Are You Gonna Go My Way

September 19, 2008 6:32 AM

A few days ago I had a vision that my band did a cover of Are You Gonna Go My Way. Then my band did a cover of Are You Gonna Go My Way. This is that cover.

I usually use programmed drums for Los Muchachos Mexicanos songs because they're easy to record, but Lenny didn't use a click track on his recording so the time was all over the place on my reference. This meant I had to schlep down to my local studio to record real drums. The base concept for this cover was no bending strings on guitar and a dork-ing up bass part. Just shitty playing in general.

posted by mexican (13 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

You're sick, mexican. Wonderfully sick.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:01 AM on September 19, 2008

Ha, I hate this song. So. Much. But I like this. It's just perfectly lousy. In a good way.
posted by uncleozzy at 7:13 AM on September 19, 2008

Your cover is bad and you should feel good for posting it.
posted by cortex at 10:38 AM on September 19, 2008

Wow, you actually made me like that song. Thanks -- ?
posted by melissa may at 11:05 AM on September 19, 2008

This is fantastic. Fan-tastic.
posted by potch at 2:32 PM on September 19, 2008

At first I thought, "Hey, I kinda liked that song," and then I thought, "Hey, wait, I think it was only because Cindy Blackman has an awesome afro," and then I thought, "man, I needed to do something tonight... what was it."

Oh, and this is great.
posted by sleepy pete at 4:46 PM on September 19, 2008

Reminds me of this. Nice!
posted by infinitewindow at 10:27 AM on September 20, 2008

The Legion of Rock Start is indeed awesome. I was thinking of them some while I was working on this. It's hard to be as shitty as those guys, though. They are truly masters. I did take a little direct inspiration from them and put my cover behind the video for the original song.
Also, thanks for reminding me that Danzig exists.
posted by mexican at 8:43 PM on September 20, 2008

This is amazing musical satire. The only thing that keeps it from being perfect is the vocals, I just feel like they should be attacked as WILDLY over the top David Lee Roth style to contrast the super vanilla musicianship.

Man, that's a great idea, taking all the bending out of a song that so depends on it for feeling.. Kudos!
posted by mediocre at 12:17 AM on September 21, 2008

I didn't really have a strong idea for what i wanted to do with the vocals. I rented a studio to record the drums for an hour and had 4 or 5 OK drum takes with 20 minutes left and decided to try and get the vocals with my left over time. If anyone wants to try and put better vocals with this song, I've put the GarageBand file up on my S3 account.
posted by mexican at 5:07 AM on September 21, 2008

demented. beautifully, terribly demented.
posted by February28 at 4:50 PM on September 21, 2008

You make Kravitz listenable. This doesn't seem to be a bad song played like this.
posted by micayetoca at 1:58 PM on October 8, 2008

posted by Jofus at 9:33 AM on November 13, 2008

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