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Strange Jane (MJ Covers Challenge)


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This is a submission for the MacJams Covers Challenge by Racerat and Sonny Jim.

The original song "Strange Jane" by RG Paddler can be found here:
Paddler’s "Strange Jane"

Thanks Richard for giving us permission to pay tribute to your fine tune. It has always been one of my towering MJ favs. As I am sure you can imagine, we gave it a little twist. Sonny Jim is on vocals and some synths. Racerat is on quitars, synths and did the mixing duties. Hope you like it.
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Lyrics
Strange Jane
by RG Paddler

Well its alright Jane you know I'm gonna be there
As soon as I jump on the next train
That comes a rollin along..
So don't you be drinkin in the backyard
You that papa wouldn't like it
You Gotta remember its over
Though I know you never did him wrong

But she gets so high
Angels are spinning
And She leaves me stoned
Out here on the highway
Where The north wind blows
Over and across the mountains
And no-one knows
The visions that you've seen

Well Do u believe in magic
& Do you believe in love
Well everybodys sayin that Ive been
a-runnin around with you long enough
But janey only livin for dancing
And janey only livin for dreams
Tell me wot a man supposed to do
If he don't know what it means

...when she gets so high - etc
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Comments: 31
Fans: 34
Plays: 176
Downloads: 142
Votes: 7
Uploaded: Sep 01, 2008 - 02:31:28 AM
Last Updated: Sep 01, 2008 - 02:31:28 AM Last Played: Jul 02, 2015 - 12:06:05 AM
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Comments
Lennon714 said 3278 days ago (September 1st, 2008)
Very nice!
This is a lot of fun. I was turned on to the original through this, and they're both done extraordinarily well and their both a lot of fun, but these are both unique from each other. Great production, too!
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DWL said 3278 days ago (September 1st, 2008)
Wonderful take!
Quite a journey.

Nice playing and vocal delivery.

Cheers

Dick
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jiguma said 3278 days ago (September 1st, 2008)
:)
Great cover guys, and really good song too RG.

Lovely production - great lyrics ....... and NO NITS!

Neil
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aclarke said 3278 days ago (September 1st, 2008)
A different Perspective
Paddler's original is one of the few songs on my ipod by ANY artist that never gets skipped over. This version is very good interpretation of that... recognizable but original. You know what I mean. Very cool work, nice mix. Great concept!
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dajama said 3278 days ago (September 1st, 2008)
Great stuff
This is beautifully done. The sound is outstanding, and I love that guitar sound. The vocals are perfectly done - lovely performances and great harmonies. The drums are just kickin' throughout. Very cool. Great song, and great version. Nicely done. Peace.
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Youra said 3278 days ago (September 1st, 2008)
Hey man !
Been informed of your post by mail. I'm not much around anymore, didn't know about this cover challenge, another great idea. Always a pleasure to hear from you. Great number. Keep on playin' your great music buddy !
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sloparts said 3278 days ago (September 1st, 2008)
Well this is different
Not as melodic and Paddlers musically be very cool. There's a much funkier feel to this version that's great especially when you get into the section coming out of the break.

Very cool bit of work on the vocals gentleman, thanks for sharing.

Be well and and be cool

Ed
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Nick_Flash said 3278 days ago (September 1st, 2008)
cool
great cover guys. Sounds like you had a lot of fun with the guitars. The vocals on the chorus sound great.
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Vic Holman said 3278 days ago (September 1st, 2008)
cool take!
really extreme and well thought out composition. i really like the variety served up here with the synths & guitars. Vocals on the chorus are great!

also dug the modern Bo Diddley beat here.

cool job boyz
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Feter said 3278 days ago (September 1st, 2008)
Strange Jane
O my goodness ...man you ROCK ...the vocal work
just fabulous ..outstanding rockin arrangment ...!!
how on earth you thougth of this ???? ... trippy
in a strange rockin way ...the guitar made me high
I bet you enjoyed this lead so much ...its a killer
Kudos !!!!!!!
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racerat said 3277 days ago (September 1st, 2008)
Whoa.
Thanks so much everybody! Sonny Jim and I are happy you feel Paddlers tune was well served. Sonny's harmony vocals are always a treat to the ears and these are no exception. We wanted to take a bit of a spin on Richard's original and funk-it-up a little. Off to take a listen to some of the other MJ Covers!

