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Description : One of the most epic songs of my lifetime. {COVER} Folk, Funk, Rock, and Psychedelic influences fused together here.

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  1. Kirkoid
    Kirkoid on Mon 12th Sep 2022 - 4 months ago

    An awesome cover of one of my long-time favourite tracks.

  2. secondnature1
    secondnature1 on Sat 14th May 2022 - 8 months ago

    Nice work! Way to make it sound fresh and new. I always love hearing songs made in one genre transform into another.

  3. djphildrummin
    djphildrummin on Wed 27th May 2020 - 2 years ago


  4. TheJinni
    TheJinni on Wed 15th Apr 2020 - 2 years ago

    Soundtrack written all over this!

    FRITZOMATIC on Wed 25th Mar 2020 - 2 years ago

    AWESOME! One of my all time favorite songs to do at karaoke! such a great song! Nice work man!

  6. SpeakUpProd
    SpeakUpProd on Fri 20th Mar 2020 - 2 years ago

    This is damed good. clean as F...!

  7. chell55
    chell55 on Fri 20th Mar 2020 - 2 years ago

    Ive never heard the original version of this song but this is amazing! I love the drums and that harmonica thoughh!

  8. DanGoldstein
    DanGoldstein on Fri 20th Mar 2020 - 2 years ago

    Hey Joe. Are all the instruments on this one live? I love the combined sounds of the electric piano and organ. Dan

  9. RuslanG
    RuslanG on Fri 20th Mar 2020 - 2 years ago

    Just great Joe! Nice work!

  10. EricMilligan
    EricMilligan on Wed 1st May 2019 - 3 years ago

    Great track, Joe. I somehow missed this one. Loved the way you started out with strings doing the arpeggiated backing chords. Then it really got funky.

    I assumed that you played the harmonic live, but I didn't see that you actually do play harp in your profile. So, if that was a VST, I'm even more impressed by the performance. Nice drums as well.

    This is one of my favourites as well. I remember when it was released by the Animals. But, it actually is much older song I believe. I remember discussing it with my dentist when I was a teenager, who informed me that it is actually about a brothel. Back then I paid no attention to lyrics, so was very surprised to hear this. :)


    Reply by JoeFunktastic

    And it baffles me tremendously Eric why you perform in Trance. Nothing wrong with Trance man. I do a little Trance on the side once in a while. But you appear to me as a person with refined music tastes. I did the Harmonic with Chris Hein's Harmonica VST. It was the closest harmonica sound I could find that had enough realism that I was looking. I used Toontrack Superior. It has a lot of tweakable options. It was fun doing this one bro. When I do songs like this I really show my age too much. I was much alive back then. It came out in 1964. Not sure about the brothel part as this song was loosely based on a folksy blues song of the 1920s and 30s. Hey, thanks for stopping by for the review there Eric!


  11. ronabo
    ronabo on Mon 11th Feb 2019 - 3 years ago

    Wow Joe, this is high quality. I don't know how I missed this one but it is a great cover. I also didn't know you played the harmonica. Yeah, this is a great production my friend. Drums are solid! Bass guitar has a great tone to it.


  12. mariano3233
    mariano3233 on Sun 25th Nov 2018 - 4 years ago

    So very funky!!

  13. TRE24
    TRE24 on Sun 25th Nov 2018 - 4 years ago

    Ok stop it because this is straight nasty.
    Super impressed.
    What a song to capture like this.
    Great great job!
    (I listened to it twice)


  14. hobertni
    hobertni on Sun 18th Nov 2018 - 4 years ago

    this gave me the chills. awesome work

    Reply by JoeFunktastic

    Grab a coat. No, really thanks so kindly. I really appreciate the listen and comment.


  15. theHumps
    theHumps on Fri 16th Nov 2018 - 4 years ago

    Many artist have done cover songs of this classic, so good to hear your modern interpretation of this one. I remember this as a kid and wondering about this house in the song and it's sorted history, kinda creeped me out back then, ha!

