Hanky Code wants to cover your song

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Hanky Code wants to cover your song

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My foray into ‘covering random songs from the archive’ was fun enough, but I get the feeling that half of the original artists will never know about the cover version of their song, and the other half didn’t want their song covered in the first place. I can avoid those drawbacks by simply asking if any of you would like me to cover one of your songs. So here’s the deal:
  • If you would like me to cover one of your songs, pick three of your Song Fight! songs for me to choose from. Either list those three songs in this thread or PM the list to me (user name Jerkatorium).
  • Your songs must be Song Fight! submissions; I’m only covering songs that competed in actual Song Fights, not Nur Ein, not SpinTunes.
  • Your songs must have the lyrics posted somewhere: Ye Olde Lyric Archive, or posted in this thread, or sent via PM.
  • Many of the covers will be ‘reinterpretations’, so you have to be okay with the possibility that I might turn your sweet soulful acoustic number into ska trash, or turn your heavy metal masterpiece into K-Pop, or turn your emo alt-rock into 70’s disco.
  • I intend to prioritize covering songs from bands I’ve never covered before. If Hanky Code or Jerkatorium has already covered one of your songs in the past then I’ll be glad to cover another one of your songs if you want me to, but it might take a while for me to get to it.
It’s that easy. Don’t be shy, I genuinely want to cover your music so let me know which songs. I’ll post the completed covers as streamable and downloadable SoundCloud links in this thread. If you want to collaborate with me on covers of other people’s songs, please PM me. If you want to cover a song that someone else lists in this thread then go for it. Not sure how fast I’ll crank these out but I’ll do what I can.
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Post by lichenthroat »

I'll sign up! This is very nice of you to do. I'll submit the following songs:

Do You Have a Plan?
High and Higher
I Can't Turn It Off

PM me if you'd like sheet music. I have it for High and Higher and I Can't Turn It Off, but I have unfortunately lost my files for Do You Have a Plan.
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Post by fluffy »

oh dang I sure love getting covered

how about...

Better Than Before
Bad Cat
Strangers
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I’m in. I nominate the following of my Hot Pink Halo songs...

Liquid Starshine
Try Me
High and Higher
Devil’s got me Lindt! Devil’s got me Lindt!
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You have of course already covered my Vomsongs twice (thanks again!) but I'd love to hear you take on a Vowl Sounds track.

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Post by jkelver »

I only have three songfight submissions, so I guess I just barely qualify:

How It Comes Apart
Another Mystery Solved
A 9/11 Every Day

Thanks!
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vowlvom wrote:
Sun Jan 31, 2021 1:26 am
You have of course already covered my Vomsongs twice (thanks again!) but I'd love to hear you take on a Vowl Sounds track.

Cassini
The Strong Button
Whichever Whenever
Without even listening to it, Cassini sounds like a song I should cover.
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Well if the Vowl song doesn't take your fancy, there are nine other options! That was my first fight.
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man you sure opened up a can o' worms with this post
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No regerts. Already working on the first cover. In the meantime if anybody wants to cover anything on any of those lists (maybe Hot Pink Halo doing Cassini?), you absolutely should do that.
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Post by sleepysilverdoor »

Hmmmmmmm, sure, I'm always stoked about Phlebia covers. I don't think you've covered me, but you did contribute guitar work to Personal Space (which came out great).

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You are a brave soul. Godspeed, and looking forward to the fruits of your loins here!
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Oh go on - what a wonderful vanity moment, I'm in!

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Sorry this has taken so long, but the first cover is done - it's Lichen Throat's "High and Higher".

And hooray! I scored an excellent guest vocalist for this one! Chumpy is doing the vocals for this number, you lucky lucky bastards.





Fair warning: I didn't bother with the 11/8 time signature, and I put my own spin on it, effectively stripping it of the qualities that made the original song interesting and inventive. The original can be heard at http://www.songfight.org/music/high_and ... at_hah.mp3

I wish I could promise to have the next cover done more quickly, but other projects are stealing focus so the next cover probably won't be finished until sometime in March.
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I love this! I tried to pick songs where I thought the music was solid but my original vocal could be improved upon. Of the three I submitted, this was the one I though you'd be least likely to do. Shows what I know.

With regard to your transfer from 11/8 to 4/4, I basically sang the original as 4/4 with three extra instrumental eighth notes at the end of each line, which you apparently recognized. I like hearing this song with vocals that are well-performed and interesting, in contrast to my monotone. I especially like the harmonies in the last line. I definitely felt like you kept the original spirit while also making enough changes to make it seem a lot different.

Thanks, thanks, thanks!!
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Thinking back, I can't remember why I chose High and Higher from your list. It was probably due to the chorus, which I kept pretty faithful to your original. Each of those were good options, I probably just enjoyed High and Higher most out of the three.

I'm extremely happy to hear that you liked the cover, thank you for that feedback. It makes me even more motivated to attack the other covers.
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