Earlier I'd neglected to mention Jerkatorium's participation in the April-May 2020 "Original Flava" Cover Fight at SongFight.org. Original Flava is a project where SongFighters are challenged to make cover versions of songs composed by other SongFighters: participants are assigned (secret Santa style) to another band, and they have to cover any song from that band's portfolio. If this sounds familiar, it's because we also did this challenge way back in 2016 and it resulted in Jerkatorium's cover of Heuristics Inc's song "Control Yourself".
Anyway back in April 2020 we participated in Song Fight's "Original Flava Coverfight - COVID-19 Special Edition" (named "COVID-19 Special Edition" only because at that time many SongFighters were stuck at home with little to do, and craving more music projects). We were assigned Vom Vorton, a very talented artist who we'd had on the podcast, and who we admire a lot. Chumpy and I are big fans of Vom Vorton and we had difficulty narrowing our selection down to a single one of his songs to cover... so we didn't narrow it down. We covered two of his songs.
We covered "The Sugary Goo Inside" by Vom Vorton. You can hear his original song at http://www.songfight.org/music/sugary_goo_inside/vomvorton_sgi.mp3 . Our cover version is here:
We also covered "Your Discarded Cigarette" by Vom Vorton. You can hear his original song at http://www.songfight.org/music/your_discarded_cigarette/vomvorton_ydc.mp3 . Our cover version is here:
The "secret Santa" part of the challenge means that somebody did a cover version of one of our songs. We were fortunate enough to have Third Cat cover our song "Ocean of Blood", and you can hear that cover version here:
This month (November 2020) there was another Original Flava Cover Fight at SongFight.org, and this time it was a "Video Edition", meaning that all of the participants had to submit a music video of their cover song. There were 17 participants including the Jerkatorium-adjacent band "Hanky Code" (just me), and everybody did great videos. As a bonus, occasional collaborator Micah Sommersmith revised the Original Flava Theme Song [the song was made for the April/May Original Flava listening party - and that Original Flava Theme Song was in itself a revision of the Gift of Music Theme Song that Micah had written back in March/April 2020 (more about that below)]. Anyway Micah revised the lyrics and I gave it a much-needed remixing and remastering, and then we made a video for it. You can see it here:
Here's a link if that embed doesn't work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpicrnXBpL0 . Special thanks to Andrei and Buko for their formidable acting talents.
For the Cover Fight itself I was assigned Pigfarmer Jr, and I decided to cover his version of "The Sugary Goo Inside" under the band name Hanky Code. You can see the video here:
Here's a link if that embed doesn't work: https://youtu.be/4k28MQ5EYy0 . More thanks to Andrei for his excellent acting and his amazing hand modeling.
The "secret Santa" aspect of this challenge resulted in us getting our mid-2016 song "Change Is Coming" covered by the wonderful Sockpuppet. You can hear that lovely cover and see the mesmerizing video here:
Here's a link if that embed doesn't work: https://youtu.be/OavIAgVHi-A
I'm also going to recommend the videos from the rest of the participants. Everybody did something different, and it's all interesting and entertaining. You can see it all here (it starts at the 20:10 mark):
Here's a link right to the start of the videos if that embed doesn't work: https://youtu.be/gVh1ky3VU8Q?t=1210 .
Lastly: I'm not sure how I'd also neglected to mention this in a previous post, but Jerkatorium participated in the March/April 2020 Gift of Music Cover Fight: "Gift of Music - COVID-19 Special Edition". Jerkatorium has participated in three previous Gift of Music Cover Fights, which resulted in our covers of "Hey Housebrick" by Hot Club de Paris, "Fox On The Run" by Sweet, and "Today's the Day" by Inverse T. Clown. For this most recent Gift of Music we were randomly assigned to cover a Boffo Yux Dudes favorite again, and this time we chose "Heaven On The 7th Floor" by Paul Nicholas. You can hear our cover version of the song here: