I am always listening to different kinds of music.. as a musician who often covers other artists, I am always looking for something new to translate into an acoustic version to play!!
My mind has been in a weird place the last two weeks, and I’ve been looking at how other artists cover music.. and I have two extremely different artists I’ve been digging into lately.
First off is Mr. Leo Moracchioli, of Frog Leap Studios… This man has a HUGE talent!! He records his covers in his own studio and plays EVERYTHING!!! My dad actually showed him to me the other day, and the first song I saw was this incredible cover of Johnny Cash’s Folsom Prison Blues:
My goodness.. what talent!! After that, I found a cover of an old song I used to love listening to, where he collaborates with the ALSO very talented Mary Spender
The creativity is amazing!! I’m a huge stickler for metal covers of non-metal songs.. so this one really hit it out of the park for me!!!
As much as I love writing original music, I really enjoy the creativity that comes with a good cover artist… It just goes to show that there isn’t only one correct way to do things… And this next artist shows that in a big way! Not only is the man unbelievably talented, he has a very defined and unique character that makes him both mysterious and enjoyable!!!
I am talking about none other than Puddles Pity Party.
The saddest clown on Youtube, with the most powerful and soulful voice I’ve heard in a long time. His booming baritone just haunts your soul and draws you in… I really can not express how much I love this man’s voice.. I consider myself a baritone vocally… but man.. I can’t even touch the strength he has in his singing!!!
This one hit me hard.. I love this R.E.M. classic, and Puddles brings a certain eeriness to it that just keeps me listening to it again and again!
I mean.. come on… that is raw talent and power there!!!
Another one of his songs that really gets me is this one, which he performed on America’s Got Talent last year:
I absolutely HATE that song, in its original form, but Mr. Pity Party brings it into a whole different atmosphere that is chilling and full of life!
That is the type of cover song that makes me happy… I cover Britney Spears “Baby… One More Time” and I love seeing people’s reaction when I am singing it.. and I often hear things like “I enjoyed that more than the original!” Which is the best thing you want to hear after performing a cover!!!!
I ended my Commute listening to one of my favorite bands “Twelve Foot Ninja.” The Australian quintet brings a whole new meaning to the word Eclectic. Their music transcends genre and keeps you on the edge of your seat, wondering what you are going to hear next!!!
I give you my favorite song of theirs ‘Ain’t that a Bitch’
Thanks for reading and checking out some of my favorite tunes for the week!!! What songs are you listening to right now??? Do you have any albums you think I would enjoy? I am thinking about doing some more album reviews!!!
Take care, and many many thanks to ReadRantRock&Roll for giving me the suggestion to do a music monday!!! make sure to go check out her blog!