Moonage daydreaming

September 1, 2013 4:54 PM

For the Bowie challenge, finally.

So this is just an acoustic cover, recorded direct to my nexus. Despite loving Bowie singles I don't actually own any albums so I'd never heard the original before the challenge. I absolutely loved it but had no idea what to do (hence leaving it to the last possible second!). Thanks for introducing me to such a great song, and educating me on my shameful ignorance re: the great man's oevre.

posted by freya_lamb (6 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

this is great!

As much as I appreciate songs with elaborate production, there's something great about the simple, stripped-down, unadorned singer + instrument versions.

Nice work.
posted by dubold at 6:20 AM on September 2, 2013

Damn. The key to this is how perfectly your vocal line fits the style; it's like you're...well, like you're daydreaming as you're singing it. It's really exceptional. There are probably hundreds of people who've done acoustic, coffee-shop style covers of this song previously (not that I've heard, but I would speculate, as there's a thousand coffee-shop covers of every popular song ever), and they're probably all godawful, objectively speaking. This, however, is simply nailed to the wall, stylistically, musically, all-around functionally and formally.

This probably shouldn't work, and probably wouldn't for the other 6 billion and change people in the world, but I'll be damned if you didn't sell this completely.
posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 5:05 PM on September 2, 2013 [2 favorites]

Very nicely done!
posted by Admiral Haddock at 9:57 AM on September 3, 2013

A great example of a great song sounding great unplugged.
posted by Ardiril at 4:43 PM on September 3, 2013

Nice acoustic version, especially considering it's of one of the more ostentatiously ROCK songs on the album. I like how you let your voice do most of the work.
posted by comealongpole at 1:01 PM on September 14, 2013

Oh my. I've been a die-hard Bowie fan since 1988 and this is sweet and delightful. Thank you :)
posted by Lou Stuells at 3:03 PM on September 23, 2013

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