the boy in the bubble

May 30, 2010 3:51 AM

an infectious, pounding cover of the Paul Simon classic.

posted by dacre (9 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

posted by peterkins at 4:52 AM on May 30, 2010

Haha, nice.
posted by xorry at 6:43 AM on May 30, 2010

Very cool. Nice effects and the synth melodies are great.

Maybe it's my crappy laptop speakers but the treble seems a bit high all around?
posted by ropeladder at 6:03 PM on May 30, 2010

thanks everyone. :)

ropeladder, i agree, it was one thing i was considering tweaking in the mixdown (eq'ing the treble down a bit), thanks for the tip :)
posted by dacre at 8:32 PM on May 30, 2010

I was really skeptical about this. Seemed like an odd idea, and not an easy song to cover well.

Of course, it was easy to forget the skepticism by the time my fist was pumping at the end. Nice trick, that. Thanks.
posted by koeselitz at 11:22 PM on May 30, 2010

Wow, this is pretty great. I like the way you've taken the iconic accordian riff and totally turned it sideways, but it's somehow still recognizable.

The chorus reminds me a little of a great little (defunct) band called Oppenheimer -- check this song, maybe -- so that pleases me as well.

The way you've done the intro is really sweet. It's robotical but there's some melancholy soul in there too.

Welcome to MeFiMu!
posted by Karlos the Jackal at 2:29 AM on May 31, 2010

koeselitz, thanks!! i'm glad you enjoyed!

karlos, thanks for the welcome! i'm liking it here so far! oppenheimer sounds very cool, i like their sound, gonna have to check out more of their stuff, unfortunate that they're defunct. i'm glad the robotic-ness didn't destroy any emotion to it — i knew there was a danger of it and i didn't wanna destroy a paul simon masterpiece. (of course it is a delicious irony to make a cover of this song using computers and synthesizers. but hey, don't cry, right? =])

paul simon is awesome, i just pay tribute to him.
posted by dacre at 5:49 PM on May 31, 2010

Nice job on this. You made it your own. This totally works, both musically, and in terms of keeping with the theme of the lyrics.
posted by umbú at 12:00 AM on June 1, 2010

Ha. Ha! Vocoding Paul Simon works better than I would have guessed. Welcome to Music indeed.
posted by cortex at 8:48 AM on June 1, 2010

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