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T-6005
05-26-2010, 03:45 PM
Well, we've wrapped up the mixtape, and everyone seems off on their own little project, so I figured I'd try and kick this idea up again.

While the mixtape seems to be on for every six months, I like having things to work on, and the good thing about BBS covers is that it lets you listen to other Your Band artists in a little more depth. BBS Covers every 9-12 months is an idea I like.

So yeah, here we go again.

Basic Rules - pick a song that isn't itself a cover by another Your Band artist. Request the info. Cover the song as you see fit - you can redo the song as is, or take it in a whole new direction. It's up to you. There are no guidelines beyond that.

I figure we can aim for an end of June/beginning of July date, and see where it goes from there.

Alright, so I'm vacillating on my choice of song.

I'm either going to do "In An Artery" by coke_a_holic/The Incompl, or The Unbreakable Miss Bridget by Static Martyr.

Your turn.

EDIT - for those of you who still aren't sure or are new to the whole thing, I point you towards BBS Covers Vol. II (http://offspring.com/forums/showthread.php?t=39260)

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T-6005 (Thibault Kervarech) - The Unbreakable Miss Bridget (Putting Back the Pieces) [Static Martyr Cover]
Homer - Voice of a Million [Thibault Kervarech Cover]
Ryder1234 (Kevin Jewett/Random Goods) - ???
Static_Martyr - Break Down (Ricetigers Cover)

Ryder1234
05-26-2010, 04:28 PM
I think I'll participate in this, if I finish a song I'm working on before. I wanna focus on that first, but it'd be cool to do this for once.

Static_Martyr
05-26-2010, 08:22 PM
I'll definitely be on board for this one, since there was a particular song I wanted to cover last time that I ended up not having time to do....and when I finally did find the time, I couldn't find the topic and so I put it on hold again.

But this time it will be done. And it will be....better than mediocre :D


I'm either going to do "In An Artery" by coke_a_holic/The Incompl, or The Unbreakable Miss Bridget by Static Martyr.

Hmm....I have to say I'm intrigued. I have no idea what that song would sound like in higher quality.....I'd been toying with the idea of re-doing it in better quality now that I've fixed up my drum machines and stuff, but it seemed odd to do so right after I'd recorded the first version. Feel free to let meh know if you do decide to do that one :) I'd be very interested in hearing it.

Also, somebody liked mah song FTW!

Homer
05-27-2010, 02:12 AM
Well, since I didn't do it for the last one, I think I'll finally complete my cover of Voice of a Million by Thibault himself.

T-6005
05-27-2010, 02:03 PM
Alright, I've decided to do the Static Martyr song. Those of you who say you'll do something, pick a song if you haven't yet and I'll update the first post.

Static_Martyr
05-27-2010, 03:16 PM
I'm going to "Break Down" by Ricetigers.

In a related story, I need lyrics.

T-6005
05-29-2010, 01:17 AM
Static Martyr, do me a favor and send me the chords and lyrics?

I'd PM you, but I'm a little keen on keeping this project up.

ad8
05-29-2010, 04:52 AM
I'm going to "Break Down" by Ricetigers.

In a related story, I need lyrics.

That's great! I'll go ahead and cover my favorite Static Martyr song of all time then, I guess.
I'd be glad if you could provide me with the chords for "The Answer":)

Static_Martyr
05-29-2010, 12:09 PM
For all songs concerned....due to time constraints, I hope just the chords themselves (and the basic movements) will be enough (I'm also not very good at writing tablature); they aren't very complicated, mostly just major and minor barre formations, and the transitions are also pretty simple. If you use the notes then it should be fairly easy to figure it out by ear (and if not, no biggie, it doesn't have to be *exact*, or even similar, really~). In any case, forgive my sloppiness if you will; and if anything needs to be clarified let me know.

