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It Ain't Easy (in the Country) - Bowie Cover

My entry for the mass remake of Ziggy Stardust.
posted to MeFi Music by COBRA! at 7:05 PM on August 8, 2013 (12 comments)

No Rules

Rough mix of a song about a bunch of kids anticipating a weekend of rocking out.
posted to MeFi Music by COBRA! at 12:10 PM on November 11, 2012

Heroes (rough mix)

My Kaossilator and I take the Bowie classic to strange places
posted to MeFi Music by COBRA! at 7:13 PM on August 2, 2012 (6 comments)

Voytek the Soldier Bear

An incomplete mix of a song I'm working on about a bear who joined the Polish Army (the subject should sound familiar).
posted to MeFi Music by COBRA! at 5:26 AM on August 1, 2011 (1 comment)

Celebrated Summer

My 12-string and I take a fingerpicking stab at the Husker Du classic.
posted to MeFi Music by COBRA! at 12:34 PM on May 14, 2011 (4 comments)

The Card Cheat

I've had a bit of Clash fever lately, and a Kaossilator that I'm playing with.
posted to MeFi Music by COBRA! at 6:00 PM on January 19, 2011 (3 comments)

I'm Dreaming of a White Russian

Every year, I do some sort of travesty of a Christmas song for my music webcomic. This year, I decided to get crazy and do an in-character recording of it as the band in the strip. So the Awesome Boys are proud to present "(I'm Dreaming of a) White Russian." (the parens in the song title make it extra-Alternative).
posted to MeFi Music by COBRA! at 3:12 PM on December 19, 2010

I Stand with the Bears

I sat down to work on stuff for my art-rock band, but wound up demoing a Nashville-style country song in favor of gay marriage. I have no idea where this stuff comes from some times.
posted to MeFi Music by COBRA! at 1:02 PM on October 24, 2010 (3 comments)

You Can't Ignore My Techno

Shortish instrumental, born out of me dicking around in Garage Band and trying to break out of my indie-rock rut.
posted to MeFi Music by COBRA! at 9:48 AM on June 28, 2010 (2 comments)

Trippy Space Trip (through Drug Space) [rough mix]

Pretty much what it says on the tin. A prelim mix of a song about the high highs and low lows of huffing jenkem.
posted to MeFi Music by COBRA! at 7:39 AM on July 15, 2009 (5 comments)

Fight Test

Part 2 of the drunken covers story rampage (part 1 was pretty angsty), in which our hero borrows from the Flaming Lips as he muses on how to incorporate violence into his law-breaking.
posted to MeFi Music by COBRA! at 9:53 AM on April 18, 2009

Breaking the Law

2 guys drink more than they should while listening to Merle Haggard, decide to assault Judas Priest.
posted to MeFi Music by COBRA! at 7:21 AM on April 17, 2009 (3 comments)

Oops... I Did It Again

Sigh. This surfaced last night when we found a cache of very old CDs in our practice space. This is a relic from when my band was much younger, with a different name (Grumpy Alice... you can see why we changed it), different sound, different attitude, etc. This song... well, I like the dialog section in the middle...
posted to MeFi Music by COBRA! at 8:52 AM on August 6, 2008 (6 comments)

Stan Lee (rough mix)

Rough mix of a Derailleur song about Stan Lee. How many guitars are in this song? Lots. Lots of guitars.
posted to MeFi Music by COBRA! at 1:18 PM on July 15, 2008 (6 comments)

My Girl

We were young. We had a 4-track, a room full of instruments, and several pots of coffee. We'd just learned how to mess with vocals by speeding them up or slowing them down. Things got weird.
posted to MeFi Music by COBRA! at 7:39 AM on July 11, 2008 (10 comments)

Live or Let Die

Aaaaand it's another nugget from Derailleur's alternate-Bond-theme project. We found that flipping from "and" to "or" gives you a completely different take on life.
posted to MeFi Music by COBRA! at 7:04 AM on May 19, 2008 (3 comments)

Octopussy (rough mix)

Another very rough mix from Derailleur's Bond Theme Songs project. I can't remember what the official theme song to Octopussy even was, but I'm sure it didn't rock as hard as ours.
posted to MeFi Music by COBRA! at 7:39 AM on March 24, 2008 (2 comments)

Assasins Never Cry (rough mix)

There are 22 James Bond movies (counting the one in production), but there should be more. And these additional nonexistent ones need theme songs. We in Derailleur have taken it upon ourselves to provide the theme songs, hoping the movies will catch up with us.
posted to MeFi Music by COBRA! at 3:19 PM on January 26, 2008 (5 comments)

Modern Love

Wherein I decide to do weird things to my favorite Bowie song as I learn how to use Garage Band.
posted to MeFi Music by COBRA! at 7:25 AM on January 17, 2008 (3 comments)

Pemulis

A Derailleur song with driving guitars, keyboard goofery, and lyrics from the point of view of a peripheral character in Infinite Jest.
posted to MeFi Music by COBRA! at 10:50 AM on September 27, 2007 (5 comments)

Rock n Roll Radio

A really poppy Derailleur song, written and sung by our bass player.
posted to MeFi Music by COBRA! at 5:27 AM on September 21, 2007 (5 comments)

Heart of Gold

A Red Hay cover of the Neil Young song...
posted to MeFi Music by COBRA! at 10:24 AM on September 18, 2007 (6 comments)

Superhero (demo)

An acoustic demo I did a while ago for a Derailleur song called Superhero.
posted to MeFi Music by COBRA! at 8:14 AM on September 15, 2007 (1 comment)

The Million-Pound Shithammer

A mess-around-at-practice riff that grew into a song. This one knocks down some walls live.
posted to MeFi Music by COBRA! at 5:06 AM on September 13, 2007 (7 comments)

Hole

The very last Red Hay song recorded. This was actually one of our first songs, a very Neil Young-ish guitar thing with a weird time signature. After we'd broken up as a band, we all got together one weekend and started messing with the old country-rock stuff, redoing a lot of it with our new keyboard-torturing habit. This was the most radical rethink, and the best outcome.
posted to MeFi Music by COBRA! at 10:49 AM on September 4, 2007 (3 comments)

Death of a Disco Dancer

My current band, Derailleur, covering the Smiths. This was recorded live at a show a couple of years ago, right after we discovered the joys of doing weird things to keyboards. I'd like to point out that I'm the one torturing the keyboard this time.
posted to MeFi Music by COBRA! at 11:36 AM on September 2, 2007 (3 comments)

Get Drunk

I used to play bass for a band called Red Hay; we had a serious case of Uncle Tupelo Envy, and our catalog showed it. Get Drunk was one of our better songs... we tried really hard to make the rhythm section sound like a semi-truck motor. Recorded in 1998 in a high school band room in Verndale, MN.
posted to MeFi Music by COBRA! at 10:25 AM on August 31, 2007 (3 comments)

Today Is Tomorrow

Originally just a melody that I'd use when singing nonsense songs to my cats, TiT turned into one of the mellower, more atmospheric Derailleur songs. It's very loosely about the Tom Robbins book Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates, but really the overall tone is more important than any words.
posted to MeFi Music by COBRA! at 8:53 AM on August 30, 2007 (7 comments)

Vice City

Yeah, it's pretty much about what you think it is.
posted to MeFi Music by COBRA! at 11:35 AM on June 30, 2006 (3 comments)

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