One Night in Bangkok – Bitpop Chiptune Tribute to Murray Head & Chess

Bitpop/Chiptune cover version made with the sounds on the Commodore 64 – 6 Channels

There’s two thing guaranteed to make you humble, The Iron Sheik and a night in Bangkok. Given the choice, I’d prefer the latter. 🙂
The chorus extol Bangkok’s reputation as an exciting city while the verses are dismissive. Two members of ABBA were involved in the writing and production of this song.

This was a fun song to do.

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Gavin (zer0Page)

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Agadoo [Bitpop/Chiptune] – Tribute to Black Lace

80s msuic cover version made with the sounds of the Commodore 64 – Multi SID

Time to get yer trashbag on.

Some fun facts from around the web:
• Voted 4th worst song of all time
• Lead Singer, Dene Michael, was jailed for claiming false benefits.
• Dene was forced to sing the song for other inmates
• Once you hear this song it will be in your head for hours afterwards

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Gavin

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The Final Countdown – Tribute to Europe (Bitpop/Chiptune)

Bitpop/Chiptune cover version of a classic 80s song, the Final Countdown by Europe – Made with the sounds of the Commodore 64 – Multi SID

Made with the sounds of the Commodore 64 – Multi SID

This song needs no introduction so I wont. 😛
I have at times gone out of my way to avoid the typical C64 Pulse-width modulation (PWM) although its a defining C64 sound simply because its a staple modulation effect that often comes at the expense of other waveforms not being used as much. This time around though, its PWM all the way.

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Gavin

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Rude [Bitpop/Chiptune] – Tribute to Magic!

8 bit cover version of Magic! – Rude: Made with the sounds of the Commodore 64 home computer.

Made with the sounds of the Commodore 64 home computer.

I couldn’t think of a more ironic way to celebrate a divorce than with a song about a marriage proposal. Hahaha. 🙂

One of those hybrid SID waveforms of mixing triangle with a thin pulse makes an appearance in this one. Sawtooth bass, very minimal PWM – just to mix up the flavour a bit. Oh, and SID 6581 R4 filter goodness in the instrumental solo.

I love a bit of reggae, even if it is watered down for pop music. Hahaha.

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Gavin

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Don’t Bring Me Down [Bitpop/Chiptune] – Tribute to Electric Light Orchestra

8 bit Bitpop/Chiptune cover of the Electric Light Orchestra song, Don’t Bring Me Down – Made with the sounds of the Commodore 64 home computer.

This is another one of those songs I heard repeatedly while spending my 20 cent pieces at the Caloundra Amusement Centre (“Pinnie Parlour”).

I found that there was an unusual harmony between this song and the laser sound effects of Space Invaders.

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Gavin

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Walk Like An Egyptian [Bitpop/Chiptune] – Tribute to The Bangles

8 bit Bitpop (Chiptune) cover of an awesome 80s song – Made with the sounds of the Commodore 64 home computer.

I wanted that bangy-clangy sound so I’ve used a bit of ring-mod in this one. Kinda feels like how I did Kiss’ ‘I was made for loving you’ – but different. 👍

One (or two) of my most loved features of the 6581/8580 SID Chip is its Ring and Sync-Mod capabilities. I don’t use them often since they are hard beasts to master. I’ve gone for quite a bit of ring/sync in this one.

I’ve also done a nice little transition from a real whistle to a ring-modded SID generated one.

As always, made with ♥
Gavin

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