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Here's a thread where you list specific songs with a "motorik" beat that aren't by either Neu! or Stereolab.

Douglas (Douglas), Monday, 14 February 2005 03:45 (seventeen years ago) link

"cherub rock" - smashing pumpkins!

j blount (papa la bas), Monday, 14 February 2005 03:48 (seventeen years ago) link

Um, "What Goes On" by the Velvet Underground?

Ken L (Ken L), Monday, 14 February 2005 03:59 (seventeen years ago) link

everything from the first couple of cars records

stockholm cindy's secret childhood (Jody Beth Rosen), Monday, 14 February 2005 04:02 (seventeen years ago) link

"Stammtisch" by Barbara Manning, on 1212!

Ernest P. (ernestp), Monday, 14 February 2005 04:07 (seventeen years ago) link

Caribou - "A Final Warning" and "Bees"

Mark (MarkR), Monday, 14 February 2005 04:18 (seventeen years ago) link

supremes 'all i want' - recorded the same year as the first neu! record, you'd swear dinger & rother popped over to help record the first minute or so.

zappi (joni), Monday, 14 February 2005 04:20 (seventeen years ago) link

everything from the first couple of cars records
And while we're at it, a lot of stuff from the first Modern Lovers record, including "Old World" if not "Roadrunner" itself.

Ken L (Ken L), Monday, 14 February 2005 04:22 (seventeen years ago) link

all of the new death in vegas album.

cutty (mcutt), Monday, 14 February 2005 04:24 (seventeen years ago) link

Another from the Velvets (in lieu of submitting an entire live album):
"I Can't Stand It"

Ken L (Ken L), Monday, 14 February 2005 04:59 (seventeen years ago) link

Quickspace - "Song for Someone"

Mark (MarkR), Monday, 14 February 2005 05:02 (seventeen years ago) link

Hawkwind- Brainstorm
Can- Mother Sky
Nilsson- Jump Into The Fire

Dave Segal (Da ve Segal), Monday, 14 February 2005 05:26 (seventeen years ago) link

As Ned pointed out, the beginning of New Order "Waiting for the Sirens' Call" (the title track) is very motorik/Can.

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Monday, 14 February 2005 05:31 (seventeen years ago) link

"Drive Somewhere" by The Vulgar Boatmen
Anything off The Good Earth by the Feelies

Ken L (Ken L), Monday, 14 February 2005 05:37 (seventeen years ago) link

the fall - creep
much wire

f, Monday, 14 February 2005 05:56 (seventeen years ago) link

chrisma - gott gott elektron

most of their first two records tend towards neu!/la duesseldorf type beats.

el sabor de gene (yournullfame), Monday, 14 February 2005 08:23 (seventeen years ago) link

it's been a while since i listened to it, so it might the song wrong, but i think tommy james and the shondells "i think we're alone now" has the motorik beat

Tito JaXoN (JasonD), Monday, 14 February 2005 08:38 (seventeen years ago) link

Shoot Speed/Kill Light by Primal Scream, The First Cut by Embrace.

Sick Mouthy (Nick Southall), Monday, 14 February 2005 09:51 (seventeen years ago) link

The Doors - La Woman
Kraftwerk - Autobahn
Primal Scream - Autobahn 66

M Carty (mj_c), Monday, 14 February 2005 10:13 (seventeen years ago) link

"Spiders (Kidsmoke)" off the last Wilco album.

Another Velvets one would be "Foggy Notion".

haitch (haitch), Monday, 14 February 2005 10:25 (seventeen years ago) link

Kasabian - "Reason is Treason"

mark grout (mark grout), Monday, 14 February 2005 10:27 (seventeen years ago) link

QOTSA - Regular John

DJ Mencap0))), Monday, 14 February 2005 10:35 (seventeen years ago) link

Universal Panzies - Krautrock Love Song/Hallowedundgallowed

NickB (NickB), Monday, 14 February 2005 10:49 (seventeen years ago) link

So how would people characterise the motorik beat? Is it anything more than just a 4/4 signature - in which case, aren't there millions of songs with it?

Jonathan Z. (Joanthan Z.), Monday, 14 February 2005 11:06 (seventeen years ago) link

All of La Dusseldorf
Most of Michael Rother but especially "Zyklodrom"
Parts of Harmonia but especially "Monza"

Lots of Glitter Band/ Gary Glitter
Lots of Stooges
Lots of Velvets

Bowie - Red Sails (et al, ad infinitum etc)
Iggy - Funtime
Cabaret Voltaire - Nag Nag Nag (et al)

Dadaismus (Dada), Monday, 14 February 2005 11:10 (seventeen years ago) link

Palomino - John Sims
Theme from Ming Mang Mong - Ming Mang Mong

Hungry Horace, Monday, 14 February 2005 11:11 (seventeen years ago) link

The Delgados - Girls Of Valour
Gay Dad - Dimstar/Joy!/Black Ghost/To Earth With Love
most of the new Fischerspooner (hurrah!)
Orbital - Spare Parts Express (maybe)

Alex in Doncaster (Alex in Doncaster), Monday, 14 February 2005 11:20 (seventeen years ago) link

'live wire' - ac/dc

cb, Monday, 14 February 2005 11:32 (seventeen years ago) link

It seems we all have slightly different ideas of what that motorik beat is.

Mark (MarkR), Monday, 14 February 2005 12:57 (seventeen years ago) link

Someone will say Bjork in a minute...

mark grout (mark grout), Monday, 14 February 2005 13:15 (seventeen years ago) link

the human beinz - "nobody but me"

peter smith (plsmith), Monday, 14 February 2005 14:02 (seventeen years ago) link

lilys - zero population growth ep
levitation - against nature

mzui (mzui), Monday, 14 February 2005 14:12 (seventeen years ago) link

That motorik beat is always accompanied by a spectral gauzey fade-in. YES.

(my examples do not all bear this out)

Alex in Doncaster (Alex in Doncaster), Monday, 14 February 2005 14:21 (seventeen years ago) link

"Full Moon in My Pocket" - Swell Maps (and probably other of their songs, too)

Also several Unrest songs, like the Hyrdofoil/Hydroplane ones.

arch Ibog (arch Ibog), Monday, 14 February 2005 14:35 (seventeen years ago) link

Boredoms - 7 (Boriginal)

Dominique (dleone), Monday, 14 February 2005 14:46 (seventeen years ago) link

David Bowie - Station To Station

Alfred Soto (Alfred Soto), Monday, 14 February 2005 14:55 (seventeen years ago) link

Iggy Pop - Sister Midnight

Alfred Soto (Alfred Soto), Monday, 14 February 2005 14:55 (seventeen years ago) link

Donna Summer - I Feel Love

Alfred Soto (Alfred Soto), Monday, 14 February 2005 14:56 (seventeen years ago) link

Anything by Thomas Koner
Similarly anything by Lull
Brian Eno's On Land

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 14 February 2005 15:08 (seventeen years ago) link

???

