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I was iffy on this one until the chorus.



Major Voice covering Shakespears Sister's "Stay".
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Kolohe wrote: 16 Jun 2020, 09:39 this one has ‘trailer to an upcoming Fallout game’ vibes

Re- smells like teen spirit. One comment said it turns it into a weezer song, which I can’t disagree with. (And somewhere in this thread, there’s a version that’s shifted to a major key, and *that* sounds like weezer. Which basically says everything about weezer)
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Memento Mori, a Swedish doom metal band, covers "Sixteen Tons".

It's surprisingly faithful while being pretty damn metal.
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Did I post this one before? Leatherface, British punk band, covers "Message In A Bottle, and (IMO) shows how rocking the core of the song really is.
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I know reinterpreting a standard isn't really a big deal in Jazz the way it is in Rock, but I dig the intro to this Monk version of Tizol/Ellington's "Caravan".
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Also while some people hate the DX-7 Electric Piano Patch of so many hateful 80s ballads, but I've come to also kind of hate the weird sound of early '90s wavetable piano patches - the Korg M1 and its ilk - that end up with this weird crystaline-chime overtone. I first started noticing it in re-hearing some Chick Corea Elektrik Band stuff, and now I can't not hear it in soooooo much soundtrack music and shitty over-produced pop and power-ballads from like '89 to maybe '96/'97.
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Wavestation is in everything.

I love playing with wavetable stuff but editing the Wavestation was a nightmare
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I can't really think off the top of my head to what sound you're referring, what's a song I'd know that epitomizes it?
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For the m 1 someone did this monster



Wavestation is any industrial song after 94 really... And a ton of films etc. You get crazy sounds out of it esp atmospherics
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dhex wrote: 22 Oct 2020, 16:50 https://youtu.be/7X3YpXiI5dM

For the m 1 someone did this monster

https://youtu.be/PfvGMLkxR1o

Wavestation is any industrial song after 94 really... And a ton of films etc. You get crazy sounds out of it esp atmospherics
OK turns out I was conflating the M1 sound (which is still problematic) with Corea's Kurzweil sound that he used on some of the Elektrik Band albums, which is differently annoying. It was in an uncanny valley between piano and fake piano and fake electric piano and came out super attacky in a way that I liked in 1992 but prolonged exposure harms me today.

And both the M1/Wavestation and the Kurzweil did some great stuff, but some applications did not age well.

Sandy would probably come down on me with fire if he saw this part of the thread. He put a lot of mileage on his M1 and his Wavestation.
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This is multiple levels of geekiness. It's a Weird Al cover, an 80s Transformers movie reference, and it's the Cybertronic Spree. But fun.

Cybertronic Spree, "Dare to Be Stupid"

And this just rocks.

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Eric the .5b wrote: 30 Oct 2020, 16:05 This is multiple levels of geekiness. It's a Weird Al cover, an 80s Transformers movie reference, and it's the Cybertronic Spree. But fun.

Cybertronic Spree, "Dare to Be Stupid"

And this just rocks.

Protest the Hero + Dethklok cover "Dead Man's Party"
Thanks Eric. That's just the shot in the arm 2020 needed. Well, not literally I guess.
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Hey, wound it, and we may have time to run away.
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