On Friday I spent some time in the studio working on different tracks. One of them was an experimental cover of ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ with my sister and her boyfriend singing and playing guitar. They studied music at University, and it was nice to record with people who knew what they were doing.
We used a bunch of different effects to layer the sound up, and I added in chip drums later on.
You can hear and download the track below. It’s ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ like you’ve never heard it before. In someone else’s words:
I could imagine it being played at a f**** up fun fare with porcelain dolls singing as they go round in a Ferris wheel.
Nat Lyon from Connecticut – friend of the bowtie – has released not one, but two covers of my old track ‘sleeping solves nothing’ – from the 26 hour days album.
It’s a pretty awesome re-imagining of an acousticy number, and you can download it for nowt over on his Bandcamp page here.
FOE – The Black Lodge (cover)
So here we have it, a totally unnecessary chiprock cover of the Black Lodge by FOE.
I promise to keep my hands off of other band’s songs for a while.
I don’t do covers very often. Infact, it’s probably one of the main reasons why my guitar playing is nowhere near as good as it should be given the length of time I’ve actually been doing it. Reproducing other people’s songs just isn’t something that comes naturally.
Anyway, sometimes these things just happen.
Back in another life and another band I shared a stage with these chaps, and it struck a chord tonight for a whole set of reasons, and I thought I’d have a bash.
Check out my massacre of ‘Moving to New York’ by the Wombats below.
moving to ny by unexpectedbowtie