Sinaloan Milk Snake Song

June 28, 2007 6:08 PM

A lo-fi cover of a lo-fi song by the Mountain Goats, from Zopilote Machine. Made in GarageBand, vocals recorded with built-in mike. I'm brand-new at this, so I welcome technical advice about how the mixing, recording, use of loops, etc. can be improved.

posted by escabeche (5 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

That was... weird. Not in a bad way, but in a so completely different from the feel of the original sort of way.
posted by Arturus at 7:07 PM on June 28, 2007

Weird...yea, but weird is good. Right? This kicks ass!
posted by snsranch at 7:52 PM on June 28, 2007

Ha, I forgot that I posted about my love for this song on AskMeFi before:

The last thirty seconds of the Mountain Goats' "Sinaloan Milk Snake Song" feature a really edifying sequence of grunts, hoo-has, and heavy breathings from John Darnielle and the Bright Mountain Choir.
posted by escabeche at 8:42 AM on December 24

Anyway, yeah, when I play songs for myself I try to make them sound somewhat like the original, but that more or less ends up sounding like the record but not as good, and I didn't see why you all would need to hear that...
posted by escabeche at 8:27 PM on June 28, 2007

posted by sleepy pete at 9:41 AM on June 29, 2007

Yeah, really cool. The voices could be recorded a little bit better, and I don't say this as an expert in recording but as someone who gets told that a lot. I also say it because I liked the song (your version, I've never heard the original) and with a little more care in the voices it would be something really cool to hear.
posted by micayetoca at 10:31 AM on June 29, 2007

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