Cover of Radiohead's "Karma Police" for the major/minor challenge. [more inside]
Last minute entry. This was supposed to be, and will eventually be, an a capella/choral twofer with Fitter Happier, but I wasn't able to finish it in time. [more inside]
Oh shit. I lost the power supply to the br-532 in the move, so to be econimical i got a br-800 which arrived this week.. i recorded all this within the last 2 hours and about a half hour ago realized i had no idea how to get it off the damn thing. turns out it was the same way as the 532 but to make a short story short used the mixing on the 800 and um.. here we go.. straight off the br-800.. also played bass for the first time in 500 years
Like all supergroups, the OK LA MeFi Action Band sometimes pares itself down to a solo performer and producer arrangement. Nobody leaves the room, you understand, but everyone takes a drink and everyone but me holds their breath. [more inside]
Lofi Computer stumbles on.
Another track from Lofi Computer. [more inside]
The lovely closing track of OK Computer, re-imagined as some sort of throwback synthpop thing. [more inside]
It's a pretty dented-up song as it stands. I submit my version with all its dings and dents, though, because I'm up against the deadline.
Well, here it is. I just couldn't pull off any of the ideas I had to make my cover unique, but I really didn't want to fail the challenge completely. So here's my crappy, iPad recorded version of the tune. [more inside]
Here there be sludge. [more inside]
Not my favourite Radiohead tune, I'll tell you that much. [more inside]
Sulking straggler throws hat in challenge ring. [more inside]
The epic second track off the Roddy's O-Face record. It's pretty hefty compared to the rest of the songs, so make sure you can handle a solid minute and forty five seconds. [more inside]
My submission, just under the wire. Improvised into my phone just now, while fighting dizzy spells and having just submitted to a biopsy procedure. This is also my first Mefi Music submission.
Recorded in my bathroom. [more inside]
My song for the OK Computer challenge. Pretty similar to the original, but with my own personal touches here and there. I performed everything, and recorded it in Logic Pro 9. [more inside]
My contribution for the July challenge. Just a few pianos and vocals. Thanks JaiMahodara for singing. [more inside]
I downloaded a karaoke file to help find out how the arrangement was put together (although the file I downloaded seems to have some odd deviations from the original track). Somehow I ended up rearranging the tracks and assigning them to string quartet, woodwind, church organ, marimba and dulcimer. And TR808. Not real, of course. I liked the way it sounded enough to keep it. And then I put vocals on it, and I don't know whether it didn't all go (as Satie would put it) au form du poire. [more inside]
Sweet, I tracked down the opening track off Lofi Computer. [more inside]
I really have no explanation for what I was thinking on this.
It's well known that Radiohead went to Bob Dylan for inspiration on the title of Subterranean Homesick Alien; it's less well known that they actually lifted the song structure and lyrics themselves from this rare demo recording. [more inside]
My assigned tune from OK Computer. For mouth bow and Russian vocal. Video here.
I downloaded a random MIDI file of Radiohead's Karma Police and sent it, almost raw, to this robot xylophone which couldn't understand most of the file. It sounds terrible. There's also a boring video version.
Version # 7248 of this song. My entry into the OK Computer MeFi Challenge. [more inside]
My cover of Radiohead's Airbag for the July 2012 MeFi Music Challenge. [more inside]
As sang by the paranoid android. Right before running out of battery.
MeFi Music Challenge July 2012 cover of "Subterranean Homesick Alien" off of Radiohead's OK Computer. [more inside]
After many failed attempts, here is my contribution to the project. [more inside]
It's time to come clean... [more inside]
If any of our previous posts for this challenge have been successfully creepy, then hopefully, this will be the stuff of nightmares... [more inside]
Time for a short break from the creepy. Turns out, all that needed changing was one word, and this was actually a bit of Mississippi Delta Blues in disguise--mostly because nobody in Mississippi has ever heard of the word "drivel." Sit back on your front porch with a cool glass of lemonade for this one. [more inside]
I learned how the play the song the proper way, but then I threw it all out the window for... whatever this is. [more inside]
For some reason, finding out that the song was inspired by a moribund sanitarium brought to mind monks.
From sort of creepy to really creepy. From cover/arrangement/orchestration to abstraction. This is not your Major's Lucky. [more inside]
My attempt at the Bohemian Rhapsody of my generation. [more inside]
It's probably a different film now (could still be Romeo & Juliet, but they might have to use chainsaws now). Headphones are best, for maximum crunchification. [more inside]
take a trip with me... inside your mind [more inside]
In the six months they were together, Roddy's O-Face went through three bassists, the last of whom insisted on being called "The Colonel" at all times. This was a song about the town they were all going to high school in. [more inside]
Forgive me gatecrashing the challenge. I've never consciously heard "OK Computer" or this track. I just read through the lyrics and this one resonated for some reason - serendipitously enough given it's Friday 13th! Hope no-one is offended by this effort bearing absolutely no relation to the original other than the lyric. Feels a bit like I've drunkenly decided to juggle with some Meissen china or something... [more inside]
You get what you pay for.
Here's another Roddy's O-Face track off their Lofi Computer album! If I remember right, Ned wrote this one, and it's about his ex-girlfriend's cop dad and the time he drew a magic marker Hitler stache on her at a party when she passed out, or something like that. [more inside]
My allotted song for the July Metafilter Music Radiohead Extravaganza. [more inside]
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]
So, y'all know that Thom Yorke has a ridiculous power and range to his singing right? Well I don't. [more inside]
my cover of the radiohead song ...
Radiohead's Subterranean Homesick Alien, the mariachi cover. [more inside]
It's always best when the light is off. [more inside]
Fun with samples on my entry for the MeFi Music Album Challenge. [more inside]