99 Red Balloons (cover)

October 13, 2006 11:10 AM

Just fooling around. The clicking beat is a zippo lighter, edited in Garageband.

posted by kdern (13 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

posted by cortex at 12:24 PM on October 13, 2006

This has a really fun, carefree vibe. The vocal could be a lot more upfront, but I guess this wasn’t an attempt at the world’s greatest production. Thanks for a fun listen.
posted by edlundart at 2:16 PM on October 13, 2006

I've always liked that song. Most enjoyable cover.
posted by ba at 8:34 PM on October 13, 2006

edlundard: thanks for the feedback. My vocal isn't more upfront because I am quite aware of what my voice sounds like... =)
posted by kdern at 5:37 AM on October 14, 2006

Meaning: not good!
posted by kdern at 5:37 AM on October 14, 2006

You've got the same sort of voice I've heard coming out of a lot of musicians: perfectly good but not deliberately and tirelessly pounded into shape. From a more positive perspective, I'd describe it as having Rough Charm—some polish and training may even it out a bit, smooth down the edges. But in the mean time, you can carry a tune and intonate, and that's the main thing.
posted by cortex at 8:36 AM on October 14, 2006

This would be great at a party, makes me want to down a beer a sing along.
posted by InfidelZombie at 11:10 AM on October 15, 2006

Against all my better instincts, i have always found Nina's version to be charming and something of a guilty pleasure. Something about the time and my own state of mind.

This cover certainly made me smile and brought some enjoyment.
posted by Bovine Love at 1:25 PM on October 17, 2006

Uggghhhhhhhh... Better than the origional in english, but god, this is one song that should only be done in german.
posted by phrontist at 7:49 PM on October 19, 2006

"I am quite aware of what my voice sounds like... =)"

don't be so hard on yourself ... the Presidents got away with it~
posted by Twang at 3:26 PM on October 29, 2006

Ha! Just caught this. Awesome! Well done.
posted by snsranch at 5:00 PM on November 9, 2006

I like your voice. I review music, a lot of music, and there are many people with record deals who are much worse.

I hate Nena's english version, but your acoustic spin makes it work.
posted by phrontist at 7:18 PM on March 11, 2007

(I should add the reason your voice sounds good is because you feel it, and your on key far more often than not. Most people only have one, the other, or AutoTune)
posted by phrontist at 7:19 PM on March 11, 2007

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