By Jeff Copperthite:
Yes! It’s me again two nights in a row! I have the privilege of bringing you another previously covered band (yeah I know, it seems like it’s new to cover a band we’ve already covered, but hey). And not only that, another cover of a song you may not have heard before (just like yesterday). I hope you enjoyed “Mourning Train”, because it’s just another impressive hit that I am happy to bring to you.
Well today here’s another song I have always liked from another favorite band Stone Temple Pilots. Despite their rocky past and continually shaky future, they remain a favorite band of mine. I enjoy their catalog from the beginning to end. However, their later material has always shone much more to me. This is because they geared more towards a “bluesy” and guitar-driven sound, rather than the reliance on power chords of the typical 90’s alternative bands. This made them stand out much more to me.
Tonight’s song is “Glide” from their album “No. 4”. Glide is a very unique song in that the chords are all based on the same root for all the verses. Despite the countless inversions and add 9s in the guitar part. Like a song I have covered earlier in the year (“Spies” by Coldplay), it’s a unique guitar part but I am happy I pulled it off (mostly) on video.
I really tried my best to relax and belt this song out. Combine the guitar part commentary mentioned above with a huge jump in notes and the use of falsetto, and you see I picked a doozy to cover. I decided to be a bit more forgiving of myself in the mistake department, so you may spot a couple of misfingerings here and there. To me it does not detract from the flow or the overall feel of the song in any way.
I recorded this song in the same session as the previous cover, and I had also attempted to record another song for a future session, but after this song I was just plum out of energy. That’s ok – you’ll still see that cover on Tuesday!
Be sure to come back for our regularly scheduled Jim Fusco acoustic cover, and then Chris Moore will make your Monday a bit less manic. For me, i’m just gonna “glide” on upstairs to beat my wife in a game of Gin Rummy!
Editor’s Note: Unfortunately, Jeff’s acoustic cover song music videos are no longer on YouTube, but we decided to keep his cover song blog posts up. We figured these music blog entries would be good for posterity’s sake and because Jeff always gave such insightful posts each Session. We hope to see Jeff’s impressive catalog of acoustic rock songs here on the Laptop Sessions cover songs and original music blog again in the future. But, for now, please make sure to check-out hundreds of other acoustic cover songs from all of your favorite bands here on the Laptop Sessions music blog!