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LF acoustic/downtempto covers of popular songs

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by bombthreat23, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. bombthreat23

    bombthreat23 TRIBE Member

    I love when someone does an acoustic (or even down tempo) version of a popular song, anyone have any good suggestions?
    stuff like this...

    Shinedown - Simple Man
    Jon Regan - don't stop believin
    Richard Cheese - Ice Ice Baby
    Elan Atius - Slave to love
    Johnathan Coulton - baby got back
    Dan Black - Hypnotize
    passenger - umbrella
  2. rentboy

    rentboy TRIBE Member

  3. diablo

    diablo TRIBE Member

    So you want alternate versions of shit songs?
  4. Juan Love

    Juan Love TRIBE Member

    Señor Coconut Y Su Conjunto do latin orchestral covers of Kraftwerk Classics.

    Then there is the entire Richard Cheese canon of swinging covers of alternative standards. A must have for any serious music aficionado.
  5. Eclectic

    Eclectic TRIBE Member

    Obadiah Parker - Hey Ya

    It was my wedding song.
  6. dtox

    dtox TRIBE Member


    killer cover!
  7. -Mercury-

    -Mercury- TRIBE Member

  8. SonorouS

    SonorouS TRIBE Member

  9. SonorouS

    SonorouS TRIBE Member

  10. bombthreat23

    bombthreat23 TRIBE Member

    baby got back
  11. Dialog

    Dialog TRIBE Member

    Toor-day-franz! Toor-day-franz! LOL love that version, would love to hear it and the original beatmached and aggressively mixed.

    On the album "Girl Versions", Emm Gryner covers Def Leppard's "Pour Some Sugar On Me" and Blur's "Song 2", both just her vocals and piano playing; intimate and chilled. I feel a cover version is at it's best when it pops the original inside-out or takes it in a significantly different direction.
  12. Polymorph

    Polymorph TRIBE Member

    I find this version of The Temptations "My Girl", 'downtempo' version by SayCet, from France, to be genuinely lovely:

    oh, and Senor Coconut show totally fun at Mutek this year:)
  13. bombthreat23

    bombthreat23 TRIBE Member

  14. mattt416

    mattt416 TRIBE Member

    i think i've posted this before, but it's well worth a re-post.

    Aphex Twin - Rhubarb On Classical Guitar

  15. bombthreat23

    bombthreat23 TRIBE Member

    amazing video.
  16. todiefor

    todiefor TRIBE Promoter

    I'm surprised nobody's said Ryan Adams accoustic cover of Oasis' hit, Wonderwall.

    I can't stand any of his other music, but that track is awesome.
  17. todiefor

    todiefor TRIBE Promoter

    very cool.
  18. coleridge

    coleridge TRIBE Member

  19. Nesta

    Nesta TRIBE Member

  20. bombthreat23

    bombthreat23 TRIBE Member

    SO GOOD, but can't find it anywhere to download the mp3:(
  21. erika

    erika TRIBE Member

    Anything by Nouvelle Vague pretty well fits that bill.

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