I want to make it clear that this is not, officially, one of my “bad cover” songs. I did not do any of the background music; there are too many effects and layers and sound effects involved, which are beyond my current resources, or at least my current skills.
This is, however, one of my favorite songs, so I downloaded a karaoke backing of it (which was pretty good, I must say), and I just did the singing.
Of course, this song is by Radiohead, written by Radiohead’s members, originally for “Romeo and Juliet” and also appeared on “OK Computer.” I own nothing. I owe much. The rest I leave to the poor.
Okay, here’s yet another of my bad covers of good songs. This one is one of my favorites, and is one of the first I learned to strum on an acoustic guitar. There are issues with the mix/recording, of course, but it’s in tolerable state to let other people hear it, at least.
Of course, the words and music are by Glenn Frey and Don Henley, and I do not hold any rights to this. It is an homage, and I make no money from it, nor will I.
[P.S. I just finished re-creating the lyrics and melody to a song I wrote in college called “Breaking Me Down”. I plan to arrange and produce it soon. I think it might even be pretty good.]
Here it is, the project that’s distracted me for a week or two now. Don’t expect too much from it. After all, I had to do all the parts and the mixing myself. It would have been nice to have had a drummer (with drums, obviously). I can pull off most all of the other instruments on my own – more or less – but it would have been nice to have had real percussion here.
That being said, I hope you enjoy it. It is what it is; I make no claims with respect to quality, only that it was a bit of a compulsion – which is to say a lot of a compulsion – and it had to come out.
I have no idea into what genre it might fit. Maybe you can tell me?