100 Reasons Why "Ignition - Remix" Is So Damned Great

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i can never hear the hanging chord in this btw

plaxico (I know, right?), Monday, 1 February 2010 18:06 (4 years ago) Permalink

it's just an extra measure - it comes right before the chorus - you sorta think the chorus should kick in sooner than it actually does and it leaves you hangin for a second

Tracer Hand, Monday, 1 February 2010 18:09 (4 years ago) Permalink

Thanks, LRN. I think?

Dwight Yorke, Monday, 1 February 2010 19:41 (4 years ago) Permalink

xxp I can't hear it either!!

26 Mixes Focaccia (Stevie D), Monday, 1 February 2010 19:49 (4 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, it's not really a hanging chord. As Tracer says it's that little bit before the chorus where you hear R say "yeah, c'mon". It delays the chorus coming in slightly, making for false anticipation and breaking from the 4/4 tradition. It's very clever actually, and was what drew me to the song in the first place.

dog latin, Monday, 1 February 2010 19:55 (4 years ago) Permalink

Are you talking about when he says "that's why they say it on the radio" bit? the extra measure?

26 Mixes Focaccia (Stevie D), Monday, 1 February 2010 20:01 (4 years ago) Permalink

At several points R. Kelly, who plays the central character Sylvester and several others (including an old drunk and ‘Pimp Lucious’ whose name tells you all you need to know about the character) interjects and comments on the events. This breaking of the fourth wall is obviously a reference to dramatist Bertolt Brecht’s alienation techniques as well as Austrian director Michael Haneke’s classic 1997 film Funny Games

I would wager money that R. Kelly has no idea that Brecht and Haneke exist.

PIES! PIES! PIES! PIES! PIES! (HI DERE), Monday, 1 February 2010 20:03 (4 years ago) Permalink

Or I guess it's half a measure depending on how you count the BPM

26 Mixes Focaccia (Stevie D), Monday, 1 February 2010 20:03 (4 years ago) Permalink

ignition (single, not remix):

┌∩┐(◕_◕)┌∩┐ (Steve Shasta), Monday, 1 February 2010 20:10 (4 years ago) Permalink

Pies Pies Pies: I was trying to be funny. I liked the idea of Kells watching Funny Games. S'not meant to be a wholly serious piece.

Dwight Yorke, Monday, 1 February 2010 22:33 (4 years ago) Permalink

haha okay that does make me feel better because that section, esp. in the context of the rest of the piece, was really making me go o_O

PIES! PIES! PIES! PIES! PIES! (HI DERE), Monday, 1 February 2010 22:45 (4 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

why are ignition and ignition remix on different sides on the vinyl version?

plaxico (I know, right?), Sunday, 21 February 2010 10:54 (4 years ago) Permalink

of the album or the single?

OMG Thanx Jeezy (some dude), Sunday, 21 February 2010 11:28 (4 years ago) Permalink

album

plaxico (I know, right?), Sunday, 21 February 2010 11:41 (4 years ago) Permalink

any threads on "Sex me" and its remix? cuz that shiz is badarse.

Ballistic, Sunday, 21 February 2010 16:33 (4 years ago) Permalink

Guys, I should listen to R. Kelly more. What album should I get first?

You know, I could use this. It's very beautiful. And I love the color (Stevie D), Sunday, 21 February 2010 19:40 (4 years ago) Permalink

TP-2.com or chocolate factory?

plaxico (I know, right?), Sunday, 21 February 2010 19:44 (4 years ago) Permalink

from the 00s era, def choc factory & happy people/u saved me

/b/ OK (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 21 February 2010 19:46 (4 years ago) Permalink

the muddy waters of donk (Display Name), Monday, 22 February 2010 00:47 (4 years ago) Permalink

RUNNIN HER HANDS THROUGH MY FRO
BOUNCIN ON 24S
WHILE THEY SAY ON THE RADIO

im on the moon btw (The Reverend), Tuesday, 2 March 2010 08:34 (4 years ago) Permalink

RUNNIN HER HANDS THROUGH MY FRO
BOUNCIN ON 24S

this is indisputably one of the best rhymes ever

waka flocka pedia (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 2 March 2010 08:34 (4 years ago) Permalink

I'M LIKE SO WHAT I'M DRUNK

im on the moon btw (The Reverend), Tuesday, 2 March 2010 08:35 (4 years ago) Permalink

367. How the outro serves as a summarizing conclusion to the rest of the song.

im on the moon btw (The Reverend), Tuesday, 2 March 2010 08:39 (4 years ago) Permalink

http://open.spotify.com/album/1f0S7pJCiCC6reYPB7Ypzo

SMOOTH JAZZ COVERS OF KELLS' GREATEST HITS!

