Thursday, April 21, 2011

Cuttin' the Cheese

So its a "2 for 1" on this post. I wanted to post a song by cover artists Richard Cheese, but had a hard time nailing it down to just 1 song, so you got 2.
Richard Cheese is a jazz/swing artist that does only covers I believe, and does them really well. Some of them are downright funny. It is amazing to me how someone can take a song and arrange it into something else completely different.
Our first song for example is a cover of Disturb's song "Down with the sickness".
Sickness is a heavy metal song. Really you can't cover heavy metal songs unless you go in a different direction than the original. Here is the original version,language edited.

And here is Richard Cheese jazzin' it up.

2nd song I couldn't let go is RC's version of Michael Jackson & Paul Mcartney's classic "The Girl is Mine". I know what your thinking, "Thats a duet! Who is Richard going to sing with?" Well he gets a little help from Steven Hawking!
Stole the video from someone who already made a video to go along with the song.

Richard Cheese has several albums of covers, all like this. He's worth checking out.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Go your own way

Many years ago Fleetwood Mac brought us the classic "Go your own way". The band Snow & Voices did a lovely cover of it last year. Whispery voices and melodic guitar in a slow ballad vs the up-tempo original. Another great example of going in a different direction and doing a fantastic job of it. Enjoy!

Just one picture of Owen, taken a couple years ago in the pool at the bottom of Bridal Viel falls in Provo canyon.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Part 2

Only into my 3rd post on this new Mog and I'm deviating off course, just by a little bit though. The title of this post is part 2, because I'm posting a song thats not really a cover but part 2 (version 2), I love the way you lie part 2. Rhanna supplied the chorus for one of last year's biggest hits and grammy winning song. Eminem busted out the rhymes. On Rihanna's album Loud she has the full solo song. The one I'm posting is a stripped down piano version, gives more to the song by showing less.
I love it when artists "cover" their own songs, kinda of like doing a part 2 version. Most of the time its an up-tempo song brought to ballad status. Some of my favorites are 3am by Matchbox 20,It's my life by Bon jovi and Beautiful disaster by Kelly Clarkson.
Here is Rihanna with Love The Way You Lie part 2 (piano version). I stole the video from some other dude and added the song and a burning picture of Batman. Not really trying to accompish anything here, just thought it would be cool or something.