My acoustic cover of “Back on the Train” by Phish, from the Farmhouse album. I intend to go back and overlay another track for the solos, but here’s the “single take” version with just rhythm and vocals.
** EDITOR’S NOTE: **
For Jeremy’s third Guest Session contribution, he has brought yet another new band to the Laptop Sessions cover song music video blog. Somehow, Phish have slipped by these past couple years without ever being acknowledged by the Laptop Sessions crew.
As per usual, this is a great video of an upbeat performance — Jeremy’s vocals are beautifully authentic to Trey Anastasio’s original lead. And, of course, the chords sound quirky and, again, perfectly authentic to the Farmhouse track. Farmhouse was their final record before they announced a hiatus, even if they have gone on to release new discs at a steady pace since then, including this year’s most recent Phish album, Joy.
She was hell on her mama, impossible to please;
She wore out her daddy, got the best of me.
And there’s something about her that only I can see,
B Em C – B
And that’s good enough.
You’re barefoot in the grass, and you’re chewin’ sugarcane.
You got a little buzz on; you’re kissin’ in the rain.
And if a day like this don’t ever come again,
That’s good enough.
C B A – G – F#
Good enough for me; good enough for right now, yeah.
Good enough for me; good enough for right now, yeah.
SOLO: Em Am C B Em C#m Bbm Gm – F#m – Em
God bless this land, God bless this whiskey.
I can’t trust love: it’s far too risky.
If she marries into money, she’s still gonna miss me,
And that’s good enough. Gonna have to be good enough…
SOLO: Em Am C B Em C#m Bbm Gm – F#m – Em (x2)
OUTRO: Em C#m Bbm Gm – F#m – Em (x6)
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Hello and welcome to a brand-new week and a brand-new set of sessions here at the best acoustic cover song music video blog in the universe! Monday is my day, and as usual, I dug through the new release news to see what I could find to play. I found a couple of options, but this one stood out to me the most…
David Bowie’s “Hang On To Yourself” was originally released on the 1972 album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. Now, that’s an album title if I’ve ever heard one! It doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to me, as I know admittedly little about David Bowie. But from a quick online search, I learned some interesting facts. For instance, D.A. Pennebaker (better known for his documentary on Bob Dylan Don’t Look Back) recorded a concert film and titled it the same as the aforementioned album. Also, “Hang On To Yourself” was apparently originally released (as “Hang Onto Yourself”) by David Bowie’s band called “Arnold Corns.” He got the idea for the band name from the Pink Floyd song “Arnold Layne.”
So, amidst all this David Bowie trivia, you may be wondering what any of this has to do with new music Tuesday…
Well, it appears that David Bowie is releasing an official version of a live concert titled Santa Monica ’72. For years, this was only available as a bootleg. Then, in the mid-90’s, a former management company released it without Bowie’s authorization. So, this has become one of those records that circulates through the underground, perpetually spreading from one fan to the next. As of tomorrow, the official release will be on the shelves.
“Hang On To Yourself” is the first song on this live Santa Monica ’72 album, and I can see why! It’s a peppy, rocking number with rapid-fire lyrics and a very brief running time. What better way to kick off a concert? While I haven’t heard the live version from 1972, I can only imagine what it would sound like…
That’s pretty much it for me tonight. I had a very enjoyable weekend on all fronts…
…which means that I have lots of work to catch up on this week! I’ll be working on entering grades by Wednesday morning, speaking to a group of sophomores at a CCSU “college to career” seminar Wednesday evening, and starting to work on my BEST portfolio after about a week and a half on hold for other stuff. I know, I lead an exciting life!
I hope you enjoy my video, and I hope to continue to post new “extras” in the near future — I already have inspiration for new “Deep Racks Reports,” music reviews (check out my one-sentence reviews posted yesterday!), and other articles. I also have to get cracking on some site work I signed up for a couple weeks ago and haven’t gotten to (sorry webmaster!).
Don’t forget to hurry back tomorrow for an all-new Jim Fusco Tuesday. It’s certain to be “we-should-name-a-day-of-the-week-for-it” good…
Can…it…be? A new Jeff Copperthite laptop sessions video?
Ok cool, I mean he’s got a lot to upload still from his files.
But wait, there’s something different.
He looks a lot older…and well, it must be his Irish blood that is causing him to age like a raisin.
But in all seriousness, yes this is a brand new video that I sat down and recorded today. It is a cover of one of my favorite bands the Foo Fighters and from their first album titled “Oh, George”. It is one of the later songs on the album. The album itself was always in my rotation in high school and it is so easy to just listen to it from start to finish.
Technical notes are as follows. I decided to try recording it on my tablet to see how the video quality is. I had to use a bit lower light than I wanted because if I had used more, the recording video would flicker. Further, once I uploaded the video, it is not a full frame video. The audio quality is solid, however. I think I will be going back to my Powershot for future recordings.
As I mentioned to Jim today, lately all I have wanted to learn as far as new songs go are Foo Fighters songs. I think I will be posting some this Fall and call it Laptopsessions.com’s Fall of Foo”. The next song will be off their 2nd album “The Colour and the Shape”
I was at Jim’s release party last night for his new CD “The Easy Ways”. It is an amazing album per Jim’s usual standard. He has managed to top himself yet again. Pick it up now – best $10 ever!