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Obviously, classic x 100.

Wooden, Sunday, 25 July 2004 23:08 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

what is scooter?

keith m (keithmcl), Sunday, 25 July 2004 23:32 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

there are already a few threads on this, but yes definitely classic - someone needs to nominate the logical song for that best singles of the last 5 years thing. also, after repeated listenings, "how much is the fish?" becomes something of a koan.

dave k, Sunday, 25 July 2004 23:33 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Keith, dowwnload "The Logical Song" by Scooter NOW. If you don't think it's a stone-cold classic, I shan't be speaking to you again.

Wooden, Monday, 26 July 2004 00:02 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Yay, Scooter! I enjoy Scooter on both an ironic,so-bad-it's-wonderful level and a completely unironic, this-makes-me-want-to-dance-like-I'm-possessed level.

Basically, I would descibe Scooter as Euro-Trance music that has been defaced with:

a) beautifully inept ESL rapping (the line "Alright, everybody!
Tie your shoes!" from "Maria (I Like It Loud)" makes me grin like the Kool-Aid man every time I hear it.)

&

b) Chipmunk-voiced choruses that are usually cribbed from some other song (see "The Logical Song" mentioned by Wooden).

Scooter are HUGE, like stadium tour huge, in Europe - they even have a spoof / tribute band, called, naturally, Moped.

Steal ANY one of their songs online - they will make you chuckle if nothing else.

Tantrum The Cat (Tantrum The Cat), Monday, 26 July 2004 01:50 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i probably wouldn't likt it and you probably wouldn't talk to me anyhow as i exist only on the periphery.

keith m (keithmcl), Monday, 26 July 2004 02:08 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"I'm Raving, I'm Raving" (aka the Rave version of "Walking In Memphis") is one of the most vile and awful songs you will ever hear. Everyone I've played it to has been in awe of its aural horror.

Yet, I can't get enough of it. For that reason alone, CLASSIC.

Michael F Gill (Michael F Gill), Monday, 26 July 2004 02:58 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

scooter tread that fine line between sheer genius and utter shit. I do think genius wins.

frenchbloke (frenchbloke), Monday, 26 July 2004 07:10 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Mr Gill raving im raving is a cover of a cover, the original breakbeat hardcore cover of Mark Kohn's lathargic classic, was released in 1992 by Shut Up And Dance.
Wooden you know what I think-'respect to the man in the ice cream van'

lukey (Lukey G), Monday, 26 July 2004 07:58 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

is there a connection to the klf or are they just big fans?

zappi (joni), Monday, 26 July 2004 08:28 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

no other connection, i remain unconvinced by their supposed greatness, tho 'Logical Song' grew on me a bit, and having song titles like 'Maria (I Like It Loud)' is always funny

the neurotic awakening of no fun (blueski), Monday, 26 July 2004 09:04 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Lukey - I've heard the Shut Up and Dance version, but it is nowhere near the awful majesty of Scooter's version ;)

Michael F Gill (Michael F Gill), Monday, 26 July 2004 12:15 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

After reading many Scooter lyrics, I can confirm their genius stature.

FOr example, the following lyrics from "Well Done, Peter"

ABFAHRT!!!
Yeaaaah!
LOUDER!!!
... Yess!
Abfahrt!!!
Abfahrt!

Genius.!

frenchbloke (frenchbloke), Monday, 26 July 2004 15:36 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"The Logical Song" is aight but their classic is "Endless Summer", that's like the happy hardcore anthem.

scg, Monday, 26 July 2004 15:44 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Scooter are blithering idiots, but they write the funniest lyrics in music today ("Respect to the man in the ice cream van!").

abegrand, Monday, 26 July 2004 21:10 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Nessaja

Always lived my life alone,
Been searching for the place called home.
I know that I've been cold as ice,
Ignored the dreams, too many lies.
Somewhere deep inside, Somewhere deep inside me,
I found ... the child I used to be
And I know that it's not too late
Never too late...

