two princes

February 7, 2012 9:46 AM

February Challenge - "What was the first single you ever bought?"

well, I went for a song off the first CD. Oh, youth. I am pretty sure I got this CD at the Sam's Club, in the gigantic cardboard-sleeve-inside-plastic-anti-theft-bracket assembly that was around for a bit.

all parts recorded with the zoom h4n and sometimes also a panasonic cassette recorder, which has this amazingly hideous built-in compression that makes the motor noise even louder. guitars are through a blackstar HT-5.

posted by dubold (9 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

Oh man, this is fantastic. I remember that song - that was one of my first albums, too, though not my first.
posted by koeselitz at 12:24 PM on February 7, 2012

There is some heavy Stephen Merrit in here, which is not even remotely a bad thing.
posted by The Whelk at 11:28 AM on February 9, 2012 [2 favorites]

Thinking about "a Magnetic Fields cover that sounds like the Spin Doctors" is cracking me up...
posted by dubold at 2:01 AM on February 10, 2012 [3 favorites]

this just makes me giggle in the best way
posted by Danila at 5:28 AM on February 16, 2012

So much better than the original.
posted by safetyfork at 9:58 AM on February 16, 2012 [1 favorite]

That rhythm guitar is KILLING me. So cool. EHNEHNEH~ . . . EHNEHNEH~ . . .
posted by Karlos the Jackal at 12:41 AM on February 17, 2012

Not familiar with the original, but this is just great. Love the slow, monotone, double tracked, deep vocals. Just right.
posted by Corduroy at 12:07 AM on March 1, 2012

I really enjoyed this. Made me think of The National.
posted by titus n. owl at 2:01 AM on March 2, 2012

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