The Model

March 10, 2007 12:39 PM

I've been out of the game for a while, so I thought I'd warm up by covering the Kraftwerk classic acoustically. I thought I'd try some alliteration aswell...

posted by TwoWordReview (8 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I really wanted to like this, but several things are out of time (the initial vocals, the electric guitar riff). There is potential here though. I'd go acoustic all the way personally, and replace the current electric riff with strummed acoustic.
posted by phrontist at 3:08 PM on March 11, 2007

You're right, it definitely doesn't sit together the way it should. It was a relatively quick and dirty, saturday-afternoon-with-a-hangover job but my timing is definitely the thing I need to work most at. Only way to sort it out is more practice. Cheers for the feedback!
posted by TwoWordReview at 6:21 PM on March 11, 2007

"I really wanted to like this, but several things are out of time"

That's funny, I liked the out-of-time-ness, and actually assumed that it might've been intentional! And now that I know it wasn't intentional, I think I like it more!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:29 PM on March 11, 2007

Ha! Cool, I guess It could be justified it as the antithesis of the rigidity of the electronics of Kraftwerk or, you know, something like that. Could be reaching a bit...
posted by TwoWordReview at 2:39 AM on March 12, 2007

"Ability to play the banjo soon places one in a social position to pick and choose from scores of social invitations. Everywhere, the banjoist is assured of a hearty welcome."
- from THE BANJO, 1927 pamphlet published by Gibson, Inc.

posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:53 AM on March 13, 2007 [1 favorite]

Hey, TWR, just in case you were wondering, the above banjo comment was supposed to land in another thread. It got misrouted. Great quote, though, eh? Hard to argue with that.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:33 AM on March 14, 2007

Aye, I figured it was meant for ORthey alright! Damnit, I do love that quote though!
posted by TwoWordReview at 6:15 PM on March 14, 2007

I must have ruined my ears from listening to Syd Barret and Captain Beefheart growing up. I really don't think the timing is detrimental, given the clarity of the arrangement. At any rate, this is a great choice!
posted by mirth eats unearth at 8:56 PM on April 25, 2007

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