Mark (MarkR), Monday, 14 February 2005 15:16 (seventeen years ago) link

my rough guide

willem (willem), Monday, 14 February 2005 15:21 (seventeen years ago) link

Secret Machines--"Nowhere Again" and "Now Here Is Nowhere." Live though they don't do it--Bonham circa Zep IV song one through the encore.

kaiser motorik, Monday, 14 February 2005 15:24 (seventeen years ago) link

Tortoise - Djed (Don't know why that one didn't occur to me sooner!)

M Carty (mj_c), Monday, 14 February 2005 15:46 (seventeen years ago) link

That motorik beat is always accompanied by a spectral gauzey fade-in. YES.
(my examples do not all bear this out)

-- Alex in Doncaster (alex_fac...) (webmail), February 14th, 2005 2:21 PM. (link)


Like, for instance, "Silver Machine" Hawkwind?

mark grout (mark grout), Monday, 14 February 2005 16:45 (seventeen years ago) link

most things Hamish Kilgour drums on. The Clean's 'Vehicle' is the same beat at varying speeds for the whole record. pretty much, anyway.

andrew m. (andrewmorgan), Monday, 14 February 2005 17:19 (seventeen years ago) link

Jagz Kooner productions and remixes.

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Monday, 14 February 2005 17:53 (seventeen years ago) link

mark otm about hawkwind - their studio stuff esp has some crisp clean motorik, while the space ritual stuff is some hairier/messier kraut-esque drumming. god i fucking love hawkwind.

peter smith (plsmith), Monday, 14 February 2005 17:56 (seventeen years ago) link

There's a track near the end of Dusk at Cubist Castle (I think it's the title track) that fits the bill.

sleep (sleep), Monday, 14 February 2005 20:32 (seventeen years ago) link

hawkwind - opa loka. the most motorik non kraut record ever.

whitey - two face.


spencer otm about jagz kooner.

stirmonster, Monday, 14 February 2005 20:49 (seventeen years ago) link

Wait! This is getting too scattered! Related but scattered! Definition time!

don, Monday, 14 February 2005 21:25 (seventeen years ago) link

I have a pretty rigid idea of motorik, so here goes:

4/4 time, basic rock bet, with snare on 2 & 4, HOWEVER, bass drum is playing exactly what the hi-hat does (ie, on each eighth note), except on the beats where the snare hits. It looks like this

1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
h h h h h h h h
. . s . . . s .
b b . b b b . b

This is the beat of many Neu songs, including "Hallogallo". I think the bass drum playing on all those eigth notes is what separates motorik from a lot of other regular old 4/4 rock beats (fast, driving or otherwise).

Dominique (dleone), Monday, 14 February 2005 21:46 (seventeen years ago) link

whoa, that looked a lot better pre-post.

basically, the b's are supposed to line up w/the h's, and the s's are on 2 and 4. I hate the internet!

Dominique (dleone), Monday, 14 February 2005 21:47 (seventeen years ago) link

Pumpkins "1979" does not fit, right?

Aaron A., Monday, 14 February 2005 21:50 (seventeen years ago) link

not according to the definition I'm using above. It almost does, but in the drum figure of "1979", there's a syncopation pattern that de-motorikizes it (and also makes two bars have to pass before completing the figure). One of the things about motorik that makes it "motorik" (or robotic) is that each measure is identical, it doesn't take more than one measure to complete the whole pattern.

Dominique (dleone), Monday, 14 February 2005 21:57 (seventeen years ago) link

http://www.thebigcity.co.nz/images/motorik.gif

chris andrews (fraew), Monday, 14 February 2005 22:15 (seventeen years ago) link

hows that dleone

chris andrews (fraew), Monday, 14 February 2005 22:15 (seventeen years ago) link

nice. i wasn't sure at first, but that fits my mental definition.

sleep (sleep), Monday, 14 February 2005 22:38 (seventeen years ago) link

from what i can hear the kick falls on every 8th note, including the 2 and 4. just straight ahead pounding. with various snare fills and a crash or two every 4 or 8 measures off that.

andrew m. (andrewmorgan), Monday, 14 February 2005 22:41 (seventeen years ago) link

"Drums On Fire" - Broadcast

losingsoul, Monday, 14 February 2005 22:54 (seventeen years ago) link

Jefferson Starship, "Find Your Way Back" (the end of the song)

Joe (Joe), Tuesday, 15 February 2005 00:13 (seventeen years ago) link

"For Kate I Wait" - Ariel Pink (done with mouth)

The Argunaut (sexyDancer), Tuesday, 15 February 2005 00:14 (seventeen years ago) link

Telstar Ponies - Lugengeschichte or whatever the heck it was called has this beat but with added flourishes. Basically any non-Deutsche indie song circa 1994-95 with a German title.

NickB (NickB), Tuesday, 15 February 2005 09:11 (seventeen years ago) link

'Sleep The Clock Around' - Belle & Sebastian

Alba (Alba), Tuesday, 15 February 2005 09:17 (seventeen years ago) link

one year passes...
"Mongoloid" by DEVO. ?

Helltime Product Oh, Tuesday, 16 May 2006 14:07 (sixteen years ago) link

one month passes...
post more!

kingfish du lac (kingfish 2.0), Friday, 7 July 2006 14:54 (sixteen years ago) link

The Glitter Band is the closest I've ever heard, so much so that I'm pretty sure La Dusseldorf ripped them off

¡Vamos a matar, Dadaismus! (Dada), Friday, 7 July 2006 15:00 (sixteen years ago) link

Quite a lot of bubblegum too, e.g., "Gimme Gimme Good Lovin'" by Crazy Elephant

¡Vamos a matar, Dadaismus! (Dada), Friday, 7 July 2006 15:01 (sixteen years ago) link

whitey - two face

yes this is a great one.

hella somethin' Gwen Stefani pantwork (haitch), Friday, 7 July 2006 15:03 (sixteen years ago) link

OOIOO - BE SURE TO LOOP
OOIOO - OIZUMIO

Machibuse '80 (ex machina), Friday, 7 July 2006 15:23 (sixteen years ago) link

Omoide Hatoba - White Hour

Machibuse '80 (ex machina), Friday, 7 July 2006 15:26 (sixteen years ago) link

Boredoms - Super Roots 7 (Boriginal)

Machibuse '80 (ex machina), Friday, 7 July 2006 15:27 (sixteen years ago) link

I can't remember which song it is, but one of the tracks offa Glenn Branca's Ascension certainly counts. It might be "Lesson #2."

kingfish du lac (kingfish 2.0), Friday, 7 July 2006 15:39 (sixteen years ago) link

Lesson #1 counts

Machibuse '80 (ex machina), Friday, 7 July 2006 15:44 (sixteen years ago) link

Lesson #2 sounds like shit Sonic Youth

Machibuse '80 (ex machina), Friday, 7 July 2006 15:44 (sixteen years ago) link

that fantastic instrumental track on die sterne's 'posen' album, the name of which i've forgotten right now.

wow, this thread has given me much food for thought!