3 AM!
The painted cow !
Hiaaaaa!!
You ain't stoppin` us now !
Wonderful human beings
Yeah ! I am the Junglist souldier.

Come On! The rocket launcher stops ya.
It's not a bird, it's not a plane
It must be Dave who`s on the train
Wanna wanna get'cha, gonna gonna get'cha
Tell them that I told ya
YEAH!

Always lived my life alone,
Been searching for the place called home.
I know that I've been cold as ice,
Ignored the dreams, too many lies.
Somewhere deep inside,
Somewhere deep inside me,
I found ... the child I used to be
And I know that it's not too late
Never too late...

Allright
Are you ready ? It's not a game.
I chant so much, I turn you insane.
Wanna wanna get'cha, gonna gonna get'cha
Messing up the area
YEAH!

Come On !
I am the freshman
Messing up the jam !
Turning up the stereo
Join the caravan

Skippy, the rain won`t come !

Somewhere deep inside,
Somewhere deep inside me,
I found ... the child I used to be
And I know that it's not too late
Never too late...

Bumfluff, Monday, 26 July 2004 21:54 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

They may not not jump out on the page/screen, but I swear the lines

"It's not a bird, it's not a plane
It must be Dave who`s on the train"

are just ludicrously thrilling when you hear them

Bumfluff, Monday, 26 July 2004 21:59 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"German techno group Scooter was formed in 1994 by by H.P Baxxter, Rick Jordan and Ferris Bueller, who together with producer Jens Thele previously joined forces as the remix team the Loop; during the 1980s, Baxxter and Jordan also scored a series of club hits as Celebrate the Nun."

Bumfluff, Monday, 26 July 2004 22:05 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

The members of Scooter have also produced or co-produced all sorts of "straight" trance tracks under other aliases. If you want to hear Scooter at it's least "humorous" gear, check out "Rhapsody on E", which is great.

Tuomas (Tuomas), Monday, 26 July 2004 22:10 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Sorry, that's "Rhapsody in E".

Tuomas (Tuomas), Monday, 26 July 2004 22:10 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

http://www.scooter-planet.net/sp/images/exclusive_gallery/33.jpg

What is ESSENTIAL is invisible to the EYE!

It's only with the HEART that you can see RIGHTLY!

YEAH!!!!!

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEHAAWW!!

RESPECT TO THE MAN IN THE ICECREAM VAN!

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scooter_fan_#1, Tuesday, 27 July 2004 02:32 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"It's not a bird, it's not a plane
It must be Dave who`s on the train"

Oh man, these could be the greatest lyrics ever. Priceless.

abegrand, Tuesday, 27 July 2004 02:45 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

was there not a kangaroo in the video for that as well?

frenchbloke (frenchbloke), Tuesday, 27 July 2004 06:05 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Yes. Hence, 'Skippy, the rains won't come!'

HIYA KYLIE!!

Wooden (Wooden), Tuesday, 27 July 2004 12:09 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

two years pass...
Revive!

Can someone suggest a particular album? I've heard a few tracks and they are awe-inspiringly awful/GREBT!

LOLs X 100 at the pitch-shifted choruses...

Grell (Grell), Wednesday, 1 November 2006 23:34 (eleven years ago) Permalink

PUT ON MY RAVING SHOES

Grell (Grell), Wednesday, 1 November 2006 23:39 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Oh god... Scooter is Dx100.

less-than three's Christiane F. (drowned in milk), Wednesday, 1 November 2006 23:45 (eleven years ago) Permalink

There's a track called "Awakening" by Scooter that is just so full of pomp. Goes on for fifteen minutes or something. Completely ridiculous.

struttin' with some barbecue (jimnaseum), Thursday, 2 November 2006 00:59 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Hyperbole.

struttin' with some barbecue (jimnaseum), Thursday, 2 November 2006 01:00 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Oh god... Scooter is DCx100.

