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December 9, 2014 6:13 AM   Subscribe

Bose has made a three video series in which musicians talk about making one of their signature songs: posted by Going To Maine (16 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
 
"made" & "making"? Clearly, I was too hasty in posting. I am shocked. orz
posted by Going To Maine at 6:14 AM on December 9, 2014


Oh my God, The Rockafeller Skank.

Shortly after I started working at First Avenue that song blew up. The DJs would play it multiple times during my shift - one night I counted FIVE. It drove me absolutely batshit. I wrote "BRING ME THE HEAD OF THE FUNK SOUL BROTHER" on the bathroom mirror.

I love it now, just listened to it twice. It's perfectly engineered for what it was meant to do - pack the dance floor.
posted by louche mustachio at 6:50 AM on December 9, 2014 [15 favorites]


I love stuff like this so much. I wish the Classic Albums series was still on Netflix.

"I was slightly obsessed with Adam Ant at the time..."

And now, I know why I subscribed to that song's newsletter.
posted by gnomeloaf at 7:10 AM on December 9, 2014 [1 favorite]


The power of "The Rockafeller Skank" is that I haven't even listened to that one yet but it's been in my head for the last hour even though I haven't heard it in years.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 7:25 AM on December 9, 2014 [7 favorites]


I think we could have a whole video just discussing Fatboy Slim's room full of smiley face merchandise.
posted by smackfu at 7:32 AM on December 9, 2014 [5 favorites]


> I wish the Classic Albums series was still on Netflix.

I know! Some of the episodes are up on Youtube though.
posted by smackfu at 7:52 AM on December 9, 2014 [2 favorites]


Went to a Fatboy Slim show ~10 years back. He put on a lame, dull DJ set that actually pissed me off. Completely phoned it in, could have been anyone.
posted by jeff-o-matic at 8:19 AM on December 9, 2014


Oh my god the machine at the end of the Hibes piece is awesome.
posted by egypturnash at 8:41 AM on December 9, 2014


Man does everyone remember that period when no matter what Fatboy Slim touched it turned to gold and packed dancefloors with masses of happy gurning people and god I miss being young
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 9:39 AM on December 9, 2014 [3 favorites]


that escalated quickly
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 9:39 AM on December 9, 2014 [1 favorite]


Wait a minute. Gurning at Fatboy Slim shows was a thing?
posted by thelonius at 9:42 AM on December 9, 2014


There was definitely gurning at the parties I was going to where his records were being dropped, yeah.
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 9:49 AM on December 9, 2014


Wait a minute. Gurning at Fatboy Slim shows was a thing?

(he means people were on drugs)
posted by atoxyl at 12:51 PM on December 9, 2014


Yeah, I saw FBS at Woodstock '99, and it was dumb. That whole festival was sorta dumb. I think the next time I went to a show at my own volition, it was in someone's kitchen, and my life changed for the better.
posted by alex_skazat at 1:02 PM on December 9, 2014


The Hives video is funny because they were clearly asked to show the video crew where they came up with the song, and they've all been knocked down, so they just go into whatever random buildings that are now located there.
posted by smackfu at 1:02 PM on December 9, 2014 [1 favorite]


people are on drugs everywhere; I like my version better
posted by thelonius at 8:58 PM on December 9, 2014


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