See What It Would Look Like if Your Favorite Guitarists Played Giant Slugs
The internet is an amazing source of information, and the myriad possibilities inherent in the technology behind the web have been used to help foster a feeling of connectivity between people around the world while giving a voice to the disenfranchised. It is also, as it turns out, a great place for sharing pictures of musicians that have been doctored to make appear as though their instruments have been swapped out for giant animals.
For just the latest example of this phenomenon in action, visit Slug Solos, a Tumblr blog devoted to posting photos of famous musicians playing solos on fat, writhing slugs. The latest effort from the creator of Bass Dogs, which features — wait for it — pictures of bassists playing dogs, Slug Solos already includes pictures of Eddie Van Halen, Alex Lifeson and James Hetfield (pictured here), as well as Angus Young, Bruce Springsteen and Carlos Santana, among others.
The next logical step in the brand of Photoshop hijinks humor that includes blogs such as Sports Balls Replaced with Cats, Slug Solos is also a little bit different; rather than relying on incongruity for laughs (e.g. “Ha! Ha! Look at this old photo of Joe DiMaggio which has been altered to look like he is about to hurl a fluffy kitten!”), its brilliance rests on the fact that a lot of musicians make funny faces when they play.
All of which is to say that, barring some kind of horrific Book of Revelations-style giant slug plague, we will most likely never see Carlos Santana on stage with a wet, floppy mollusk in his arms — but if we did, he might make the same faces he does when he’s peeling off a solo. Live and learn.