Lucky Ball & Chain (feat. Margalo Epps)

December 17, 2014 7:09 PM

A cover of the song by They Might Be Giants, for the Flood tribute album.

  • mbrubeck: baritone ukulele, maracas, vocals
  • Margalo Epps: vocals

posted by mbrubeck (8 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

So charming!
posted by Karlos the Jackal at 4:06 AM on December 18, 2014

This is some campfire music right here. Lovely.
posted by cortex at 8:35 AM on December 19, 2014

Aw, thanks.

I noticed late in the process that I had inadvertently played this much faster than the original, and that's why some of the lyrics were so hard to cram in. But I didn't feel it was worth redoing the whole thing just to fix the tempo. I also didn't come up with a satisfying rendition of the instrumental bit in the middle, so I cut it. End result: a very short track.
posted by mbrubeck at 1:21 PM on December 19, 2014

Just catching up with these now.
I like how delicate this is, sort of quiet and tentative. Fragile.
posted by chococat at 8:04 PM on December 22, 2014

This is warm and pleasant. I love the quiet vocals "oooh"-ing way out in the back.
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 9:42 PM on January 10, 2015

If this song were a pumpkin patch, it would be the sincerest pumpkin patch out there, totally worth a visit by the Great Pumpkin.
posted by not_on_display at 11:31 PM on January 11, 2015 [3 favorites]

Really nice. Feels very easy-going despite the faster tempo.
posted by Slothomatic at 9:16 PM on January 12, 2015

Nice! I just listened to the earlier version and now the new one. This version feels like it's put together more securely. The first version had a more tenuous feel to it. I like the two voices together.
posted by Slothomatic at 10:18 PM on January 12, 2015

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