I've been a long time Weezer fan and I never got a chance to cover their first hit until now.  This song is so simple with 3 chords repeating over and over and a key change yet it rocks so hard!  I've always had a timing problem during the solo on this tune so I sat down last night and broke it down. 

I recently got back into Undone from listening to their demo version from the Blue deluxe.  That version is so rock n roll raw!  Pat killed it on the drums, awesome solos and I'm a Scott Shriner fan but Matt's bass added to the unbridled emotion on this demo. 

 

Anyways, here's my cover of the tune.  I tweaked the conversation parts with various Weezer lyrics

 because it felt weird having a dialogue with myself :)  Comments/rants/complaints appreciated!

 

Also, some shameless plugs of some of my originals :P

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qyhb-oloP-M&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Z63X9ogRuk&feature=related

 

 

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good job on the feedback going into the choruses.  

 

Nicely done putting in the other song lyrics for the conversation parts.

 

The guitar solo is shredding.  I like the tone.  This is a cover though, and albeit, River's solo might be perfect, but you could have added your own flavor to it.

 

The production value is almost professional, but definitely not amateur.  How'd you record it?  The drums are the thing that sound the most amateur.  

 

My only complaint is your voice during 0:55-1:00.  You kind of sound like Tom Delong/whiny when you first start singing, but then the rest of the song you sound great.

It's really good :)

What amp and setting's do you have on your bass because it kinda sounds like how the bass sounds on Pinkerton?.

Thanks Gregor!  The drums are from Garageband which might sound more robotic.  I used Adobe Auditon to put it all together. Yeah the feedback on the chorus was definitely important to me as well. 

 

Glad you liked the guitar tone!  I tried getting that dark tone by using a Les Paul but my pedal made it sound a lot brighter.  Hey thanks for the constructive comments!  Weezer love!

Gregor =w= Langbehn said:

good job on the feedback going into the choruses.  

 

Nicely done putting in the other song lyrics for the conversation parts.

 

The guitar solo is shredding.  I like the tone.  This is a cover though, and albeit, River's solo might be perfect, but you could have added your own flavor to it.

 

The production value is almost professional, but definitely not amateur.  How'd you record it?  The drums are the thing that sound the most amateur.  

 

My only complaint is your voice during 0:55-1:00.  You kind of sound like Tom Delong/whiny when you first start singing, but then the rest of the song you sound great.

Hugh, thanks for checking it out!  These guys are my musical inspiration!

My Crate bx100 has an EQ on it and I turned down the lower EQ band and cranked up the higher end for a tighter sound.  I also used compression in the mix on the bass track. 

On the bass itself (j bass), I've got the bridge pickup dimed and the neck pickup at around 7-8.5. 

Hugh Lovric said:

What amp and setting's do you have on your bass because it kinda sounds like how the bass sounds on Pinkerton?.

lol love the spoken word parts

 

the drums could be a lot better overall (and they seem a little slow and dragging behind at the end ~3:57 onwards) and the vocals could be more powerful at the end (~3:00 onwards).

otherwise, great cover.

Hey Humpty, thanks for the comments!  Noted on the drums.  These are all great inputs!!

Humpty Dumpty said:

lol love the spoken word parts

 

the drums could be a lot better overall (and they seem a little slow and dragging behind at the end ~3:57 onwards) and the vocals could be more powerful at the end (~3:00 onwards).

otherwise, great cover.

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