Fixed.

Sadly, he will be the next Alexis Petridish. (Dom Passantino), Thursday, 2 November 2006 01:02 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I think Move Your Ass has a claim to be the ultimate Scooter song, partly because it gathers together a collection of sounds that no-one uses any more, listening to it now is like seeing a single tree where there used to be a forest. Also because it's amazing.

And they're still doing it, check out "Apache Rocks The Bottom" from last year (or possibly this one).

Andrew Farrell (afarrell), Thursday, 2 November 2006 11:58 (eleven years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7394927.stm

German techno group Scooter have knocked Madonna off the number one spot in the UK album chart.

Jumping All Over the World, the group's first UK album since 2002, went straight in as a new entry.

It is a surprising chart topper as the group have released only two singles in the UK over the past five years and both failed to break the Top 40.


WTF?!

Herman G. Neuname, Sunday, 11 May 2008 19:00 (nine years ago) Permalink

Ha!

chap, Sunday, 11 May 2008 19:29 (nine years ago) Permalink

A victory for common sense.

chap, Sunday, 11 May 2008 19:29 (nine years ago) Permalink

not as wtf as their, er, version of Marian (Version) on said album

zappi, Sunday, 11 May 2008 19:47 (nine years ago) Permalink

I hope this doesn't mean happy hardcore is coming back. It was bad enough here in the early 90s!

Herman G. Neuname, Sunday, 11 May 2008 19:59 (nine years ago) Permalink

Scooter's never really been happy hardcore, have they? (Despite having an album called Our Happy Hardcore.) More like arena rave or pop trance.

Tuomas, Sunday, 11 May 2008 20:12 (nine years ago) Permalink

While not a million miles from Happy Hardcore, their stuff is a good 20 BPM too slow.

chap, Sunday, 11 May 2008 20:16 (nine years ago) Permalink

Is that why they were never very big here in the 90s whilst massive in mainland europe?

Herman G. Neuname, Sunday, 11 May 2008 20:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

I think German trance and rave in general weren't as big in the UK as in mainland Europe in the 90s.

Tuomas, Sunday, 11 May 2008 21:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

Or did people like Marusha, Westbam, Cosmic Baby, DJ Tom & Norman, RMB, DJ Dick, Hardsequencer, Gary D, Mo-Do, etc have many hits over there?

Tuomas, Sunday, 11 May 2008 21:05 (nine years ago) Permalink

Although, most of this stuff too is 20BPM slower than happy hardcore, so maybe the general rule applies to them too?

Tuomas, Sunday, 11 May 2008 21:10 (nine years ago) Permalink

Dunno, it depends. Y'all about five years behind us. Maybe some little kids liked it.

Bodrick III, Sunday, 11 May 2008 21:23 (nine years ago) Permalink

"version of Marian (Version) on said album"

SRSLY? hang on how many of the tracks ARE covers?

4. Enola Gay
5. Neverending Story
7. Cambodia
8. I`m Lonely
10. Marian (Version)

??

Alan, Sunday, 11 May 2008 21:28 (nine years ago) Permalink

the others are heavily sampled, not covers.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jumping_All_Over_the_World

"Jumping All Over The World" samples the song "A Glass Of Champagne" by the pop group Sailor"

WHY DID I NOT GET THIS FOR MYSELF WHEN I HAD THE CHANCE THE OTHER DAY. gah. right. amazon then...

Alan, Sunday, 11 May 2008 21:30 (nine years ago) Permalink

Tuomas, happy hardcore and gabba was massively popular in Scotland. Easily the biggest music for kids under 21 in the 90s. I believe not so in the rest of the uk. The scottish scene was apparently the equivalent of Holland(Rotterdam anyway).
Funny thing was, when ultrasonic or TTF got in the charts , all the ravers i knew decried them for selling out!

