Watching the Detectives

November 15, 2008 9:30 PM

Cover. As requested by Mr. cortex.

posted by chococat (22 comments total) 49 users marked this as a favorite

I really like the jaunty edge on this cover. I won't say it's 'upbeat', but it's certainly a little more cheerful. Great stuff.
posted by potch at 12:04 AM on November 16, 2008

I was listening to it without paying attention to the lyrics until I got to the part that says "It only took my little fingers to blow you away". That line caught my attention because it sounded a bit "hesitant", or more emotional, perhaps. It stood out, in any case, and that made me look for the lyrics. What lyrics. Then I looked up the original. Oh, wow, the original was reggaeish? I like your version even more now.
posted by micayetoca at 7:05 AM on November 16, 2008

This ROCKS, chococat. This is one of my very favorite songs ever, and you've more than done it justice. Your intro is great, making great use of one of the best bass lines (or maybe just really low guitar?) ever. I'm happy you left the little organ line in there after the "got no heart" part.

posted by ORthey at 10:18 AM on November 16, 2008

This is unbearably awesome. I am really digging the texture.
posted by uncleozzy at 4:25 PM on November 16, 2008

Oh my goodness, the line "Though it nearly took a miracle to get you to stay/It only took my little fingers to blow you away" is amazing. Thanks for pointing that out micayetoca so I'd look up the lyrics.

Nice job, once again chococat. I like the funny ending note.
posted by Corduroy at 4:55 PM on November 16, 2008

This is so goddam fantastic, man. As good as I could have hoped for. I am out of the park on this, seriously. Thank you for doing it.
posted by cortex at 6:10 PM on November 16, 2008

If I could favorite this twice, I would. Perfect.
posted by csimpkins at 5:11 PM on November 17, 2008

I made this a favorite before you'd even started singing. Fantastic.
posted by davejay at 7:48 PM on November 17, 2008

Hey man, it's hard to say much after those great comments above, but damn, this is great!
posted by snsranch at 6:44 PM on November 18, 2008

love it, love it, love it.
posted by jessamyn at 7:21 PM on November 18, 2008

This is simply beautiful. I had to pass this around to some people. Also, seconded on keeping in the small organ part, and thirded on the delivery of the "It only took my little fingers to blow you away" line.
posted by thequietriot at 7:43 PM on November 18, 2008

This is better than the original record. Well done.
posted by dagosto at 1:34 PM on November 22, 2008

You know, I don't think I ever really appreciated this song until you did this.
posted by csimpkins at 7:05 AM on November 24, 2008

Fuuuuuck. Wow. I guess I need to stop being surprised at how good you are, right?
posted by Rock Steady at 6:04 PM on December 8, 2008

Love it! Fan-bloody-tastic!
posted by jonesor at 3:41 AM on December 9, 2008

Catching up on podcast stuff led me to this and it is Bad Ass.
posted by ersatzkat at 6:52 PM on April 24, 2009

Holy shit.
posted by unSane at 9:46 PM on September 26, 2011

posted by Hoopo at 11:12 PM on October 1, 2011

Cortex sent me from the current "Watching the Detective" thread. This is fabulous.
posted by Joey Michaels at 12:06 PM on November 24, 2011

Me too! Wonderful!
posted by ThatCanadianGirl at 5:59 PM on November 24, 2011

I was just mentioning in MetaTalk how much I love this recording so it's time to come back here and mention it again too.
posted by cortex at 8:26 AM on July 8, 2018 [1 favorite]

Aw, thanks man.
posted by chococat at 9:44 AM on July 8, 2018

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