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When the Curtains of Night

I'm happy to present my collaboration with not_on_display: this is our version of a neat little tune that was included in The American Songbag (a 1927 folk song collection by Carl Sandburg); the song there was itself derived from a late 19th-century song by William S. Hays. [more inside]
posted by rangefinder 1.4 on Jun 28, 2017 - 8 comments

The Leaving of Liverpool

I had a great time collaborating with billiebee on a cover of this traditional folk song/sea shanty. The goal was to record a simple arrangement that was different from the more lively covers out there -- to borrow billiebee's phrase, a gentler version. I'm hoping our rendition highlights the lovely melody of the song. [more inside]
posted by rangefinder 1.4 on Apr 26, 2017 - 11 comments

Worry About The World (cover/mashup)

This is a cover of a song my dad wrote (that I actually found via combing through his post history on Metafilter after he died) [more inside]
posted by aspenkf on Sep 22, 2016 - 8 comments

Kids

A cover of the MGMT song. Just me on vocals, guitar, and bass. Inspired by a recording I have of Ben Lee playing this song live. [more inside]
posted by litlnemo on Jan 13, 2015 - 1 comment

Kitten (in my robot purse) cover

Coming late to this great mefimusic challenge. So many I still want to cover, but here's my noir version of umbĂș's excellent Kitten (in my robot purse), a song that packs way more adorable and awesome into less than three minutes than should feasibly fit. Hope I'm doing it justice. [more inside]
posted by es_de_bah on May 29, 2014 - 2 comments

stayin in touch

A song written by my brother, who recently came home from a two year Senegal Peace Corp stint. To paraphrase his contention: "If you want to catch up, put your phone down and take your pants off." [more inside]
posted by es_de_bah on Jan 7, 2014 - 1 comment

Michelle

Request: "I have long wished for a happy, loud, upbeat version of The Beatles 'Michelle.'" [more inside]
posted by The Minotaur on Nov 3, 2013 - 5 comments

Climbing Up the Walls

Only three tracks left until we've finally finished the full album of OK Computer. The idea here is pretty simple--since we've made basically every other track super creepy, it was time to make the creepiest track on the album something completely different. Presenting rock and/or roll. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Jul 7, 2013 - 2 comments

4AM Cover

Need a little help. Here's a nice little cover I did with a good old friend I've been playing with since highschool. Need some help. Using a logitech usb mic which I generally like the sound/versatillity/ portability of. Trying to figure out how to cut out the high-pitched noise it comes with. [more inside]
posted by es_de_bah on Dec 3, 2012 - 9 comments

Heroes (rough mix)

My Kaossilator and I take the Bowie classic to strange places [more inside]
posted by COBRA! on Aug 2, 2012 - 6 comments

friends

Another cover. I'm really sorry about the clipping at the end! [more inside]
posted by topoisomerase on Apr 29, 2012 - 4 comments

Keep Your Hands to Yourself (Sketch 1) (Georgia Satellites cover)

I've been kicking around the idea doing a cover of this song for years now. Finally, I'm getting around to laying down sketches. [more inside]
posted by not_on_display on Mar 19, 2012 - 2 comments

Bad Romance & Pisgah

For Valentine's Day, 2012, a ragtime arrangement of two unlikely bedfellows: Lady Gaga's Bad Romance and the 1817 JC Lowry tune Pisgah (58 in The Sacred Harp). [more inside]
posted by The White Hat on Feb 14, 2012 - 8 comments

True love will find you in the end

Cover of the oft-covered song by the un-coverable Daniel Johnston. Main track recorded in my dorm bathroom in the winter of 2009 by drumming a banjolele with a pencil.
posted by Corduroy on Jan 17, 2012 - 3 comments

Dynamite

Just what the world needs: another cover of a hit pop song by a white guy with his guitar. [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Jun 25, 2011 - 9 comments