    Soulful version, i like the drums especially. Nice mix too, clean and all the instruments sound like they have their own place in the mix.

    Hope all is well back home with the fam, Take care Joe!


    Reply by JoeFunktastic

    In Beantown, we are world champions BABY!!! Hey there young man, I can say that because I think I got you beat by about year Wayne, ah ha ha! :-) Well, we had snow recently, so bring on the winter man! I'm tough!

    Hey, thanks for the review Wayne, it always a pleasure to hear from you. Well, when you do a song like this you got to get things right. It took me about 3 months to get this one done. The bulk of my time, about two-thirds of it, was spent on mastering. I decided to just spend more time with my tracks these days and to slow this dog and pony show down a tad, bus by bus, bit by bit, all the way to tweaking and shaping my hi-hats with a bit of color. It got crazy Wayne, I almost scrapped the whole thing because I had too many concurrent tasks going on all at once that I nearly lost focus for a time at what I was doing. Fortunately, I was able to call on Mr. Funktastic to settle me down. So I went into WWJFD mode (What Would Joe Funk Do.)

    So the whole thing got interesting when I decided to tackle the separation of frequencies in each of the multi-track bus layers on my console. I relied mostly on Low and High pass filters to carve out and also isolate some frequencies, and gentle compression which is why the mastering got kind of crazy.

    Funny you say soulful in a good way. I was not even leaning to any particular sound or doing anything on purpose to shape the genre. But I guess you are right, kind of on the soulful side and I seriously did not even notice that until you mentioned that, thanks Wayne.

    All is good here, but as much as I love music, I love my family in more ways impossible to measure. But I somehow managed to find the happy medium or is it median, I always mess that one up. Bosox all the way!

    Cheers Wayne!

  16. Arloph09
    Arloph09 on Thu 17th May 2018 - 4 years ago

    high quality traCk......

    Reply by JoeFunktastic

    Thanks, I really appreciate that. Just doing what I do. Thanks again!


  17. ImproveWithError
    ImproveWithError on Thu 17th May 2018 - 4 years ago

    Hey Joe,

    Great interpretation of a great song. The strings sound pretty awesome with it. The mix and everything about the production is great. Thanks for sharing this with us!!


    Reply by JoeFunktastic

    Hey Kyle! OOps, sorry it took so long to reply. Hey man, I appreciate the listen. There are so many different genres of music on this bro. I appreciate the listen and review.


  18. Alien
    Alien on Wed 16th May 2018 - 4 years ago

    Great you didn't butcher it ;)

    Reply by JoeFunktastic

    I was once called Joe the butcher. I sliced mostly lunch meats, thin sliced. Almost seemed like another life back then. Well, I appreciate the listen.


  19. Arturodellobo
    Arturodellobo on Tue 20th Feb 2018 - 4 years ago


    Reply by JoeFunktastic

    Thanks I needed that. I appreciate the listen

  20. Rygel
    Rygel on Mon 19th Feb 2018 - 4 years ago

    I like your take on this song. House of the Rising Sun is a very influential song for me, and I'm sure for many on this site. I'm curious, what instrument would you call this lead? I can't place it

    Reply by JoeFunktastic

    Thanks Rygel. Well, you know the Harp(harmonica) comes in many types like a horn or drum does. The real small ones have 10 holes and the larger ones have 16 holes for a richer sound like the ones Stevie Wonder uses. The one heard in the lead here is 10 hole one which has a higher pitch and not that full sound like Stevie. Thanks again!

  21. topclass
    topclass on Fri 16th Feb 2018 - 4 years ago

    wow this is EPIC!!!! great cover indeed, love the drums too

    Reply by JoeFunktastic

    Thanks, the drums alone took 3 days to master by themselves with separation of frequency band work and compression. Thanks a lot. Peace!