Dwight Yorke, Tuesday, 2 March 2010 16:00 (4 years ago) Permalink

it's unbelievable to me that a human being actually wrote this song -- it's such an accepted and perfect american monument that it's easy to forget that it had to be formulated in r. kelly's head and worked on and perfect and honed and all that. at this point it just exists as something that... represents us that it's almost like it was here before we all were. it's like the statue of liberty or something.

hitler runoff (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 11 March 2010 19:26 (4 years ago) Permalink

anyway

368. how guttural yet clear and pristine he sings "mama roooollin that body" -- he hits such a perfect balance that it's the only line i refuse to sing along to because he just sings it too perfectly that i don't want to deny myself the opportunity of hearing it again

hitler runoff (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 11 March 2010 19:27 (4 years ago) Permalink

it's unbelievable to me that a human being actually wrote this song -- it's such an accepted and perfect american monument that it's easy to forget that it had to be formulated in r. kelly's head and worked on and perfect and honed and all that. at this point it just exists as something that... represents us that it's almost like it was here before we all were. it's like the statue of liberty or something.

― hitler runoff (J0rdan S.), Thursday, March 11, 2010 2:26 PM (39 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

this is crazy talk, the whole song is so much more a natural extension of the artist's catalog/persona than it is a universal standard singular hit song

some dude, Thursday, 11 March 2010 20:09 (4 years ago) Permalink

i mean "I Believe I Can Fly" fits your description way more

some dude, Thursday, 11 March 2010 20:10 (4 years ago) Permalink

well... i think it's both a universal standard hit song & and an extension of kelly's catalog -- i wasn't trying to imply that it was an outlier or anything -- it's just so perfectly constructed to me that it's almost inhuman

hitler runoff (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 11 March 2010 20:15 (4 years ago) Permalink

uh oh – auteur theory at work!

The Magnificent Colin Firth (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 11 March 2010 20:36 (4 years ago) Permalink

ha

guapism rules (The Reverend), Thursday, 11 March 2010 20:50 (4 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

369. I've always felt like it sounded like a 70s soul song, but for seven years it escaped me exactly just which one. Then it hit me, it sounds like "Let's Do It Again" by the Staple Singers!

you might be a goon but what's a goon to a viking? (The Reverend), Wednesday, 5 May 2010 11:43 (3 years ago) Permalink

370. Who are from Chicago. Just like R. Kelly. And it was written and produced by Curtis Mayfield, also a Chicagoan. I was in Chicago for a week or two last summer, and both those songs feel exactly like Chicago during the summer.

you might be a goon but what's a goon to a viking? (The Reverend), Wednesday, 5 May 2010 11:44 (3 years ago) Permalink

371. Back to the dancehall inflection on "Mama ROLLIN that body". He really drives the point home with the even more affected "LISTEN NOW!" that follows in the background, as if to remove any ambiguity that he knows exactly what he's doing.

you might be a goon but what's a goon to a viking? (The Reverend), Wednesday, 5 May 2010 11:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

10 months pass...

372

Ward Fowler, Friday, 11 March 2011 21:26 (3 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

^not one of them

40oz of tears (Jordan), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 20:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

5 months pass...

this is, i think, at least a little offensive to ppl that use ASL ("look at how they ~talk~") but g-d i lol'd ok

catbus otm (gbx), Tuesday, 11 September 2012 22:13 (1 year ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

Released 10 years ago today.

jaymc, Tuesday, 22 January 2013 18:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

I can't even believe that. Am I just getting old, or has the entirety of post 2000 time blurred together into one big indigestible mass?

Dominique, Tuesday, 22 January 2013 18:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

Yes.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 22 January 2013 18:46 (1 year ago) Permalink

kids still love this song.

billstevejim, Tuesday, 22 January 2013 21:26 (1 year ago) Permalink

also 2003 was fucking amazing, so expect a lot more of these "omg no wai 10 years ago" deals

billstevejim, Tuesday, 22 January 2013 21:28 (1 year ago) Permalink

we get links

mookieproof, Wednesday, 23 January 2013 16:46 (1 year ago) Permalink

There was no "Ignition" (orig mix), was there?

Mark G, Wednesday, 23 January 2013 17:06 (1 year ago) Permalink

Crying 4 u

The Reverend, Wednesday, 23 January 2013 17:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

it was a radio hit before the remix dropped. it's on The Chocolate Factory directly before the remix. it's a fucking awesome song, and I hate that the remix has so totally eclipsed it for most people.

xp

Doctor No Cassie (some dude), Wednesday, 23 January 2013 17:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

I saw Will Oldham and Matt Sweeney cover the original "Ignition" in 2004.

jaymc, Wednesday, 23 January 2013 17:14 (1 year ago) Permalink

It's not a bad song, but I've been disappointed when I've come across "Ignition" but not "Ignition (Remix)" in karaoke books.

jaymc, Wednesday, 23 January 2013 17:14 (1 year ago) Permalink

Almost disappointed that there was an "original", it'd be a bit KLF if it didn't though.

Will have to hear it.

Mark G, Wednesday, 23 January 2013 17:17 (1 year ago) Permalink


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