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2013-01-22 01:59:36 AM
 
2013-01-22 02:03:38 AM
I probably would have liked this better if it was a new recording. By just shifting the tones all that happens is I get weirded out because I'm too used to the original.

Ben Folds once did this on tour with Song For The Dumped, he shifted that to minor and slowed it down, it sounded cool. Billy Joel has also played a major key version of Pressure on Storytellers or some show like that.
 
2013-01-22 02:33:00 AM
Pretty cool.
 
2013-01-22 03:10:09 AM

lokisbong: Throwdown - Baby Got Back (FULL METAL COVER)


Fine. ... if you're gonna play that way, time to bring out the big guns:
Humpty Dance Cover - La Swing Bossiste
 
2013-01-22 03:49:05 AM

Oldiron_79: Not honna click,I like minor scales and chords. Hell do it inreverse and minorfy some sickeningly happy songs.


Pachelbel's Canon in D Minor
 
2013-01-22 04:08:49 AM

ciberido: lokisbong: Throwdown - Baby Got Back (FULL METAL COVER)

Fine. ... if you're gonna play that way, time to bring out the big guns:
Humpty Dance Cover - La Swing Bossiste


Okay that's pretty awesome! thanks!
 
2013-01-22 05:57:57 AM

The Tribune's Mr. Sly: Show up with Lydian mode and we'll talk.


Fark it ... let's hear it in whole tone, 12-tone, and hyperchromatic quartal, as well.

REM might be listenable through an Alban Berg filter.
 
2013-01-22 07:55:13 AM
Is it just me, or are 90s hits not played the fark out like 70s, 80s, and 00s hits? Losing My Religion was as big and iconic as any other, but I don't hear it often anymore, like in commercials or music beds, not even just the instrumental. And it's not just that REM doesn't want to sell out--I feel like I rarely hear any 90s Janet/Michael, Boys to Men, or even Pearl Jam. Seems like that is treated as a forgettable decade musically.
 
2013-01-22 07:55:43 AM
Doing that just kills the soul of the song it just becomes very flat and boring without those minor chords.
 
2013-01-22 08:04:36 AM

RCon: Bluegrass NIN from the incomparable Asylum Street Spankers


If anyone can point me to the Cousin Brothers bluegrass cover of Closer, I'd be indebted.

Could have just been the company I was with at the bar, but I recall that version as being all kinds of naughty.
 
2013-01-22 08:08:00 AM

vernonFL: I forgot how gay that video was.


The martyrdom of St Sebastian is a major gay icon.
 
2013-01-22 08:42:30 AM

Yankees Team Gynecologist: Is it just me, or are 90s hits not played the fark out like 70s, 80s, and 00s hits? Losing My Religion was as big and iconic as any other, but I don't hear it often anymore, like in commercials or music beds, not even just the instrumental. And it's not just that REM doesn't want to sell out--I feel like I rarely hear any 90s Janet/Michael, Boys to Men, or even Pearl Jam. Seems like that is treated as a forgettable decade musically.


Gen-X is not as numerous as the Boomers or the Millenials therefore they do not have any social inertia and are not attractive to market forces. They also have comparatively low self esteem so they have a low opinion of their upbringing and hence do not mythologize nor nostalgia-ize their musical heroes anywhere near the extent that the Boomers do.

In other words: They don't care, and there's not that many of them anyway.

It's a demographic thing.
 
2013-01-22 08:49:33 AM
definitely NOT a bookmark.

Cool stuff, can't wait to listen to some of it when I get home.
 
2013-01-22 08:50:48 AM

jaytkay: weltallica: Fark VIMEO.

It's always a 70/30 chance that pressing the PLAY button will do sweet fark all.

It's about 90% fail in my experience.

RIght now Vimeo has taken 6 minutes to play the first 19 seconds of the REM link.


Always works on Vimeo site for me. Embedded videos frequently won't play the expected way.
 
2013-01-22 09:28:09 AM

Yankees Team Gynecologist: Is it just me, or are 90s hits not played the fark out like 70s, 80s, and 00s hits? Losing My Religion was as big and iconic as any other, but I don't hear it often anymore, like in commercials or music beds, not even just the instrumental. And it's not just that REM doesn't want to sell out--I feel like I rarely hear any 90s Janet/Michael, Boys to Men, or even Pearl Jam. Seems like that is treated as a forgettable decade musically.


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About 10 years ago the people I had been in the Peace Corps with had a reunion, and the party featured music that had been popular during the years we had been overseas together. It was the first time in a long while that I had heard that much music from the 1990s at the same time. It was kinda odd because I guess until I heard it all again, I hadn't really realized that the 1990s were over, musically speaking. It was something of a weird epiphany, honestly. I guess all reunions are like that in a way.