I knew loads of people who were into it, hence my hatred of it with it BEING RAMMED DOWN MY THROAT.
They all went to The Rezurrection at Ingliston(edinburgh) which was a massive influence on what the happy hardcore kids(esp male, girls usually preferred house supposedly) listened to. If someone dj'd there or had a record played the kids bought it. Impulse in Hamilton sold shitloads of dj mix tapes and the like, infact the 12"s prob kept their business going.
When The Rez went bankrupt I think the scene went underground and wasnt as popular as it was and oasis came along and most of my mates who liked that stuff jumped on the oasis bandwagon.

Now maybe the kids of the original happy hardcore fans are now going to listen to the music that their parents like and it makes a comeback! *Shudder*

It never went away that much now i think about it, wasnt it just relabelled something?

Herman G. Neuname, Sunday, 11 May 2008 22:54 (nine years ago) Permalink

There was a fairly large HH scene in London in the mid-late nineties when I was coming to the end of my teens. I went to a couple of raves.

My mate Justin recently had a no 1 hit on the Happy hardcore chart with Truffle Shuffle

chap, Sunday, 11 May 2008 23:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

I assume Scooters success has nothing to do with Nu-Rave? I would've thought that would have an entirely different audience.

Herman G. Neuname, Sunday, 11 May 2008 23:10 (nine years ago) Permalink

So, why has this happened?

Mark G, Sunday, 11 May 2008 23:26 (nine years ago) Permalink

The above story is the most read on the bbc site just now

Herman G. Neuname, Monday, 12 May 2008 16:50 (nine years ago) Permalink

Incidentally, the Greatest Hits CD that comes bundled has the Acardipane & Rules remix of "Maria (I Like It Loud)", not the original, but it should be pointed out that this makes it even better if anything, since it takes the formula of banging + shouty bloke and adds additional banging and an additional shouty bloke. It's what equations were made for.

William Bloody Swygart, Monday, 12 May 2008 17:47 (nine years ago) Permalink

SCOOTER! Back in the house! YEAH!
Get off your shirts and wait for further instructions
Starting the "microphone business" I've got one message for the next decade.
Move Your Ass!

All right posse!
Keep it up!
Hardcore!!!

Come on!
Keep it up!
MOVE YOUR ASS!
MOVE YOUR ASS!
MOVE YOUR ASS!
MOVE YOUR ASS!
Ravers unite!!!
Maximum respect to the whole European posse! Make some noise!!!
Ravers of the Universe...you, keep the spirit alive!
Come on! Come on!...Hardcore!!!
Sing it...Yeah-ay! Yeah-ay! Yeah-ay! Yeah-ay!!
Alright, come on po-sse, you've gotta keep it up!
Come on, party, you've gotta move!
Alright, come on po-sse, you've gotta keep it up!
Come on, party...Move Your Ass!
MOVE YOUR ASS!
MOVE YOUR ASS!
MOVE YOUR ASS!
It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice.
Posse!! You keep the spirit alive!
Come on!!!
Thank you!

You still feel alright?!!
You want some more?!!!
Come on!!!
Kickin' it, Kickin' it, Kickin' it YEAH!
Move You ASS!!
Yeaaaaaah!!
Rave nation! Stay tuned...!

Bodrick III, Monday, 12 May 2008 18:07 (nine years ago) Permalink

the formula of banging + shouty bloke and adds additional banging and an additional shouty bloke.

Which makes it all the more regrettable that the Fatman Scoop/Scooter collaboration "Behind The Cow" is not on it.

Siegbran, Monday, 12 May 2008 18:10 (nine years ago) Permalink

This is amaaazing. Restored my faith in the UK charts, &c&c&c. Some more FUN FACTS from the Wikipedia article:

° "The Definition" takes its 'lyrics' directly from the wikipedia article on jumping, set to the music of Boccherini's Menuet and Trio, from his String Quartet in E. This same piece of music is used on the final track "The Greatest Difficulty".