Ms. Bridget/Chords
*note: S(u) = slide up
*note: song is tuned 3 keys down from standard E (open E = C#)

VERSE:

9----4---------5--S(u)--7---
9----4----5----5--S(u)--7---
9----4----6----6--S(u)--8---
9----6----6----7--S(u)--9---
7----6----4----7--S(u)--9---
-----4---------5--S(u)--7---

BRIDGE:

5-S(u)-7--x------4-S(u)-5--x-----5-S(u)-7--7
5-S(u)-7--x------4-S(u)-5--x-----5-S(u)-7--9
6-S(u)-8--x------5-S(u)-6--x-----6-S(u)-8--9
7-S(u)-9--x------6-S(u)-7--x-----7-S(u)-9--9
7-S(u)-9--x------6-S(u)-7--x-----7-S(u)-9--7
5-S(u)-7--x------4-S(u)-5--x-----5-S(u)-7---

CHORUS:

0---4---0---4---4---2--xx--0--S(u)-2
0---4---0---4---5---4--xx--2--S(u)-4
1---4---1---4---6---4--xx--2--S(u)-4
2---6---2---6---6---4--xx--2--S(u)-4
2---6---2---6---4---2--xx--0--S(u)-2
0---4---0---4----------xx------------

POST-CHORUS RIFF:

0---7---5---7
0---7---5---7
1---8---6---8
2---9---7---9
2---9---7---9
0---7---5---7

SOLO SECTION:

0---4---4---5--S(u)--7
0---4---5---5--S(u)--7
1---4---6---6--S(u)--8
2---6---6---7--S(u)--9
2---6---4---7--S(u)--9
0---4-------5--S(u)--7

Next post will be The Answer chords.

Static_Martyr
05-29-2010, 06:33 PM
Alright....

The Answer Chords
*note: H = hammer on

This one's a bit longer with more parts, but they're also simpler (mostly just power chords, with some extraneous simple riffs on the side). Also, these are a bit more detailed, but that's because I altered them slightly from preexisting notes (had to write the Ms. Bridget ones from scratch). Anyways:

ACOUSTIC INTRO (2 guitars):

Left channel (let ring on last note):

0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0
9-9-7-7-5-5-4-4-7-7-5-5-4-4-2-2-5-5-4-4-2-2-0-0-x-x-0-0-2-2-4-4
---------------------------------------------------3-3-------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------

0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0
9-9-7-7-5-5-4-4-7-7-5-5-4-4-2-2-5-5-4-4-2-2-0-0-x-x-0-0-2-2-4-4-0
---------------------------------------------------3-3---------------
---------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------------

Right channel (steady 8th note strum pattern, let ring on last note):

0---2---4---2---0---2---4---2---0
0---4---5---4---0---4---5---4---2
1---4---6---4---1---4---6---4---2
2---4---6---4---2---4---6---4---2
2---2---4---2---2---2---4---2---0
0---------------0-----------------

FULL-BAND INTRO (chords; intro solo goes here):

-----------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------
--------6-------7--9-------------6-------7---9---7---9----
7-------6---4---7--9----7-------6---4---7---9---7---9---7
7---7---4---4---5--7----7---7---4---4---5---7---5---7---7
5---4-------2-----------5---4--------2-------------------5

VERSE:
("In a sudden flash...")
----------------------------------------------x---------x
----------------------------------------------x---------x
-----14----7----------------------7---9------x--7---9--x
7----------7---9----7--x--7---4---7---9---7-x--7---9--x
7----12----5---9----7--x--7---4---5---7---7-x--5---7--x
5--------------7----5--x--5---2------------5-x---------x

INTERLUDE RHYTHM:
*note: the lead riff here is just octave chords, very similar to the ones I used in "Oh Shit, It's Christmas," if you heard that one.

