Bowie Challenge - Wrapup!

September 1, 2013 2:20 AM

Well folks, Sept 1 has arrived. Here's a summary of our summertime Bowie Challenge.

We had 28 people sign up plus one "possible".
14 people submitted tracks.
One person had already recorded covers of Bowie songs and had them ready to go.
Out of 11 songs, 9 were covered.
One song had three different versions.
One performer sent in two songs.
Two entrants closed their account during the challenge - hopefully for unrelated reasons!
Both the opening and closing track remained uncovered.

I'd like to send out a huge thank you to everyone who participated, both seasoned veterans and first-time contributors. There's a lot of great stuff here; if you haven't listened to all these versions yet, please do. If you like something, let the artist know.

If you'd like a download of all the tracks submitted for the challenge, there's a .zip HERE. Each title includes the username of the performer. If you included an alternate artist name in the metadata, I used that for the artist field, otherwise I just repeated the username.

Five Years - no entries
Soul Love - frenetic, nicolin, ochenk
Moonage Daydream - kaboomer, ob1quixote
Starman - kaboomer, Slothomatic
It Ain't Easy - COBRA!, cortex
Lady Stardust - The World Famous
Star - DaDaDaDave, dubold
Hang On to Yourself - dobie
Ziggy Stardust - aerosolkid
Suffragette City - flapjax at midnite
Rock 'n' Roll Suicide - no entries
posted by dubold (15 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

Yeah, I've got Five Years and just need to slap a "vocal" on it. I'll post it probably sometime tomorrow.
posted by Ardiril at 10:20 AM on September 1, 2013

Sorry, I missed the deadline!
posted by freya_lamb at 4:55 PM on September 1, 2013

Mixing 5 Years, and as long as I have this mic set up, I'll make a bookend vocal for Rock'n'roll Suicide. May have both posted as early as midnight tonight.
posted by Ardiril at 6:03 PM on September 1, 2013 [1 favorite]

Mine's still forthcoming, sorry.
posted by chococat at 9:06 PM on September 1, 2013

Add me to the late ones. I pretty much finished (or stopped working on it anyway) today. I’ll try and put it up tomorrow.
posted by bongo_x at 10:21 PM on September 1, 2013

Better late than never, I say... looking forward to hearing these new ones!
posted by dubold at 5:52 AM on September 2, 2013

I didn't get to finish Suicide tonight, but I'll get it posted Monday eve.
posted by Ardiril at 5:52 AM on September 2, 2013

I had Rock n Roll suicide, but every time I sat down to play it I lost my nerve to record! The shame...
posted by greenish at 9:28 AM on September 2, 2013

You're not alone. Oh, no, you're not alone.
posted by cortex at 10:17 AM on September 2, 2013 [2 favorites]

So wait, how do I put my track up?
posted by bongo_x at 10:33 AM on September 2, 2013

Go to the front page of Music, click New Post, click Post a Song, and follow along from there. Once you hit upload on that next page it may take a couple minutes depending on your net connection.
posted by cortex at 10:44 AM on September 2, 2013

Thanks. Done. Late, but done.
posted by bongo_x at 11:59 AM on September 2, 2013 [1 favorite]

Great work, everyone!
posted by frenetic at 3:31 PM on September 3, 2013 [1 favorite]

You all fuckin' rock!
posted by Kerasia at 2:13 AM on September 4, 2013

Goddamn it, how'd I miss this?
posted by Halloween Jack at 10:54 AM on September 18, 2013

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