All The Small Things

I seem unable to cover songs (even those I hate) without making them sound completely earnest.
posted by ianK on May 24, 2011 - 8 comments

Poker Face

Acoustic guitar cover of the Lady Gaga song. [more inside]
posted by ianK on Mar 26, 2011 - 0 comments

If I Had To Do It All Over Again,

Baby I'd Do It All Over You. [more inside]
posted by TheCoug on Mar 2, 2011 - 0 comments

Leave Her, Johnny

Here is an entry for the January Challenge! It is by me and rangefinder 1.4. It is a cover of "Leave Her, Johnny," a traditional sea shanty that was sung by sailors at the end of a voyage, as they were preparing to leave their ship ("her" in the song). [more inside]
posted by Karlos the Jackal on Jan 31, 2011 - 13 comments

Boots Of Spanish Leather

Another "get me out of this musical funk" cover. The more I hear Dylan sing this, the more I think this may be his most beautiful song. Here's my try. [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Jan 25, 2011 - 10 comments

The Card Cheat

I've had a bit of Clash fever lately, and a Kaossilator that I'm playing with. [more inside]
posted by COBRA! on Jan 19, 2011 - 3 comments

God Only Knows

Just something we did for fun this weekend. I can only take credit for the singing and half of the snaps.
posted by useyourmachinegunarm on Oct 10, 2010 - 6 comments

Tik Tok

My acoustic cover of the Mefi favourite by Ke$ha.
posted by ianK on Sep 24, 2010 - 5 comments

Norwegian Wood

When I'm in a prolonged songwriting funk - which I am now - it can sometime take a cover of a favorite tune to snap me out of it. Let's hope this does. [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Aug 24, 2010 - 6 comments

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

Cover of the Ewan McColl classic, at the original speed for once. So I know covering a classic like this is pretty dumb -- how you gonna compete with Johnny Cash, Peggy Seeger and Roberta Flack? But I was really curious about something I read, so I wanted to try an experiment. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Jun 24, 2010 - 5 comments

Eyeless (Slipknot cover)

This is what Slipknot would sound like if they were only one guy in his bedroom and didn't yell so much.
posted by ianK on Jun 23, 2010 - 8 comments

Memo To My Son

I love Randy Newman. Along with the Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, and Cat Stevens, he was the first musician I fell in love with as a child, thanks to my parents. I've covered him once before on MeFi. Now I'm doing it again. [more inside]
posted by ORthey on May 16, 2010 - 2 comments

Bear friend

I was hiking in the Pyrenees the other day. Lovely weather, but I was in a bad mood. I felt sad. [more inside]
posted by nicolin on Apr 6, 2010 - 2 comments

run to you (bryan adams cover)

No, seriously. Just for fun, I decided to do this cover song to test out some drum stuff. Thought I'd share this while I work on some new songs...
posted by edlundart on Aug 17, 2009 - 3 comments

There She Goes Again

My submission to the Music Challenge, July 2009 edition. Advice to the lovelorn john from Uncle Lou. [more inside]
posted by not_on_display on Jul 8, 2009 - 9 comments

Run Run Run

My Velvet Underground homework. There's some backing falsetto in here and some piano and stuff. [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Jul 7, 2009 - 10 comments

Fingerpickujah

A largely pointless endeavor, a rendition of Hallelujah with quick fingerpicking and banjos (what's new?).
posted by ORthey on Jun 21, 2009 - 11 comments

Hillbillujah

This is the soundtrack to a movie about Leonard Cohen going on a rafting trip in rural Appalachia. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Jun 18, 2009 - 15 comments

Together - Jazzed

You liked Together - now hear the cover, jazzed up. Short lively instrumental cover of my own work. Vanity at its best.
posted by Admira on Jun 1, 2009 - 0 comments

Cover: One More Time

Acoustic guitar instrumental cover of a very popular song, I won't mention the artist, perhaps a commenter can spill the beans :) Recorded in two parts.
posted by Admira on Apr 29, 2009 - 3 comments