--------
--------
--------
7---4---
7---4---
5---2---

CHORUS:
("I never realized how much...")
*note: repeated twice for entire chorus
*note: also used for solo section

--------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------
--------6--------7---9----------------7---9
7---6---6----4---7---9---7---4---7---7---9
7---7---4----4---5---7---7---4---4---5---7
5---4--------2-----------5---2-------------

ACOUSTIC INTERLUDE:
("it's not that it's not real, it's just that...")
*note: acoustic guitar tuned 1 whole step lower than in intro (open G during this part will be the same as open A during the rest of the song)
*note: repeats later, but I only played the slide the first time; also, for the lead-in to the electric part, it ends on A5 instead of open G.

3-------------------0---3--2--0---0---0---3---x
3-------------------0---0--0--0---1---2---3---x
0-------------------0---0--0--0---0---2---0---x
0-------------------2---2--2--2---2---2---0---x
2-------------------2---2--2--2---3---0---2---x
3---H(u)-5---5--3--0---0--0--0------------3---x

3---0---0---2---3---x---0---2---3
3---0---1---3---3---x---1---3---3
0---0---0---2---0---x---0---2---0
0---2---2---0---0---x---2---0---0
2---2---3-------2---x---3--------2
3---0-----------3---x------------3

SECOND ELECTRIC INTRO:
("and will you drag them through this nightmare...")

------------------------------------------------------------------x
------------------------------------------------------------------x
----7-----------5---------------------------7--x--7--5---7-------x
7---7---5---2---5---5--x-5-4--x--4-2--x--2-7--x--7--5---7---5---x
7---5---5---2---3---5--x-5-5--x--5-2--x--2-5--x--5--3---5---5---x
5-------3---0-------3--x-3-2--x--2-0--x--0-------------------3---x

The next chorus after that follows the same formation as the one that came before.

And that's all she wrote (well, he) :D

Ryder1234
05-29-2010, 11:15 PM
I hate to add another Static Martyr cover, Unbreakable Miss Bridget would've been the first thing I'd have said but since it was taken, I chose another Static Martyr song haha

I'm gonna cover What I Am Again. Tim, think you could tab another song? :p Lyrics are needed too.

Static_Martyr
05-30-2010, 12:08 AM
I hate to add another Static Martyr cover

WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT?!!

(nah, I kid, I kid~)

But seriously, sho thang bro.

("Tim, why are you up at 1:00 in the morning tabbing songs for dudes on the internet?" Because I can't fucking sleep and I have nothing better to do. Blame the postal system :p)

Again/Chords
*note: for the old version, it's tuned in standard E, but for the Hollywood Atheist version, it's tuned down a step and a half (open E will be the same as C).

INTRO SOLO:

0---5---7--------5----------0---4---2---------0-------
0---5---7--------5----------0---5---4---------2-------
1---6---8--------6----------1---6---4---------2-------
2---7---9--------7----------2---6---4---------2-------
2---7---9--------7----------2---4---2---------0-------
0---5---7--2--4--5--4--2---0-----------2--4------4--2

MAIN RIFF (VERSE):

----------------------------------
----------------------------------
9---8---6-------------------------
9---9---6---9---7---6---4---------
7---6---4---9---7---7---4-----6---
------------7---5---4---2---0----7

BRIDGE:

5---7---7---5---7---7---x---5---7---7----5---7
5---9---7---5---9---7---x---5---9---7----5---7
6---9---8---6---9---8---x---6---9---8----6---8
7---9---9---7---9---9---x---7---9---9----7---9
7---7---9---7---7---9---x---7---7---9----7---9
5-------7---5-------7---x---5-------7----5---7

CHORUS:

0---5---7--------5----------0---4---2---------0-------
0---5---7--------5----------0---5---4---------2-------
1---6---8--------6----------1---6---4---------2-------
2---7---9--------7----------2---6---4---------2-------
2---7---9--------7----------2---4---2---------0-------
0---5---7--2--4--5--4--2---0-----------2--4------4--2

0---5---4---2---0---2---0---2---0
0---5---5---4---2---4---2---4---0
1---6---6---4---2---4---2---4---1
2---7---6---4---2---4---2---4---2
2---7---4---2---0---2---0---2---2
0---5----------------------------0

Rest of the song is lather, rinse & repeat :)

Ryder1234
05-30-2010, 01:30 AM
Thanks! :) I just hated to add another one cause there was already two covers of your songs :p But hey I guess that doesn't matter :p

Homer
05-30-2010, 04:08 AM
BBS Covers Static Martyr Vol. I

T-6005
06-01-2010, 08:12 PM
Now I'm considering switching my artist. No offense to Static Martyr, of course - I want to cover their song - but maybe it'd be best not to have a whole mess of one band?

