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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

kids (the island dance party version)

That song you've heard everywhere. [more inside]
posted by topoisomerase on Feb 19, 2012 - 2 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

Bad Romance & Pisgah

For Valentine's Day, 2012, a ragtime arrangement of two unlikely bedfellows: Lady Gaga's Bad Romance and the 1817 JC Lowry tune Pisgah (58 in The Sacred Harp). [more inside]
posted by The White Hat on Feb 14, 2012 - 7 comments

I Can't Help Falling in Love with You (cover)

This corny old thing just crept into my head this morning and I decided to record it, all quiet and romantic like. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Feb 1, 2012 - 10 comments

Spite and Malice

To celebrate my 12th MetaFilter Birthday (a few days early, but so what?): a song recorded in late 1991. It's a cover of one of my favorite Posies b-sides from way back when. [more inside]
posted by litlnemo on Jan 30, 2012 - 0 comments

True love will find you in the end

Cover of the oft-covered song by the un-coverable Daniel Johnston. Main track recorded in my dorm bathroom in the winter of 2009 by drumming a banjolele with a pencil.
posted by Corduroy on Jan 17, 2012 - 3 comments

Solitaire

Cover of the Carpenters song. [more inside]
posted by chococat on Dec 14, 2011 - 3 comments

She Talks To Rainbows

A Ramones cover, from their last album Adios Amigos.
posted by InfidelZombie on Dec 10, 2011 - 1 comment

Hold It There (Within You, Without You)

Part 3 of a live 27 minute improv. This is the final 12 minutes. [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher on Dec 6, 2011 - 3 comments

Paris 1919

A perfectly good John Cale song, ruined by yrs truly last night. [more inside]
posted by Maaik on Dec 3, 2011 - 2 comments

Happy (Carpenters cover)

Popgasmic cover of the Carpenters' sappy-but-intriguingly-odd tune for the Carpenter's Coverfight which went live today. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Dec 1, 2011 - 7 comments

Whiter Shade of Pale (cover)

Lofi acoustic waltz version: piano, drums, harmonica, solo vox. The song adapts surprisingly to 3/4 time. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Nov 30, 2011 - 14 comments

Dam

Atmospheric alt-country song about realizing the person you're with would be better off without you. [more inside]
posted by platinum on Nov 29, 2011 - 4 comments

We Were Talking (Within You, Without You)

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]
posted by Devils Rancher on Nov 12, 2011 - 4 comments

The Jealous Kind

This is a rocked up cover of a Chris Knight song that we fell in love with a while back. [more inside]
posted by platinum on Nov 12, 2011 - 3 comments

Authority Song [John Mellencamp cover]

This is a cover of one of my favorite songs from when I was a child (it came out when I was ten, to be exact). One of those "story of my life" numbers with a simple and catchy tune. Welp, Internet, I got a wild hair and decided, "let's record a version of this fucker." So I have. [more inside]
posted by grubi on Oct 25, 2011 - 0 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

Rock Lobster

Pirates For Sail covers the B-52s classic! [more inside]
posted by Faint of Butt on Oct 10, 2011 - 6 comments

Don't Disturb This Groove (Ex Machina Mix)

A few weeks back, I bought an acoustic-electric guitar. I want to go back to the songs where I faked guitar parts and replace them with real ones. I posted this cover of The System's "Don't Disturb This Groove" a long time ago. This new version changes the strumming style enough to necessitate the addition of a bass part. [more inside]
posted by NemesisVex on Oct 7, 2011 - 0 comments

California Love Shack (aka B-52pac)

Kind of a Mash-up. Inspired by a lame joke a friend made. [more inside]
posted by onehalfjunco on Sep 18, 2011 - 4 comments

white wedding

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

Is It True?

I'm not ashamed to admit that I love the Eurovision Song Contest. So here's a cover of Iceland's entry from the 2009 Contest, originally sung by the very lovely Yohanna. Video version (of my cover, not the original) is here. [more inside]
posted by ZsigE on Aug 4, 2011 - 4 comments

Song #2

The words were taken from Nathaniel Tarn's translation of Pablo Neruda's "Canto II" from The Heights of Macchu Picchu. The music is original. This was recorded a few years ago...
posted by degoao on Aug 2, 2011 - 2 comments

Marie Provost

Cover of the Nick Lowe song. I just found a CD with a bunch of 1998 recordings, including this one. [more inside]
posted by litlnemo on Jul 27, 2011 - 0 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

Dynamite

Just what the world needs: another cover of a hit pop song by a white guy with his guitar. [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Jun 25, 2011 - 9 comments

Drop It Like It's Hot [Cover]

This is an a cappella cover of Snoop Dogg's "Drop It Like It's Hot". It was the bonus track off of my latest mixtape, Hardly Broken II: Still Standing [more inside]
posted by dapperkoala on Jun 18, 2011 - 0 comments

Raindrops keep Falling

An arrangement of the classic song for banjo and a little bit of toy piano. [more inside]
posted by dagosto on Jun 15, 2011 - 3 comments

Since I've Been Loving You

Pretty straight-up cover of the Zep song. Live rehearsal recording. [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher on Jun 8, 2011 - 4 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

prisencolinensinainciusol oll raigth - (tone loq remix)

A much better mix/edit of this.
posted by loquacious on May 16, 2011 - 5 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

Celebrated Summer

My 12-string and I take a fingerpicking stab at the Husker Du classic. [more inside]
posted by COBRA! on May 14, 2011 - 4 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

Tubas In The Moonlight (Cover)

A song by The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, hastily covered as a means of testing out Garageband on the iPad. WARNING: Contains muffled swearing. [more inside]
posted by Jofus on May 9, 2011 - 6 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

flyball's lament (the verbose version)

this is a take on 'Flyball's Lament' by the Great Big Mulp, which was also covered by ORthey... I made up some additional lyrics about space hazards some time last year, and I've been playing it at parties and whatnot - basically whenever people talk me into playing in front of a crowd. [more inside]
posted by kaibutsu on May 7, 2011 - 4 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

Hallelujah (one more time, with feeling)

Yet another cover of the Cohen standard, but at least I've got an excuse this time. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Apr 30, 2011 - 5 comments

Prisencolinensinainciusol - Oll Raigth!

My fairly quick and dirty house-techno remix and update of Prisencolinensinainciusol. More info.
posted by loquacious on Apr 24, 2011 - 4 comments

Rock The Casbah

What with revolutions going on in the Middle East, this seems like a particularly appropriate song right now. It's a cover of the Clash's fantastic original, although I have to say I'm not sure Joe Strummer would recognise it as being anything close to his creation. Video version is here. [more inside]
posted by ZsigE on Apr 12, 2011 - 3 comments

Wicked Little Town (cover)

One of my favorite tunes from Hedwig and the Angry Inch, given the super lofi iPhone Fourtrack treatment. Guitar, melodica, piano, drums. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Apr 7, 2011 - 4 comments

Kraken (Pirates of the Caribbean 2 score cover) — Millimeters of Mercury

This is a hard dance cover of the theme that plays in the score of Pirates of the Caribbean 2 when the Kraken is nom-noming on the ship. It was fun. Enjoy. :]
posted by dacre on Mar 27, 2011 - 0 comments

Poker Face

Acoustic guitar cover of the Lady Gaga song. [more inside]
posted by ianK on Mar 26, 2011 - 0 comments

If I Had To Do It All Over Again,

Baby I'd Do It All Over You. [more inside]
posted by TheCoug on Mar 2, 2011 - 0 comments

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