Happy (Carpenters cover)

December 1, 2011 8:40 AM

Popgasmic cover of the Carpenters' sappy-but-intriguingly-odd tune for the Carpenter's Coverfight which went live today.

Features a bunch of backwards guitar and a sort of Baba O'Riley ending -- don't know where that came from. In retrospect I should probably have recorded it about a tone higher but hey.

I'm pretty sure Richard must have been hitting the Quaaludes pretty hard when they recorded this. The timing of the chorus is just bananas.

PS Chococat has got a tune in there too (Solitaire) which is pretty darn awesome. And the Heartbreak of Invention entry is a thing of wonder.

posted by unSane (6 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

"too young to know how far before could be" = inspired and goofy at the same time.

Nice job, unSane! The psych guitar break, man I could listen to that all day. Great fade ending, too. I'm thinking you oughtta put together some psychedelic tracks. Ever listen much to Dukes of the Stratosphear?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:31 PM on December 1, 2011

I heard the line as 'too young to know how hard the fall could be' but I like yours better, Flapjax!

People keep telling me about the Dukes -- I should listen to 'em I guess....
posted by unSane at 7:42 PM on December 1, 2011

Ah! So... I'm mondegreening! And yeah, check out Andy Partridge's Dukes, it's a fun record.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:07 PM on December 1, 2011

Can't add much to what flapjax says, but this is great.
posted by snsranch at 3:55 PM on December 2, 2011

End bits remind me more of Guitar and Pen or something else from Who Are You rather than Baba O'Riley, but who cares? Brilliant work all around!
posted by holterbarbour at 8:54 PM on December 5, 2011

If this popped up on a CD someone made for me I would not blink an eye. Good job.
posted by The Whelk at 12:20 PM on February 9, 2012

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