Everywhere With Helicopter (feat. jessamyn; Guided By Voices cover)

So, what was it, November when the MeFi Challenge was unofficially "requests for covers from other MeFites"? But this goes even further back... sometime last summer, Jessamyn said she wanted to do a cover--with me!--of Guided By Voices' "Everywhere With Helicopter." "OK," I said, "but you have to sing and make jangly noises with things around your apartment." [more inside]
posted by not_on_display on Apr 20, 2009 - 3 comments

Cover: The Rose

Instrumental guitar cover of The Rose by Bette Middler. Done in one take, as its recorded with just one guitar line theres been a few compromises with the melody. Also a few dud notes but every time I tried to re record it the cats kept getting in the way! Perfect for Mothers Day which is coming up here in Australia.
posted by Admira on Apr 20, 2009 - 2 comments

Cover - Book of Love - Peter Gabriel

This is an instrumental cover of The Book of Love by Peter Gabriel - I think this originally appeared at the end of a movie starring J Lo and Richard Gere called Shall We Dance Recorded for a friends wedding for the bride to walk down the aisle to. Hope its enjoyed by all
posted by Admira on Feb 27, 2009 - 4 comments

Going Down to Die

A Danzig cover (aahh!) I used to love the early Danzig albums back in high school. Three or four months ago I had a nice night and must have remembered the band because I woke up with this. It has since been remastered several times ( took out a lot of bass on the guitar ) and many attempts to post have been made (some nights you just can't figure out LAME). Like everything else I seem to have thrown together so far, it's one take on guitar (with vocals from that take bleeding in) and then one for vocals which were doubled. I added some shit in the left at a couple places.
posted by xorry on Dec 22, 2008 - 0 comments

The Accursed Hat, Version II

A rendition of Jofus' brilliant cowboy epic. [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Dec 17, 2008 - 8 comments

Poison Ivy League (Elvis Presley cover)

At micayetoca's request, here is my take on Elvis Presley's Poison Ivy League. As a special bonus, here's me playing ukulele!
posted by buriednexttoyou on Nov 26, 2008 - 10 comments

i will (radiohead cover)

Spur-of-the-moment lo-fi live cover of the Radiohead song off Hail to the Thief, to which I added a couple of equally rough overdubs and some reverb. The guitar is out of tune and poorly played, but the vocal melody tweaks are kind of fun. [more inside]
posted by edlundart on Nov 12, 2008 - 7 comments

Here comes your man

Because it hath been requested.
posted by ORthey on Nov 10, 2008 - 25 comments

Israel/Hit the Road Jack

Forgot to upload this last track from my friend Matt and I. Instrumental, two acoustic guitars. [more inside]
posted by danb on Sep 27, 2008 - 5 comments

Misty

Solo guitar. One quick and dirty take, recorded with the windows open. [more inside]
posted by danb on Jul 27, 2008 - 11 comments

My Girl

We were young. We had a 4-track, a room full of instruments, and several pots of coffee. We'd just learned how to mess with vocals by speeding them up or slowing them down. Things got weird. [more inside]
posted by COBRA! on Jul 11, 2008 - 10 comments

Flyball's Lament (the cover one)

A version of my still-favorite all-time MeMu song by the inimitable Great Big Mulp, for the June challenge. [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Jun 6, 2008 - 21 comments

Tonight Hit the Bong With Me

A very dumb cover of Tonight You Belong To Me, written by Lee David, 1926.
posted by frenetic on May 24, 2008 - 3 comments

Movin' On Up

The lazy cracker, banjo-infused version of the Jeffersons theme song. [more inside]
posted by uncleozzy on May 12, 2008 - 13 comments

Louis Collins

Quick 'n' dirty cover of Mississippi John Hurt's old song played on my resonator guitar. Levels are a bit off, volume jumps up and down a little... but here it is anyway. [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Feb 14, 2008 - 8 comments

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