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I must be nuts, I tell ya...

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by StrangerNY, Mar 1, 2021.

  1. StrangerNY

    StrangerNY Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    So, I've been doing this covers project with other LI musicians for nearly a year now, and we've been covering a ton of stylistic ground - straight rock, Punk, Glam, Classic Rock, a little Prog, New Wave, some 90s, all kinds of stuff. Here's what I've recorded so far.

    When I Come Around — Green Day
    Airbag - Radiohead
    Play With Fire - Stones
    Psychotic Reaction - Count Five
    Ain’t No Sunshine - Bill Withers
    Fourth Of July - Shooter Jennings
    Sweet Little Lisa - Rockppile
    Bold As Love - Hendrix
    You Don’t Know How It Feels - Petty
    Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues - Dylan
    Little Sister - Elvis
    Bus Stop - Hollies
    Penny Lane - Beatles
    Over, Under, Sideways, Down - Yardbirds
    Strawberry Fields Forever - Beatles
    Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
    All My Loving - Beatles
    Rock On - David Essex
    Nantucket Sleighride - Mountain
    New Sensation - INXS
    Nebraska - Springsteen
    A Girl Like You - Smithereens
    Mr. Spaceman - Byrds
    No Myth - Michael Penn
    Mister, You’re A Better Man Than I - Yardbirds
    Pincushion - ZZ Top
    Let Me Roll It - McCartney
    Heroin Girl - Everclear
    Till The End Of The Day - Kinks
    Combination - Aerosmith
    Perfection - Badfinger
    Saturday Superhouse - Biffy Clyro
    Deserted Cities Of The Heart - Cream
    If I Didn’t Love You - Squeeze
    Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
    I’m An Adult Now - Pursuit of Happiness
    Head Over Heels - Tears For Fears
    Never My Love - The Association
    Red Hot - Robert Gordon
    Smile A Little Smile For Me - Flying Machine
    Vanilla Radio - Wildhearts
    Wichita Lineman - Glen Campbell
    No Matter What - Badfinger
    Golden Years - Bowie
    It’s No Good - Depeche Mode
    Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty
    Do You Believe In Magic - Lovin' Spoonful
    My Back Pages - Byrds
    Mama Weer All Crazee Now - Slade
    Eight Days A Week - Beatles
    Memo From Turner - Jagger

    A lot of these songs are pretty much straight rock tunes that don't take a whole lot of work to produce, while a few of them were so involved that in retrospect I must have been insane to even attempt them. But the more involved tunes are definitely the most fun to do, just to see if reproducing them is possible. I posted a cover of Radiohead's 'Airbag' last week, and that was a real challenge to put together - and I found myself wondering what I could try to raise the bar a little higher.

    With that in mind, I was talking to one of the guys who's done a few of the songs with me earlier, and we've got an idea that's so insane it just might work.

    We're going to attempt covering 'Good Vibrations' by the Beach Boys.

    This will be by far the most ambitious track we've tried, but for some weird reason I'm really looking forward to trying it. I see many hours in the studio in the next couple of weeks...

    - D
     
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  3. Fiesta Red

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    I dig the set list—some nice off-beaten-path tunes...
     
  4. StrangerNY

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    I let my collaborators pick the songs they wanted to do! That definitely moved me out of my comfort zone, and got the guests a little more charged up.

    I did about a dozen of them by myself, mostly while waiting for guests to send me their tracks for other songs. Just stuff I always wanted to play and never got to do in a band.

    - D
     
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    Man you have skills I could never even hope to possess.
     
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    I recorded Radiohead's Decks Dark from A Moon Shaped Pool. Lots going on in that tune! It was a lot of fun to do, and the considerable effort came out reasonably well, with my own little twists and turns in it.
     
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    StrangerNY Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    All of their stuff, especially from OK Computer on, is really imaginative. A lot of people say they're not really 'rock' any more, but I really enjoy what they turned themselves into.

    The bass player for my band did 'Airbag' with me, and now he's agitating to do 'Paranoid Android.' Seriously considering it.

    - D
     
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    Thank you, man. I appreciate that.

    - D
     
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    I was very late to the Radiohead bandwagon. Never liked Creep and mostly tuned them out until my mid 50's. Saw them at MSG a few years ago and it was one of the best concerts ever. In Rainbows is one of my favorite albums, period. My attempt at Decks Dark is still posted over in Recording in Progress. Paranoid Android is another one with lots going on. Good luck with it.
     
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    I'd love to hear Bold As Love... It's one of my all time favorite Hendrix tunes, and even on my all time tops list. Not enough guys ever learn it, not even the hardcore Jimi guys, it seems, which I'm also wholely guilty of.


    You guys definitely should do Paranoid Android though. Yes, I am biased, because that's my favorite song off the entire album, but it's just a good song, period, to hone your recording and producing chops on.
     
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    Bold As Love

    That was one of my favorites to do! I could only kind of get in the neighborhood of Jimi's playing, but piecing together the arrangement and production (and programming Mitch's drums!) was a lot of fun.

    - D
     
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    Awesome. Yeah, when I took up drumming a few years after guitar, trying to even get a somewhat similar groove to Mitch is when I truly gained an immense appreciation for exactly what he was able to accomplish and put to tape. I've always loved his drumming, but it wasn't untill trying to cop it that I also truly realized how bad I was at the time...haha.

    So, yeah, I'll definitely give it a listen when I get back tonight when I have something better than my phone speaker. I'm stoked.
     
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