January 5, 2015 10:04 PM

Cover of Twisting by They Might Be Giants, for the MetaFilter Music Flood 25th anniversary tribute album.

The original is a pretty rocking song, so I stuck pretty close to the original arrangement, but, you know, made it a little different.

posted by ochenk (9 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite

Man that's a load of fun.
posted by uncleozzy at 5:23 AM on January 6, 2015 [1 favorite]

Nicely done. Makes me want to do the Swim in my living room.
posted by umbĂș at 9:26 AM on January 6, 2015

Back when this was the last on the list to be selected, I wondered if I could somehow do it despite not being able to play any instruments. (I was maybe going to "produce" I guess.) So, before I chickened out, I listened to the song quite a few times and reminded myself how much I liked it 25 years ago.

I'm so glad I chickened out because I love this version so much!
posted by MCMikeNamara at 1:29 PM on January 6, 2015

I feel compelled to clap along. High energy and tons of fun!
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 9:11 PM on January 10, 2015

This is one of my favorite songs on the album. Excellent update.
posted by not_on_display at 11:09 PM on January 11, 2015

Nice! I like that very thin-sounding synth at the beginning. Really cool and bouncy. :)
posted by Slothomatic at 9:45 PM on January 12, 2015

Yeah! And the synth also goes awesomely with valrus's chiptune-styled We Want A Rock, which by happy coincidence is the next song on the album.
posted by mbrubeck at 9:34 AM on January 13, 2015

My five year old came up and started nagging me about something - and then the song started and she stopped talking, and started dancing! Thanks :)
posted by mythical anthropomorphic amphibian at 3:42 PM on January 17, 2015 [5 favorites]

I LOVE THIS VERSION. The original is so stylised already, I wasn't sure what kind of take the cover would have. I think this is perfect - yes, similar to the original, but still fresh.
posted by Gordafarin at 5:22 AM on January 18, 2015

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