Wicked Little Town (cover)

April 7, 2011 6:10 PM

One of my favorite tunes from Hedwig and the Angry Inch, given the super lofi iPhone Fourtrack treatment. Guitar, melodica, piano, drums.

I love the whole album/film to death, but realized today that I haven't listened to it recently. I've thought about covering songs off it a bunch of times over the years but never get around to it, and I haven't got around to any recording at all lately, so this is sort of a brute-force two-birds-with-one-stone back-on-the-wagon thing I knocked out this afternoon.

I'm pretty sure the arrangement differs on the turnaround from the original; I don't remember exactly how those worked, so I just faked it here. There's also a lack of significant vocal harmonies, because I hadn't run through the parts enough ahead of time to be able to e.g. pound out the piano stuff as well as sing a harmony line.

I'd like to think I'll come back and give this a more thorough pass some time; it's such a song of dynamics, capturing that on something less sound-squashing than my iphones mic seems only right.

posted by cortex (4 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

I love this.
posted by The Whelk at 8:37 PM on April 7, 2011

You've turned this wicked awesome song into something beautiful and new.
posted by giraffe at 6:08 AM on April 8, 2011

"The Origin of Love" next, please. This is great.
posted by ColdChef at 12:35 AM on January 3, 2012

I've thought about doing the whole album but man it'd be hard to do it justice. I've run through Origin of Love in a few different keys and a styles in the last couple years but never really settled on something I felt dynamite about, but maybe I should give it a shot at some point anyway.
posted by cortex at 7:03 AM on January 3, 2012

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