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    Oddball Covers-Post 'em if you got 'em

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    Am I the only idiot who is drawn to the bad music hidden underneath rocks? Post your oddball covers here.

    I'll go first. And please comment. Even though they are odd, they can always benefit from criticism.

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    Ha ha, that's pretty good. Quite an obscure song to cover, that's for sure.

    Okay, I'll bite. This one is not quite so obscure, but we, uh, didn't quite cover it so close.

    Here's the original:




    Here's our version:

    The Bottle Let Me Down.mp3

    Mind you, this is just a quick recording of a practice using a handheld recorder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chili View Post
    Ha ha, that's pretty good. Quite an obscure song to cover, that's for sure.

    Okay, I'll bite. This one is not quite so obscure, but we, uh, didn't quite cover it so close.

    Here's our version:

    The Bottle Let Me Down.mp3

    Mind you, this is just a quick recording of a practice using a handheld recorder.
    Wow! Thats nice and dirty. Like a bad bar where you can smell the piss.

    Sounds good live, even with the handheld recorder. Just a little too much guitar on the left and the vocals are a little low.

    The only thing I miss is the pedal steel part. That or a slide would sound great at the lead. Of course, I'm a sucker for the pedal steel. Great sound and you get to sit while you play.

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    I like covering obscure material. Nobody has a framework for comparison and people often think it's your own material.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwillis45 View Post
    Like a bad bar where you can smell the piss.
    Yeah, those are the kind of places we play. Got a gig at another one tonight at 11pm. <ugh>

    The band does mostly originals, but we throw in the obscure cover. Because most of them are songs I never heard before, I'm always asking if it's an original or a cover.

    That was just a little 2-channel recorder. The one guitar player was pretty loud and pointed right at the thing. Pretty soon, we're going to get some decent demo tracks recorded. Just gotta get these guys organized. It's like herding squirrels.

    With your cover, you played it really close. You were able to get all the little bits n pieces in there. Pretty cool. Sounded like you spent some time and energy on it. :thumbsup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chili View Post
    With your cover, you played it really close. You were able to get all the little bits n pieces in there. Pretty cool. Sounded like you spent some time and energy on it. :thumbsup:
    Singing in German was the hardest part. I took Spanish and Portuguese in school but all my German was from Hogan's Heroes.

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    Here's another oddball gem. A cover of Stalin Kicked the Bucket by Ray Andersen. It's from the sub zero freezer of sub sub genres: Anti-communist Country Songs from the Early Atomic Era.

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    Best song lyric ever: "Though he was a man of power, he was afraid of old Eisenhower." You just don't find rhymes like that anymore.

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    I haven't heard that da da da song in forever!
    I don't know either of the country songs.

    Most of my covers tend to be weird versions of well-known songs

    Like compressing 4 pink floyd songs into 5 minutes

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    Quote Originally Posted by VomitHatSteve View Post
    I haven't heard that da da da song in forever!
    I don't know either of the country songs.

    Most of my covers tend to be weird versions of well-known songs

    Like compressing 4 pink floyd songs into 5 minutes
    That is some seriously fun noisemaking and performing! I was really waiting for an encore.

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