Today's journey into the freaky detritus of the music world is short, sweet and strangely surreal. It seems to come from some far off Russia-type place (at least, the Cyrillic writing on the YouTube page we found it seems to indicate such a thing) where ninjas play the accordion, and play it well.
And what do ninjas play? Well, when the ninja in question is Scorpion from Mortal Kombat, they play the theme to Mortal Kombat, naturally.
It's kind of impressive how easily Scorpion reels off a recognizable version of this cheesetastic old-school techno "classic" on his trusty accordion. hell, we didn't even know Scorpion played the accordion, and it's hard to imagine him finding time to practice between all that ninja training and competing in the Mortal Kombat tournament.
Maybe that explains the far-off look in his eye he displays as he plays -- he's busy imagining the sweet-ass fatality he's going to perform on Raiden as soon as he finishes the last few bars of the tune... And now we can't stop imagining how cool it would have been if he would have had an accordion-based fatality in the game and/or movie.
Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.