Sad, Sad Song

November 27, 2008 5:53 PM

As requested by ORthey.

Hereinafter known as the "one note cumbia". For a while I've been wanting to do a song without chord changes and this was the perfect excuse.

At this moment I'm sure you people are getting tired of my abuse of Latin rhythms and excessive panning, but as this song points out: I only have but one trick up my sleeve.

posted by micayetoca (5 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

This is exactly how I'd hoped this song would turn out. What a lovely cacophony of drums and percussion... and dude, your 'abuse of Latin rhythms' is totally why I wanted you to cover this song.

Thanks so much for indulging me. The right-side guitar that comes in around 1:20 is really great.

Also, a suggestion, add the cover tag and perhaps MWard?
posted by ORthey at 11:31 AM on November 28, 2008

Hey, I'm glad you liked it. I thought someone could object saying that it didn't sound sad, sad at all, and I would have responded with a link to Alicia Adorada or to La muerte de Eduardo Lora as examples of sad, sad songs that don't sound sad.

I added the tags. And thanks to you for the request, it was good fun doing this.
posted by micayetoca at 11:52 AM on November 28, 2008

Very fun. I heard this a few days ago, and it's been in my mind a lot. It's good to sing while doing the laundry :)
posted by clearlydemon at 10:54 AM on December 4, 2008

I have to echo ORthey's entire comment. The percussion is wonderful, and that 1:20 'guitar' (is that the cumbia? I like it) is the perfect balance to the rhythm.

I'm not a huge fan of panning vocals like this, but that's just a side note, really.
posted by Corduroy at 11:24 AM on December 4, 2008

Cumbia is actually the rhythm the percussion and the bass are playing, that style of guitar would be (I guess) more of a rockified reggae guitar. I'm glad you both liked it. Thanks for leaving comments.
posted by micayetoca at 12:17 PM on December 4, 2008

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