December 10, 2008 9:12 PM

A relaxed, front-porch take on the Gnarls Barkley original.

edlundart refused to finish his outstanding cover, so I had no choice but to do something completely inferior in all respects except for the number of verses (all three!). The guitar's pretty weak, but then again I haven't been playing all that long.

posted by Galvatron (6 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

Every time I hear a cover of this song, I always get ready to cringe on the first high "craaaaazy" in the chorus. You nailed it. Great job on this. A very enjoyable listen.
posted by csimpkins at 9:45 PM on December 10, 2008

Yes! I've been waiting for you to reappear since your Hey Ya cover. Nicely done.
posted by Corduroy at 9:57 PM on December 10, 2008

Here's one thought: I almost wish that your version, given it's simplicity, were also the short one, because I find simple songs that are also short often more powerful. But I'm probably in the minority in liking a shortened Crazy.
posted by Corduroy at 10:03 PM on December 10, 2008

That was really great. My kind of cover!

And as I do whenever anyone mentions this song, I'll make sure you've seen this theremin cover of the song.
posted by ORthey at 9:36 AM on December 11, 2008

Thanks for the nice comments. I'm glad you guys enjoyed this one.

Corduroy: interesting feedback. My favorite "Crazy" performance is the live version from Top of the Pops. That one also runs at a slowish tempo, but they shortened the song to two verses. I'm always left feeling like it wasn't quite enough, but maybe that's just me.

ORthey: I was indeed familiar with the theremin cover. I'm actually in the process of building a theremin from scratch as a hobby project, so I'm looking forward to uploading some absolutely horrid theremin-centric covers when I finally get around to finishing it.
posted by Galvatron at 4:46 PM on December 11, 2008

See, my refusal lead to another good MeFi cover! I'll pretend like that was my goal all along.
posted by edlundart at 8:40 PM on December 16, 2008

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