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Feb 19, 2014 | 4:37 PM EST
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1 min 21 sec
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5.00 / 5.00

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Full name: Tic Tic Tic, It Wears Off (Cover)

Check out the original here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpFEvK850l8

The original track transitions in from another song and into the next song as well, so keep that in mind while listening.

Not trying to be fully accurate here with the instruments and patterns -- I took some liberties to make it a little unique. I did try to get all the notes correct by ear though, and I'd say I got about 95% of 'em.

Not bad for about two days work, eh?

Excuse me, my Canadian is showing...

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kayorentkayorent

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

It's me again, first off what I like:

It's keeps the lazy chaotic feel of the original, while becoming a little cleaner. I like the cleanliness of the sound quite a bit. You also got all of the sounds in there (as far as I can tell from a couple listens), I didn't feel like anything was missing.

Now for what I don't:

One could be considered minor, it's in the opening. In the original it's the "tic tic tic" whispered in your ears. He has the sound way to the sides, which made me go "whoa!" when I heard it. The bad part is that I listened to yours first, and when hearing his I thought to myself, "Wait... where was that in Birdy's?" Basically the drum hits in yours weren't weird enough to catch my attention like his whispering, I personally think that it would have been better to give the drums a similar auditory placement to his whisper.

The second thing is that strange sound in the right. In your cover it sounded like soft radio static, it was noticeable but not overly so. In his however, it sounded similar to the sounds that play when you grab the metal mario hat in mario 64. Despite being a sound on the side its oddness grabbed my attention thoroughly. Maybe I'm a little biased though, because I absolutely love that sound. It didn't strike me as important until I heard it in the original.

That's it for likes and dislikes. To summarize, it's an enjoyable and clean cover that suffers from a lack of punch in a couple of areas. You're still improving greatly from song to song.

Thank you for the enjoyable listen,

- dright


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Birdinator99 responds:

Glad I picked up on all the instruments. It's hard to identify everything by ear, so a short piece like this was more favourable to make a cover from. Also, when the album is almost 41 years old, it's not hard to make it come out cleaner, haha.

Very legit point there about the Tic Tic Tic. I wasn't sure what I was going to do about that part. I knew I wanted a drum fill, but I didn't want to crowd the space, either. I've heard the original so many times that the impact of the whisper doesn't really get me anymore, so maybe in the back of my mind I was just content to leave it as a drum fill only. Could've gone either way, but yeah, that added to the charm of the original.

I can't make the connection to the metal cap song, even after going back and listening to it. Do you love the sound I used, or the sound in the original (or whatever you're hearing in the metal cap song)? I'm confusing by the way you've worded it.

Glad it's good overall. I'm satisfied that I got what I did for such a small amount of time working on it.

Thanks for reviewing!


EctisityEctisity

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Actually liked this better than the original :D. The Instruments are really clear and you have been able to make the song sound alot more clearer without erasing the "old days charm" as I call it.
The bas that starts at 0:10 really made my day :D.

This is a perfect recomposistion of and old classic :).


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Birdinator99 responds:

Wonderful! I was pretty pleased with the bass tone myself, so it's great that you picked up on that.

Thanks for stopping by!