Electronic “Disappointed” cover

Posted by on Sep 18, 2009 in Journal, News | 4 Comments

electronic_stateshirtI just finished recording a cover of Electronic’s “Disappointed”. I had never even heard the original song until about a month ago. Hell I had never even heard of the band. But there was something really good at the core of this song and I wanted to try a version of my own.

In case you also didn’t know, Electronic were an “alternative dance group formed by New Order singer and guitarist Bernard Sumner and ex-Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr.” Thanks Wikipedia. I’m a fan of both New Order and Johnny Marr. Not sure how I missed this band? The track “Disappointed” is from 1992 and made a dent on US charts, and even features Neil Tennant of Pet Shop Boys on vocals. Though I guess I can see how I missed this song–terrible early 90’s bands like UB40, Snow and Color Me Badd really soured me on pop music at the time. But this Electronic song was fun to dig into.

Here’s my version of Electronic’s “Disappointed”. Click below to play. Hope you like it:

Disappointed – Lyrics

If you could cover a song, what would it be? What other songs should I cover?

And just for fun, here’s the original (and strange) video from 1992. Primitive computer graphics, Neil Tennant looking bored, some dude holding a giant gold sphere. Enjoy

:)

4 Comments

  1. Jeremy
    September 23, 2009

    Nice work man! I love this song, or course being a New Order-aholic I would be into that sort of thing. There is a great remix of it out there by 808 State (its either remixed by them or merged with their stuff by someone else) that is one of my favorite electronica-dance type tracks.

  2. Jesus
    September 24, 2009

    Since you seem to be going down “that road”, you should cover something like Haircut 100 or Beautiful by Aguilera.

    get better electronic drums. Those suck.

  3. IronMike
    September 29, 2009

    If I could cover a song, what would it be? I guess I’d have to cover ‘This Charming Man’ by the Smiths.

  4. Chris Jones
    October 31, 2012

    Hi mate!

    How did you suss the chords out for this?

    Haven’t heard your version yet – but it is quite complex…(the original)

    The bass for the verse is built around C minor 7 (G, Bb, C, Eb)

    But the chords are:

    Gm7 / C, Bb / C, Dm / C and C major / the C m7 bass sequence…

    It screwed my head up for a while – trying to transcribe it….but I got there in the end…

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