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15th-May-2012 09:13 pm
I'll be doing a musical project for the next few months: some crowd-sourced covers. Guidelines:

1) I'll be doing 10 cover songs, 9 of them by request (saving one spot for myself). They don't have to be in my usual style; I'll surely choose some that are in my wheelhouse, but I want to have a few departures on there, too, so feel free to suggest anything. (If you don't know what my usual style is, go to Facebook and look up Trembles of Fortune.)

2) You can suggest as many songs as you like, but I'll be choosing no more than one from any particular requester.

3) *How* I cover a song is up to me: a faithful version, a version in a totally different style, a parody, anything goes.

4) I'll be recording these covers in my home studio during June and July. That's a pretty quick recording schedule, so requests have a better chance if they require less production (or if I choose a heavily produced song, I might do a stripped-down version of it.)

5) I'll consider obscure songs, but well-known songs have a somewhat better chance of getting through.

Fire away!
16th-May-2012 03:44 pm (UTC)
16th-May-2012 04:47 pm (UTC)
You should forget about rule #2 and pick five each from spherulitic and me, though I guess that wouldn't be crowdsourcing, so to speak. Some ideas:

Ace of Base - All That She Wants (Bhangra Version!)
Shania Twain - Man! I Feel Like a Woman!
Bouncing Souls - I Like Your Mom
Bjork - Human Behaviour
ABBA - Take A Chance on Me
Smile.dk - Butterfly
Jennifer Love Hewitt - Barenaked

More to come later, perhaps.
16th-May-2012 07:02 pm (UTC)
Ooh fun!

Let's try

No Doubt - Just a Girl
Bieber - Boyfriend
NKOTB - Cover Girl
Limp Bizkit - Break Stuff (this begs for a slow melodic treatment)

There's a good start.
17th-May-2012 01:49 am (UTC)
Geoff will post "Break Stuff" but when you hit Play, you find out he actually covered Röyksopp.
16th-May-2012 06:41 pm (UTC)
I'd love to see you do a cover of a melodic/death metal song.

I can name a few, but I was wondering if guitar should be a central feature of the song, or whatever. Or does anything go?

16th-May-2012 06:51 pm (UTC)
Anything goes.
19th-May-2012 06:16 am (UTC)
gah i'm probably too late:

Not every song is metal :)

- Captivating Solitude - In Vain
- Rose of Sharyn - Killswitch Engage
- Silver Tongue (yes, Carl Johnson's song!)
- Soilwork - As We Speak
- A Change of Pace - Weekend Warriors
- Any Thai Crossword song (or The Final Countdown!)
- Red - Breath Life
- Empire State of Mind - Jay-Z
- tik tok - ke$ha
19th-May-2012 02:27 pm (UTC)
Nah, you're not too late - I'm taking suggestions through the end of the month.
16th-May-2012 10:04 pm (UTC)
Jorge Ben - Take It Easy My Brother Charles
Radiohead - 2+2=5
Roxy Music - Amazona
Iron & Wine - Your Fake Name Is Good Enough For Me
17th-May-2012 11:32 am (UTC)
I already made one suggestion on FB, but something by Traffic would be cool, maybe Forty Thousand Headmen or Empty Pages.
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