° "Whistling Dave" samples the Russian folk song "Korobeiniki", known as the theme music from the video game Tetris, specifically the Nintendo Game Boy version.

° Through the track 'And No Matches', H.P. Baxxter imposes a question: "Three men in a boat, with four cigarettes, and no matches. How do they manage to smoke?". The question was first imposed by The Riddler (a character in Batman) in episode 1-01.

The answer: They throw one cigarette overboard and made the boat a cigarette lighter.

!!!!

etc, Monday, 12 May 2008 23:29 (nine years ago) Permalink

holy sweet jesus, Maryann actually is a Sisters of Mercy cover????

The Real Dirty Vicar, Tuesday, 13 May 2008 12:12 (nine years ago) Permalink

yes it is! SIBERIA!

The Real Dirty Vicar, Wednesday, 14 May 2008 10:13 (nine years ago) Permalink

Ohmigod I didn't for a second think it would be THAT Neverending Story.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 14 May 2008 10:20 (nine years ago) Permalink

Oh yes. And there's some Status Quo thrown in at the end ("Jump Your Rock" is based on "Whatever You Want") as a bonus!

Is this the greatest pop album ever?

Dingbod Kesterson, Wednesday, 14 May 2008 10:25 (nine years ago) Permalink

Ohmigod I didn't for a second think it would be THAT Neverending Story.

This may be the best song on the album.

rener, Wednesday, 14 May 2008 11:16 (nine years ago) Permalink

Listening to it on my way to work, I was thinking what great marching music it makes.

The Real Dirty Vicar, Wednesday, 14 May 2008 11:32 (nine years ago) Permalink

Stupid download not working right ;_;

hyggeligt, Wednesday, 14 May 2008 11:38 (nine years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

Anyone hear the new single "Sound Above My Hair" yet? You have to hear the single version, not the one that ended up on the album. It seems like most (all?) of their albums get somewhat rushed so when they release the singles/videos they wind up mixing it up and doing stuff and the results usually turn out much better. Anyway this single mix is totally massive, IMO it ranks up there with "I'm Raving" and "How Much is the Fish?"

I'm surprised that nobody has mentioned yet that Scooter are basically just a long-running version of what the KLF were trying to do with their White Room album. Scooter themselves drop like a zillion KLF references per album and they are really playing the role to perfection. I read a few interviews with H.P. and they are great...he basically thinks that everyone who rags on Scooter is secretly a fan, and said that they make like $10,000 per week (or more)...awesome life

frogbs, Friday, 4 February 2011 21:04 (six years ago) Permalink

Oh yeah "Sound Above My Hair" does have one of my all-time favorite Scooter moments now, in the bridge (or something) where H.P. shouts out "Together...where...are....YOU!!" but the word "you" is so horribly mangled by the auto-tune that it hits like 7 notes...fucking brilliant!

frogbs, Friday, 4 February 2011 21:11 (six years ago) Permalink

Hardly a new single though - this charted in 2009!

Siegbran, Saturday, 5 February 2011 19:07 (six years ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

welp, the inevitable Scooter dubstep album has arrived.

frogbs, Wednesday, 19 October 2011 20:21 (six years ago) Permalink

and it's good! (and really there isn't even that much dubstep on it. but still, these guys are ridiculous)

frogbs, Wednesday, 19 October 2011 21:10 (six years ago) Permalink

One of the singles is based around The Charlatans "The Only One I Know", AMAZING

ha ha ha ha jack my swag (boxedjoy), Friday, 21 October 2011 10:17 (six years ago) Permalink

their choice of songs to cover or rip off is always very bizarre.

Does the frontman say "Yeah" on this record a lot?

