Here comes your man

November 10, 2008 10:59 AM

Because it hath been requested.

posted by ORthey (25 comments total) 49 users marked this as a favorite

Bravo. This is brilliant.

During the first half, I thought "Wow, this is great, but how can he do this song without its signature riff?" Soon after, you managed to stick the riff in with the double-time picking in a way that worked surprisingly well. Really great arrangement.
posted by umbĂș at 11:14 AM on November 10, 2008

This couldn't possibly make me happier. As always, your fingerpicking makes me go green with envy.
posted by uncleozzy at 11:24 AM on November 10, 2008

All my friends that are really into the Pixies and worship them have never been able to understand why I don't like them. Funny thing about that is that a lot of the times when I hear a Pixies song played by someone else I like it, so it's not that I like their songs, I just don't like how they play their own songs.

This, on the other hand, is brilliant. Even knowing the song I didn't recognize it and I had to look it up in youtube. After finding it I realized I still don't like the original and that I really like your version. Great rendition.

And just so that your song will appear with the others, the tag should be "requests" in plural. I made the same mistake when I uploaded the song I uploaded the other day, that's why I noticed.

posted by micayetoca at 11:32 AM on November 10, 2008

Thanks ORThey, this is wonderful. I also don't really know much about the Pixies. Maybe I should check them out.
posted by Corduroy at 12:40 PM on November 10, 2008

Very pretty, has a sweet breezy island vibe to it. I love how these requests are bringing out unexpected qualities in these songs!
posted by arcanecrowbar at 1:32 PM on November 10, 2008

Sweet. That really is lovely fingerpicking, ORthey. Especially on the outro, I find it somewhat reminiscent of soukous or mbqanga guitar stylings. I wonder, have you listened to much of that guitar-based stuff from Zaire (now Congo) or South Africa?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 2:03 PM on November 10, 2008

Wow. Talk about taking a song and making it your own. Great work.
posted by potch at 2:03 PM on November 10, 2008

Great as always.
posted by phrontist at 3:11 PM on November 10, 2008

Thanks all for the kind words! This was tons of fun to record, and thanks to arcanecrowbar for requesting a song that I've loved for a long time. This requests thing is awesome.
posted by ORthey at 4:58 PM on November 10, 2008

Good god, this is just gorgeous and happy-making. I'm blown away by the responses to this challenge. Thanks so much for this, ORthey.
posted by melissa may at 6:21 PM on November 10, 2008

Yeah, this request thing is really cool. You hear covers of songs in styles you never imagined.
posted by ageispolis at 6:54 PM on November 10, 2008

Oh, oh my. Oh this is so good! I mean I thought it would be good when I saw it on the front page but, dang! This is good!
posted by TwoWordReview at 10:39 PM on November 10, 2008

Okay, yeah, this is really good. It's the kind of thing that makes me want to learn how to actually play an instrument.

Lots of nice touches, too -- from the swirling backup vocals to the way your voice breaks in the first line (which I love).
posted by Karlos the Jackal at 1:01 AM on November 11, 2008

The Pixies are the tits, they rock something fierce but something they couldn't do was rock out acoustic (I saw an acoustic show of theirs once, eh......). Great acoustic cover of a good song, like potch said you made it your own.
posted by BrnP84 at 1:11 PM on November 12, 2008

Only just found this. Jesus ORthey, utterly lovely.
posted by Jofus at 6:45 AM on November 13, 2008

posted by snsranch at 4:20 PM on November 13, 2008

Ya, great.
posted by chococat at 8:13 AM on November 14, 2008

Holy shit this is great.
posted by cortex at 8:27 AM on November 14, 2008

Just lovely! I really like the vocal swell at 1:54.
posted by CarrotAdventure at 1:40 PM on November 14, 2008

Thank you. Beautiful to listen to.
posted by carolusal at 1:40 PM on November 17, 2008

This is beautiful! I'd love to hear the whole record in this style.
posted by clearlydemon at 10:16 AM on November 19, 2008

posted by eyeballkid at 2:42 PM on November 19, 2008

posted by self at 4:11 PM on December 5, 2008

are you still workin on that album? because I think this should be on it. It may cost some money to get recording rights but not only is this awesome it would probably bring in business.
posted by By The Grace of God at 6:00 AM on July 21, 2009

Just hearing this. SQUEEEEEEEEEE. Perfect, gorgeous. Thanks.
posted by littlerobothead at 6:04 AM on July 29, 2009

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