February 28, 2011

#036: The Lion Sleeps Tonight

CoversJasonMichaelMike PNatashaSarahVirginia

The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Sarah: Vocals
Michael: Vocals, Percussion
Mike P: Guitar
Jason: Bass, Backing Vocals
Natasha: Keyboards
Virginia: Accordion

An attempted reggae-version of this golden oldie that devolves into a swinging accordion groove and a wonderfully-botched ending.

October 6, 2010

#032: Common People

CoversJasonJonMichaelMike PSarah

Common People

Sarah & Jon: Vocals
Michael: Piano, Synths, Additional Bass
Jason: Bass, Harmonica
Mike P: Guitar

Pulp’s working-class anthem stripped of all it’s bombast, revealing itself as more of a folk song. Recorded at the end of a long night in our standard one-take/warts-and-all style.

September 8, 2010

#028: Love Me Tender

CoversJasonJonMike PSarah

Love Me Tender

Mike P: Guitar, Vocals
Sarah & Jon: Vocals
Jason: Percussion

An entertaining car crash of a cover, where it doesn`t seems like we`ll be able to get to the end of the song without incessant laughter or multiple re-starts. (The picture is Elvis’ birthplace.)

July 24, 2010

#024: Paper Planes

Paper Planes

Michael, Jason: Vocals

Acapella beatbox version of M.I.A.`s big hit single, with rather unplanned tempo changes during the second half.

May 5, 2010

#020: March of the (Bohemian) Pigs

AcapellaCoversJasonJonMichaelMike PSarah

March of the (Bohemian) Pigs

Sarah, Jason, Jon, Michael, Mike P: Vocals

Michael had it in his mind that an acapella/barbershop quartet version of this Nine Inch Nails tune would sound amazing. And on one fateful night he indeed got his wish, with a little bit of Bohemian Rhapsody unexpectedly tagged on at the end.

March 31, 2010

#016: Oh! Darling


Oh! Darling

Sarah: Vocals
Jason: Slide Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
Jon: Guitar, Vocals
Michael: Microphone Holding, Distant Vocals

A very quiet version of this Beatles tune that Sarah and Jon liked so much they started playing the song over right after we finished playing it, hence the two endings going on here.

February 23, 2010

#012: Absolutely Cuckoo

CoversJasonJonMichaelMike PNatashaSarah

Absolutely Cuckoo

Sarah: Vocals
Jon: Guitar, Distant Vocals
Mike P: Guitar
Michael: Percussion, Backing Vocals
Natasha: Piano
Jason: Ukulele, Harmonica

Our cover of the first track from 69 Love Songs, which we did with little forethought to rehearse, hence it sounding endearingly sloppy and loose. That’s kind of the norm around here, you know.

January 28, 2010

#008: Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)


Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)

Sarah and Briana: Vocals
Michael: Guitar
Jason: Distant Ukulele
Christopher: Microphone Holding, Backing Vocals
Arthur: Percussion, Vocals

Our sing-along cover of the bubblegum classic by Edison Lighthouse.

January 14, 2010

#004: Crimson and Clover


Crimson and Clover

Sarah and Briana: Vocals
Michael: Guitar, Backing Vocals
Arthur: Bass, Backing Vocals
Jason: Percussion

Cover tunes happen frequently and spontaneously during our jam sessions, and are always a lot of fun. Here is a sparse version of a Tommy James classic.

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