Feel Good Inc.

2 Feb

Hi everybody. The first week of school has been very hectic for me. I’m running around like a chicken with its head cut off, one that is going to meetings and interviews anyway. Even decapitated chickens need jobs. So this week’s post will be rather succinct.

Everyone has heard of the Gorillaz song “Feel Good Inc.” right? Just in case you haven’t, here it is.

The song is an amazing rock, hip-hop fusion which become incredibly famous and rightfully so. The song flows so naturally from rapping to acoustic guitars that it actually allows rap haters to appreciate the art (yes me). Also, being the first band to really try something like this successfully has helped them become famous.

Now, I want you to compare the original version of the song to this cover, performed by a girl named Josie Charlwood.

The first thing you have to realize is that this entire song is done real-time with a couple of loop pedals and other hardware. Not only is this girl musically talented, but she is also technologically savvy. I am almost convinced by now that the cover is better than the original. The sound of her guitar mixed with her voice creates a milky sweet sound which does the original justice. The rap line blows me away with ending slur and the “hahaha’s”. There’s something incredibly attractive about a girl who can do that.

&)

-oko

P.S. I have new tunes in the works!

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3 Responses to “Feel Good Inc.”

  1. John Phillips February 2, 2012 at 12:42 pm #

    Very interesting. And impressive

  2. Matthew Coleman February 2, 2012 at 3:37 pm #

    Wow. That was pretty awesome. Thanks for posting that vid, Oko. 🙂 Looking forward to your new tunes!

  3. H.E. ELLIS February 2, 2012 at 8:51 pm #

    Looove Gorillaz. Nice post.

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