It was nice, though, to hear O.P.P. again. I hadn't even realized how much I had missed that song.

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I suppose that there are 90s stations on the radio now, just like there used to be stations for the 60s, 70s, and 80s.
 
2013-01-22 10:09:09 AM
The song becomes mush more desperate and manic. Very cool.
 
2013-01-22 10:12:15 AM

ciberido: I suppose that there are 90s stations on the radio now, just like there used to be stations for the 60s, 70s, and 80s.


almost 40% of The End's playlist pretty much mirrors a Alternative Radiostation from 1995 or so. Not complaining, but it was odd listening to that station in the late 90s/early 00s and have it play pretty much entirely new music to now being a Classic (Alternative) Rock station of sorts.
 
2013-01-22 10:48:14 AM

jamspoon: nutkick_42: Metal Miley

Going the other way Richard Thompson's live acoustic version of Oops!... I did it again


FoW Hit Me Baby One More Time
 
2013-01-22 11:03:32 AM
It's weird as shiat and makes my teef hurt, but it really proves that minor thirds and sevenths are the key to making music sound "cool." Shift those two notes up a half step and all of the sudden everything sounds like Shiny Happy People.
 
2013-01-22 01:22:26 PM

Hetfield: Tumunga: rotsky: FlashHarry: still a couple of minor chords in there,

I thought so...

Me to two. And I'm a douche.

/pet peeve


I know. My fingers sometimes type shiat I ain't thinking.
 
2013-01-22 02:41:03 PM

Coco LaFemme: DammitIForgotMyLogin: Riders on the Storm

This is really, really good actually.  Not better than the original, but I'd listen to it more than once.


I could barely contain a giggle while listening to this song. It borders on the absurd, and I don't even LOVE the Doors.

The interesting thing about all of these songs is just how...boring and repetitive they get. It's like, this is the best way to show a person how and when minor keys should be used. "See? Here are three songs that would suck if you did then in major chords."

They ARE interesting.
They are also unnecessary.


/except for the aforementioned use as an example as outlined above.
 
2013-01-22 03:24:50 PM
Bookmark!
 
2013-01-22 06:44:52 PM

FlashHarry: still a couple of minor chords in there, but, yes, that was interesting.


Not reading all 6 pages so I don't know if we got there, but major keys do include minor chords. It's not as simple as replacing minors with major.

For example, here are common chord progressions in the key of C Major:

I - IV - V             C - F - G
I - vi - IV - V       C - Am - F - G
ii - V - I              Dm7 - G7 - Cmaj7

http://www.guitar-chords.org.uk/chords-key-c.html
 
2013-01-22 06:52:27 PM
Very interesting experiment! I still heard some discord in there at places... ie. that chord at 1:32. It's repeated at other points in the song too. Also the notes the bass plays sometimes are.... iffy......

The verses worked the best!

Reminds me of Spirit of the West !

also, I'm surprised nobody's linked this Decemberists song:
Link
 
2013-01-22 07:00:47 PM

CavalierEternal: I really like the first one they did with Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters".


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"Yeaaaaah! Metallica!...Wait a minute....what the hell is this crap?"
"That sucked."
 
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2013-01-22 07:05:51 PM

Bawdy George: jamspoon: nutkick_42: Metal Miley

Going the other way Richard Thompson's live acoustic version of Oops!... I did it again

FoW Hit Me Baby One More Time


Travis has been playing a similar version of that live for years...
 
2013-01-22 09:10:20 PM
No streaming media at work.... so admitted bookmark.

Also now very inspired to plug in my midi-capable keyboard again and mess around. Thanks Fark!
 
2013-01-22 10:34:18 PM

Flab: roblarky: New Rickroll

From that link I got to What a Wonderful World (Metal version).


That alone made this thread worth it.
 
2013-01-22 11:33:07 PM

HockeyGod98: CavalierEternal: I really like the first one they did with Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters".

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"Yeaaaaah! Metallica!...Wait a minute....what the hell is this crap?"
"That sucked."


+100

/what i thought of too
 
2013-01-24 09:01:37 PM
Wow, so if you shift that off the minor chords (mostly) and keep the original video, you get what feels like REM trying to cover any number of late-90s lesbian bands.
 
2013-01-24 09:02:49 PM

CavalierEternal: I really like the first one they did with Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters".


...so that's where Christian rock gets the idea.
 
2013-01-24 09:08:41 PM

DammitIForgotMyLogin: Riders on the Storm


Surprisingly like what I would expect a Johnny Cash cover of this to sound like.
 
2013-01-24 09:28:11 PM

Ohlookabutterfly: how did something so trivial and ridiculous make the main page?
dnrtfa


cdn.inquisitr.com
 
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