The New Dirty Vicar, Friday, 21 October 2011 10:21 (six years ago) Permalink

THIS ONE IS FOR THE MASSES

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Friday, 21 October 2011 12:00 (six years ago) Permalink

just once i'd like to hear him say THIS ONE IS FOR A SMALL CLIQUE OF PEOPLE I KNOW PERSONALLY

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Friday, 21 October 2011 12:01 (six years ago) Permalink

Does the frontman say "Yeah" on this record a lot?

why has no one replied to this question by sayins "Yeah"

The New Dirty Vicar, Friday, 21 October 2011 12:13 (six years ago) Permalink

oh no forgot question mark.

The New Dirty Vicar, Friday, 21 October 2011 12:13 (six years ago) Permalink

their choice of songs to cover or rip off is always very bizarre.

Does the frontman say "Yeah" on this record a lot?

yeah I'm not anywhere near knowledgable enough but I'm guessing every track here samples quite heavily. I would think 2002 is the last time they put out a track that WASN'T a half-cover

btw "yeah" is probably his most used word

frogbs, Friday, 21 October 2011 13:31 (six years ago) Permalink

Best line on the new album: "When I step on the mic there's a kind of expression/other MC's get clinical depression"

frogbs, Friday, 21 October 2011 15:34 (six years ago) Permalink

:D

Two Noble Klinsmenn (Noodle Vague), Friday, 21 October 2011 16:21 (six years ago) Permalink

yeah I'm not anywhere near knowledgable enough but I'm guessing every track here samples quite heavily. I would think 2002 is the last time they put out a track that WASN'T a half-cover

Singles yes, but among their album tracks there's loads of originals.

Siegbran, Friday, 21 October 2011 18:10 (six years ago) Permalink

I dunno, I hate looking that stuff up because I'm always disappointed afterwards. Like I don't really mind if they borrow stuff from popular tunes but they always seem to borrow from semi-obscure DJs and techno acts that have already borrowed from those tunes. I'd be interested to hear what exactly is original on any of their albums besides maybe "Soul Train".

frogbs, Friday, 21 October 2011 18:38 (six years ago) Permalink

The new album includes what everyone has been waiting for - all (?) 46 singles into one megamix!

Siegbran, Tuesday, 25 October 2011 21:05 (six years ago) Permalink

and it's amazing. i love how "Back in the U.K." has to be frantically sped up at the end to make the CD cut-off length.

frogbs, Tuesday, 25 October 2011 22:40 (six years ago) Permalink

the latest single interpolates Lithium by Nirvana too btw.

Darren Huckerby (Dwight Yorke), Wednesday, 26 October 2011 01:11 (six years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

jesus chris. this is maybe the best pop song of all time, and definitely one of the greatest videos. when the guest star comes in i almost cried with happiness. thank you Scooter.

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

Jamie_ATP, Friday, 9 November 2012 00:04 (five years ago) Permalink

OTM

I am using your worlds, Friday, 9 November 2012 00:09 (five years ago) Permalink

New album was out last week, along with a new single Army Of Hardcore. It is, wait for it, a cover of the old skool hardcore classic.

Siegbran, Friday, 9 November 2012 08:41 (five years ago) Permalink

RESPECT TO THE EUROPEAN POSSE

Jamie_ATP, Friday, 9 November 2012 10:48 (five years ago) Permalink

<3 Scooter

Can't really argue with a band who have the good taste to interpolate the work of Earth & Fire, Grauzone and Matia Bazar into their songs.

Go Narine, Go! (ShariVari), Friday, 9 November 2012 10:55 (five years ago) Permalink

does Fatman Scoop ever do anything other than "rock the jam, once again"?

anyway "Behind the Cow" is great because it's exactly the kind of thing a Scooter parody group would come up with. it's just so damn shameless. and I love it for that. but this song/video beats the hell out of it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3W47NAhGME4

frogbs, Friday, 9 November 2012 15:01 (five years ago) Permalink

TOGETHER! WHERE! ARE! YOOuuuoUUUuuUUuuuuuuuUUuu!?

frogbs, Friday, 9 November 2012 15:02 (five years ago) Permalink

Scooter is beyond parody.