  22. MGproduct
    MGproduct on Fri 16th Feb 2018 - 4 years ago

    I think its your own style and i like unique ... keep up your unique style

    Reply by JoeFunktastic

    Thanks bro, that's the key. Have your own sound. Don't sound like the guy before you. Thanks for the listen!

  23. Mahloo13
    Mahloo13 on Fri 16th Feb 2018 - 4 years ago

    I did not expect this! Those strings are absolutely briliant. The ambiance is amazing. It trully is an amazing songand this is a great cover.

    Those strings are really something but what I really is the variety of sounds that come into play.

    Really well put together! Thank you for sharing!

    Reply by JoeFunktastic

    Hey! It is my favorite Looperman man, ha ha ha! Man, I wondered where you have been, seriously! The fact is I owe you a lot for your advice bro! Hey I know that sounds weird but one day I will explain it all.

    Thanks for stopping by man and checking it out and dropping some comments. That was truly appreciated!

    Cheers from Joe!

  24. Tumbleweed
    Tumbleweed on Fri 24th Nov 2017 - 5 years ago

    If you played in a band around our part of the planet back in the day you just had to do this one Joe....if not people would be asking for it...did this one more times than I can remember and yet it still speaks to the musical mind as it always did (I did watch Eric & the guys do this one live too)...Great job on this one Joe...good to hear a different instrumental rendition and be reminded of some good times.....Ed

  25. DijamMusic
    DijamMusic on Thu 23rd Nov 2017 - 5 years ago

    Hi Joe,
    Wow youve taken one of my old time favourite and made it your own.
    I believe you have given it a new lease of life mate.
    Absolutely wonderful track.
    Great job Joe.

  26. DanGoldstein
    DanGoldstein on Fri 3rd Nov 2017 - 5 years ago

    It is always an amazing experience hearing how a musician's unique style, musicality, technique comes through in a cover - and I really enjoyed discovering you again through this version of 'House of the Rising Sun'



  27. crucethus
    crucethus on Fri 3rd Nov 2017 - 5 years ago

    Great Cover Joe.
    I love this song as well. My Pop used to play the animals version quite a bit growing up. But I loved the Santa Esmeralda version.
    Also David Johansen (AKA Buster Poindexter) former lead singer of the New York Dolls, getting together with the California surf guitar group the ventures.
    Thanks for bringing back some cool memories thsi evening.
    I am working on a feature where I am creating songs from some of the best of looper-mans loopmakers. Tumbleweed was first and you are next on the list. I have the tune already in the can and it's awesome. I will release it on looperman mid- November.

  28. Ludwigbroo
    Ludwigbroo on Thu 2nd Nov 2017 - 5 years ago

    I really like it! Do you play any instruments or just pluggins :)?

    Reply by JoeFunktastic

    Thanks Ludwigbroo! Well you see I got an excellent collection of instruments. Kontakt 5 gives me those closest thing to an authentic sound as possible. Thanks so much for the review.

    Cheers from Joe!

  29. Mykael
    Mykael on Thu 2nd Nov 2017 - 5 years ago

    Hey, joe!

    This is without a doubt one of my all-time favorite tunes, and you have certainly done a masterful job in bringing new life to it. The strings and piano are superb. It is definitely being added to my fav list. Well done, you!



    Reply by JoeFunktastic

    Hey Mykael!

    Wow, always A high honer hearing from man. How are you? Geez, thanks brother man. I think if one is going to do a classic they better A game. One day I gonna ask you to sing for me man on a classic song man. I appreciate you stopping by.

    Love, Peace and Light to you too man!

  30. Neomorpheus
    Neomorpheus on Tue 31st Oct 2017 - 5 years ago

    That's a different take on it Joe. I expected it to be a bit more funked up, but yeah this is really cool too. I hate to admit that this is probably one of my least favorite classics, mainly due to some bad memories associated with it. But I can certainly acknowledge the work you put into it. Doing a good cover is not so easy to pull off, especially when making it distinctly different from the original. As always, you nailed a pretty sweet version. A very creative and well produced track.

