2 August 2011

If I Were a Rock Star...

...sooner or later I might want to do a cover album. It'd be a weird one, 'cause, if you know me, you'll know that I like some very different types of music. It'd have to represent all my very varied interests and influences, and the arrangements wouldn't necessarily be what you'd expect.

OK, so this will almost certainly never happen, of course, but just for the fun of it, I'll try to think of a selection of tracks that might be featured on such an album. With YouTube links, to boot.

  1. 'All Along the Watchtower' from Bob Dylan. However, the arrangement would definitely have to take influence from the version of the song featured in Battlestar Galactica.
  2. 'Nymphetamine' from Cradle of Filth. The twist: it'd be an acoustic cover.
  3. 'Small Two of Pieces' from the video game Xenogears.
  4. 'The Needle and the Damage Done' from Neil Young. Just one of many possible choices from Neil.
  5. 'Sleeping Sun' from Nightwish. I don't think there are many Nightwish songs I'd feel confident performing, but this one is simple enough for even me to learn.
  6. 'Walls' from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Again, one of many possible choices.
  7. 'Cup of Coffee' from Garbage.
  8. 'Ice Frontier' from Skaven. OK, this is a bit of a weird choice, but it could be fun (and challenging) to do a personalised arrangement of it. Or even add lyrics...
  9. 'Your Rain' from Silent Hill 4. Not my favourite game of the series, but the soundtrack has some decent songs.
  10. 'Daylight Again' from Crosby, Stills & Nash.
And I think we have an album there, every track quite different, yet definitely 'me'. Or, that never becoming reality, a not uninteresting cross section of my taste in music, at the very least.

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