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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

Co-starring Richard Sanders

What scares me? Playing music in front of other people, that's what! So here, for my MeFi music debut, is a slow jam to one of the greatest sitcom closing theme songs ever. [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Jan 11, 2017 - 10 comments

Nightmare On Elmstreet Theme (NES)

Q: What scares you? A: Freddy Kruger [more inside]
posted by dagosto on Dec 21, 2016 - 4 comments

China Doll

A collaborative cover of the Julian Cope original, by me and not_on_display [more inside]
posted by greenish on May 5, 2016 - 10 comments

Michelle

Cover of the Beatles' 'Michelle' as recorded by The Lucky Sperms, a band I was in with Daniel Johnston and Jad Fair. From our Jagjaguwar Records release Somewhat Humorous. [more inside]
posted by item on Sep 8, 2015 - 3 comments

Free Man In Paris

For the May/June/July Music Challenge, billiebee and I collaborated on a Joni Mitchell cover. [more inside]
posted by ochenk on Jul 21, 2015 - 14 comments

Jackson (Lucinda Williams Cover)

My entry for the May/June 'City Songs' challenge. [more inside]
posted by BlackPebble on Jun 26, 2015 - 2 comments

Chicago (Sufjan Stevens cover)

Felt inspired to throw together a cover of an old favorite for the May/June challenge. [more inside]
posted by threeants on May 2, 2015 - 7 comments

hypotech

Here's my entry for the MetaMeta challenge. It's a cover of dobie's track hypotech from a while ago, done with many acoustic layers. Thanks to dobie for actually sending me the lyrics too! [more inside]
posted by TheNegativeInfluence on May 30, 2014 - 2 comments

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

My Childhood At the Open Mic

If memory serves, in my pre-teen years, bands At the Open Mic tended to sound a little like this. I wish more of them had covered Cortex's songs. [more inside]
posted by AxelT on May 28, 2014 - 6 comments

When John Drinks

Cover of When John Drinksby AstroZombie For all the Johns I know. [more inside]
posted by AxelT on May 26, 2014 - 5 comments

Deck the Halls

This is about the least effort you could put into wishing a merry f'n Christmas. Now with sleighbells. Of course.
posted by uncleozzy on Dec 22, 2013 - 4 comments

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

Paint it Black

For the request raffle, a cover of The Rolling Stones' Paint it Black in the surf rock guitar style of Dick Dale. [more inside]
posted by TheNegativeInfluence on Oct 31, 2013 - 7 comments

Se Rapprocher

For the Great Request Raffle, I was assigned Move Closer, by Phyllis Nelson.
I'd actually never heard the song before but on repeated listenings it really grew on me. Great slow groove.
Some of the lyrics were super-cheesy so I thought a solution would be to sing it in a different language. Maybe French?
Then it occurred to me to go FULL ON SERGE GAINSBOURG and here we are. [more inside]
posted by chococat on Oct 30, 2013 - 4 comments

Metafilter Request Raffle - MST3k Theme

My assignment: "A genre-bending cover of the Mystery Science 3000 theme, any season, any genre. " [more inside]
posted by dubold on Sep 5, 2013 - 8 comments

Suffragette City

When I was assigned this tune for the David Bowie 'Ziggy Stardust' challenge, I was a little worried that I couldn't really manage it, somehow. But I had fun with it and I think it turned out OK. Plus I got this total blam-blam to help me with the promo clip, which you can viddy, my little droogie, at YouTube or Vimeo.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Jul 18, 2013 - 24 comments

It Ain't Easy (Bowie cover)

I think I may be kicking off the summer Ziggy Stardust Cover Album project with this intentionally muddy, garage-blues riff off my assigned track. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Jul 11, 2013 - 21 comments

Breezeblocks

Delta blues cover of Alt-J Breezeblocks. Consider May's challenge: Accepted. [more inside]
posted by AnTilgangs on May 16, 2013 - 3 comments

11 Day Tripper

Silly instrumental in 11/8.
posted by chococat on Mar 31, 2013 - 4 comments

High and Dry

A cover of Radiohead's H&D on resonator guitar in open G, for the minor/major challenge. I originally intended this to be a shitkicking country stomper but it turned into something quite different. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Feb 23, 2013 - 13 comments

The Lonely Karmic Cop

Cover of Radiohead's "Karma Police" for the major/minor challenge. [more inside]
posted by Doleful Creature on Feb 22, 2013 - 12 comments

Another Brick in the Major

Take Another Brick in the Wall parts 1, 2, and 3, jam 'em all into one quick bluegrass shitkicker, throw it into a major key, and you get this. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Feb 20, 2013 - 7 comments

Margaritahell

As made famous by gloomy pirate Jimmy Bummer. E minor with ukulele and guitar. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Feb 16, 2013 - 5 comments

