Barenaked Side Fight!

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Barenaked Side Fight!

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The idea of having a side fight of Covering Barenaked Ladies songs has just started floating around, thanks to me wish listing a ton of BnL songs upon people.

So... I propose a Barenaked Side Fight! To who ever is up for it. I say if you already know a few of their songs that you'd like to cover then post which one and then cover it, and if you don't have a clue about BnL then let me know and I or Puce could suggest a good one.

Are we all ready to get Naked?

Optional challenge to the fight: Record your song while playing it Naked. (note to non-BnL fans) On every album BnL records at least one full song completely naked.

:idea:


:?: Question: What kind of rules or Time frame should we set? and no Puce we can't bar Josh Woodward from participating.


As for insentive: I think I could think up some kind of Graphic Reward I could do, maybe a splash page design for whoevers website, or CD cover. Or maybe I could think of something else.
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Post by jimtyrrell »

I want to do this. There's even a BnL song I have in mind. I think it's called 'If I Fall', but I'm not completely sure.
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Post by Poor June »

still wonderin' which song you think i should cover?
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Post by fodroy »

i'll do this if it becomes official.
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fodroy wrote:i'll do this if it becomes official.
How do we make it official? Does it need the Fightmaster stamp of Approval? (Not Sarcastic with that question)
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Post by fodroy »

i believe so. i doubt if he'd do it considering we just wrapped up the last one.
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Poor June wrote:still wonderin' which song you think i should cover?
I got it: War On Drugs - off of the Album: Everything To Everyone
The live version from the Dallas Show is really good too. I have both of course.

or if you want older:

The Flag - off the Album: Gordon
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It doesn't need anyone's "approval". If you want to do it, just announce it and whoever wants to plays. Simple as that.

So which song should I do? I only know a few of their songs.
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jimtyrrell wrote:I want to do this. There's even a BnL song I have in mind. I think it's called 'If I Fall', but I'm not completely sure.
Jim Tyrell:
When I fall - off the Album: Born On A Pirate Ship
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Jim of Seattle wrote:It doesn't need anyone's "approval". If you want to do it, just announce it and whoever wants to plays. Simple as that.

So which song should I do? I only know a few of their songs.
I kind of agree Jim, I'm just worried no one will actually join in.


A few Suggestions for you: Jim of Seattle

Lovers in a Dangerous Time - Album: Disc One: All Their Greatest Hits 1991-2001

Next Time - Album: Everything to Everyone

Hello City - Album: Gordon
Box Set - Album: Gordon
I Love You - Album: Gordon

Sell, Sell, Sell - Album: Maroon
Tonight is the Night I fell Asleep at the Wheelwithout the hidden track called Sun. - Album: Maroon

Alcohol - Album: Stunt
Call And Answer - Album: Stunt
Who Needs Sleep? - Album: Stunt


Just a short list for you . ;) But I agree with Puce that anything off Gordon would be a good pick.
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Post by Eric Y. »

i'm in, but i have to peruse my collection and find a song i would enjoy doing. question: would it be frowned upon to go with one of their big hits? (i mean like a more recent one, i wouldn't want to ruin "if i had $1,000,000" for example)
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Post by hujhax »

Ooo -- sounds fun.

I'm thinking I'd nab a B-side like "Trust Me" or "Back," maybe?

Of course, all of this is assuming I get over my inveterate laziness.... :D
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bortwein wrote:Lovers in a Dangerous Time - Album: Disc One: All Their Greatest Hits 1991-2001
This tune is actually a Bruce Cockburn song.
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If I may be pednatic as well, the hidden track on Maroon is actually called "Hidden Sun."

Did you bootleg this concert? Or is there an official live concert recording of "War On Drugs" around? Because that song is positively gut-wrenching. I crave it.

Also, my recommendation to Jim (O) is to find a live version of "Call And Answer," with Kevin's awesome piano solo, and try tackling that.
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I like the sound of this naked stuff.
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Generic wrote:If I may be pednatic as well, the hidden track on Maroon is actually called "Hidden Sun."

Did you bootleg this concert? Or is there an official live concert recording of "War On Drugs" around? Because that song is positively gut-wrenching. I crave it.

Also, my recommendation to Jim (O) is to find a live version of "Call And Answer," with Kevin's awesome piano solo, and try tackling that.
Off-topic: Generic you annoy me. :twisted:

Back on topic: Wait again this is off topic. :shock:
Bootleg it, are you kidding me, no I got it off iTunes Music Store. It was performed at the Dallas Concert back in March, which I attended in person I might add. The recording is good but is still only a recording next to having seen it live.

Back on topic? :oops:
Call and Answer would be a good song for JoS but I think the other suggestion I gave were better overall for Jim.
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I record all of my songs naked
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Re: Barenaked Side Fight!

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bortwein wrote:Optional challenge to the fight: Record your song while playing it Naked.
be careful what you wish for, people may try to submit evidence to prove it...
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Post by Adam! »

tonetripper wrote:
bortwein wrote:Lovers in a Dangerous Time - Album: Disc One: All Their Greatest Hits 1991-2001
This tune is actually a Bruce Cockburn song.
Yes. Yes it is. You get a cookie.

What you may or may not be aware of is that BnL's cover of the song was their first hit, which is why it is a notable part of Barenaked history.
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Post by Gazelles »

May I mention that I love you bortwein??? Barenaked Ladies was my first musical love, and I still love them, though maybe not as much. If I had recording capabilities, I'd be all over this. I was going to offer to help people choose songs too, seeing as I have all their albums, but looks like bortwein's got that covered. I'm really excited to see the results if this thing gets off the ground.
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Post by prayformojo »

I'd liek to do Trust Me, a b-side off the Shoebox EP, but it depends on teh time frame and how long we have to do this.
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Post by Jim of Seattle »

the human cello wrote: I was going to offer to help people choose songs too, seeing as I have all their albums, but looks like bortwein's got that covered.
He's just one opinion, and no one has yet to suggest any song off either of the only 2 BNL albums I own: Rock Spectacle (live album) and Maybe You Should Drive.

Or even if not from those two, a second opinion is always welcome.

And I second the request for a timeline for this thing.
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