    Reply by JoeFunktastic

    Hey Neo,

    Nice to hear from you man! You know I thought about funking thinks up and then I said no way. This one was hard and if I blow it then things might not go to well for me. So I went with a direction on how I felt at the time rather than trying to force the funk which is never a good idea. This one has been performed by so many artists in different genres that many of those versions sound quite different. But I would never do a cover if I unsure of myself. All the same, thanks my musical brother for the heartfelt comments. I got tons of respect for you do as well. Thanks!

    Cheers from Joe!

  31. Planetjazzbass
    Planetjazzbass on Tue 31st Oct 2017 - 5 years ago

    Hey Joe...really great cover man! grew up with this song and like many other aspiring kids it was the first song I learnt to play (badly) on guitar...The strings are great and along with the piano faithfully impart the journey this song represents, it's contemporary with it's own (I mean your) style and yet it takes me back on a time trip to my youth, there's memories in these notes to anyone from my generation and you transitioned from past to future like stepping off the curb, cool production and great drums also, especially the ending, salute to you! cheers Dave

    Reply by JoeFunktastic

    G'day mate! Really nice to hear from you Dave! Hey Dave, I want to share something with you. When I first arrived here I was a hip-hop artist and it was one of the worst decisions I ever made in music. Hip-Hop and now Trap music seems to be the default genre most new young people fall into. For me, as I said I fell into hip-hop too at that time, but about year into my account back then I met AllenV and I learned from him the value of being yourself musically through direct contact with him. He never sold out and was true to himself. I liked what I saw and heard from him. You talk about teaching this old dog (me), a new trick!

    I deleted all of my hip-hop songs back then and said I am Funky, musically of course. That's who I am and I have stayed the course ever since. But more recently I started having flashbacks on some of the other songs my parents played around me musically when I was a kid. I soon discovered that songs like this one here are as much as a part of my life as funk is. Quite honestly this one made me feel good about myself. Doing todays popular music now appeals far less to me now. Isnt music supposed to make you feel good? Why give a damn about SC followers, make whats in your heart, I am sure there people who feel the same. So even if only one person enjoys my songs, I would say to myself, GREAT! Because now I am being true to myself. You would never see me posting in that SoundCloud rat race chasing follers instead of focusing on what really matters, and that is making great music.

    Okay, enough about me rambling on about whatever. It's people like you Dave that make this site great by your devotion, contribution, support, excellent humour, talent, and awesome music. You are great human citizen and musician that shares with us, keep up the great work there mate! Thanks for stopping by.

    Cheers from Joe!

  32. smallpaul
    smallpaul on Tue 31st Oct 2017 - 5 years ago

    Hi Joe, really nice strings here, did you play any of the instruments? Sounds really good anyway, better than the run of the mill covers we usually hear anyway! Nice work my friend.

    Reply by JoeFunktastic

    Cheers there mate! Always pleasure to hear from good people I truly respect. This one fun SP. I truly appreciate comments coming from talented people such as yourself. Well SP, all the instruments are mine. I used tabs on most of it and poured a ton of mastering into it my friend. Sometimes I dream about those days and I think I would of been happier as an adult in my prime in those days. The music was way better back them to me. But I must say there is lots of new talent today trying to heard as well. You got some excellent and talented people with you, congrats again mate!

    On my song I used a lot of Kontakt based instruments, and tweaked them to perfection which is really cool to do. I am freeing myself from presets my friend and using my ear more. Always good to here from friends on the other side of the pond!

    Cheers from Joe!

  33. BeatMaker4real
    BeatMaker4real on Tue 31st Oct 2017 - 5 years ago

    Yea, yea, I love this...man this sounds so good to me.

    Reply by JoeFunktastic

    Thanks brother man! I appreciate that. You are into all sorts of music. That is a sign of a great musical person. Creativity starts when one opens their mind to other possibilities beyond their own comfort zone. Thanks for the comments and review. Cheers from Joe!

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