CharlieNo4 (Charlie), Friday, 7 July 2006 16:19 (sixteen years ago) link

Holger Hiller, Das Feuer

¡Vamos a matar, Dadaismus! (Dada), Friday, 7 July 2006 16:35 (sixteen years ago) link

more motorik/'apache' (heh) talk: motorik

hella somethin' Gwen Stefani pantwork (haitch), Friday, 7 July 2006 16:42 (sixteen years ago) link

oh here it is, it's Glenn Branca's "Light Field (In Consonance)" off of Ascension.

Yeah, the Lesson #2 sounds like shit.

kingfish du lac (kingfish 2.0), Friday, 7 July 2006 22:04 (sixteen years ago) link

Schneider TM opens his new album with a motorik diddy called "More Time" (also released as a single last year).

willem -- (willem), Friday, 7 July 2006 22:14 (sixteen years ago) link

also, "Now We Know" and esp. "Ridin'" from Pharoah Overlord's IV must be heard.

willem -- (willem), Friday, 7 July 2006 22:22 (sixteen years ago) link

I would like to point out that the original reason I posted this question was that I was making a mix CDR700MBGO! for my wife to listen to as she gave birth. (Apparently the kid liked it; he came right out to hear better.)

Douglas (Douglas), Friday, 7 July 2006 23:21 (sixteen years ago) link

motorik cd to pop the baby out faster = genius

jinx hijinks (sanskrit), Friday, 7 July 2006 23:54 (sixteen years ago) link

Joy Division "Isolation"

Maltodextrin (Maltodextrin), Saturday, 8 July 2006 00:15 (sixteen years ago) link

I wonder how Burundi drums would've affected the whole process

Roque Strew (RoqueStrew), Saturday, 8 July 2006 01:20 (sixteen years ago) link

here's Dominique's explanation of motorik re-formatted:

1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
h h h h h h h h
. . s . . . s .
b b . b b b . b

Tracey Hand (tracerhand), Saturday, 8 July 2006 01:42 (sixteen years ago) link

Bardo Pond - Inside

JMMMusic (Jimmy M), Saturday, 8 July 2006 02:14 (sixteen years ago) link

snapper - everything (at least on the e.p. and "shotgun blossom")

naturemorte (naturemorte), Saturday, 8 July 2006 18:12 (sixteen years ago) link

just Justin - SexyBack

oh, wrinklepaws! (Wrinklepaws), Sunday, 9 July 2006 01:46 (sixteen years ago) link

1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
h h h h h h h h
. . s . . . s .
b b . b b b . b

fucking elegant

Adam S S (Zephery), Sunday, 9 July 2006 04:04 (sixteen years ago) link

Essex Green - Cardinal Points

Hunter (Hunter), Sunday, 9 July 2006 16:35 (sixteen years ago) link

two years pass...

heigh-ho!

The Fall - "Before the Moon Falls", prhaps?

Drugs A. Money, Friday, 10 October 2008 01:18 (fourteen years ago) link

The "motorik" tag on last.fm is o_O

Kramkoob (Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃), Friday, 10 October 2008 01:19 (fourteen years ago) link

also The Clean's "Point That Thing Somewhere Else" is an excellent example (sort of a bastard son of Hallogallo and Oh Yeah)

Drugs A. Money, Friday, 10 October 2008 01:20 (fourteen years ago) link

one year passes...

"Bruises and Change" by Lorrie Matheson (avail on eMu)
"Pric" by Super Furry Animals

I would like to point out that the original reason I posted this question was that I was making a mix CDR700MBGO!...

― Douglas (Douglas)

This is kinda my intention, too. Douglas, if you're still around, do you have the tracklisting for that CDR?

I've got some funny ideas about what sounds good (staggerlee), Friday, 4 December 2009 23:10 (thirteen years ago) link

eight months pass...

Kraftwerk - Ruckzuck

Leu! (crüt), Wednesday, 25 August 2010 08:42 (twelve years ago) link

Cave - Hot Bricks

tylerw, Wednesday, 25 August 2010 15:15 (twelve years ago) link

Sugarloaf - Green Eyed Lady gets pretty motoriky at points

dy (max) ia (crüt), Monday, 6 September 2010 01:07 (twelve years ago) link

I had a revelation with Green Eyed Lady while listening to it pumped over speakers at a gas station- take away the singing and it's really avant for the time.

bendy, Monday, 6 September 2010 02:02 (twelve years ago) link

wow, had now idea that blount was deaf. poor guy.

Fartbritz Sootzveti (Steve Shasta), Monday, 6 September 2010 02:06 (twelve years ago) link

think blount just misunderstood what the motorik beat is. the opening guitars of "cherub rock" sound kinda like neu! guitar chuggin

dy (max) ia (crüt), Monday, 6 September 2010 03:18 (twelve years ago) link

I would really kill to hear a motorik version of "Cherub Rock" actually

dy (max) ia (crüt), Monday, 6 September 2010 03:20 (twelve years ago) link

well not really or actually.

dy (max) ia (crüt), Monday, 6 September 2010 03:20 (twelve years ago) link

"Helen of Troy" by Telefon Tel Aviv is chuggin' motorik city, totally.

Trayce, Monday, 6 September 2010 03:29 (twelve years ago) link

thread reminds me that i meant to ask about this sfj squib from last month where he describes the motorik beat as having "constant sixteenth notes on the kick drum." i hate to quibble with a music writer who's also a musician, but surely he means 8th notes?

a tenth level which features a single castle (tipsy mothra), Monday, 6 September 2010 03:32 (twelve years ago) link

four weeks pass...

My motorik bathroom:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4104/5055240888_da4a5cd411.jpg

ledge, Tuesday, 5 October 2010 19:24 (twelve years ago) link

haha

sleepingbag, Tuesday, 5 October 2010 19:32 (twelve years ago) link

eight months pass...

Death Cab For Cutie - "Doors Unlocked and Open"

the fey bloggers are onto the zagat tweets (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 6 June 2011 22:02 (eleven years ago) link

eleven months pass...

The end of "Turn to You" by The Go-Go's: http://youtu.be/L7pI1AY5Ux8?t=3m44s

ernestp, Sunday, 20 May 2012 15:24 (ten years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdyEiZG9fdQ

Ultravox - I Can't Stay Long from Systems of Romance, made in 1978 in Cologne by Conny Plank.

Goodbye 20th Centipede (NickB), Sunday, 20 May 2012 18:17 (ten years ago) link

er, *produced* by Conny Plank

Goodbye 20th Centipede (NickB), Sunday, 20 May 2012 18:18 (ten years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Not strictly motoroik, I guess, but Chrome's You've Been Duplicated?

Jean-Luc Poncey (lpz), Thursday, 7 June 2012 19:05 (ten years ago) link

there are other, more appropriate American Analog Set songs but I can't think of them right now.

