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Topic: Boots makes songs (mostly covers) and posts them here  (Read 112 times)

Boots Raingear

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I joined a group last year that collectively makes a tribute album for a different artist every month. Sometimes I do solo entries under the band name Asbestos Canoe (see. Ep. 185), lately I've been collaborating with other members of the group, always using a new invented band name. Every month I try to challenge myself in new ways.

Here are a few of my favourite entries so far:

June 2019 - Madonna
Asbestos Canoe - Material Girl


August 2019 - Black Sabbath
Asbestos Canoe - Paranoid


March 2020 - Dolly Parton
Mouth Sounds - Islands in the Stream


I'll post the rest of them in the next post.
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July 2019 - Elvis Costello
Asbestos Canoe - (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea (But I Do Want To Destroy All Humans)

This is my favourite Elvis Costello song. At the time I felt I needed to cut it off early because the synths were "too jarring". My opinions on that have changed since then.


September 2019 - Captain Beefheart
DJ Boots Raingear ft. Gloria Hole - I'm Gonna Booglarize You Baby (Live at XStacyFest 2019)

I feel like this is my worst one. I was going for Scooter and it kinda worked but mostly it's not very pleasant to listen to. Also I don't care for Captain Beefheart.


October 2019 - Simon and Garfunkel
Asbestos Canoe - The Werewolf

I knew I wanted to do a spooky halloween song this month. My first instinct was Me and Julio with a Bela Lugosi's Dead vibe but I couldn't make it work. I was going to call it "Me and Ghoulio". I ended up Paul Simon song from like 5 years ago that had a sorta halloweeny theme and did this. Ventured into some lead guitar work that I am quite happy with.


November 2019 - The Cars
Asbestos Canoe - A Short Study on Toxic Friendships and the Objectification of Women

I left this one until literally the last day for submission entries, so it's a lot of real rough takes of a lot of guitar parts that are beyond my ability, and the gimmick only sorta half-works. Still gonna call this a success.

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December 2019 - Faith No More (Mike Patton)


1 - Delsishisoux - Book of the Month
Did this Lovage cover with Bumpgrrl. She was not down for making sexy sex noises in the breakdown and so we made goofy sex noises, which is the better choice. Also in order for me to record the low and raspy bits we drank an awful lot and did a karaoke party for 2 the night before. That stuff was all done with a terrible hangover. The band name came from her bilingual phone doing some very strange thing with autocorrect.

2 - Asbestos Canoe - Just a Man
Got overambitious with this one. End result is a bit of a mess, but the idea I was going for is that this song is being performed by dueling factions of AI long after all biological life on Earth has died moments before the sun envelops the planet.


January 2020 - George Harrison

Asbestos Canoe - Cheer Down

I wanted this one to be drowning in FM synths, and I would say I accomplished that task. I overdubbed the vocals 5 times to get a more full and eerie sound but I think they still ended up a bit too washed up in the mix. The solo in the middle sounds just perfect though.


February 2020 - Diana Ross

Valium and the Tripmunks - You Keep Me Hangin' On

This one is a direct cover of the half-speed version of the Chipmunks' cover of the Kim Wilde cover of the Supremes' You Keep Me Hangin' On. A thing I've been obsessed with for years. I recorded everything at this speed, downsampled all of the drums to make them sluggish. I'm so very happy with how this one turned out.


March 2020 - Dolly Parton

The Stay At Homes - Everything Counts

A discussion in the group about what's allowed and now allowed in the rules (which are extremely loose) lead to one of the long-time members saying "everything counts". So the natural progression here would be to do a country version of Depeche Mode's Everything Counts. Got a couple local friends to provide me with bass, guitar, and lead vocals. It's not exactly what i was intending, but it does the job.
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April 2020 - Low


1 - DJBJINA3WAY - Low Get Low
I don't particularly like the choice of Low. This band was chosen 2 weeks into Covid-19 lockdown while I was hoping for something upbeat and fun. Ended up with the most miserable band on the planet. I decided instead of suffering through doing any of their actual songs, I'd just do a mashup of Lil' Jon - Get Low and Cracker - Low at the start of the month and then come back in May.

2 - Flampile! - Let's Stay Low Together
Then I agreed to help with a cover of Low's admittedly nice version of Al Green's Let's Stay Together. I did some synths and mix fixin's on this one. This one sounds goddamn magical.

3 - The Low Jobs - I'm So Excited
Okay, so then 5 days before the end of the month I was on a Zoom call with 2 friends in the group. I offhandedly said as a joke that we should do a Slowcore cover of The Pointer Sisters' I'm So Excited and woke up the next day to rhythm section tracks in my inbox. I did the guitars, eerie sounds, and mix on this and it's the one I'm most proud of so far. A 9.5 minute adventure of dreary horniness.
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