Siegbran, Friday, 9 November 2012 18:37 (five years ago) Permalink

YEEEEEEAAAAHHHH

IT'S NICE TO BE IMPORTANT IT'S MORE IMPORTANT TO BE NICE!!!!!

hyggeligt, Friday, 9 November 2012 18:46 (five years ago) Permalink

The Sound Above my Hiar gets me weepy in the way the following Ultrabeat tracks do:

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<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/WX66AEPyyCE"; frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

HOLY FUCK THE VIDEO FOR DISCO LIGHTS IS SCARY

Blue Collar Retail Assistant (Dwight Yorke), Friday, 9 November 2012 18:54 (five years ago) Permalink

Lul fucked dat up

Blue Collar Retail Assistant (Dwight Yorke), Friday, 9 November 2012 18:54 (five years ago) Permalink

minimix of the new album

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJUR8NaNE9M

i'm a raver baby, so why don't you kill me

Britain's Obtusest Shepherd (Alan), Friday, 9 November 2012 21:58 (five years ago) Permalink

new album is...actually kind of decent? I laughed no less than FIVE times during this album (and I'm not even done with it yet!)

1. "I'm a raver baby, so why don't you kill me"
2. The fact that they finally covered "What Time is Love?" despite the fact that they've essentially been "covering" it their whole damn career
3. "Overdose" which is like Scooter on shrooms, way beyond even that time they did a jumpstyle version of the Tetris theme
4. The line "Let's do it like a club sandwich"...no idea why I laughed at this
5. The fucking dubstep "Black Betty", which turns from "no fucking way" to "what the fuck"

There's even a song ("I Wish I Was") where Scooter basically admits that they're not really relevant anymore! Don't get me wrong this album is still loud as balls (even at low volume) and kinda shitty but it's a hell of a lot better than The Big Mash Up, mostly because there's way less dubstep

frogbs, Friday, 9 November 2012 22:37 (five years ago) Permalink

five years pass...

okay so I'm relistening to DubScooter and it's actually quite fun. I don't know what I was thinking when I said that "David Doesn't Eat" is hands-down the shittiest single that Scooter ever did. Why did I take this stuff so seriously

oh and there's a new album too, and it has the line "Michael Attacked by a Pigeon/Having Fun Is My Religion"

frogbs, Wednesday, 6 December 2017 22:31 (one week ago) Permalink

I like that HP Baxxter is now 53 years old, and still doing this.

Disc 2: Selected rave classics reworked by Scooter

Fear and anticipation at the same time...

Siegbran, Wednesday, 6 December 2017 22:58 (one week ago) Permalink

This particular tidbit from Wikipedia is making me smile:

The "C.I.F.L." abbreviation stands for "Copyright is for losers". You can hear the phrase by listening to the introduction in reverse.

I'm finding it amusing seeking out the reactions from the Scooter faithful to their jumpstyle and dubstep albums, basically calling them trash sellouts, as though they haven't been that since day one. Their later stuff is soooo much fun.

frogbs, Tuesday, 12 December 2017 22:01 (five days ago) Permalink

I went to see Scooter live a few years ago and it was one of the greatest nights of my life. They came out to two ten-foot tall burning pillars and Baxter played a guitar (!) that shot fireworks (!!!). It was relentlessly shameless and brazenly tacky, right down to the Clubland babes who couldn't dance that were on stage the whole time. I mean, I saw Madonna a week later and even though I love Madonna with all my heart and soul, the sheer spectacle of Scooter in concert blew her out the water.

boxedjoy, Tuesday, 12 December 2017 22:28 (five days ago) Permalink

the support act was a local radio DJ who played the Kevin & Perry film soundtrack but sped up by about 20%, the whole night made me wish I was really into taking speed

boxedjoy, Tuesday, 12 December 2017 22:29 (five days ago) Permalink


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