3×5, Thursday, 7 June 2012 21:13 (ten years ago) link

did you post "Taiso" by YMO bc that super counts

he bit me (it felt like a diss) (m bison), Thursday, 7 June 2012 21:20 (ten years ago) link

Death Cab For Cutie - "Doors Unlocked and Open"
haw, heard this on the radio recently. the biggest motorik hit ever!

tylerw, Thursday, 7 June 2012 21:23 (ten years ago) link

A locked-groove record on which a motorik jam (or any jam, really, though motorik might be ideal) plays on forever and ever ... does such a thing exist? Can such a thing exist? I'm no vinyl expert.

alpine static, Monday, 11 June 2012 05:25 (ten years ago) link

dr feelgood - she does it right

cock chirea, Monday, 11 June 2012 07:43 (ten years ago) link

1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
h h h h h h h h
. . s . . . s .
b b . b b b . b

― Tracey Hand (tracerhand), Saturday, July 8, 2006 2:42 AM (5 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

One of NEU! explained the history of the invention of the motorik beat as him having thought about football at the time. I'm not completely remembering the quote but it's from a Wire interview about 10 years ago.
If it was about passing a ball across the grid of the football field I could see how it might fit with the above matrix I think. But I could be reading that wrong.

Stevolende, Monday, 11 June 2012 07:44 (ten years ago) link

i see tomorrow never knows as one of the early examples of the motorik groove. pretty sure klaus dinger got some clues from that beat.

cock chirea, Monday, 11 June 2012 08:00 (ten years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6o2ZpHZWos

cock chirea, Monday, 11 June 2012 18:25 (ten years ago) link

If the pattern listed above, or on Wikipedia, is the Motorik beat, I think a lot of us are foggy on the definition (myself included) and are including songs that are just tonic or repetitive.

3×5, Monday, 11 June 2012 19:02 (ten years ago) link

did you post "Taiso" by YMO bc that super counts

ha, never thought of this, but yes

Ippu-Do did an entire album full of motorik beats, called Normal; the whole thing was a tribute to Neu!

Working For a Nuclear Free City - lots of tracks, particularly "Forever" which also sounds like a tribute

frogbs, Monday, 11 June 2012 19:03 (ten years ago) link

The end of "Bad Vibrations" by the Black Angels shifts into this really nice motorik (ish?) beat that sends the song screaming away on some driving-sequence-from-Solaris trip.

Peaceniks, Homos, and Potheads Who Wear Ties (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 12 June 2012 05:46 (ten years ago) link

I think I'm going to have to make a playlist of Motorik beat stuff. So add more suggestions!

Wasted by Six.By Seven.

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Tuesday, 12 June 2012 07:44 (ten years ago) link

Plenty of Electrelane.

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Tuesday, 12 June 2012 07:46 (ten years ago) link

"Left myself behind" by Toy (I love how everything you read about Toy reminds you they were Joe Lean and the Jing Jang Jong, and how hopeless they were) wants to be motorik, and tries hard during its final two minutes but ends up sounding more like "Hope against hope" by Band of Susans. Who were also kind of motorik sometimes anyway.

Rob M Revisited, Tuesday, 12 June 2012 08:19 (ten years ago) link

Joe Lean and the Jing Jang Jong

I can't believe there is still any debate anywhere ever about the worst band name of all-time.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 12 June 2012 13:40 (ten years ago) link

this probably more foggy notion of motorik than real-motorik, but has a bit of motorik propulsion to it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJ2_959CH8U&feature=related

brio, Tuesday, 12 June 2012 13:53 (ten years ago) link

Just Like Everyone Else on the new Field Music album.

Mother Sky isn't a pure motorik beat - Jacki's doing something different with the kick drum pattern, and, of course, goes fucking lunatic drum solo godhead on us (whilst sustaining the main snare beat) as well.

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Wednesday, 13 June 2012 06:56 (ten years ago) link

dirty boots by sonic youth feels like a truncated motorik beat. the moment shelley starts to play those ghost notes mid-track his drumming gets too funky to be *real* motorik.

cock chirea, Wednesday, 13 June 2012 08:52 (ten years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TampUTqjfG0

cock chirea, Wednesday, 13 June 2012 08:54 (ten years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mb_UmdKaE1g

cock chirea, Wednesday, 13 June 2012 08:56 (ten years ago) link

goes fucking lunatic drum solo godhead on us (whilst sustaining the main snare beat) as well.

... that's 'cos the solo is overdubbed

Tom D (Tom D.), Wednesday, 13 June 2012 12:53 (ten years ago) link

I know really, but I like to think it isn't.

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Wednesday, 13 June 2012 14:07 (ten years ago) link

On The Run - Eddie & The Hot Rods
Knickerbocker - Fujiya & Miyagi

mike t-diva, Wednesday, 13 June 2012 14:32 (ten years ago) link

Daily bump. I might have a spare hour to actually put together as many of these as I've got into a playlist tonight, so gimme some more. Especially keen on examples from bands who don't normally venture into motorik, and also uber faithful integrations of the beat, as opposed to "a bit like motorik".

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Thursday, 14 June 2012 08:11 (ten years ago) link

there are other, more appropriate American Analog Set songs but I can't think of them right now.

This is pretty delicious, and includes regulation spectral fade-in...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKtCPnTp4NA

that mustardless plate (Bill A), Thursday, 14 June 2012 08:28 (ten years ago) link

The Supremes (sans Ross) recorded a Joni Mitchell song in the 70s. with a motorik beat.
the first 30 seconds especially sound like a Stereolab record with added soul horns!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmgFBSmoLmc

zappi, Thursday, 14 June 2012 13:35 (ten years ago) link

Load of suggestions 9and some crossover) here - http://thequietus.com/articles/01702-motorikpop-a-secret-history-spotified

Neu! – 'Hallogallo (1972)
The Modern Lovers - 'Roadrunner (1976)*
Iggy Pop - 'Funtime' (1977)
David Bowie - 'Red Sails' (1978)
Joy Division/Warsaw - 'Novelty (1978)*
PiL - 'Chant' (1979)
Human League - 'Seconds' (1981)
Ultravox - 'Dancing With Tears In My Eyes' (1984)
The Jesus And Mary Chain - 'Never Understand' (1985)
My Bloody Valentine – 'Honey Power' (1991)*
Spectrum - 'How You Satisfy Me' (1991)*
Stereolab - 'Crest' (1993)
The Fall - 'Touch Sensitive' (1999)
Boredoms - '♥' (1999)*
OOIOO - 'Be Sure To Loop' (2001)*
Broadcast - 'Pendulum' (2003)*
Secret Machines - 'Nowhere Again' (2004)
LCD Soundsystem - 'Jump Into The Fire' (2005)
Fujiya & Miyagi - 'Ankle Injuries' (2006)
Mercury Rev - 'Senses On Fire' (2008)
Manic Street Preachers - 'Marlon J.D.' (2009)
The Horrors - 'Sea Within A Sea' (2009)
Neu! - 'E-Musik' (1975)

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Friday, 15 June 2012 13:25 (ten years ago) link

I.O.U Love by Six.By Seven.

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Saturday, 16 June 2012 08:33 (ten years ago) link

The Rip by Portishead isn't pure, but totally has the right feel.

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Saturday, 16 June 2012 08:40 (ten years ago) link

Day 7 by The Notwist.

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Saturday, 16 June 2012 08:43 (ten years ago) link

Angel by My Bloody Valentine.

