Cover Challenge #8 - chat thread

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Welcome to the 8th fretboard cover challenge. The rules are simple - there are no rules*. 

We all start with the same song suggestion and record our own cover version. It's up to your imagination as to what you do with it. It could be faithful to the original or as out there as you wish. 

The idea is to share creativity and see how we end up with differing results from the exact same start point. Feel free to change key if needed for vocals. Feel free to go instrumental/spoken word/rap if singing isn't your thing. Feel free to share ideas in this thread or keep your hand close to your chest. Just have fun with it. 


The track to be covered has been chosen by the winner of the last challenge @IMC1980 ;is....

Drum roll...


Crazy


Yes. That's right. This challenge has a twist. Again. You can cover any song with the title "Crazy". Off the top of my head (without I can think of four - Seal, Aerosmith, Patsy Cline and Gnarls Barkley. If you know of another version then feel free to share it with the rest of us. Now get those creative juices flowing and see what you can come up with. 



RULES:

Entries to be sent in mp3 format to the following Email address:

covers@thefretboard.co.uk

You may wish to submit artwork to go with your entry. It brightens up the playlist and might get you more votes but it's not mandatory. 

Entries close at 11.30pm on Thursday 31st October

(I don't know if the song choice was intentional but the UK may well be crazy around that date! #satire)

Only one entry per participant. 

A playlist of all the entries will be posted in the Voting Thread and you will have approximately one week to vote. Vote for your top 3 with 5 points awarded  for first place, 3 points for second place and 1 point for third place. Entrants obviously aren't allowed to vote for their own entry. 

Unlike other challenges in the Cover Challenge the winner wins a prize - they get to choose the track to be covered for the next challenge. Please have ideas ready in advance as you will only have approximately 48hrs to PM your suggestion or The Management will decide for you. 


Good luck. 
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  • poopotpoopot Frets: 3158
    Bagsy Beyoncé!!!!
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  • thecolourboxthecolourbox Frets: 4881
    edited September 2019
    I thought "ooooh the Britney classic" but apparently that is prefixed by the bracketed (You Drive Me) which is a shame.

    Quite like a bit of Patsy Cline/Willie Nelson and Gnarls Barclay so I'm looking forward to hearing these. Won't be able to take part I don't think but always enjoy listening
    She's the tear that hangs inside my soul forever
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  • BezzerBezzer Frets: 306
    I was thinking it was about time for a K-Ci and JoJo revival ...
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  • poopotpoopot Frets: 3158
    Right... have to ask... songs called “crazy” or songs with crazy in the tittle?
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  • poopot said:
    Right... have to ask... songs called “crazy” or songs with crazy in the tittle?
    RTF Rules... 
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  • poopot said:
    Right... have to ask... songs called “crazy” or songs with crazy in the tittle?
    RTF Rules... 

    I feel your pain. I might start using that reply on the composition challenge thread :)

    It's not a competition.
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  • poopotpoopot Frets: 3158
    edited September 2019
    So it’s any song with a title but no drums!...

    May be getting my threads mixed up...
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  • poopot said:
    Right... have to ask... songs called “crazy” or songs with crazy in the tittle?
    RTF Rules... 

    I feel your pain. I might start using that reply on the composition challenge thread :)

    Perhaps you just need to simplify the composition challenge to "write a song in the key of A" or "write a song about cats" 
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  • poopotpoopot Frets: 3158
    edited September 2019
    Ok... I’ll stick to the rules... no Beyoncé... but... I’m gonna ruin that track for you now... once you hear this you will never unhear it...

    when Beyonce sings “oh oh oh oh oh” etc... think of the cantina band from Star Wars
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  • poopot said:
    Ok... I’ll stick to the rules... no Beyoncé... but... I’m gonna ruin that track for you now... once you hear this you will never unhear it...

    when Beyonce sings “oh oh oh oh oh” etc... think of the cantina band from Star Wars
    As long as Uncle stays out of the denim hot pants, I'll call it a win....
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  • poopotpoopot Frets: 3158
    IMC1980 said:
    poopot said:
    Ok... I’ll stick to the rules... no Beyoncé... but... I’m gonna ruin that track for you now... once you hear this you will never unhear it...

    when Beyonce sings “oh oh oh oh oh” etc... think of the cantina band from Star Wars
    As long as Uncle stays out of the denim hot pants, I'll call it a win....
    Have to be more charming than that if you want me out of my denims darlin!... :)
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  • BezzerBezzer Frets: 306
    Still having some issues playing so I thought, for a change, I'd start with the vocals on this one ... I know what I want to achieve so I didn't think it would be too much of a problem.

    After recording the 19 layers in the chorus ... I may reconsider my current plan of attack ha ha

    Decided I wanted a choir sound, but my plugins were way too operatic / symphonic for this.  What a fool I have been! :)
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  • BezzerBezzer Frets: 306
    edited October 2019
    Two weeks to go!  Will it be finished on time!
    Well I hope so, ha ha … only got the lead vocal and primary harmony lines to do now.  Maybe a few screams.  May take most of the remaining time to mix it though … this has possibly the most tracks I've ever laid down in a single song.

