My version of Florida, by the Butthole Surfers, off of the Rembrandt Pussyhorse album. [more inside]
I just listened to the man's Live in London album tonight, and decided to spend the rest of the evening hammering this out. [more inside]
So, what was it, November when the MeFi Challenge was unofficially "requests for covers from other MeFites"? But this goes even further back... sometime last summer, Jessamyn said she wanted to do a cover--with me!--of Guided By Voices' "Everywhere With Helicopter." "OK," I said, "but you have to sing and make jangly noises with things around your apartment." [more inside]
Instrumental guitar cover of The Rose by Bette Middler. Done in one take, as its recorded with just one guitar line theres been a few compromises with the melody. Also a few dud notes but every time I tried to re record it the cats kept getting in the way! Perfect for Mothers Day which is coming up here in Australia.
Follow along on the map... [more inside]
Insomnia is a terrible thing to waste.
OK, so the mods said on the podcast they liked MeFiMusic posts with kid participation. Emboldened by this I am posting a cover of the Pixies' "Here Comes Your Man," vocals and drums by my son, age 3, cheap keyboard by me attempting to follow his innovative tempo changes. Only listen to this if you really like "Here Comes Your Man," or listening to preschoolers getting their shriek on. Actually, you might also like this if you like preschoolers and hate "Here Comes Your Man" so much that you want to hear violence done to it.
An attempt to create a recording of the late-90s boozehound anthem Tubthumping that sounds as flat and obnoxious as the hundredth chorus of fratboys singing along with it did by the end of that decade. Happy St. Paddy's Day!
My attempt to exorcise some high school nostalgia. The lyrics are as dumb as they always were, but now there's banjo and mandolin! [more inside]
This is an instrumental cover of The Book of Love by Peter Gabriel - I think this originally appeared at the end of a movie starring J Lo and Richard Gere called Shall We Dance Recorded for a friends wedding for the bride to walk down the aisle to. Hope its enjoyed by all
Perhaps a cover but more a self-made karaoke of Cocco's "Hoshi ni Negai wo".
Here's an attempt to cover O Superman without copying it; no synths, no vocoders, no sampling or looping. [more inside]
This was requested by micayetoca, and so here it is. Features Marxophone and autoharp. [more inside]
I love different cover songs, so tried to make a tragic love song out of an old Scandinavian disco song. I think maybe all ABBA songs are tragic beneath their shiny sequinned disco pants. It starts quiet, builds up and ends up quiet again.
Yup, that one.
A cover of the Neil Young tune.
A cheesy song to cover, I know, but I did it for the old man for Christmas along with a two other country covers.
Another country song that I recorded for my dad for Christmas. [more inside]
tear yo ass up. [more inside]
A cover of "Then He Kissed Me" by The Crystals that I threw together this morning, primarily featuring gamelan instrumentation. [more inside]
Pretty straight forward cover of that Juno song (but not that Juno song). Features Grover the banjolele, the geetar, me trying to sing high, lots of timing issues, and way too much going on in general. [more inside]
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]
Being an apology-by-request to robocop is bleeding for trouncing him unmercifully in a recent game of Diplomacy. [more inside]
A revision of my earlier version of this cover, since I had a night to burn at school. Bigger, a bit less background noise, a little more banjo.
A Danzig cover (aahh!) I used to love the early Danzig albums back in high school. Three or four months ago I had a nice night and must have remembered the band because I woke up with this. It has since been remastered several times ( took out a lot of bass on the guitar ) and many attempts to post have been made (some nights you just can't figure out LAME). Like everything else I seem to have thrown together so far, it's one take on guitar (with vocals from that take bleeding in) and then one for vocals which were doubled. I added some shit in the left at a couple places.
Cover of the song "Kate" by Ben Folds. [more inside]
I recorded a few favorite country songs as a Christmas present for my dad. This is one of them. [more inside]
Ya. Kind of a Norman Bates take on it.
Zillion was a game for the Sega Master System. This is a song from the game (which you can see/hear here -- this song starts about 17 seconds in). I have, however, added lyrics, which are about the game's lack of a save function. With 77 tracks of tiny instruments, this song is probably my grandest musical venture yet. [more inside]
This is an a capella cover Leah Wilmoth (heard here and here) recorded on my laptop. It's a cover of a traditional folk song, as performed by Jewel. [more inside]
A cover of Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire." [more inside]
A relaxed, front-porch take on the Gnarls Barkley original. [more inside]
Another shitty cover [more inside]
Whats Christmas without Jinglebell Rock? [more inside]
Did I mention I was A Nut for Christmas? [more inside]
ORthey requested that I do a cover of "The Luckiest Guy on the Lower East Side" (by The Magnetic Fields) and so here it is. He wanted me to use autoharp and drum machine, but because I am churlish I did not in fact use either. And to add insult to injury, I didn't even sing it myself! I got my wife to do it! [more inside]
I asked my brother what christmas song hed like me to do and he replied Blue Christmas. This one is for Him.
Cover of Wheat Kings by Tragically Hip. Crappy guitar work, slightly less crappy vocals.
Just a little Spirit
A cover of The System's "Don't Disturb This Groove". I tried to picture how Samamidon would have done it.
At micayetoca's request, here is my take on Elvis Presley's Poison Ivy League. As a special bonus, here's me playing ukulele!
Im like a kid in a candy store for christmas and everything christmas So I cant wait anymore I must transform into SomethingjoeChristmas Early... [more inside]
Its been too long since I've last posted here. I've been a big fan of the Constantines since the time the Arcade Fire were opening for them. This is a cover of a song off of their new album. [more inside]
As requested by uncleozzy. I'd like to think this is a song sung by a hard-travelin' man dreaming of his girl—a girl with beautiful long black hair, and a high, soaring voice; Old Man Perry's daughter, Stephanie. [more inside]