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Atomic Tom Prove That, Given Adequate Speakers, iPhones Can Replace Real Instruments


Recently, Brooklyn band Atomic Tom apparently had their gear stolen. Instead of quitting, or waiting for their police to find their instruments before they started playing live again, the group instead took to their iPhones. In the above video, they use their Apple phones to actually replace their physical instruments, playing their song "Take Me Out" to a entire New York subway car full of people. It's not the first all-iPhone performance that's been documented, but it's probably the first instance of a touring rock and roll band doing it. Now it's only a matter of time before Radiohead records a concept album about iPhones that's recorded entirely on iPhones. Somewhere, Steve Jobs is cackling madly. [Mashable]

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Atomic Tom

I love this video, it's amazing what they did. All I'm good at on my iPhone is playing Angry Birds.

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Ugh. Anyone else think something's fishy about this?

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It would probably make more sense if something fishy was going on. When I first saw this, it kind of blew my mind. It sounded so good, too good (quality-wise).

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haven't clicked play... still scoffing at the headline.

/site_media/uploads/images/users/Al/batmulletjpg.jpg Al

It just seems like a stunt. It's quite a turnoff to me (although maybe it's just that I don't like the song...).

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Of course, if the band's gear really was stolen, I apologize and hope they recover it.

/site_media/uploads/images/users/brandon/216_browser_clut.gif brandon

Al, I was being snarky with the headline, not serious. If that's any consolation?

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I'd be displeased if this was my subway ride home, that's for sure. Also, couldn't you sell those iphones fr some pretty decent (or at least serviceable) instruments? I'm just saying...

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