Grand Canyon (The Magnetic Fields)

March 21, 2010 3:22 PM

A cover of the great song by The Magnetic Fields, recorded by myself but for a cover band that is beginning to form called the Magnetic Feel-'er-uppers. Features Bb stairwell guitar, whistling, and harmonica/harmony.

posted by Corduroy (8 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

Wow, you do a great job of emulating the Magnetic Fields' sound while adding your own distinct voice and character. Great band name, too.
posted by ORthey at 8:11 AM on March 22, 2010

Great! Your recordings are sounding more polished lately. I like the banging around kinda feel this one has.
posted by chococat at 11:29 AM on March 22, 2010

Yea, great cover, man. I have to say though, that this hits me in some deeper places that the original doesn't. All of the instrumentation is great, and your voice really sets the tone and feeling.

This is one of those things I could listen to on a loop while writing or doing some art. It really takes me someplace.
posted by snsranch at 4:35 PM on March 22, 2010

A great cover choice, Corduroy. You've definitely taken the song to a new level here. Beautiful and haunting. The wailing vocals (?) in the background are my favorite part.
posted by abc123xyzinfinity at 9:55 PM on March 22, 2010

I have to say though, that this hits me in some deeper places that the original doesn't.

Yeah I agree. 69 Love Songs in general has some really great songs but a lot of half-baked throw-away songs as well, so there is a lot of room to flesh out some of the material on that album.
posted by burnmp3s at 7:05 AM on March 23, 2010

Thanks for listening everyone! I feel like covering the Magnetic Fields could easily be a blasphemy of sorts, so it's really nice that I haven't spit on them just yet.

The wailing vocals (?)

Is the question mark because you aren't sure they are vocals? That may be the whistling, if it is only during the chorus. Regardless, I really appreciate compliments on either, so thanks!
posted by Corduroy at 9:44 AM on March 23, 2010

Yeah, I guess it's whistling, I just couldn't tell. Sounds big for a whistle.
posted by abc123xyzinfinity at 4:29 PM on March 23, 2010

Missed this earlier. Great sounding track, Corduroy.
posted by sleepy pete at 10:14 AM on March 28, 2010

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