap vibrato but an actual "bend"
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+2 45. oranjina commented 14 years ago

I have been there most of the audience are behind the camera.
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+3 46. YoArgentino commented 14 years ago

Please, what's the name of this song!!
Of course I know the song, everybody in the world does, but right now I can't remember the title! :'(
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+2 47. ranj commented 14 years ago

i have seen this guy lots of time and had his video myself..... he is standing on the turn where northgate street joins eastgate street opposite to "mankind of chester" and the city is chester, cheshire. just google map it and you will find the place....
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+3 48. shogunutralisk commented 14 years ago

Why isn't anybody paying him or at least watching him? I would pay him money but somehow my monitor stops me... Very nice performance!
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+2 49. murty13 commented 14 years ago

is that fellow really playing the violin, or is it a fiddle. great stuff anyway.
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+2 50. YoArgentino commented 14 years ago

Of course, it's Sweet child o'mine. ;)
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+2 51. oranjina commented 14 years ago

He has a fan site myspace page try myspace /edalleynejohnson
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+3 52. Woolf2000 commented 14 years ago

wtf nobody is spending a coin for him
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+2 53. xmadxxx commented 14 years ago

Fuckn Awesome .... :D
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+1 54. Matula commented 14 years ago

Almost made me cry...