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"Ramona" (Scott Pilgrim cover)

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A cover of Beck's "Ramona," from the movie Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Great movie, watch it. It's worth a watch, even if for whatever reason you DIDN'T like it.

Oddly enough, after debating with myself halfway through it, I chose to do everything in one take (save for one strum that I tacked onto the end). That means everything is there -- all the peaks, all the poorly-hit notes, everything. But that's what's great about live music -- it's all there, in the moment.

I did this to celebrate, for myself, my first viewing of the movie in 2011. I also did it to prove that I don't completely suck performing live.

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scott pilgrim is the best book/movie ever made. also did you know that the orginal ending for scott pilgrim he ends up with knives?

Ryanson responds:

I do love the books, and I adored the movie at the time I made this. Watched it multiple times a day for several days. I'm excited to purchase the game's rerelease.

Wow nice

So this was a nice sound and flavor you have here some really good vibe and flavor about it you really know how to put it together very well here and I like the style of it all so really nice job on this piece here and do hope you make more because it was nice and has a good sound about it

Very nice sound here and no major changes really needed


Just like how it is in the movie!

Yay for Scott Pilgrim

This sounds just like the original but with a different voice to it as well. I really did like the movie and now I have something very close to the original so I am pretty happy with how this one turned out as well. Kind of makes me think of my own escapades in my head that I have on a daily basis by myself. The lyrics are very strong and come out swinging very good.

The overall flow is great and fits close to the original. Great job here on a cover song. Looking forward to more.

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Ryanson responds:

Your own escapades? Oh man, let's hope someone turns it into a movie. :)

Thanks for the review.


Hey ryanson,

Firstly I have to say... Best. Movie. Ever. OK, now for the song. You replicate the feeling quite good. This is my favourite song from the movie, and you do it quite a bit of justice. The choice to do the 'live' thing was for me a benefit as well as a hindrance for me. It added to the authenticity, but also detracted from the experience sometimes. But I admire your bravery and experiment :)

This song carries much of the emotion that is held at the scene in the movie. And boy, are those chords potent. I just love the way how they meld into each other without a sense of where we're going, but we'll just get there in the end :)

Melancholic. That's a way to describe your style of playing. Prudent, precise, yet also wholeheartedly unabashed. Reminds me of the way Jeff Buckley sung. And you've actually got quite a good voice, which I didn't really detect in your song "Scorched Hair and Burnt Guitar".

--Wow Factor--
It's a song full of different hopes and dreams, and you convey this with a surprising tenderness. Sometimes the quality of your mic causes your voice to buzz when you sing too loud, which is either good or bad.

--Personal Tilt--
I like this. It's raw, real, and live - if you can call it that. A good cover of a song that has beautiful chords and a lot of feeling. You really had some guts to cover Beck, but you pulled it off with aplomb. Thanks for letting me listen and critique.

--Production-- = 16/20
--Experience-- = 15/20
--Style-- = 15/20
--Wow Factor-- = 15/20
--Personal Tilt-- = 15/20




Ryanson responds:

It's as live as recording on my computer can get. :)

The chords were what made me consider recording all my parts (all two of them) separately. Took a bit to memorize them and play them... in one day lol.

Yeah, Beck's a genius man. The songs he wrote for Sex Bob-Omb I heard he wrote in one day. i wish I could do that, man.

Thanks for the review.

Credits & Info


4.07 / 5.00

Jan 11, 2011
10:59 PM EST
File Info
3.9 MB
3 min 23 sec

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