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Paranoid Android

My allotted song for the July Metafilter Music Radiohead Extravaganza. [more inside]
posted by chococat on Jul 12, 2012 - 28 comments

No Surprises

As recorded in Tom's mom's garage by the infamously unfamous punk ingenues Roddy's O-Face. From their first and only album, Lofi Computer. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Jul 11, 2012 - 14 comments

Exit Music (For a Campfire)

So, y'all know that Thom Yorke has a ridiculous power and range to his singing right? Well I don't. [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Jul 10, 2012 - 7 comments

Hero (cover)

First album I ever bought for myself was Mariah Carey's "Music Box", and it was mostly for the single "Hero". Accordingly, I had to cover that for this month's challenge. I wasn't sure what the hell to do with it, so I recorded an instrumental with: drums, piano, upright bass, melodica, two acoustic guitars, baritone uke, banjo, harmonica, another harmonica in a different key, some flute thing I found, thumb piano, and theremin and also some more theremin, almost all of those just playing improvised melody takes. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Feb 29, 2012 - 15 comments

Airport

It was 1978. I was 13. And I bought my first album, The Motors, because I loved this song more than life itself. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Feb 19, 2012 - 3 comments

The Logical Song (feat. Ayn Rand)

Supertramp's classic, covered for the 'uncool' challenge. Featuring resonator guitar in Open G, pump organ, polka accordion and Ayn Rand. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Oct 14, 2011 - 11 comments

Fame

Sort of a spare, dirge-like rendition. [more inside]
posted by chococat on Oct 11, 2011 - 32 comments

white wedding

a cover of an incredibly uncool song... [more inside]
posted by sleepy pete on Sep 12, 2011 - 11 comments

Angels

My love/hate song is a cover of Delbert McClinton's country/gospel classic (actually written by Frankie Miller & Jerry Lynn Williams) accompanied by the pump organ. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Jun 28, 2011 - 3 comments

Keep on Loving You (REO Speedwagon cover)

For the Challenge: I attempt to massage a horrible song by a horrible band into something Not Bad. [more inside]
posted by DiscountDeity on May 25, 2011 - 4 comments

All The Small Things

I seem unable to cover songs (even those I hate) without making them sound completely earnest.
posted by ianK on May 24, 2011 - 8 comments

Higher (the slam poetry version)

Inspired by vampire deer and DaDaDaDave and their covers of Creed, I couldn't help myself. This is a self-serious slam poem version of Higher, with a bit of my dad's Lutheran minister preaching style mixed in. [more inside]
posted by Corduroy on May 20, 2011 - 8 comments

I Go Blind

I got to really hate this mofo over the last couple of weeks. So I had no choice but to record it. [more inside]
posted by unSane on May 16, 2011 - 8 comments

Higher!!!

See, I think about weird stuff. Like, what would happen if you combined Creed and (a really sloppy, tuneless version of) The Buzzcocks? Heh, well, you'd get the Creedcocks, wouldn't you? And you know, I think they might sound a little something like this... [more inside]
posted by DaDaDaDave on May 12, 2011 - 8 comments

Fix You

Here's a quickie for this months challenge to record a song you hate. Fix You, by Coldplay recorded as a really slow, lo-fi, slightly out-of-tune and very out-of-rhythm bedroom song. A tiny preview of my new pump organ makes it's way into this recording (which you can check out here) [more inside]
posted by Corduroy on May 12, 2011 - 12 comments

Everything I Do (I Dun Fer You)

Some rollicking bluegrass as a spoon to the heart of Bryan Adams, Kevin Costner, and basically that whole period of the early 90s. [more inside]
posted by cortex on May 9, 2011 - 22 comments

I'm Yours But Not Really

For the May music challenge. One of Jason Mraz's most popular songs, which to me evokes images of boorish fratboys slamming PBRs, wearing nice hats stupidly and casually observing how sensitive they are because this song is on their iPod. [more inside]
posted by jnrussell on May 4, 2011 - 10 comments

Leave Her, Johnny

Here is an entry for the January Challenge! It is by me and rangefinder 1.4. It is a cover of "Leave Her, Johnny," a traditional sea shanty that was sung by sailors at the end of a voyage, as they were preparing to leave their ship ("her" in the song). [more inside]
posted by Karlos the Jackal on Jan 31, 2011 - 13 comments

Silent Night

Extremely spartan recording, for me. Vox, piano, a simple vox harmony, and a melodica solo. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Dec 22, 2010 - 1 comment

Have Yourself a Walken Little Christmas

A special encore performance by Christopher Walken and the Lounge Fellas.
posted by cortex on Dec 21, 2010 - 3 comments

Christmas Don't Be Late

Now chipmunk-free.
posted by chococat on Dec 15, 2010 - 8 comments

ROYGBIV

November Music Challenge. A cappella rendition of a boards of canada song. [more inside]
posted by onehalfjunco on Nov 18, 2010 - 7 comments

Astro Zombies

A cover of the Misfits song, slowed way down and given a sort of old sci fi movie feel. Featuring extra creepy vocals by the incredible snsranch-- all shall fall to the power of his burning hand!
posted by InfidelZombie on Oct 27, 2010 - 4 comments

Creepy Doll

A special reminder for all concerned, in this special time of year: Friends don't let friends self-immolate. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Oct 24, 2010 - 2 comments

