Son of My Father

May 15, 2010 10:52 PM

This is a cover of the pop hit that was #1 on my birthday - for the MeFi Music Challenge.

I took some of the cheese out, and replaced it with drunken yard-party sloppiness. Please enjoy responsibly.

Here's the original, so that you may be suitably galled by the lead singer's hair.

posted by Pecinpah (6 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

It's strange... the video to the original fits the image in my head when I listened to your cover. Love the guitar tones in this song. And is that a banjo that come sin briefly around 1:40?
posted by Corduroy at 11:09 PM on May 16, 2010

Yup, that's my banjo doing it's thing during the break(down).

I am no kind of sound engineer*, but I got the guitar tones by recording my acoustic with a condenser mic and adding a touch of overdrive after the fact. This applies to both the 'lead' and rhythm bits. The bass is acoustic too, though was recorded off its pre-amp.

Thanks for commenting!

*I have an ever-growing respect for anyone who is a pro at this stuff. The more I try my hand at it the more I realise just how nuanced and difficult an art it is.
posted by Pecinpah at 7:44 AM on May 17, 2010

Corduroy speaks truth; your cover matches the video a lot better than the original recording.

I do like what the guitar lick does to the song, taking it from cheesy studio song to something real sounding.
posted by fleacircus at 11:25 AM on May 17, 2010

Thanks FC.

When I decided to cover this song, I knew I had to do something with that silly Moog riff - I'm glad to hear my solution is working for somebody.
posted by Pecinpah at 1:55 PM on May 17, 2010

This is great. It's so warn and fuzzy and big.
posted by minifigs at 2:41 PM on May 17, 2010

this was one of those songs that ruined my childhood. so enjoying this (as i did) was a redemptive experience! i liked it very much.
posted by peterkins at 1:34 PM on May 18, 2010

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