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Author Topic: Jim James' cover of I Just Wasn't Made for These Times  (Read 551 times)
William Bowe
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« on: October 30, 2017, 07:21:59 AM »

This is epic. By Jim James of My Morning Jacket - I Just Wasn't Made For These Times, in an arrangement exactly like Isaac Hayes' version of By The Time I Get To Phoenix.

https://pitchfork.com/news/my-morning-jackets-jim-james-covers-beach-boys-i-just-wasnt-made-for-these-times-listen/?mbid=social_twitter
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« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2017, 07:47:22 AM »

This is epic. By Jim James of My Morning Jacket - I Just Wasn't Made For These Times, in an arrangement exactly like Isaac Hayes' version of By The Time I Get To Phoenix.

https://pitchfork.com/news/my-morning-jackets-jim-james-covers-beach-boys-i-just-wasnt-made-for-these-times-listen/?mbid=social_twitter

That really is fantastic! Many thanks for sharing, WB.

"James recorded the cover over a sample of Isaac Hayes’ 'By the Time I Get to Phoenix,' itself a cover of the Jimmy Webb song popularized by Glen Campbell."

Full circle, in a way. :=)
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« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2017, 08:05:39 AM »

A sample, you say. That explains a few things. There were times I was almost laughing at how exactly he seemed to be getting the arrangement right.
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« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2017, 08:15:15 AM »

A sample, you say. That explains a few things. There were times I was almost laughing at how exactly he seemed to be getting the arrangement right.

That's from the Pitchfork review. It goes on to say: "In a press release, James explains that he 'ripped apart "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" and put it back together again as "I Just Wasn’t Made for These Times"' while listening to the master tapes for Hayes’ Hot Buttered Soul."
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« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2017, 10:00:51 AM »

Great cover! Cool Guy
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« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2017, 10:40:59 AM »

this cover is pretty fresh imo
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« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2017, 12:48:35 AM »

It's interesting how he can apply a completely different set of chords and arrive at approximately the same melody as the original.  This definitely took some planning and forethought.  For me though, what makes this song is Brian's original chord changes, which are quite possibly from some other planet.  I was playing it on the keyboard earlier today... it's totally out there, in a fantastic way.
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