Besides rare vinyl records and pornography, the web is really only good for one thing: mash-ups. As long as sweet Mother Internet has graced our puny little lives, people have taken one song and matched its vocals up to the instrumentation of a different song, usually to big-ass laffs. But while there have been some pretty incredible mash-ups in recent memory — looking at you, Static-X/Salt-N-Pepa mash-up — we may have hit the art form’s zenith with this Slipknot/Barney the Dinosaur mash-up.
As you’ll see below, one Redditor has posted a merging of Slipknot’s classic hit “Wait and Bleed” with the theme music for Barney and Friends. The combination of adorable xylophone-heavy children’s tunes and Corey Taylor vengefully screaming about the flesh being on his bones is pretty incredible, and will have metal fans snickering with glee. More importantly, the very fact that this exists — that someone heard the Barney theme and thought, Welp, now this is happening — is a spectacular statement about just how degenerate our society has become. And we’re here for it. We’re down to watch Rome burn while playing the proverbial fiddle that is the Slipknot/Barney mash-up.
Check out Barney and Slipknot, together at last, below:
While they might not play this version of “Wait and Bleed” live, you can still catch Slipknot at their as-of-yet-still-scheduled European dates this summer.
July 16 – Moscow Park Live Festival, Russia
July 18 – Kiev Upark Festival, Ukraine
July 21 – Bucharest Romexpo, Romania
July 22 – Plovdiv Hills Of Rock, Bulgaria
Jul y24 – Athens Release Festival, Greece
July 28 – Graz Stadthalle, Austria
July 29 – Prague O2 Arena, Czech Republic
July 31 – Wacken Open Air, Germany
August 01 – Malmö Rock Slap Festival, Sweden
August 07 – Port Of Turku, Finland
August 13 – Gdansk Ergo Arena, Poland
August 15 – Geneva Arena, Switzerland
August 19 – Charleville-Mézières Cabaret Vert Festival, France
Words by Chris Krovatin