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Saturday, 16 June 2012 08:46 (ten years ago) link

Big Ideas by LCD Soundsystem.

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Saturday, 16 June 2012 09:01 (ten years ago) link

Great Release, too. Albeit very quietly.

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Saturday, 16 June 2012 09:03 (ten years ago) link

Mexican Grand Prix by Mogwai (not 100% but again the right feel)

Jesu swept (ledge), Saturday, 16 June 2012 09:03 (ten years ago) link

This is my playlist as it stands:

Like Foxes Through Fences The American Analog Set Know by Heart 2001
Month Of May Arcade Fire The Suburbs 2010
Stammtisch Barbara Manning 1212 1997
Sleep The Clock Around Belle & Sebastian The Boy With The Arab Strap 1998
7~ (EW∃ Remix) Boredoms Super Roots 7 1998
(Heart) Boredoms Vision Creation Newsun 2000
Red Sails Bowie, David Lodger 1979
Station To Station Bowie, David Station To Station 1976
Pike In My Life Campag Velocet Bon Chic Bon Genre 1999
Mother Sky (Edit) CAN Anthology 2007
A Final Warning Caribou The Milk Of Human Kindness 2005
Bees Caribou The Milk Of Human Kindness 2005
Heiße Lippen Cluster Zuckerzeit 1974
Doors Unlocked and Open Death Cab for Cutie Codes and Keys 2011
Sons of Rother Death In Vegas Satan's Circus 2004
I Feel Love (12" Version) Donna Summer I Feel Love 1977
Bells Electrelane Axes 2005
Tram 21 Electrelane No Shouts, No Calls 2007
The First Cut Embrace I Wouldn't Wanna Happen To You 2000
Shoulder Pads 1 The Fall Bend Sinister 1986
Touch Sensitive The Fall 50,000 Fall Fans Can't Be Wrong: 39 Golden Greats [Disc 2] 1999
Just Like Everyone Else Field Music Plumb 2012
Knickerbocker Fujiya & Miyagi Lightbulbs 2008
Monza (Rauf Und Runter) Harmonia Deluxe 1975
Veterano Harmonia Deutsche Elektronische Musik: Experimental German Rock And Electronic Musik 1972-83 pt.1 1974
Jump Into the Fire Harry Nilsson Nilsson Schmilsson 1971
Sea Within a Sea The Horrors Primary Colours 2009
Trans-Europe Express Kraftwerk Trans-Europe Express 1977
Rheinita La Düsseldorf Deutsche Elektronische Musik: Experimental German Rock And Electronic Musik 1972-83 pt.1 1979
Great Release LCD Soundsystem LCD Soundsystem 2005
Big Ideas LCD Soundsystem 21 OST 2007
Off Your Face My Bloody Valentine EPs 1988 - 1991 [Disc 1] 2012
Honey Power My Bloody Valentine EPs 1988 - 1991 [Disc 2] 2012
Angel My Bloody Valentine EPs 1988 - 1991 [Disc 2] 2012
Hallo Gallo Neu! Deutsche Elektronische Musik: Experimental German Rock And Electronic Musik 1972-83 pt.1 1972
Negativland Neu! Neu 1 1971
Isi Neu! Neu! 75 1975
Hero Neu! Neu! 75 1975
After Eight Neu! Neu! 75 1975
Destination Tokyo Nisennenmondai Destination Tokyo 2009
Day 7 The Notwist Shrink 1995
The Rip Portishead Third 2008
Autobahn 66 Primal Scream Dirty Hits 2003
Shoot Speed/Kill Light Primal Scream Xtrmntr 2000
Regular John Queens Of The Stone Age Queens Of The Stone Age 1998
Wasted Six.By Seven Left Luggage At The Peveril Hotel 2004
Wallflower Six.By Seven Left Luggage At The Peveril Hotel 2004
"Untitled" Six.By Seven Six.byseven:04 2004
I.O.U. Love Six.By Seven The Way I Feel Today 2002
Got Nuffin Spoon Transference 2010
Les Yper-Sound Stereolab Emperor Tomato Ketchup 1996
Hard To Explain The Strokes Is This It? 2001
Pric Super Furry Animals Dark Days/Light Years 2009
Burning Down The House Talking Heads Speaking In Tongues 1983
What Goes On The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground 1969
A Warm Front, Coming From The North Warm Digits Keep Warm... With The Warm Digits 2011
Spiders (Kidsmoke) Wilco A Ghost is Born 2004
Forever Working For A Nuclear Free City Working for a Nuclear Free City 2006

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Saturday, 16 June 2012 09:32 (ten years ago) link

You should check out Ultravox - I Can't Stay Long, even if you think you hate Ultravox. Make sure it's the og version though, not the Midge Ure nonsense

Zaireeka Badu (NickB), Saturday, 16 June 2012 09:37 (ten years ago) link

Lali Puna - Grin and Bear
Flowchart - Do Oscillators Have Wings
The Emperor Machine - Emperor Machine

cock chirea, Saturday, 16 June 2012 10:02 (ten years ago) link

Ultravox (and Jonathan Richman) are on the list of stuff to investigate next.

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Saturday, 16 June 2012 10:07 (ten years ago) link

Magazine - The Light Pours Out At Me (militaristic motorik)

cock chirea, Saturday, 16 June 2012 10:36 (ten years ago) link

Magazine - The Light Pours Out At oF Me, i mean

cock chirea, Saturday, 16 June 2012 10:38 (ten years ago) link

bit disappointed "reason is treason" got disqualified..

Anyways, what now for the playlist?

Mark G, Saturday, 16 June 2012 17:22 (ten years ago) link

There are Strokes songs, or parts of them, that fit the bill here but titles are escaping me.

Julie Derpy (Phil D.), Saturday, 16 June 2012 17:48 (ten years ago) link

wow, amazing how much that Supremes song sounds like Stereolab!

Moodles, Saturday, 16 June 2012 17:52 (ten years ago) link

There are a bunch of songs off of Sugar's Copper Blue album that seem like heavy versions of the motorik beat

Moodles, Saturday, 16 June 2012 17:53 (ten years ago) link

I can't have Kasabian in the house.

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Saturday, 16 June 2012 17:59 (ten years ago) link

Spotify playlist:

http://open.spotify.com/user/nathanwoolls/playlist/4MRKHpOR6zsjHTJiKKwvdI

nate woolls, Saturday, 16 June 2012 19:54 (ten years ago) link

xpost really? not even just that one track?

Mark G, Saturday, 16 June 2012 23:13 (ten years ago) link

Where's Point That Thing Somewhere Else?

robert mcnamara in reverse (loves laboured breathing), Sunday, 17 June 2012 00:15 (ten years ago) link

As mentioned above, "LA Woman"

windjammer voyage (blank), Sunday, 17 June 2012 01:37 (ten years ago) link

Haven't read or thought about this thread in while but seems like it might be an interesting thought experiment to ponder why, say, The beat on Ramones songs is not quite motorik.

