Acoustic versions of classic dance tracks?

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Acoustic versions of classic dance tracks?

Post by andydes » Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:28 am

I have a couple of mates who run a pretty standard pub open mic night. You know the kind of of thing, people get on stage with there acoustic guitars and do covers of oasis, Beatles, stone roses, that kind of thing.

I'm being pressured to contribute, but being a hopeless electronica fan, I just can't bring myself to take the standard route. So a couple of us are thinking about songs/tracks that don't usually get the acoustic treatment. We've identified a few that could work well but aren't well known amongst the average pub crowd. Eg trentemoller- moan, royksopp - what else is there.

But what I'd really like to do is a banging, instantly recognisable and completely inappropriate club classic. I guess that means lyrics, chord changes,strong riff that would translate to guitar, etc. Ideally a proper dance track rather than danceable rock or indy music. Above all, pretty well known.

Any ideas?

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Re: Acoustic versions of classic dance tracks?

Post by pepezabala » Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:38 am

I do an ukelele version of Kraftwerks "The Model" from time to time ;-)

"Push it" isn't bad.

Beyonce's "Crazy in Love" should work well, but could be kind of difficult to sing.

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Re: Acoustic versions of classic dance tracks?

Post by ollyb303 » Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:04 am

The Prodigy.

A lounge version of Smack my Bitch up is what it's all about...
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Re: Acoustic versions of classic dance tracks?

Post by Forge. » Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:11 am

Underworld would have a few to plunder

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Re: Acoustic versions of classic dance tracks?

Post by Komodovaran » Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:16 am

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Re: Acoustic versions of classic dance tracks?

Post by ian_halsall » Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:56 am

like everything it's beend done before:

http://www.faireyband.com/acidbrass.html

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Re: Acoustic versions of classic dance tracks?

Post by andydes » Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:41 pm

Cheers guys. Underworld was my first thought. But cowgirl is proving hard to acoustic up. May have to think about some others that might work.

Smack my birch up is winning for me so far. Definitely fits the inappropriate criteria.

Also considering leftfield- open up and mylo - drop the pressure.

Mote suggestions welcome though.

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Re: Acoustic versions of classic dance tracks?

Post by Forge. » Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:53 pm

I just keep hearing "Tina lives in Berlin her voice so seldom heard on my machine....."

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Re: Acoustic versions of classic dance tracks?

Post by Forge. » Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:08 pm

also I reckon you could do a nice version of 'born slippy' with those chord changes.


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Re: Acoustic versions of classic dance tracks?

Post by beats me » Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:28 pm

Opus III - Fine Day

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Re: Acoustic versions of classic dance tracks?

Post by andydes » Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:11 am

Angstrom wrote:I demand a cover of Robin S - Show me love
Good one.

But let's be clear here in case there's any misunderstanding. None of you will ever get to hear the fruits of my labour. Evarr. (much like the rest of my efforts- ignore my post count, I'm rank armature).

Beats- another good one. I had considered Halcyon On and On. But couldn't even remember who did the original. Thanks for the reminder. Just looked at video - bald yet hot, I'm all confused.

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Re: Acoustic versions of classic dance tracks?

Post by ian_halsall » Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:55 pm

smack my birch up?

you're out of your tree...

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Re: Acoustic versions of classic dance tracks?

Post by beats me » Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:56 pm

A lounge version of smack my bitch up has already been done

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7vYJqyBZEk


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