This is incredible.
The result really does sound as if Dave Brubeck managed to cover The Stranglers’ Golden Brown twenty years before the original song was released.
How have I not seen this earlier? It’s brilliant!
Back in April, George Hinchliffe’s Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain released a lockdown cover of Kraftwerk’s The Model, embracing the restrictions of self-isolation to come up with some remarkably witty visuals.
The ukulele really is the instrument of the future.
Funk Turkey is a pseudonym and stage name of Arkansas parody/comedy musician and producer Kirt Connor who wrote a bot.
By sucking up all of the lyrics from actual AC/DC songs and using a Markov Chain to semi-randomly generate a “new” song based on the band’s existing lyrics.
And then he recorded it.
The song was recorded for Jones’ album of collaborations, Reload and, in common with the other tracks on the album, the recording was made with the collaborators’ choice of producer and studios. Tn this case Tore Johansson and Tambourine Studios in Malmö, Sweden.
The track was released as the lead single from the album and was a huge hit across Europe and beyond.
Goldfinger is a band that has been around since the early 1990s. Their third LP, Stomping Ground was released in 2000 and enjoyed some European success on the back of their cover of Nena’s 99 Red Balloons which — rather impressively — is sung partly in German.
And now they have a quarantine version, which is even better.
The band is still going and, while they still have a superb sense of humour, they also are a lot more talented than I remembered. This they very effectively demonstrate when they take on Johann Sebastian Bach.