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by Laurie Anderson - I could listen to this all day.
I could, I'll prove it.
Starting from NOW...
but i could probably only listen to it about ten times before thinking i'd rather be listening to It Tango or Language Is A Virus From Outer Space.
also, have you heard the M.A.N.D.Y. vs. Booker Shade remix?
I probably need to yeah?
and you need to hear the X Booty remix of it too. i think it's one of the greatest achievements in modern production but i am probably alone in this.
i have the mp3 off Teenage Kicks where he recites some of the lyrics at the end...can we swap? :)
i did hear it on Peel first. i am immensely jealous of you having the white label but then again i don't have anything to play it on.
The original track that Anderson's voice is put over is Funky by Julian Liberator and Henry Cullen. It's good.
Because of John Peel.
Whereas today we get The Enemy at number one
Because of Jo Whiley
I can't imagine a song like O Superman even being released on a major label today, let alone getting in the charts.
O Mom and Dad, that's depressing
that acappella song that used a vocoder that was on the OC that got released. That was so dull i forgot the name of the lady singing though.
Number one? At a time where you probably had to sell 100,000 to get to the top of the charts too...
I guess the equivalent today would be Rachael Whiteread getting to number one with an acapella cover of "Neon Lights" by Kraftwerk
really want to hear that now, dammit!
It was It's My Party by Dave Stewart (not that one) and Barbara Gaskin that kept it off, should you care. Even at the time, and there was a lot of weird stuff getting high in the charts in 1980-82, it's unfathomable how a song that sounds like that could cross over.
Yes, it's a pretty demanding listen even to those who are receptive to stuff like that.
Maybe everyone was hypnotised by it's mesmerising, um, repetitive quality
I don't really think it's a demanding listen.
I didn't even realise it was 8:29 long until earlier today. It flies by.
not especially demanding, but still, a song that consists of not much more of a looped "ah" and a vocodered vocal about the inevitability of American cultural imperialism getting to number 2 in the charts is much like a new Autechre EP doing the same these days
there was a John Peel competition around the time of its release where the listener had to write in saying how many 'ah's there were in the song. The legend goes that Peel and John Walters spent a whole day in the office sat counting them.