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Re: coverfight

Postby iVeg » Tue Apr 12, 2016 12:18 pm

We've got a cello at home, but my cello skills are way rusty, so just used stock.

Vocal delivery - yeah :roll: It's [funny/ sad] how something can sound ok to you at the time, and you come back later and just cringe. I guess that's why people suggest you wait a day after you mix, then come back to it with fresh ears.
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Re: coverfight

Postby fluffy » Tue Apr 12, 2016 6:20 pm

Yeah, although if I always try to fix what's broken from the previous day, I end up spending like three months on a single song. Sometimes it's best to just let it be.
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Re: coverfight

Postby fluffy » Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:51 pm

HeuristicsInc's cover has been posted.
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Re: coverfight

Postby HeuristicsInc » Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:03 am

Sorry I was so late, iVeg, but I underestimated how burned out I got during FAWM. I loved your song in the fight and decided to go with it.
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Re: coverfight

Postby iVeg » Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:37 pm

Thanks, Bill! I totally understand FAWM burn-out. Enjoyed your "Eat Goats!" with your kids, and the anti-valentine with j$.

You got a much creepier thing going on in the chorus with the dropped vocals, the organ, the grindy sound, and the distorted barking. Your instrumental break sounds like it could easily come from a zombie movie. So in that, I think your song captures the emotion of the lyrics better than mine does.

Thanks for taking the time to record and post this!
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Re: coverfight

Postby j$ » Thu Apr 21, 2016 3:33 pm

Top cover, Bill - worth the wait!

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Re: coverfight

Postby HeuristicsInc » Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:40 am

iVeg wrote:Your instrumental break sounds like it could easily come from a zombie movie. So in that, I think your song captures the emotion of the lyrics better than mine does.


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Re: coverfight

Postby iVeg » Fri Apr 22, 2016 11:27 am

Thunder tube. Very cool!
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Re: coverfight

Postby Lunkhead » Fri Apr 22, 2016 12:08 pm

Tiny Robots are still working on their cover. We'll have it done either this Sunday or the following weekend.
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Re: coverfight

Postby fluffy » Wed May 11, 2016 5:29 pm

I'm still waiting for Tiny Robots and Octothorpe. Which Fightmaster will get theirs in first?
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Re: coverfight

Postby fluffy » Sun May 29, 2016 10:33 am

Doot doot doot
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Re: coverfight

Postby fluffy » Mon May 30, 2016 11:42 am

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Re: coverfight

Postby Spud » Mon May 30, 2016 12:24 pm

And now that we are in, I can take this opportunity to thank our coverer, Schlimminy Cricket. Well done man, well done. It's always fun to hear someone else's take.
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Re: coverfight

Postby Spud » Mon May 30, 2016 12:26 pm

BTW, as if you can't tell, we had a little help from fluffy on this one (an Octothorpe band member for many years, so it's only fair!). The voice on the chorus is distinctive, and the mix is all fluffy. Thanks.
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Re: coverfight

Postby fluffy » Tue May 31, 2016 7:54 pm

Tiny Robots' cover of Paco del Stinko is finally complete, and posted!

If you've been holding out on reviewing the fight, now's your chance to finally do it.

If you were planning on covering for a stiffer, TOO LATE.
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Re: coverfight

Postby ken » Tue May 31, 2016 7:56 pm

Dear Paco,
So sorry for the delay. It was harder than expected to coordinate our schedules. I hope it was worth the wait.
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Re: coverfight

Postby j$ » Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:30 am

Oh, my, #. that is *awesome*. Thank you so much.

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Re: coverfight

Postby j$ » Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:03 am

Also, these are all great covers. There's not one here I couldn't listen to, again and again. Personal vanity aside, I *think* if there were a vote, I would go Sockpuppet first, Heuristics Inc second and Tiny Robots third (it's a wonderful Nouvelle Vague-esque cover of the original but I'm not sure about the accent choice).

Thanks for organising/sticking with this, Fluffy. Top job.

Also, thank you again, Octothorpe - It's nice not to be that difficult-or-just-plain-crap-artist-to-interpret-who-got-stiffed-again guy for once - and my, the end result's top stuff. I gift you this song if you ever want to include it in your output. Did it far better/more efficiently than I ever could...

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Re: coverfight

Postby Chumpy » Fri Jun 03, 2016 3:01 pm

Wow, that Tiny Robots track is amazing, hits me right in that place in my heart where I keep my love of Stereolab. I disagree with j$ about the accent (I think it's perfect) but agree with him about how great a job Fluffy did organizing. Thanks! I hope to write proper reviews at some point.
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Re: coverfight

Postby Paco Del Stinko » Fri Jun 03, 2016 6:19 pm

Dear Ken and fellow Robots: Amazing job. Absolutely fantastic. The vocals are a delight, the guitars so much better than the original and tasty, great rhythm tracks. I love the Brazilian vibe to it, or whatever you call that. Outstanding.

Ya know, I thought this song was decent, for me, but you took it and showed me how it could, and should, be done. Thank you.
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