The first track I've finished in a project of doing ska covers of The Band songs [more inside]
A re-do of a Pink Floyd medley thing I posted a few months ago -- we got better at playing it and added a bit at the end. [more inside]
Spidey sense tingled. Dashed this off.
For the request raffle, a cover of The Rolling Stones' Paint it Black in the surf rock guitar style of Dick Dale. [more inside]
A Ramones cover from the latest Red On Strike album. For comparison, here's our previous attempt at recording this song, and a video of us doing it live a couple weeks ago.
I've was in a bit of a Beatles mood last weekend, and recorded this as well as my previous post of "And Your Bird Can Sing". It's been fun to redo the songs with my arsenal of sampled orchestra, etc. I'm not the greatest singer, but I've learned a lot listening to the original, and working with my own voice.
A Ramones cover, from their last album Adios Amigos.
Part 3 of a live 27 minute improv. This is the final 12 minutes. [more inside]
Minutes 6 thru 15 of a 27-minute improv, in which Fred Surprises Dennis and I by singing the melody to Within You, Without You, by The Beatles, followed by a musical conversation. [more inside]
Pretty straight-up cover of the Zep song. Live rehearsal recording. [more inside]
A cover of the Clash song, recorded live last Saturday night in Pomona, CA.
The end of our set Saturday night, recorded from the crowd on my TASCAM DR-07. We opened up for East Bay Ray's new band The Killer Smiles, the band was pretty excited about it, and I think the energy really comes through. [more inside]
This is a little something I cooked together earlier this summer for the fun of it. I never finished it, but thought it might be fun to share anyway. [more inside]
As the lady says, this is a cover of a John Lennon tune recorded live last Friday night in Pomona.
Recording from my vocal exam at school last Tuesday, of the Tool-song Forty-Six & 2. [more inside]
Cover of cage the elephant's song aint no rest for the wicked.
A cover of the Kinks song
Here is a cover of Q Lazzarus's "Goodbye Horses" made famous I'm told in Silence of the Lambs and Clerks 2.
No, seriously. Just for fun, I decided to do this cover song to test out some drum stuff. Thought I'd share this while I work on some new songs...
I basically put the words to Hallelujah to an acoustic chill rock guitar thing. and this happened. [more inside]
Perhaps a cover but more a self-made karaoke of Cocco's "Hoshi ni Negai wo".
A cover of the Neil Young tune.
Recorded back in '01 for the Chalkhills.org King For a Day XTC tribute compilation CD. Written by Andy Partridge, but never recorded by XTC. This was a one-off project, but eventually led to the formation of my XTC tribute band, and we played it live once or twice. [more inside]
Whats Christmas without Jinglebell Rock? [more inside]
Another shitty cover. [more inside]
Cover of a song made popular by Dionne Warwick, I think. [more inside]
A few days ago I had a vision that my band did a cover of Are You Gonna Go My Way. Then my band did a cover of Are You Gonna Go My Way. This is that cover. [more inside]
We know that rock about rock rarely rocks. And we know that rock about rock about rock rocks. But how about covers of rock about rock about rock? [more inside]
A very dumb cover of Tonight You Belong To Me, written by Lee David, 1926.
Recorded live to 24-track digital at our most recent show. My band The Dukes of Simpleton is an XTC tribute project, so no we didn't write it, but I'm pretty sure we're the only people playing any XTC songs live in a 1000 mile radius. [more inside]
Punk "Edelweiss" with the original Nazi lyrics. Someone else posted their version of this recently... [more inside]
A little alterna-power-pop from the 90s. [more inside]
This is a lazy pseudo-live cover of the Bruce Springsteen song, recorded on a whim a couple of years ago.
A Magnetic Fields cover I recorded recently. I've been working on my singing for a while, and I was mostly wondering if anyone had any suggestions on where to go from here in improving it? Any other feedback is also welcome, of course.
A Velvet Underground cover from our recent recording session
Continuing with the theme from yesterday, (and as promised), here's my version of "Twist and Shout." Is it any good? That's for you to decide. I hope it is. Perhaps "I'll Get You" is next?
In hono(u)r of the anniversary of the nucleus of the Beatles coming together, I bring you a cover of a song that both Lennon and McCartney derided as not all that good, but I always kinda liked. Maybe tomorrow, I'll upload my version of "Twist and Shout." :-)
A cover of the first verse and chorus of the Gnarls Barkley song, primitively recorded live a while back when I had a cold. My wife was really into the song and I recorded this for her as a goof, but it came out kinda good.
Thanks to two class cancellations due to ice storms in the Capital, I was able to arrange and record this Valentine's day treat. Imagine Huey Lewis, baritone, with a banjo.
This is a Bad Brains cover from our collection of covers called Our History is Your Kitsch. Go ahead and download the whole album because it's free as the wind.
A Neutral Milk Hotel cover, and the first studio recording with my new group. Coming soon to your town!
This is an acoustic cover of the wonderful TMBG song Ana Ng, done on a four track recorder many years ago. Though I did once see "I don't want the world, I just want your half" painted on a bridge (it was really surprising and cool to discover), we substituted "Homies '88" in its place because we had recently seen that on a bridge and thought it a bit absurd that someone took the time and effort to paint such a doofy message.
This is an acoustic cover of the very excellent They Might Be Giants song Welcome to the Jungle. As a gag, the beginning instrumental bit copies the Guns N' Roses song Welcome to the Jungle. Though my old "band" did this, just about every instrument on this track (including the backup vocals) was done by one bandmember.