China Doll

May 5, 2016 6:43 AM

A collaborative cover of the Julian Cope original, by me and not_on_display

This is kind of the return-shot from Mississippi River; something I started and abandoned and then sent over to my musical comrade here, who added bass, production bits, and an organ part which made me hoot with delight.

As our little team is 50% female we're also putting this in for the current music challenge!

posted by greenish (10 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

Wow; awesome vox, greenish.

Love the organ too, not_on_display. Great MeMu collab!
posted by CarrotAdventure at 6:49 AM on May 5, 2016 [3 favorites]

I liked doing this a lot, I feel like I used the right background music so that it could accompany what was being sung, but so that it also didn't step on greenish's toes. Because really, it's her voice that people should and will be listening to out front there, and I was glad to contribute to the feel without detracting from her (really amazing) voice. We'll be collaborating on more stuff in the future, too -- and I'm honored, and having great fun seeing what transpires.

We should have a big scrape about band names now. :D
posted by not_on_display at 10:35 AM on May 5, 2016

Dead chuffed about this collaboration! I can get behind anything that inspires greenish to pick up half-finished ideas/recordings and post them to MeMu. The organ is great; you are right to not cover up greenish's voice and the organ backs her up wonderfully.
posted by Corduroy at 11:37 AM on May 5, 2016 [2 favorites]

"Greenish On Display"
posted by CarrotAdventure at 1:33 PM on May 5, 2016 [1 favorite]

Oh just yes. Every motion and choice it took to make this were 100% correct. Just a wash of bliss. Thank you both, you have greatly improved my day, and it was already pretty darn good.
posted by BlackPebble at 8:21 AM on May 6, 2016 [1 favorite]

So pretty. Greeneondisplay?
posted by AppleSeed at 11:43 AM on May 7, 2016

I'm leaning toward two possible band names.
1) The Universe Will Eventually Cease To Exist
2) The Hot Farts

posted by not_on_display at 12:02 PM on May 7, 2016 [2 favorites]

That. Was. Awesome. Thanks, you two.
posted by soundguy99 at 6:13 PM on May 19, 2016 [1 favorite]

Awesome (obviously). I could listen to the harmony la-la-las all damn day.
posted by billiebee at 12:34 PM on May 31, 2016 [1 favorite]

Heard this on an old Mefi podcast and downloaded it and can't stop listening!
posted by needs more cowbell at 9:25 AM on September 11, 2016 [1 favorite]

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