Right on. That's not a bad point, but atm all I have to offer are a couple more examples:

ST37, "Hallohero" (obv)
Dead Skeletons, "Lifou!/Live!"

robert mcnamara in reverse (loves laboured breathing), Sunday, 17 June 2012 04:47 (ten years ago) link

Xp Too much cymbal action, drums not loud enough in the mix

windjammer voyage (blank), Sunday, 17 June 2012 04:50 (ten years ago) link

That's a good start. Also seems to me that there is an extra big wait for the two and four, so I hear it as "and one and *big gap* TWO and three and *big gap* FOUR." I guess after the two and four as well. Maybe it feels like the eight note "ands" of the beat are all gravitating a hair closer to the one and three.

I mean that's what the motorik sounds like

maybe
Built To Spill - Goin' Against Your Mind
Holy Fuck - The Pulse

think there's another queens of the stone age track too but I can't remember it off the top of my head

owenf, Sunday, 17 June 2012 12:11 (ten years ago) link

Avon maybe?

robert mcnamara in reverse (loves laboured breathing), Sunday, 17 June 2012 13:04 (ten years ago) link

Maybe I'm misremembering, but it seems to me Tommy Ramone's beats were pretty much just 1-2-3-4 on the kick drum, the 8th notes mostly came from Johnny's guitar. Where motorik beats are very precise with the 8th-note kicks. Also, motorik stuff deliberately pushes the beat forward, not quite getting ahead of it but almost. Which is why it feels so different from soul/R&B grooves, which tend to lay back and even drag the beat.

something of an astrological coup (tipsy mothra), Sunday, 17 June 2012 15:53 (ten years ago) link

I have to re-listen to this to make sure it counts but:

Blue Oyster Cult - Hungry Boys

robert mcnamara in reverse (loves laboured breathing), Sunday, 17 June 2012 16:11 (ten years ago) link

Kit and Holly by Echoboy! How did I only just remember that. The hi-hat occasionally moves out of motorik, but the essence is there pretty strongly.

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Sunday, 17 June 2012 17:14 (ten years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_SAMrDnXOE

3×5, Monday, 18 June 2012 01:46 (ten years ago) link

i love this thread! but i gotta ask, will someone attempt a mega-mix of 3 or 4 hours with all these songs once the submissions slow down or will i have to do my best to do it with a dj software that takes care of the beat matching for me.

Sébastien, Monday, 18 June 2012 01:57 (ten years ago) link

The Clean thirded.

I don't know if this qualifies in full but Hospitality mix some motorik into their cover of Rikki Don't Lose That Number. It's worth wading through the Starbucks ad and intro 'cos the cover is excellent.

http://www.avclub.com/articles/hospitality-covers-steely-dan,70705/

that's not my post, Monday, 18 June 2012 05:49 (ten years ago) link

tempted to mention abacab/illegal alien by genesis. plenty of motorik action for phil at that time.

cock chirea, Monday, 18 June 2012 06:20 (ten years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrK05cNYfdg

cock chirea, Monday, 18 June 2012 06:27 (ten years ago) link

http://sickmouthy.com/2012/06/19/top-ten-songs-with-the-motorik-beat/

Cheers all for input.

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Tuesday, 19 June 2012 20:00 (ten years ago) link

the snare hit falling on the third beat in the bar, and then being followed by three consecutive kick-drum hits, gives the illusion that the snare is falling on the end of the bar when it’s actually running ahead of the beat,

no offense dude, but i have no idea what this means. the snare is on 2 & 4, just like in...everything.

40oz of tears (Jordan), Tuesday, 19 June 2012 20:12 (ten years ago) link

Shit yeah, I'm counting half beats. Serves me right for composing that bit in bed.

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Tuesday, 19 June 2012 20:22 (ten years ago) link

Also just not having a clue what I'm talking about.

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Tuesday, 19 June 2012 20:30 (ten years ago) link

Think he got confused but that discussion we once had about how to count reggae, Jordan.

Stumpy Joe's Cafe (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 19 June 2012 21:12 (ten years ago) link

haha

40oz of tears (Jordan), Tuesday, 19 June 2012 21:16 (ten years ago) link

I think the "motorik beat" is a red herring. A motorik feeling is just as much about what the bass is doing, the actual sound of the drums (dry and tight), limited harmonic movement, and how the guitar, synths, or vocals are floating on top, as it is about the basic drum pattern. You can play that same drum pattern in a way that doesn't sound motorik at all, or you could make a song with a different drum beat that still sounds very motorik.

wk, Tuesday, 19 June 2012 22:10 (ten years ago) link

yeah i think it is about the interaction of instruments more than it is the drums.

tylerw, Tuesday, 19 June 2012 22:10 (ten years ago) link

I wouldn't say it's a red herring, but the beat is certainly only part of the motorik 'feel', and it's flexible; I was v. close to including stuff like There There or These Are My Twisted Words by Radiohead, which 'feel' like motorik to me but which use much jazzier (to my non-musician ears) drum patterns.

A "fake krautrock" playlist would include much more stuff that strays well away from the pattern outlined above, but feel just as 'of a piece'.

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Wednesday, 20 June 2012 08:05 (ten years ago) link

Any "motorik top 10" that doesn't include Stereolab is already false motorik to me, TBH

White Chocolate Cheesecake, Wednesday, 20 June 2012 08:27 (ten years ago) link

Julian Cope - Necropolis

gonna send him to outer space, to hug another face (NickB), Wednesday, 20 June 2012 08:55 (ten years ago) link

I just never really got Stereolab.

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Wednesday, 20 June 2012 10:00 (ten years ago) link

Did this in '04 in one of the (terrific) Rough Guide to... threads

The Rough Guide to Motorik

1. [10:07] Neu! - Hallogallo (1972)
2. [04:37] Velvet Underground - I’m waiting for the man (1967)
3. [03:33] The Stooges - Loose (1970)
4. [03:36] The Beach Boys - Heroes and Villains (1967)
5. [06:30] Kraftwerk - Autobahn (single edit) (1974)
6. [02:07] La Düsseldorf - White Overalls (1978)
7. [07:07] Harmonia - Monza (1975)
8. [03:50] Chrome - Chromosome Damage (1977)
9. [03:20] The Normal - Warm Leatherette (1978)
10. [07:27] Tall Dwarfs - Neusyland (1994)
11. [05:25] The Clean - Point That Thing Somewhere Else (1981)
12. [04:45] Talking Heads - Crosseyed and Painless (1980)
13. [04:27] Mense Reents - It Didn’t Matter (2003)
14. [03:02] Queens of the Stone Age - Go With the Flow (2002)
15. [04:16] Zoot Woman - Grey Day (2003)
16. [06:23] Tied & Tickled Trio - Motorik (2003)

willem, Wednesday, 20 June 2012 10:31 (ten years ago) link

Needs the Glitter Band/ Gary Glitter

Too Busy Thinking About Mr. Abie (Tom D.), Wednesday, 20 June 2012 10:34 (ten years ago) link

... doesn't need Stereolab

Too Busy Thinking About Mr. Abie (Tom D.), Wednesday, 20 June 2012 10:34 (ten years ago) link

Fuckin amazing willem.

robert mcnamara in reverse (loves laboured breathing), Wednesday, 20 June 2012 10:46 (ten years ago) link

Omitting Stereolab from a motorik best-of just seems like entry level challops TBH.

