Someone Covered 'Can't Stop' With Literal Red Hot Chili Peppers: Watch
By Katrina Nattress
September 8, 2021
Tyzo Bloom is known for his creative covers, and last week he made one of his most literal yet: filming a rendition of Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Can't Stop" with actual red hot chili peppers. If you're wondering how on earth someone could create music using chili peppers, look no further than the Makey Makey. If you're wondering what on earth a Makey Makey is, it's a device that essentially turns anything you want into a keyboard.
"Makey Makey work just like a USB keyboard or mouse, sending keyboard (WASD, spacebar, etc) and mouse (left click, right click, etc) signals to your computer," the Makey Makey website explains. "Makey Makey Classic works through opening and closing circuits, just like any other button. Instead of the circuit being closed underneath your keyboard, the circuit is closed through the conductive objects you connect with alligator clips like your hand or your lunch or some tinfoil. When the circuit is closed, the Makey Makey sends a command to your computer, just like a button pressed on a keyboard."
So, in Bloom's case, six red hot chili peppers act as buttons to mimic a sampler. Watch the creative cover below and check out Tyzo Bloom's Instagram page for more amazing content.