Cover #14 – Snow Patrol, “Spitting Games”

14 Apr

Cover #14 is “Spitting Games” by Snow Patrol, from the 2004 album Final Straw. It was originally written by Gary Lightbody and Nathan Connolly.

There’s no real story here, except to say that Final Straw by Snow Patrol was The Album of the winter of 2004/2005 for me.  It was a relatively happy, stable time in my life, and this is a relatively happy, stable band that just happens to focus on themes like isolation and unhealthy relationships.  Oh dear.  They’re nice Irish boys, so they can get away with it.

“Spitting Games” has one of those hooks you can’t get away from, and I think it’s been used in movie trailers.  It was definitely in Torchwood twice.

My version is a synth-pop, MIDI heavy take on the tune.   Snow Patrol is a straight pop-rock/indie band who occasionally uses electronics, so I went all out with the electro.  It’s my attempt to sound like Solvent or Soviet.  Kind of a quickie, but not a bad one.


Posted by on April 14, 2009 in April Covers, music


3 responses to “Cover #14 – Snow Patrol, “Spitting Games”

  1. Lauryn

    April 14, 2009 at 12:10 am

    LOVE this!!!!!

    Even though you said it was kind of a quickie, I think you really captured the heart of the original but cast it in a whole new light. Really made it yours. Thought it was fab, dear!! (And probably played it too loud at 1 a.m. Hope my neighbors didn’t mind!!)

  2. Sam

    April 14, 2009 at 5:10 am

    Sounds very different. Good job.


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