Okay, here it is, my new song, on which I’ve been working for some time now. Technically, I’ve been working on it for thirty plus years (not without interruptions) since I first composed the melody and most of the words back when I was in college. I never did anything with it until now, but obviously I hadn’t forgotten in, since this all came out of my memory – I haven’t seen the original words since I graduated from college, and I never wrote the music down.
I hope you enjoy it. I think I’m getting a little bit better at the mixing and whatnot.
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.
I did an impromptu recording of this song with me playing the guitar and singing, before all the other ones I posted. It wasn’t good enough to share with anyone but the best of friends, however, but it did give me some confidence. So, now, I’ve put together at least a passable version worth posting. I hope you like it.
Of the original song was performed by Radiohead, and was written by: Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Colin Greenwood, Ed O’Brien and Philip Selway, aka…well. Radiohead (duh!). I do not own the rights and make no money off this. It’s just for fun.
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?