Like a Virgin

So JaiMahodara and I threw this cover together for the challenge last night. Last minute, and a little unrefined. But we had fun. [more inside]
posted by Lutoslawski on Jun 30, 2010 - 6 comments

Dang Me

Woke up this morning with a sore throat and my voice about an octave lower than usual so I figured it was time to record a cover of Roger Miller's despicable novelty hit that was #1 on the country charts the day I was born. Despicable because it's a song written from the perspective of a complete cunt. So I brought some self loathing to the table, along with the sore throat and my complete inability to play blues guitar.
posted by unSane on Jun 27, 2010 - 6 comments

Sugar, Sugar

On the day that I was born (in San Diego), the Archies' quintessential bubblegum pop song was a #1 hit (in England). This is a pretty straightforward version, although the guitars and bass and drums have all been replaced with marimbas and glockenspiels. [more inside]
posted by Karlos the Jackal on Jun 25, 2010 - 14 comments

Maniac

A cover of the song from the Flashdance soundtrack for the #1 song challenge. [more inside]
posted by burnmp3s on Jun 13, 2010 - 3 comments

People Got to Be Free

Cover of The Rascals' song that was a Billboard #1 hit on the day I was born. With a bit of a nod to "The Model." [more inside]
posted by chococat on Jun 8, 2010 - 10 comments

Heart of Glass

A busy, silly, energetic million-things-going-on-at-once cover of the Blondie song that was #1 the day I was born. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Jun 1, 2010 - 20 comments

Na Na, Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye) [Steam cover]

If, at a meetup, bondcliff hadn't pointed out this month's music challenge to me, I might have covered this song eventually anyway.
But since it's this month's challenge, and since bondcliff and I were born on the same day/month/year (same city and same first and middle name, too), I decided, hey, why not do a nutty, rushed job on it instead so that it actually means something. [more inside]
posted by not_on_display on May 31, 2010 - 6 comments

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (Roberta Flack cover)

umbĂș and I were born pretty close to each other, since this song was also #1 on the week I was born. For some reason, I pictured my version performed by some weird mix of Geinoh Yamashirogumi and Tokyo Jihen. [more inside]
posted by NemesisVex on May 23, 2010 - 4 comments

Physical

Completely fucked dance-noise cover of Olivia Newton-John's "Physical." Sincere apologies to my parents, who were big fans of her when this came out. [more inside]
posted by naju on May 21, 2010 - 3 comments

Danville Girl

Cover of the Dock Boggs song, on banjo naturally. [more inside]
posted by l2p on Feb 22, 2010 - 6 comments

The Most Wonderful Day of The Year (Misfit Toys)

From the "Island of Misfit Toys" scene in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. What was wrong with the doll? [more inside]
posted by chococat on Dec 13, 2009 - 9 comments

Raven (Do As Infinity cover)

Does covering the ending theme of a Japanese horror movie count as a scary song for this month's challenge? Well, I'm posting it anyway. The only thing scary is thinking I can singing like Van Tomiko.
posted by NemesisVex on Oct 19, 2009 - 0 comments

All Tomorrow's Parties

Quite a few tomorrows later, my August challenge entry. [more inside]
posted by InfidelZombie on Oct 18, 2009 - 3 comments

I'll Be Your Mirror

Straight-ahead, sloppy guitar cover. [more inside]
posted by He Is Only The Imposter on Jul 30, 2009 - 1 comment

Heroin

I'm a Rock n Roll Animal. [more inside]
posted by uncleozzy on Jul 29, 2009 - 8 comments

Femme Fatale (VU+N cover)

Now with less German supermodel. Plus, I play drums! [more inside]
posted by cortex on Jul 28, 2009 - 10 comments

All Tomorrow's Parties (SKIST)

Skist (previously) is my band with singer/sound artist Haruna Ito. Hope you enjoy. I also made a video for the song, which can be seen at YouTube or Vimeo.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Jul 20, 2009 - 10 comments

All Tomorrow's Parties (A Study)

Dreamy pop music for the Velvet Underground Challenge [more inside]
posted by azarbayejani on Jul 18, 2009 - 2 comments

Heroin

In the style of Leonard Cohen. Just kidding. For the Velvet Underground challenge thing. [more inside]
posted by chococat on Jul 16, 2009 - 12 comments

There She Goes Again

My submission to the Music Challenge, July 2009 edition. Advice to the lovelorn john from Uncle Lou. [more inside]
posted by not_on_display on Jul 8, 2009 - 9 comments

Run Run Run

My Velvet Underground homework. There's some backing falsetto in here and some piano and stuff. [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Jul 7, 2009 - 10 comments

Femme Fatale

As realized by the Christopher Walken & The Lounge Fellas. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Jul 7, 2009 - 22 comments

(Saturday Night And) Sunday Morning

The Gorgonzola & Ham Stone Gas 12" remix [more inside]
posted by MajorDundee on Jul 7, 2009 - 24 comments

Sunday Morning

my assigned song or this month's challenge [more inside]
posted by mexican on Jul 6, 2009 - 12 comments

I'm Waiting for the Man

Aren't we all? [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite on Jul 3, 2009 - 48 comments

Acappellujah

It's still June for another hour and seventeen minutes, server time. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Jun 30, 2009 - 5 comments

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