When I first saw the title of this post, “Chinese Red Army performing ‘Beat It’“, I had assumed it was just the latest attempt at a mass MJ viral tribute. Which I guess it sort of is, just with less criminals. Either way, I laughed my bits off.
The Er Hu solo around the 2:50 min mark is stellar. If you closed your eyes you’d assume it was Eddie V himself.
ChinaSmack also gave a rundown of this video, and listed a boatload more mashups using the same (or similar) PLA promotional materials. My fav. is “We Will Rock You” — the sync seems to be just a touch off, but the placement is awesome (could have done with using the same Er Hu solo though):
(h/t to AjS’ 55)