Who performed this cover of Cher's (ridiculous but awesome) "Belive?"
November 8, 2006 12:40 PM   Subscribe

Remember Cher's "Believe" from a few years ago ("Do you believe in life after love?") I heard an ironic, great version of it on the radio yesterday. I couldn't find it in the station playlists. It has a male vocalist and uses the same vocodor distortion effect on the chorus as the Cher version. Who is it? (PS, it isn't The Luxury Liners.)
posted by soulbarn to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm pretty sure it's not the one you're looking for, but Macha and Bedhead covered the song on the team-up album they recorded, "Bedhead Loved Macha." The melody was played on a phone keypad (!), and was hella ironic, I doubt it's the right one. The iTunes store link is here.
posted by The Michael The at 1:06 PM on November 8, 2006 [1 favorite]

The Michael The, I've actually been trying to get my hands on that version for a while, but couldn't remember who it was! Thank you.
posted by hermitosis at 1:15 PM on November 8, 2006

Because I'm a pedantic nerd, I just want to point out that that effect isn't a vocoder...it's done with a pitch correction plug-in. Now I can get on with the rest of my life.
posted by 6am at 3:47 PM on November 8, 2006

If it was just "Believe" this isn't the right one either but Mark Trevorrow (aka Bob Downe) did a medley on Good News Week that included "Believe" where he achieved a similar effect by running his fingers over his lips at the appropriate moment.

I believe it was only performed live(ish) and not released, but that doesn't mean there isn't a bootleg recording on my iPod out there.
posted by krisjohn at 4:57 PM on November 8, 2006

I've seen Robbie Fulks perform "Believe" before, though I'm not sure he's ever recorded/released the song, but he may have...
posted by whatideserve at 8:06 PM on November 8, 2006

Hmmm - there was also one done by an Aussie female comedy duo @ The Montreal Comedy Festival, they constantly replay it on our Canuckian Comedy channel.

"Do you believe Cher's still alive" - was a catchy version.

But wait, there's more - a whole list of Cher parodies!
posted by jkaczor at 9:27 PM on November 8, 2006

piggybacking: You just reminded me that a few years ago, I heard an acoustic version of "Believe" sung by a man, but have never been able to find it. Any thoughts?
posted by damnjezebel at 3:47 PM on November 9, 2006

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