Spanish Bombs

June 23, 2010 10:13 AM

A folky cover of The Clash's "Spanish Bombs" featuring micayetoca and Miss V.

melissa may and I asked micayetoca and Miss V (is she a mefite yet?) to help out with this cover to help promote an album project that is coming out next Tuesday and they said yes. He and Miss V added instruments and singing and an overall greatness to the track.

posted by sleepy pete (19 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

this is lovely. i don't know the original (not sure if this heretical or not, but i never liked the clash).
posted by peterkins at 2:08 PM on June 23, 2010

What a great collaboration! (collaboration tag?) This has a really rich Latin feel. Very, very full and rich. Ha, I've already listened to this 4 or 5 times if that says anything!
posted by snsranch at 2:25 PM on June 23, 2010

whoops, added collaboration tag. thanks, sns!
posted by sleepy pete at 3:15 PM on June 23, 2010

this is lovely. i don't know the original (not sure if this heretical or not, but i never liked the clash).

I love The Clash and think this is great.
posted by ianK at 9:49 PM on June 23, 2010

What's the whistling sound going on the background? It really gives it a Neutral Milk Hotel sound.
posted by ianK at 9:51 PM on June 23, 2010

i believe it's actually whistling, I think from Miss V., but maybe micayetoca. thanks for the kind words.

also, peterkins, for what it's worth, i hadn't listened to the clash in about 10 years until one day this song popped into my head. So no worries!
posted by sleepy pete at 10:20 PM on June 23, 2010

It is (whistling, that is), and it is her (she isn't a mefite yet, I'm still her Metafilter filter), though some effects were added to it b sleepy pete, I believe.

Before this he had invited me to play in a couple of the songs for that album and I tried, but since I had recently moved I wasn't set up to record anything appropriately. I kept banging my head against the wall for missing that, and then he invited me to do this. I was thrilled.

Those of you who don't know it yet, definitely check the band. It's a box full of great surprises.
posted by micayetoca at 5:41 AM on June 24, 2010

Wow, this is pretty sweet, thanks!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 6:48 PM on June 24, 2010

Great stuff. That whistling is unreal, and it really ties things together nicely. Kudos.
posted by Karlos the Jackal at 12:44 AM on June 26, 2010

I agree, this is fantastic.
posted by abc123xyzinfinity at 10:30 PM on June 26, 2010

Really great.

Eso eso eso eso eso eso eso eso... (on the strong beats of the strums).
posted by umbĂș at 8:42 PM on June 27, 2010

Muy bueno.
posted by COBRA! at 11:57 AM on June 28, 2010

Awesome, sleepy pete. Super excited for the show on Friday! Will you play this?
posted by Corduroy at 5:00 PM on June 29, 2010

Hmmm, not sure. Probably not since I haven't played and sang it at the same time yet...
posted by sleepy pete at 6:21 PM on June 29, 2010

Just so you know, I'm available for that show on Friday. e-ticket is fine, of course, just send me the code and I'll run to the airport.
posted by micayetoca at 8:09 AM on June 30, 2010

yeah, I know. I wish I could, man. That would be so great. You could just pretend you're me and play whatever you like and we'd call it good... because it would be.
posted by sleepy pete at 1:33 PM on June 30, 2010

The Clash meant more to me in my youth than almost anything, and this just about brought me to tears. Beautiful. I thank you for it.
posted by koeselitz at 10:11 PM on July 2, 2010

Ah, thanks, koeselitz.
posted by sleepy pete at 1:00 PM on July 5, 2010

Great re-invention, I love the 1-2-3/1-2-3-ness of it, and the choice of instruments makes it feel like a folky waltz being performed in some European forest.
posted by not_on_display at 6:06 PM on July 7, 2010

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