Nah, who knows - I'll think about it. Now that I have the tabs it seems like a waste to change...

ad8
06-02-2010, 01:27 AM
I think my cover could be done and uploaded today if I had not catched that cold that destroyed my voice for the last week... so it'll take a little longer I guess.

Static_Martyr
06-02-2010, 04:53 AM
Now I'm considering switching my artist. No offense to Static Martyr, of course - I want to cover their song - but maybe it'd be best not to have a whole mess of one band?

Nah, who knows - I'll think about it. Now that I have the tabs it seems like a waste to change...

Of course, I'd understand if you did want to change it XD There *are* like 3 covers of my stuff. Not that I really have a problem with that~ It's actually kind of flattering. But you don't have to feel obligated to do so just because I tabbed it out.

ad8
06-04-2010, 05:17 AM
Ok, to get this going I just went ahead and finished my cover of Static Martyrs "The Answer" My voice suffered from a cold I had for the last two weeks, but I somehow managed to get some semi-melodic sounds out of it:D

I'm also uploading a second version of the cover right now. In this version, I play drums to the song while the original version has the usual computer-programmed-drumming. I suck horribly on drums and only created that version for the Static-Martyr-low-fi-drum-machine-era nostalgia, though :D

I hope to please your ears with this first and "real" version of the song!

http://rapidshare.com/files/395144940/The_Answer.mp3



Edit: fun version to be found here:
http://rapidshare.com/files/395148047/the_answer_fun.mp3

Static_Martyr
06-04-2010, 04:03 PM
Just gave it a first listen. Honestly, I'm kind of dumbstruck --- give me a short while to gather my thoughts so I can give it a fair review. If I say anything right now I'll just be gushing :D

In a very related story, I've begun work on my cover of "Break Down." Give me a few days to get it right and I'll put it up~

Homer
06-05-2010, 03:56 AM
Excellent cover, Adrian.

Excellent indeed.

ad8
06-06-2010, 03:05 AM
Just gave it a first listen. Honestly, I'm kind of dumbstruck --- give me a short while to gather my thoughts so I can give it a fair review. If I say anything right now I'll just be gushing :D

In a very related story, I've begun work on my cover of "Break Down." Give me a few days to get it right and I'll put it up~
Ok, cool:) I'm eagerly anticipating the cover!

Excellent cover, Adrian.

Excellent indeed.
I AM WAY TOO HAPPY FOR THIS!

Thanks, man!

Static_Martyr
06-07-2010, 05:08 PM
A couple things:

1) Mr. ad8, I fucking love this cover of The Answer. Probably better than my version, actually. Maybe that's just because it's done by someone else, so I can't pick out all the subtle nuances of my playing style (something I do that kind of spoils listening to my own work....I never like listening to me because I can hear all the parts I fucked up, even the parts that nobody else will EVER notice). I played it for my mom (who doesn't even like punk music) and she liked it, too :cool:

2) As it turns out, I won't be able to do the cover of Break Down after all....some stuff came up, see, and....well, shit happens. So sorry!






...nah, just kidding, here it is :D

Break Down (Ricetigers cover) {3:11} = http://www.sendspace.com/file/o9ld6q

I'm not entirely happy with the quality, but you can blame that on my mixer. I've worked out the kinks in recording everything, but I've pretty much hit the ceiling with regard to how well I can record with my current equipment. I'm gonna need a new mixer.

