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Sep. 8th, 2009

02:35 am - Under Pressure

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I've finally gotten to a point in my life where I can hear the opening guitar riff of "Under Pressure" by Queen and David Bowie, and think of that song, but not, um, that other song that sampled it, whatever it was!

Current Mood: happyhappy
Current Music: Queen feat. David Bowie - Under Pressure

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From:woelfisch
Date:September 8th, 2009 09:43 am (UTC)
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Congratulations! Want some icecream?

*runs like hell*
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From:nefaria
Date:September 8th, 2009 11:59 am (UTC)
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I need an ice pack, that other song gives me a pressure headache.
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From:vakkotaur
Date:September 8th, 2009 12:26 pm (UTC)
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I might well have managed to miss whatever that interloper was. Something tells me that I haven't really missed out on anything.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:September 8th, 2009 05:49 pm (UTC)
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The opening riff was sampled in a rap song by Vanilla Ice, called "Ice Ice Baby". It's even more ridiculous than it sounds.
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From:wbwolf
Date:September 8th, 2009 06:08 pm (UTC)
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Not quite sampled. Basically, they took the same riff, and then reversed the last two notes. What really underscored it was Vanilla Ice then going onto MTV, and claiming that the two riffs had nothing to do with each other. Queen and Bowie weren't amused. It was one of the cases that really pushed record companies and publishers to crack down on sampling.
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From:jdarkwulf
Date:September 8th, 2009 02:36 pm (UTC)
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IcePressure
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From:zorinlynx
Date:September 8th, 2009 03:22 pm (UTC)
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As I grew older and started listening to less (c)rap and more real music, it didn't take long for the vanilla garbage that song was to get put on ice.

Same thing with Superfreak by Rick James. The interloper has been given the hammer and smashed flat.

It's nice to listen to these songs again without bring bound to those pathetic, unoriginal tracks. It just goes to show that you can't touch the originals.
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From:krinndnz
Date:September 8th, 2009 04:01 pm (UTC)
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I nominate you for winner of this thread.
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From:wbwolf
Date:September 8th, 2009 04:26 pm (UTC)
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Wait... since when is rap not "real" music?


(Yes, I love "Revolution 9" by The Beatles and appreciate "On/Off" by Daft Punk. Why do you ask?)
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From:wbwolf
Date:September 8th, 2009 05:50 pm (UTC)
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No... but it does sound interesting...
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:September 8th, 2009 05:46 pm (UTC)
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I think he meant to say "real good music". :}
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From:wbwolf
Date:September 8th, 2009 05:58 pm (UTC)
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I still maintain that Check Your Head by Beastie Boys or the driving singles of Sugarhill Gang, Grandmaster Flash, LL Cool J and De La Soul are just as vital and important as anything by REM, U2 or XTC. Heck, I even find the recent Jay-Z single "DOA (Death Of Autotune)" really intriguing with its acid jazz groove and direct attack on current music biz (Think of an updated version of "Radio Radio") Sure MC Hammer and ******* Ice are now embarrassing, but who was it that said that "90% of everything is crap"? That applies to rap just as well to everything else.

I refuse to write off any musical genre categorically (heck, I find even pieces of country and easy listening strings to be musically interesting...)
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:September 8th, 2009 07:04 pm (UTC)
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Well, the thing about rap is that bad rap is, for most people (most people I know, anyway) more offensively horrible than bad songs in any other genre. I mean, bad rock is just boring, bad easy listening is sleep-inducing, bad country & western is whiny, but bad rap is full of "YO SUCK DIS BITCH BITCH ASS BITCH NIGGA".

If people don't believe there are diamonds in the rough, it's mainly because the rough is way too rough.
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From:timmowarner
Date:September 8th, 2009 10:50 pm (UTC)
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What he said!

Especially the part about Check Your Head. I started to be a fan of rap after hearing Pass The Mic and thinking to myself "This is the Beastie Boys? The 'Fight For Your Right To Party' guys? But this is really GOOD!"

Since then I've found lots of great rap. Especially in recent years, with MC Frontalot, The Wordburglar, MC Hawking and all the geek rappers, I've discovered rap I can really relate to.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:September 8th, 2009 05:39 pm (UTC)
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It's still a guitar!

(Unless it's actually a cello...)
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From:haystack
Date:September 10th, 2009 06:20 pm (UTC)
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The original gives me way more cold chills and hot thrills than that crap ripoff ever did.
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