Track Covered: The Cedar Room
Bradley Rains is a twenty-four year old musician from Booneville, Mississippi. A multi-instrumentalist since the age of six, he is fluent in the electric bass, drums, guitar, piano, saxophone, and voice, and proficient in at least a dozen others. He’s known for playing virtually every instrument heard on every one of his recordings. Since age thirteen, he’s written, recorded and produced hundreds of songs, six studio albums, one live album, scored independent films, and composed several works for the theater.
Since May 2009, Bradley has been the sole music contributor for LoadingReadyRun.com, an internet sketch comedy sensation from Victoria, British Colombia. Their own by-geeks-for-geeks brand of videos have been featured in film festivals such as the Comic Con International Film Festival in San Diego, and shown on major TV networks, including G4 TechTV, The CW, TruTV, NBC, and even CNN. LoadingReadyRun now partners with The Escapist, airing their weekly sketches exclusively at www.escapistmagazine.com.
On The Cedar Room…
“I’d had the idea to do a cover of the Cedar Room long before I heard about this project, but the problem I kept running into was that I liked the original too much. It’s perfect the way it is. I had to think about it on and off for about two months before I finally found a direction I wanted to take.
The Cedar Room is a very spiritual song to me. It’s one of those that seems to speak to the innermost unknown places within all our hearts. I wanted to expand upon that. I wanted to make a song that spoke from the middle of my being.
In the end, I ended up with this seven minute monster that can only be classified as shoe-gaze or neo-psychedelia. I realized early on that my version wouldn’t appeal to all Doves fans. But the more I got into it, the more I found myself caring less and less about what people would think and more about how amazing the song was making me feel. It was truly a freeing and uplifting experience. And to me, that’s what it’s all about.”
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