that Spin page won't show any photos or text for me, and I updated Firefox three days ago. sort it out Whiney
― ┗|∵|┓ (sic), Monday, 23 April 2012 22:06 (1 year ago) Permalink
They didn't remix Kanye's "808s" stuff, did they?
― Josh in Chicago, Monday, April 23, 2012 9:16 AM Bookmark
why would 808s & Heartbreak get remixed? these songs aren't 'rhythmic' enough for some pop stations, nobody's going to add a drum machine to a record that already has a drum machine to make it more radio-friendly
― Poor Turrican (some dude), Monday, April 23, 2012 9:20 AM Bookmark
the rar/r&b station here played a remixed version of "Love Lockdown" with a backbeat
― hologram ned raggett (The Reverend), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 03:08 (1 year ago) Permalink
rap* although i guess these days .rar/r&b is a close enough approximation
I didn't think it was the lack of drum machine that made this a problem for top 40, but rather the lack of brisk tempo and a big beat. The Kanye stuff when it was on the radio was like this weird oasis of quiet and space floating interrupting all the usual stuff. They didn't artificially boost its tempo with a pre-fab backbeat.
― Josh in Chicago, Monday, April 23, 2012 12:22 PM (2 days ago) Bookmark
"Heartless" sounded like a ton of other stuff already on the radio at the time, wasn't very quiet at all, and that was the only song off that record that was really big on radio. didn't know about the "Love Lockdown" remix Rev is talking about, though.
heard the Gotye remix on a pop station for the first time today, god that's terrible.
― some dude, Thursday, 26 April 2012 01:02 (1 year ago) Permalink
actually ashamed I didn't think of this myself. Missed opportunities!
― she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Thursday, 17 May 2012 14:37 (1 year ago) Permalink
― goole, Thursday, 17 May 2012 17:40 (1 year ago) Permalink
the first time i heard the song in passing i thought that was what that line was about
― that's why god made kokomo (some dude), Thursday, 17 May 2012 17:42 (1 year ago) Permalink
Hearing him on SNL again reminded me: I ctrl+f-ed it and apparently I'm the only one here who thinks he sounds like Ozzy, especially in the chorus?
― Quiet Desperation, LLC (Deric W. Haircare), Sunday, 27 May 2012 04:15 (1 year ago) Permalink
Oh, Google is my friend. Apparently I'm not the only one on the whole of the internet to think this.
― Quiet Desperation, LLC (Deric W. Haircare), Sunday, 27 May 2012 04:16 (1 year ago) Permalink
ha, never would've occurred to me on my own but i can hear it
― --niccimanewhore (some dude), Sunday, 27 May 2012 04:17 (1 year ago) Permalink
i think it might be specifically the doubling or reverb used on his voice on "Someone" that's probably similarly to the way Ozzy's voice was mixed circa Blizzard of Ozz
― --niccimanewhore (some dude), Sunday, 27 May 2012 04:19 (1 year ago) Permalink
Oh it's been bugging me for ages who he reminded me of. Ozzy is totally it.
― owenf, Tuesday, 29 May 2012 00:05 (1 year ago) Permalink
Shit. You guys are right. And now I'm pissed off, because I can't UNhear it.
― Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 29 May 2012 00:09 (1 year ago) Permalink
yeah. Will mention it to our Alice, with reference to "Changes", it's quite clear.
― Mark G, Tuesday, 29 May 2012 00:49 (1 year ago) Permalink
ha ha, that Ozzy thing is great. Now the song is enjoyable!
― calstars, Tuesday, 29 May 2012 01:17 (1 year ago) Permalink