    How's everyone else getting on?
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  • poopotpoopot Frets: 3158
    Bezzer said:
    Two weeks to go!  Will it be finished on time!
    Well I hope so, ha ha … only got the lead vocal and primary harmony lines to do now.  Maybe a few screams.  May take most of the remaining time to mix it though … this has possibly the most tracks I've ever laid down in a single song.

    How's everyone else getting on?
    My music is done... has been for ages.. need someone to do vocs for me and everyone is bailing out at the moment... wrong key my arse...
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  • IMC1980IMC1980 Frets: 35
    Rhythm guitars and vocals are done, need to work on the drums, bass and overlays.
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  • poopot said:
    Bezzer said:
    Two weeks to go!  Will it be finished on time!
    Well I hope so, ha ha … only got the lead vocal and primary harmony lines to do now.  Maybe a few screams.  May take most of the remaining time to mix it though … this has possibly the most tracks I've ever laid down in a single song.

    How's everyone else getting on?
    My music is done... has been for ages.. need someone to do vocs for me and everyone is bailing out at the moment... wrong key my arse...
    I could give vox a go for your one. I'm not the main vocalist on mine.


    Speaking of which I'd better pin the wife down to a key then record some backing. I've a template of drums, and keys just now and that's it! 
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  • poopotpoopot Frets: 3158
    poopot said:
    Bezzer said:
    Two weeks to go!  Will it be finished on time!
    Well I hope so, ha ha … only got the lead vocal and primary harmony lines to do now.  Maybe a few screams.  May take most of the remaining time to mix it though … this has possibly the most tracks I've ever laid down in a single song.

    How's everyone else getting on?
    My music is done... has been for ages.. need someone to do vocs for me and everyone is bailing out at the moment... wrong key my arse...
    I could give vox a go for your one. I'm not the main vocalist on mine.


    Speaking of which I'd better pin the wife down to a key then record some backing. I've a template of drums, and keys just now and that's it! 
    Sold!

    mp3 or stems?
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  • Mp3 would be grand @poopot ;

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  • poopotpoopot Frets: 3158
    Mp3 would be grand @poopot ;

    you is having mails!!!!
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  • BezzerBezzer Frets: 306
    Wait, we can farm out singing?!?!?!  Damn it!  Ha ha
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  • BezzerBezzer Frets: 306
    edited October 2019
    OK then … that's mine sent!

    Was trying to wait until I'd shifted this cold before doing the vocals but, if I didn't do them today they would not have got done before deadline, so they are what they are.

    No big solo in this one as I've still not got my hand back to 100% … hopefully get to rip in the next one.

    oh and the photo is entirely unrelated ... it’s just how I’m celebrating finishing that beast
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  • poopotpoopot Frets: 3158
    Got it... will upload tomorrow now as I’m at the burds house!!!!
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  • thecolourboxthecolourbox Frets: 4881
    edited October 2019
    Once again I'm unlikely to get anything in for this one as I'm studying for my chartership assessment this Thursday, but did manage to jam through a version of the Gnarls Barkley one during a break in revision the other day, in the style of Jamie Cullum's cover of Pharrel's "Frontin". However, with a cold the C above middle C was not quite reachable therefore I'd need to dig out my keyboard instead of using my proper piano as I need to set the transpose down a tone or a tone and a half which will require more work than I suspect I'll have time to complete (it's covered in other stuff and a delicately balanced tower of unopened shirts in packets).

    But, if anybody would like to imagine a slightly nasal vocal rendition of that song, in the Jamie Cullum style, roughly a tone higher than is achievable with said nasal voice, they are welcome to award me in return the nil points that I'd get even if I did record it for you
    She's the tear that hangs inside my soul forever
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  • I think I might be able to submit something, as I made some big strides today. It's another instrumental and I'll come last again, but who cares :)

    It's not a competition.
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  • BezzerBezzer Frets: 306
    @stratman3142 come on man, confidence!! As a perpetual last placer (I mean come on ... I lost in a three way tie ha ha) ... our time will come!!! 

    (Like you say, who cares ... it’s about having fun and learning isn’t it?)
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  • poopotpoopot Frets: 3158
    I’m in... music done... waiting on guest vocals... bloody divas!!!!!!
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  • IMC1980IMC1980 Frets: 35
    Everything recorded, just need to edit and mix. 
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  • poopot said:
    I’m in... music done... waiting on guest vocals... bloody divas!!!!!!
    It's got nothing to do with divas but lack of available time so far. It will be done though sweetheart... Perhaps if you could do your own proper vocals you wouldn't need to rely on others... ;) 

    Speaking of which, I'm hoping to get an entry in but foolishly based it around a female vocal - Gnarls Barkley but in the style of Phantom Of The Opera musical. Hopefully I can get the wife to agree on a key and record her part in enough time
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  • poopotpoopot Frets: 3158
    poopot said:
    I’m in... music done... waiting on guest vocals... bloody divas!!!!!!
    It's got nothing to do with divas but lack of available time so far. It will be done though sweetheart... Perhaps if you could do your own proper vocals you wouldn't need to rely on others... ;) 

    I know... Just joshing... :)
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