Headless Horseman (the Microphones Cover)

September 23, 2009 6:33 AM

Here's a cover of the Microphones song "Headless Horseman". Here's the original. Here's a song with guitar, piano, banjolele and lots of harmony (by my standards)!

I've always liked covers that are in different tunings than the original, so I decided to try such a thing. The tuning for the guitar is: A#GCFAA#

I got hit hard, I'm on the ground
And if you swing again I'll duck
And I wish you best of luck
You deserve yourself
And I'll return to my trip to hell
As a headless horseman

Oh what a loss
I went back to get my stuff
And it was tangled up and tough
I stood there and stared you down
And I walked aimlessly around
With a flaming pumpkin head

Oh what a loss
Soft hands replaced by claws
You turned me into a stray dog, from a mighty human man.

Oh what a loss
Oh what a loss
I'll miss my closest friend
And now I cling to rocks and wind
It's a precious thing we lost

posted by Corduroy (3 comments total)

I like yours a lot better.
I really like your mic placement on this. At first it sounds like a kind of lo-fi, YouTubey, someone-at-their-computer thing but then as the layers come in it sounds like you're having group singalong with yourself, which really works.
posted by chococat at 6:48 PM on September 24, 2009

Thanks, chococat. It is always kind of strange to think about people recording lots of tracks of their own voice singing together... just a funny image.
posted by Corduroy at 12:14 PM on October 1, 2009

Yeah, this is cool. I really like the percussive aspect of your strumming. I thought for sure there was some actual percussion going on, but it must be the banjolele?
posted by Karlos the Jackal at 4:28 PM on October 1, 2009

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