Walking on Sunshine

In which I attempt to take the insufferable happiness of this song down a peg. [more inside]
posted by chococat on Feb 6, 2013 - 18 comments

O Holy Night

Despite my lack of religion and the fact that this song has been done to death, I thought I'd give it a shot.
posted by chococat on Dec 21, 2012 - 14 comments

Ring My Tubular Bell

I know this is completely not what the challenge is but I couldn't help myself. My sincere apologies.
posted by chococat on Nov 8, 2012 - 11 comments

Karma Police

Last minute entry. This was supposed to be, and will eventually be, an a capella/choral twofer with Fitter Happier, but I wasn't able to finish it in time. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Aug 31, 2012 - 4 comments

ian curtis' bathroom surprise

Oh shit. I lost the power supply to the br-532 in the move, so to be econimical i got a br-800 which arrived this week.. i recorded all this within the last 2 hours and about a half hour ago realized i had no idea how to get it off the damn thing. turns out it was the same way as the 532 but to make a short story short used the mixing on the 800 and um.. here we go.. straight off the br-800.. also played bass for the first time in 500 years
posted by xorry on Aug 31, 2012 - 3 comments

Fitter, Happier, World Famous

Like all supergroups, the OK LA MeFi Action Band sometimes pares itself down to a solo performer and producer arrangement. Nobody leaves the room, you understand, but everyone takes a drink and everyone but me holds their breath. [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Aug 20, 2012 - 2 comments

Airbag (OK L.A. MeFi Action Band)

Performed by the OK L.A. MeFi Action Band: speicus, mandymanwasregistered, scody, holyrood, klangklangston, weston, carsonb, and The World Famous [more inside]
posted by The World Famous on Aug 8, 2012 - 11 comments

Let Down

Lofi Computer stumbles on.
posted by cortex on Aug 2, 2012 - 4 comments

Exit Music (for a Film)

Another track from Lofi Computer. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Aug 1, 2012 - 2 comments

Karma Police

Here there be sludge. [more inside]
posted by DaDaDaDave on Jul 31, 2012 - 7 comments

Electioneering

Not my favourite Radiohead tune, I'll tell you that much. [more inside]
posted by motty on Jul 31, 2012 - 3 comments

Paranoid Android

The epic second track off the Roddy's O-Face record. It's pretty hefty compared to the rest of the songs, so make sure you can handle a solid minute and forty five seconds. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Jul 31, 2012 - 7 comments

Airbag

Sweet, I tracked down the opening track off Lofi Computer. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Jul 30, 2012 - 0 comments

Let Down

To be played extra loud.
posted by The World Famous on Jul 29, 2012 - 11 comments

No Surprises

I really have no explanation for what I was thinking on this.
posted by InfidelZombie on Jul 29, 2012 - 5 comments

Subterranean Homesick Dylan

It's well known that Radiohead went to Bob Dylan for inspiration on the title of Subterranean Homesick Alien; it's less well known that they actually lifted the song structure and lyrics themselves from this rare demo recording. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Jul 26, 2012 - 5 comments

Fitter Happier ((Russian language version))

My assigned tune from OK Computer. For mouth bow and Russian vocal. Video here.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Jul 26, 2012 - 6 comments

Airbag(ft The Dev Cave)

My cover of Radiohead's Airbag for the July 2012 MeFi Music Challenge. [more inside]
posted by owtytrof on Jul 25, 2012 - 1 comment

(half) lucky

As sang by the paranoid android. Right before running out of battery.
posted by valdesm on Jul 25, 2012 - 1 comment

Karma Police (Tragically Straight Version)

A little spit-polish on the learning-to-play-it demo I recorded after I got the assignment. I had to get it mixed and off the desk before I spent the rest of my life adding the goofy little fills I missed the first time through. [more inside]
posted by uncleozzy on Jul 20, 2012 - 8 comments

Exit Music (Again?)

It's time to come clean... [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Jul 19, 2012 - 0 comments

Paranoid Android

My attempt at the Bohemian Rhapsody of my generation. [more inside]
posted by onehalfjunco on Jul 15, 2012 - 15 comments

Exit Music (for a Film)

It's probably a different film now (could still be Romeo & Juliet, but they might have to use chainsaws now). Headphones are best, for maximum crunchification. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Jul 15, 2012 - 28 comments

Subterranean Homesick Alien

In the six months they were together, Roddy's O-Face went through three bassists, the last of whom insisted on being called "The Colonel" at all times. This was a song about the town they were all going to high school in. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Jul 14, 2012 - 3 comments

Karma Police

Here's another Roddy's O-Face track off their Lofi Computer album! If I remember right, Ned wrote this one, and it's about his ex-girlfriend's cop dad and the time he drew a magic marker Hitler stache on her at a party when she passed out, or something like that. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Jul 12, 2012 - 10 comments

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