Cheers,
Philip
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Mckenzie said 3277 days ago (September 1st, 2008)
woww
this is GREAT!! The guitar work, filtered vocals, drum beat etc work soo well. Reminds me of some of Bon Jovi's late stuff (Queen of new orleans, destination anywhere etc). Love the lyrics too! i'm off to hear the original now.
Bloody well done!
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davisamerica said 3277 days ago (September 1st, 2008)
woa ....
man u guys are killing me! what a great track!
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Dj French Toast said 3277 days ago (September 1st, 2008)
I absolutly
love the effected or synth whistle effect sound . Awesome synth on this . I also like how the vocal is not in front but part of the instruments in parts . Nice mix and cool tune . Nice cover : )
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buckhorn said 3277 days ago (September 2nd, 2008)
Great tune
and a fine production. Kind of reminds me of a cross between Cake and Velvet Underground. Great Stuff.
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Rebsie said 3277 days ago (September 2nd, 2008)
Lovely stuff
Richard is one of my favourite artists on MJ and a stunning songwriter ... I was tempted to take on one of his myself but didn't think I could do justice to it. You've done a great job here.

Excellent production and groovy guitar work.
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HenriROGERsoloandbands said 3277 days ago (September 2nd, 2008)
Fun


I enjoyed the listen a lot , very well done .
spitlogic said 3277 days ago (September 2nd, 2008)
Nice work
This is a great song and an awesome version of it in my opinion.
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Char said 3277 days ago (September 2nd, 2008)
There's no hope foe me.
I believe in magic and I believe in love.
I believe in you and what you do. I'd write "hopelessly devoted to you" but that would be stealing so consider that as if it were in thought bubble. Terrific! Thanks.
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rsorensen said 3276 days ago (September 2nd, 2008)
yep
really cool cover. reminds me of Presidents of the USA and primus a little, but definitely has your own sound all over it. great solo. this to me is what covers are all about. really well done.
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bud said 3276 days ago (September 2nd, 2008)
This is so cool
and over the edge. Great collab guys and a fantastic choice of cover, LOve the the little loopy key sound - reminds me a bit of MY Bloody valentine in there. Excellent concept and vocals.
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TobinMueller said 3276 days ago (September 3rd, 2008)
Cover Magic
Most excellent. Love it.
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saymme said 3275 days ago (September 4th, 2008)
Wow !
& LOL!!!! What a great cover this definately has a sound of its own ! Made me laugh & surprised/amazed at what can happen when covering a song , its a great one the original & this too ! TX
saymme said 3275 days ago (September 4th, 2008)
...
Wow You got such good playing here...my chin just drops !! (& hangs there all the way through !!!!! AMAZING vocals , love the way theyt shift btw singin & 'talking' almost.. Great idea & the music is just wayout KUDOS!! Like the contrats of the sounds- towards the end theres like 'child'music/sounds coming in alittle which gives an extra spice - this must be heard more than once ! TX
paddler said 3274 days ago (September 4th, 2008)
Out here on the M6 Motorway..
You sound more American than me - not fair - spent ages trying to perfect a tom sawyer type accent instead of my Ozzy Osbourne native tongue,lol.

Love it tho! - sounds like Beck w/ Talking Heads.Thanks - great job! And a pleasant surprise!

- Strange Richard.
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racerat said 3274 days ago (September 4th, 2008)
Honored
Richard,
Thanks for taking a listen. Your original is just an amazing song. One of my earliest-- and still favorite-- MJ downloads. Glad you liked it, and honored to have had your approval to cover it. We're not worthy!
P
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guitapick said 3273 days ago (September 5th, 2008)
~
Too cool...bravo!
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echoroom said 3273 days ago (September 6th, 2008)
Harmonious
This is fabulous guys - i love the Lou reed style verse vox, which contrast wonderfully with the harmonies when they kick in. Great crunchy guitars and a nice dose of bottom end bass.... great to hear something new from you, Phil.

steve
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lavalamp said 3266 days ago (September 13th, 2008)
How did I.......
....miss this? You said, "I hope you like it". Well, I didn't.

I loved it. Great song, lyrics, production, singing and playing.

Cool stuff.

Dave
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craft said 3261 days ago (September 18th, 2008)
Quality
this is high top level song!! I'm lovin' it... Can't stop bouncin' my head...
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stacey said 3177 days ago (December 11th, 2008)
How did I miss this challenge?
Not only that, but how did I miss this song until now? This is fantastic! I love the rhythms as well as the great fun VOX and instrumentation. You can tell you had a BLAST with this one! GREAT job Philip!
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racerat said 3173 days ago (December 14th, 2008)
Missing
Stacey, Thanks for poppin in and taking a listen to this old (now) track. It was a great challenge to take part in, and SO many great songs came out of it. Check out Nick_Flash and his version of my song "Action Man". It's very cool:

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Philip
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J-Roe said 3144 days ago (January 13th, 2009)
Haha!
You get a good sound out of your equipment. Cool song man!
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ktb said 3138 days ago (January 18th, 2009)
so high
what an wicked groove you weave. The vocals make me wanna sing and dance. Guitar(s) were driving and crunchy. Top production props. This is insanely good
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