Category: Covers

No Digging … uh … No Digital … uh … No Diggity?!

In October we asked you for song suggestions that we might attempt as covers, and got a bucketful of excellent ideas in response! After a short hiatus to accommodate real life, here’s the second of those – a classic piece of new jack swing / hip hop R&B from 1996, originally by Blackstreet.

Chosen by Rosie RJ’s dog, apparently, it required a little more reinterpretation that is usual for us, owing to neither of us really knowing what a “homie” is (well, OK, Andrea says she does), and one of us being somewhat British. But we gave it our best shot. (We only bleeped one word. Can you spot it?)

If you spotted our teaser video last week, you’ll recognise a little of this video – we have another of your suggestions coming within the next week – from 21 years before this one – so keep watching!

All The Leaves Are Brown (and the sky is grey)

Its all-request Autumn in Aeon Wanderers land – many thanks to all our listeners who made suggestions for songs! We’re hoping to work through several more in the next few months, but here’s the first, from a thoughtful listener who wishes to remain nameless, in the form of this classic from The Mamas and The Papas. We chose not to deviate too far from the original – and it’s Andrea’s first outing on percussion too!

Dr Frankenstein on Viola

This was our entry for Mike Viola’s “The American Egypt” covers competition. We didn’t win, but had a great time turning his subtle original song into a dramatic AW piece! It didn’t actually snow during the making of the video! 😉

This one is For Your Eyes Only, Mr Bond.

What do Connery, Moore, Dalton, Brosnan and Craig have in common? They’re far better at running around looking serious than Owen is! 😉

So back in March last year, Andrew Curry from CurryCuts approached us to record a bonus track for his “Songs Bond Songs” covers project, and gave us one of the unused James Bond theme songs to tackle. Although Sheena Easton’s track made the final rushes, Blondie also wrote a song for “For Your Eyes Only” – one of their classic guitar-driven post-punk pop tracks.

So we took it and Bondified it to the extreme! Andrea took on the vocals, while Owen pulled as many Bond-Thematic tricks as he could from the book for the music. And nearly 18 months on, we’ve finally made a video to go with it! Filmed on two continents and in three countries (I’m sure we could have done better with a bit more time), and with a few easter eggs for the eagle-eyed, here’s our slightly tongue-in-cheek homage to Bond films past and present! We hope it will leave you a little stirred, not shaken. 🙂

Will Ye Go, Lassie, Go? Wild Mountain Thyme for the picking.

During Andrea’s 2018 visit to the UK, we heard this song live, and decided to give it our own flavour.  It’s a “traditional” Scottish song, based on The Ballad of Balquhidder (Tannahill) and with words roughly similar to those written by McPeake and McPeake.  With some traditional Scottish scenery to match!

So he’s lying on top again … just like Gepetto …

A few years ago, Owen was asked to create a backing for a cover of this song for a weekly song challenge. He rose to the occasion with the full Owen treatment.

As it happens, Belly are currently touring the UK and US, so he figured it was high time to dust off that old backing track, convince Andrea to help throw some new vocals at it, and give it the Aeon Wanderers treatment!

Of Cardigans and Cuckoos…

We were invited to do a song for a tribute remake of The Cardigans 1996 album, “First Band On The Moon”. Here’s our adaptation of the opening track, “Your New Cuckoo”, with a little video of our own invention added for fun! 🙂  Andrea sings lead, and created all the green-screen video segments, while Owen created the musical backdrop and animated video segments.

You can hear the full tribute album, recreated by a plethora of talented types, here:

This Woman’s Work

This Kate Bush song originally featured in the 1988 film “She’s Having A Baby”, and was released on album and as a single in 1989. It’s sung from the viewpoint of a father-to-be waiting to hear news from the emergency room – we took inspiration for the video from the original music video for the song, which was itself inspired by the film.

A little bit of acting and a little bit of photoshop help us along the way!

Tonight We Fly! Literally.

The video for our cover of The Divine Comedy’s “Tonight We Fly” required some actual flight to make. The curse of having bandmates who live 3000 miles apart. 😉

Join us in this Near Wild Heaven!

We took a little R.E.M. sleep and came out with this Mike Mills classic. Check out Andrea’s amazing video!