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And a cover of Steely Dan’s Dirty Work

January 21st, 2023 by alephnaught

And a cover of Steely Dan’s Dirty Work

And as I was finishing the previous Steely Dan cover (Do It Again) Aviva and I started watching George and Tammy. Growing up, my mom had a Sons of the Pioneers album (Cool Water, which if you haven’t heard it you should), and we listened to a fair bit of country music when I was […]

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Cover of Steely Dan’s Do It Again

January 21st, 2023 by alephnaught

Cover of Steely Dan’s Do It Again

This month the covers are Steely Dan. I wanted to do a cover of Dirty Work, however, I started a techno version and didn’t like where it was going. One night a dreamed of a harder edged Do It Again, and that’s what we’ve got right here.

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Something completely different – Us and Them (Mechanical Mix)

November 11th, 2022 by alephnaught

Something completely different – Us and Them (Mechanical Mix)

I was almost finished with the straight version of Us and Them, and I had a dream about a more mechanical / industrial version, with hammers for the snare, and more distortion and guitars. So I finished that other version, copied it and started working on this one. There are a lot of changes here, […]

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New cover – Us and Them

November 10th, 2022 by alephnaught

New cover – Us and Them

See Emily Play was fun, however, I wanted to do something more mainstream Pink Floyd. So I picked Us and Them from their Dark Side of the Moon album. This is a pretty straight interpretation, following as much of the original as I could.

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This month is a cover of Pink Floyd’s See Emily Play

November 4th, 2022 by alephnaught

This month is a cover of Pink Floyd’s See Emily Play

This month is a Pink Floyd challenge and I picked See Emily Play (cemented when I found a cover by Bowie). This is a hard rock/punk version, not psychedelic. I hope you enjoy it!

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And another cover, this time Hey Jude

October 14th, 2022 by alephnaught

And another cover, this time Hey Jude

This cover is a collaboration of folks from the monthly challenge. I contributed organ and Mellotron to this one. I hope you like it (I also helped name the ‘band’)!

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New cover song – All the Young Dudes

October 12th, 2022 by alephnaught

New cover song – All the Young Dudes

This month the challenge is to cover a Bowie song, so I immediately grabbed All the Young Dudes. This is a reggae style cover (I started goth and decided I didn’t like that – when I added finger snaps for the hand claps in the chorus it suddenly screamed reggae). I sing on this one […]

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New cover song – Blue Jay Way

September 1st, 2022 by alephnaught

New cover song – Blue Jay Way

So this month it’s the Beatles. I wanted to cover Ticket To Ride, however, for some reason I did a needle-drop of songs on Magical Mystery Tour and re-discovered this one. I dropped the key by a whole step with the plan to put Ticket to Ride after Blue Jay Way, and then gave up […]

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And another new cover – the James Bond Theme

July 15th, 2022 by alephnaught

And another new cover – the James Bond Theme

So here’s another cover – this month the group decided to cover a James Bond song, so I picked the original theme. I’m old and I remember listening to this almost from the earliest Bond movies. Here’s a Wikipedia article on the theme, I think it’s quite good and comprehensive. Barry redid the theme for […]

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Here I Go Again – another cover song

June 14th, 2022 by alephnaught

Here I Go Again – another cover song

Here’s my latest cover, an electronic version of Whitesnake’s Here I Go Again. I hope you like it!

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