(I think the harmonies for the chorus were a bit overkill for the mix as well, but I couldn't very well just leave them out....;))

ad8
06-08-2010, 03:58 AM
A couple things:

1) Mr. ad8, I fucking love this cover of The Answer. Probably better than my version, actually. Maybe that's just because it's done by someone else, so I can't pick out all the subtle nuances of my playing style (something I do that kind of spoils listening to my own work....I never like listening to me because I can hear all the parts I fucked up, even the parts that nobody else will EVER notice). I played it for my mom (who doesn't even like punk music) and she liked it, too :cool:
Wow, thanks! I was happy with the way my cover sounded but I still think that your version sounds better... probably for the same reason you like my version better than yours. I know how horrible my voice sounded on all those takes I didn't use and I know that many weak points are probably covered by the loudness of the guitars and drums;)

Fun fact: A couple of days ago I did a long drive with my parents and we played a BBS compilation on that drive. The last song was Static Martyr - The Answer and later on my dad told me that the last one was the one he liked best. (He's not much into punk rock as well)



2) As it turns out, I won't be able to do the cover of Break Down after all....some stuff came up, see, and....well, shit happens. So sorry!






...nah, just kidding, here it is :D

Break Down (Ricetigers cover) {3:11} = http://www.sendspace.com/file/o9ld6q

I'm not entirely happy with the quality, but you can blame that on my mixer. I've worked out the kinks in recording everything, but I've pretty much hit the ceiling with regard to how well I can record with my current equipment. I'm gonna need a new mixer.

(I think the harmonies for the chorus were a bit overkill for the mix as well, but I couldn't very well just leave them out....;))
Hehe, you got me with that first paragraph... I was really worried until I saw that there was another one. So first of all: Thanks for that cover!
It's a great thing to have other artists cover ones songs and interpret them in another way.

So, what can I say about the "technical" aspects?
I love the guitar tone during the verse. The vocal harmonies in the chorus are excellent.
Is this the first song you did with the drums running directly into your pc? There is a notable difference in the sound... they sound much more clear.
Aside from the guitar tone, I also love the general guitar playing (including the awesome ending solo)

General impression: Excellent cover!

Static_Martyr
06-08-2010, 09:13 PM
I know how horrible my voice sounded on all those takes I didn't use and I know that many weak points are probably covered by the loudness of the guitars and drums

Actually, part of what made it so interesting is that I've never heard you sing quite that high before (I can't remember if you did it on any of your original songs or not). It kinda gives it the feeling like you tried something new, which is kewl :cool:

Speaking of trying new things, that's one of the things I liked about working on Break Down --- it's a song that goes between soft and heavy parts, and since I can't hear my metronome while I'm playing drums, it's damn near impossible to get a steady tempo going straight through if I rely on the metronome....so I kinda had to get creative with my recording technique. Same goes for the mixing --- I really want to try and fix up the mix a bit.

But the problem is, as it stands, I might have to remove something to make the mix sound right. And I'm not really keen on the idea of sacrificing the quality of the song itself to improve the sound quality...

On the one hand, I MUST have that riff that plays in the background during the chorus; to me, that riff IS the song, it's just not the same without it (it's what drew me in the first time I heard it; it's simple, but I love the way it sits over the rhythm progression, reminds me of something from NOFX's "So Long And Thanks For All The Shoes" era but a little darker). At the same time, adding vocal harmonies in the background is kinda my way of adding my own little flavor (I didn't just want to do a carbon-copy cover, especially with such a unique song that's just BEGGING to be taken apart and distorted and reinterpreted :D)....but right now it just kinda sounds like shit with both of them in together. If I take out the riff or the harmonies, the mix settles alright, but then it feels like it's missing something. So I think I'm gonna re-sample the rhythm parts tomorrow and see if I can work something out.