But maybe that's the point, trying to construct a playlist w/o the obvious names? But seems like when someone has done that, it ends up with a bunch of lumpen, dude-ish rock which makes me doubt and think "hey maybe I don't really like motorik after all, maybe it was just Stereolab I liked all along."

Which is crazy talk! Because when I listen to Jenny Ondioline and Be Sure To Loop and Opa Loka and even bands like Quickspace or Secret Machines/SVIIB doing a motorik, man, motorik is my favourite thing in the world! It is light and streamlined and joyful and propulsive! The moral of the story is, it's just lumpen dude-ishness I dislike in any genre. (this is not even a gender complaint before people take it as one - I always found Electralane to be lumpen and dude-ish, too which is in itself a minor motorik challop.)

White Chocolate Cheesecake, Wednesday, 20 June 2012 12:57 (ten years ago) link

W/e obv Stereolab is sorely missed but to look at that playlist and act like all the obv motorik bands were challoply left out is just daft (tho I just realized Boredoms is missing too)

That being said, I love Feather Float and want to listen to it now, bcz I never registered 'Loop' as motorik before, so that's cool...

robert mcnamara in reverse (loves laboured breathing), Wednesday, 20 June 2012 13:21 (ten years ago) link

I do agree that Stereolab deserves a place on any motorik list though

robert mcnamara in reverse (loves laboured breathing), Wednesday, 20 June 2012 13:31 (ten years ago) link

If you'd made these suggestions a week ago, Cheesecake, they'd have probably got in!

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Wednesday, 20 June 2012 13:50 (ten years ago) link

What about my favourite songs by Can and Yo La Tengo: Halleluhwah and Blue Line Swinger? Not sure if they have the motorik beat but they both have an extremely hypnotic beat for sure.

alex in mainhattan, Wednesday, 20 June 2012 14:41 (ten years ago) link

I should totally have gone through more YLT.

Halleluwah is great and hypnotic and I love it, but it's a very different ind of thing. it's a groove, a swing, rather than a bio-mechanical thing.

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Wednesday, 20 June 2012 14:52 (ten years ago) link

Anyone mention Quick Canal by Atlas Sound?

Been on holiday for a few week otherwise I'd have suggested a few. One of my favourite sounds.

AnotherDeadHero, Wednesday, 20 June 2012 15:00 (ten years ago) link

Keep 'em coming.

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Wednesday, 20 June 2012 15:12 (ten years ago) link

Anyone mention Quick Canal by Atlas Sound?

Love this track. I also find it touching that Cox was able to persuade one of his idols (Laetitia Sadier) to sing on it.

Never translate Dutch (jaymc), Wednesday, 20 June 2012 15:23 (ten years ago) link

Blue line Swinger is not motorik, at least until like minute 5.

The Fall's 'Before the Moon Falls' is p motorik: would 'Reformation' count too?

robert mcnamara in reverse (loves laboured breathing), Wednesday, 20 June 2012 15:26 (ten years ago) link

The loud version of Big Day Coming by YLT might qualify, can't think what else off the top of my head.

gonna send him to outer space, to hug another face (NickB), Wednesday, 20 June 2012 15:29 (ten years ago) link

I think the "motorik beat" is a red herring. A motorik feeling is just as much about what the bass is doing, the actual sound of the drums (dry and tight), limited harmonic movement, and how the guitar, synths, or vocals are floating on top, as it is about the basic drum pattern. You can play that same drum pattern in a way that doesn't sound motorik at all, or you could make a song with a different drum beat that still sounds very motorik.

+1

40oz of tears (Jordan), Wednesday, 20 June 2012 15:34 (ten years ago) link

i've always thought about it in terms of dancing and being able to play off of different instruments instead of being dependent on a changing beat or vocal changes for changing movements
not that it matters, but there you go

game of crones (La Lechera), Wednesday, 20 June 2012 15:43 (ten years ago) link

Jumpin jack Flash & Street Fighting Man are kind of motorik. I read a Fall review in the Wire that said the Johnny Burnette Trio's version of "Train kept a Rollin" was motorik too, but I couldn't confirm that.

robert mcnamara in reverse (loves laboured breathing), Wednesday, 20 June 2012 15:50 (ten years ago) link

No, that song is locomotorik

Stumpy Joe's Cafe (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 20 June 2012 16:04 (ten years ago) link

I see that Death in Vegas are already represented but for my money 'Hands Around Your Throat' is more representative of the motorik beat than that track that namechecks Rother.

Also, I think there's a place for Radiohead here; in particular Amnesiac b-side 'Cuttooth'.

AnotherDeadHero, Wednesday, 20 June 2012 16:07 (ten years ago) link

A few people have mentioned the Gary Glitter beat, but that's a shuffle. Unless there was an actual motorik Gary Glitter song I don't know about, but I'm assuming people mean the R&Rpt2 beat.

wk, Wednesday, 20 June 2012 16:30 (ten years ago) link

yeah, too much stomping in that one.

Stumpy Joe's Cafe (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 20 June 2012 16:32 (ten years ago) link

locomotorik

irl lol.

Mafia-owned bar for transvestites (Dan Peterson), Wednesday, 20 June 2012 16:37 (ten years ago) link

Yeah that shd be excelisor'd (by someone other than me)

robert mcnamara in reverse (loves laboured breathing), Wednesday, 20 June 2012 16:42 (ten years ago) link

I guess I don't understand people's obsession with this term. It's a nice way to describe a few Krautrock bands and bands who were influenced by them, but I don't see why it has to be applied to any song with a driving beat. And I really don't get the connection to songs that predate krautrock like Heroes and Villains.

wk, Wednesday, 20 June 2012 16:43 (ten years ago) link

One of the tracks on Yoko Ono & The Plastic Ono Band has Ringo laying down a pretty motorik groove. I don't have the record to hand. Rhythm section on that album amazing across the board.

Lewis Apparition (Jon Lewis), Wednesday, 20 June 2012 17:27 (ten years ago) link

The last 45 seconds or so of Turtle Turtle Up by Four Tet.

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Wednesday, 4 July 2012 14:46 (ten years ago) link

It's kind of mental, you've got all these jazzy, glitchy drum rolls for about 90 seconds, and then it just falls into motorik loveliness.

