Funk Turkey is a pseudonym and stage name of Arkansas parody/comedy musician and producer Kirt Connor. The YouTuber recently used artificial intelligence to create a new “Metallica” song, which we recently shared here on Dread Central. If you missed it, check it out “Deliverance Rides” in the link below.
Funk Turkey’s latest A.I.-scribed ditty is in the style of Nirvana. Give “Smother” a spin and read more about the song below.
Using lyrics.rip to scrape the Genius Lyrics Database, I made a Markov Chain write Nirvana lyrics. This is the end result- “Smother”.
All music/vocals performed, mixed, and mastered by me, in my kitchen, on a sparkly red cheap Stratocaster, a crappy mic, and an old copy of ProTools. All lyrics provided by Hal 9000 (AKA lyrics.rip). Guitars are the aforementioned Stratocaster bounced hard left and right. Flanged Stratocaster through a Fender twin is dead center in the mix. Bass is a no-name bass run through amp emulation. Percussion is Superior Drummer 2. I know Dave Grohl hates computer drums but it’s the best thing I got, soooo…. Sorry Dave. I still love you. Vocals are doubled, slightly compressed, and run though an emulated reel-to-reel and tube saturation for a bit of extra warmth and grit. Also the first use of my new pop filter that my wife bought me for early father’s day. She’s the best.
As always, extra special thanks to the geniuses behind lyrics.rip – @thesephist and @jajoosam
It’s hard to bargle nawdle zouss with all these marbles in my mouth.
What do you think of the AI-produced Nirvana song from Funk Turkey? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! You can also carry on the convo with me personally on Twitter @josh_millican.