Which reminds me, what made me think to check back here again just now --- recording question, for anyone with the know-how and the time. When I record my rhythm guitar parts, the waveform in the program window is MUCH bigger than the volume of the sound (i.e. the guitar is really quiet, but the waveform is HUGE so it eats up the mix and makes the whole thing go clippy when I mix it all down). If I turn the guitar volume up, it makes the waveform go up, and if I bring the waveform down (through editing or through turning down the volume), the guitar is so quiet you can barely hear it over the bass and drums. Is there anything I can do to fix this that doesn't require me to buy new equipment, or is it something I'm just gonna have to put up with until I can get a new mixer?

ad8
06-09-2010, 10:34 AM
Actually, part of what made it so interesting is that I've never heard you sing quite that high before (I can't remember if you did it on any of your original songs or not). It kinda gives it the feeling like you tried something new, which is kewl :cool:

Well, I have been doing that since my last (The Redemption) album. I only tried it out in a few songs, though. I liked it, so I have continued to record a couple of "normal" songs and a couple of songs with higher vocals for the new album.



Which reminds me, what made me think to check back here again just now --- recording question, for anyone with the know-how and the time. When I record my rhythm guitar parts, the waveform in the program window is MUCH bigger than the volume of the sound (i.e. the guitar is really quiet, but the waveform is HUGE so it eats up the mix and makes the whole thing go clippy when I mix it all down). If I turn the guitar volume up, it makes the waveform go up, and if I bring the waveform down (through editing or through turning down the volume), the guitar is so quiet you can barely hear it over the bass and drums. Is there anything I can do to fix this that doesn't require me to buy new equipment, or is it something I'm just gonna have to put up with until I can get a new mixer?

You could on the one hand try to duplicate the guitar parts.
You could also try to edit all the other channels so they are as quiet as the guitar channel and then turn up the volume through the master channel.
The last thing that comes to my mind is a preamp, in case you're not using one already.

T-6005
06-09-2010, 09:56 PM
I'm glad this thing is getting going even without me. I really dropped the ball on this one. I'll still probably do it before the end of the month.

Ryder1234
06-09-2010, 10:56 PM
I gotta get on it too, I haven't even thought about it until now, I had some pretty tough personal stuff last week, and haven't even touched my guitar since then, even though I'd have thought something like this would've made me want to.

I'll probably end up starting this weekend, even though I should be studying for exams haha. I've got a good enough grade in every class that I could bomb and still pass the course, so it's no big deal if I do bad to me.

ad8
08-22-2010, 10:05 AM
Bump ;)

Static_Martyr
06-29-2011, 03:55 PM
WHAT HAPPENED, PEOPLE?! We had something good going here! Now all the Your Band artists are either dead or M.I.A.! We need to do something fast!!

I would cover something in my spare time (as busy as I am working on the 2 upcoming T3 albums~), but the only band I really know from here is Ricetigers (and I already have a special sexy secret project planned for them :D). I did one of Thibault's songs and one Ricetigers and that's like it. WHO ELSE HAS A LOT OF SONGS ON HERE?!

randman21
06-29-2011, 08:07 PM
WHO ELSE HAS A LOT OF SONGS ON HERE?!
o hai, din't c u thar. :D

I've been thinking about this thread all week, wondering if I should jump in there. I became kind of discouraged because four times, someone called the song I wanted to do right off the bat. Also, there's the guilt that three of my songs have been covered, yet I ain't done shit. But yeah, I'm up for doing something. I'll take a look around and check out the possibilities.

Powerh
08-07-2011, 04:43 PM
NEW COVER SONG OF THE WORST HANGOVER EVER ! :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TG_-0JkLEwQ

randman21
08-07-2011, 04:55 PM
More like Worst Songcover Ever! Also, this is the totally wrong thread for this.

Also also, where is your Hammerhead cover? I need to hear it again. :P

personal_loans_1
08-08-2011, 01:20 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TG_-0JkLEwQ

I can't stop smiling at this. Those 'special' sound effects are awesome. And you sound authentically, really :p

Jakebert
08-09-2011, 10:27 AM
"The Worst Hangover Ever" as covered by Jandek.