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Wednesday, 4 July 2012 14:47 (ten years ago) link

Orchestral Manoeuvers in the dark - Electricity

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Thursday, 5 July 2012 15:37 (ten years ago) link

was listening to B-52's "Aint it a Shame" and that almost makes the cut, surprisingly...

t. s. idiot (loves laboured breathing), Monday, 9 July 2012 14:02 (ten years ago) link

2. [04:37] Velvet Underground - I’m waiting for the man (1967)

Totally disagree with this one. It doesn't have a backbeat at all, just a steady, even pulse on every beat.

click here if you want to load them all (Hurting 2), Monday, 9 July 2012 14:15 (ten years ago) link

Yeah it's not Motorik, but I can see a case for it being proto-Motorik. The insistent evenness I think is the key.

something of an astrological coup (tipsy mothra), Monday, 9 July 2012 14:38 (ten years ago) link

^yeah I agree with this post. "Waiting for the Man" is too much of an important first step, even though it probably predicts "It's a Rainy Day, Sunshine Girl" more than anything Neu! did

t. s. idiot (loves laboured breathing), Monday, 9 July 2012 14:41 (ten years ago) link

contemporary motorik beat: beak, the band of portishead's geoff barrow (btw they have a new album out). somehow i have the impression they bring something new to the table. they are obviously heavily influenced by neu etc, but they have their sound and lots of interesting ideas. the motorik beat is also played by the bass here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoKWLo_f-rA

alex in mainhattan, Monday, 9 July 2012 21:53 (ten years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rI2o-BuQ8eE

am0n, Wednesday, 11 July 2012 19:03 (ten years ago) link

Can I nominate this as the post-speeding-down-the-autobahn version of the motorik, very definitely in an unexpected place (the very underrated Francisco's 'Cosmic Beam Experience')?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IouesruWdVI

Soundslike, Sunday, 15 July 2012 01:29 (ten years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LsPyuUHeNU

dsb, Sunday, 15 July 2012 02:45 (ten years ago) link

one month passes...

Beak! Bought >> and it is pretty awesome. It is just krauty grooves for the sake of it, seemingly, but oh wow.

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Thursday, 6 September 2012 16:52 (ten years ago) link

^^ it is awesome

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 6 September 2012 21:22 (ten years ago) link

three months pass...

Kraftwerk, "Ohm Sweet Ohm"

... could this be deliberate on their part?

Tom D is secretly an important person (Tom D.), Thursday, 13 December 2012 11:58 (nine years ago) link

!

willem, Thursday, 13 December 2012 21:37 (nine years ago) link

Portishead - Chase the Tear

anonanon, Thursday, 13 December 2012 22:10 (nine years ago) link

six months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xr7mo4AdqBE

Tommy McTommy (Tom D.), Monday, 1 July 2013 10:08 (nine years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Röyskopp, Alpha Male

(close enough)

ledge, Friday, 19 July 2013 13:57 (nine years ago) link

five months pass...

Espanto - Rock'n Roll

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhIJ1if08VM

"I Feel Love" with a motorik beat + fuzz guitars? this is glorious

when skrillex just stood there (unregistered), Thursday, 9 January 2014 04:44 (eight years ago) link

two weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c77zfF3u98Q

andrew m., Monday, 27 January 2014 17:42 (eight years ago) link

yessss

charitable remainder unitrust (crüt), Monday, 27 January 2014 17:43 (eight years ago) link

The vid's rip doesn't really do it justice. On my copy the drums are so big. Caveman style.

andrew m., Monday, 27 January 2014 17:47 (eight years ago) link

two years pass...

more more more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

sexy dander (Stevie D(eux)), Friday, 15 April 2016 01:45 (six years ago) link

15-60-75 - Animal Speaks (????? might only be motorik in my memory)

lute bro (brimstead), Friday, 15 April 2016 02:54 (six years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2q4aM61Lcnk

stirmonster, Friday, 15 April 2016 10:16 (six years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDHUtZ4WoE4

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 15 April 2016 14:49 (six years ago) link

thank you for posting that! it led me to read this, and the special note to drummer is so awesome, esp "anyway, you get the idea, you'll do great"
http://www.rhyschatham.net/g3english/GuitarTrioScore.pdf

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 15 April 2016 15:57 (six years ago) link

four months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRUkLnsRWBc

andrew m., Thursday, 18 August 2016 15:02 (six years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4PGlThRRMQ

afriendlypioneer, Thursday, 18 August 2016 15:04 (six years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgcSWqlWoD8

andrew m., Thursday, 18 August 2016 15:55 (six years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhlSvVxLYjw

Non-Stop Erotic Calculus (bmus), Thursday, 18 August 2016 16:53 (six years ago) link

six months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOiqWLyGgnI

everything, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 21:27 (five years ago) link

one year passes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJBQlesGPXk

MaresNest, Sunday, 30 September 2018 12:43 (four years ago) link

so good

the word dog doesn't bark (anagram), Sunday, 30 September 2018 13:43 (four years ago) link

oh ok wow

vision joanna newsom (Stevie D(eux)), Monday, 1 October 2018 04:41 (four years ago) link

six months pass...

songs with a "motorik" beat that aren't by either Neu! or Stereolab

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ym8JTVNXNCQ
Not entirely Stereolab-free tbh.

oder doch?, Friday, 5 April 2019 10:56 (three years ago) link

That is a really excellent band and this song is amazing!

flamboyant goon tie included, Friday, 5 April 2019 16:08 (three years ago) link

nine months pass...

Tried it (on) here:

https://constantlight.bandcamp.com/track/nothings-left

S-, Tuesday, 7 January 2020 03:39 (two years ago) link

That Motorik Beat

Glad this image is still up here. I think about it a lot.

☮️ (peace, man), Tuesday, 7 January 2020 17:44 (two years ago) link

Me too! Sadly I moved out of that flat and even though we've done up the bathroom in the new place I wasn't allowed to make it motorik ;_;

Paperbag raita (ledge), Wednesday, 8 January 2020 09:08 (two years ago) link

k-x-p with the muscular biz

http://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=291&v=0kEI21-Yy3E&feature=emb_logo

andrew m., Wednesday, 8 January 2020 20:29 (two years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Chrisma, "C Rock". Not sure this has a motorik beat as such but is nonetheless a Neu! ripoff blatant enough to make Stereolab blush.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0detsfxKN3Q

(includes digression on farting) (Tom D.), Thursday, 30 January 2020 22:38 (two years ago) link

four months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xu7xWwMZBFM

reggie (qualmsley), Friday, 5 June 2020 13:09 (two years ago) link

one month passes...

clean-related, here's one of my absolute favorite david kilgour jams with the heavy eights, "waveboarder," a total surf motorik cruiser.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gov24YPRDYM

and to reiterate something i posted years ago, the clean's vehicle is, with the exception of the 2 side-ending acoustic tracks, straight motorik joy.

andrew m., Wednesday, 29 July 2020 17:05 (two years ago) link

replacing a dead link from a few years ago:

blizzard, "keep a knockin'/get back/etc."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRUkLnsRWBc

andrew m., Wednesday, 29 July 2020 17:39 (two years ago) link

Great call on that David Kilgour album, my absolute favorite from him precisely because of that motorik groove!

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Wednesday, 29 July 2020 17:41 (two years ago) link

Pulls on to the autobahn nearly three minutes in but then you get those Rother wakka wakkas so you know it's proper, and when the alternating Battlestar Galactica riffs hit you must salute.

https://howlinbananarecords.bandcamp.com/track/trapezohedron

Basil Ker-ching (Noel Emits), Tuesday, 4 August 2020 21:25 (two years ago) link


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