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Old 10-02-2006, 02:25 AM   #21
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i always thought cover songs are supposed to be a little different from the real thing -- these guys aren't a cover band
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Yeah, we're not. I want to get it somewhere close, but it's not that important.

We're going to do some earlier stuff, which doesn't require as much effects, right?

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The Pod saves you thousands of dollars for the same kind of sounds you would get on other machines..
I've used a Pod. They're good for homerecording, I find them sadly lacking in a live setup though. It's just not the same. I couldn't find a satisfactory Streets tone in their online line 6 edit library. They all just seems to fumble with the delay setting at random. Also the Pod doesn't have digital modulation delay.

So I prefer to

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i always thought cover songs are supposed to be a little different from the real thing -- these guys aren't a cover band
I concur. I play in a Radiohead coverband and I always try to give it my own spin. But some songs you can't do different from the real thing. Streets IS that bright chiming cascading waterfall of delayed guitartones. It defines the song. Anything less will not work. Which is why it would be smarter to cover something else that gives you more freedom.

I think the most common mistake beginning bands make is that they try to cover their favorite tunes regardless as to whether they are ready for it yet. Some songs just require more technical skill, the right equipment or just plain insight to make it work right.

Even early U2 songs were also just simple straightforward songs with lots of emphasis on drive and energy. Only with the Unforgettable Fire were they able to master new approaches and did Edge's simple pedalboard start to grow into the twin towered monstrosity that he has today.

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A simple distortion/overdrive pedal, a simpel analogue delay set to 225 bps for almost every song and an amp.
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Old 10-02-2006, 11:32 AM   #24
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A simple distortion/overdrive pedal, a simpel analogue delay set to 225 bps for almost every song and an amp.

that's ~225ms delay, not bps. modulation delay helps too.
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that's ~225ms delay, not bps. modulation delay helps too.
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[QUOTE][i]Originally posted by Muad'zin

"But some songs you can't do different from the real thing. Streets IS that bright chiming cascading waterfall of delayed guitartones. It defines the song. Anything less will not work. Which is why it would be smarter to cover something else that gives you more freedom. "

I completely disagree. Think Johnny Cash's "Hurt", or even Buckley's cover of "Hallelujah", which was then covered by Rufus Wainwright... You're putting rules on making music, which is exactly what rock and roll is NOT about. Poignant covers are sometimes the most drastically altered, filled with the covering artists' passion, soul, charisma, personality, and musical strengths. Star Sailor actually did an acoustic/stripped cover of "Streets" (strumming was in Half Time) - try finding it somewhere online, and listen... it actually worked.

PS... trying to figure out how to properly quote! sorry!
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I completely disagree. Think Johnny Cash's "Hurt", or even Buckley's cover of "Hallelujah", which was then covered by Rufus Wainwright... You're putting rules on making music, which is exactly what rock and roll is NOT about. Poignant covers are sometimes the most drastically altered, filled with the covering artists' passion, soul, charisma, personality, and musical strengths. Star Sailor actually did an acoustic/stripped cover of "Streets" (strumming was in Half Time) - try finding it somewhere online, and listen... it actually worked.

PS... trying to figure out how to properly quote! sorry!
Most U2 songs that have been covered and reworked by other artists IMHO just don't cut it. Could be my own taste, its possible. I liked that guy doing WOWY by himself and a looping device though.

Personally I still think to really take a U2 song, or any song basically and turn and twist it around until it becomes yours takes maturity and experience. 99% of all bands lack this henceforth they will always be compared and judged by the original. In which case a perfect copy of Streets is better then a badly covered version. It's just a to well known song with a pretty high bar to reach.
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I Will Follow has to be the easiest U2 song to cover.
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