To heck with bootlegs, let's talk screw

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Apparently.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 24 April 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Well, I'm intrigued in any event. So am I a typical latecomer to the party here?

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 24 April 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Godfather of Screw: that great old Tom and Jerry episode where Tom is serenading a lady cat, miming over a record, and Jerry keeps flipping the speed, making Tom get jiggy/slow and smooth in time.

Tom, Wednesday, 24 April 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

1) try to imagine a culture where you drink strawberry soda mixed with cough syrup and listen to screwtapes every goddamn weekend of your life. this is what i think this article leaves out 2) in his later years DJ Screw became totally legit and did fully-endorsed remixes for platinum rappers 3) despite this he died because he drank too much Robitussin.

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 24 April 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

i made a piece of video in college, back in 90, with a soundtrack using kraftwerk's computer world played at 16rpm on dom's ancient gramophone. it was meant to take the piss, but sounds fantastic, you should try it if you can.

d b i n i, Wednesday, 24 April 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Screwed-up shit is fuckin' great, but codeine cough syrup is really expensive.

adam, Wednesday, 24 April 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

One DJ at our college dance parties was fond of playing "Tainted Love" 45 at 33 rpm. People danced alright.

Music to soundtrack cough syrup consumption: you think Lester Bangs would've been excited? (cf. his "I Saw God And/Or Tangerine Dream.")

Michael Daddino, Wednesday, 24 April 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

aaaagh, screw music

*nightmares of that goddamn lil troy song*

bc, Wednesday, 24 April 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Y,know, if you play Joy Division LPs at 45 it sounds like Eartha Kitt goes punk.

Martin Skidmore, Wednesday, 24 April 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

And Hole 45s at 33 1/3 make Courtney sound like Eddie Vedder. Whee!

Nate Patrin, Wednesday, 24 April 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

One DJ at our college dance parties was fond of playing "Tainted Love" 45 at 33 rpm. People danced alright.

That'd be closer to the coil version, wouldn't it? er maybe if you played the 45 at say 16 rpm..

As for the Eartha Kitt/Joy Division thing - regardless of whether you meant that to be a joke, Martin, that sounds awesome. I'm about to put Closer on at 45...report coming soon.

geeta, Wednesday, 24 April 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink


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