A Child Again
August 7, 2015 1:42 PM   Subscribe

This is really great. I've often wondered where TKK got some of their samples.
posted by Sternmeyer at 1:56 PM on August 7, 2015

Fascinating, listening to this original material.

One moment I'm hearing to an odd, affected interview, the next moment I'm hearing samples from Acid Again. I didn't realize the volume of samples Meat Beat had to choose from. I feel like next time I listen to Acid Again, I'll appreciate it from a new angle. Thanks for posting!
posted by probu at 2:01 PM on August 7, 2015 [1 favorite]

Thanks! This answers that question for me too.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 2:03 PM on August 7, 2015

I felt like I saw how a magician did a trick.
posted by mrdaneri at 2:26 PM on August 7, 2015 [2 favorites]

I have seen the TKK many times, but I feel oooold for recognizing the background music.
posted by markkraft at 3:58 PM on August 7, 2015 [2 favorites]

I actually want to know where all these performers got this...
posted by markkraft at 3:59 PM on August 7, 2015

omg I have heard both songs a thousand times how I did not realize this was the same sample
posted by nev at 4:08 PM on August 7, 2015

Thanks for the link to the article about the ethical issues involved, filthy light thief. The CJR and Brent Cunningham specifically don't come off looking very well in this.
posted by Cassford at 4:16 PM on August 7, 2015 [4 favorites]

Wow I knew what sample it was before even looking. Nice find, I've always wondered too!
posted by hypersloth at 4:21 PM on August 7, 2015

Wait'll the guys on rec.music.industrial hear about this!
posted by mittens at 4:45 PM on August 7, 2015 [9 favorites]

Marcy was lied to by a reporter for Newsweek

My singular long-term (30 min) video interview was done by a journalist that lied - he promised to not show my face and include my name among the group that was interviewed. Then the final piece that was broadcast included both. So, you know, dig that, people.
posted by uraniumwilly at 5:10 PM on August 7, 2015 [1 favorite]

Wow that article that filthy light thief posted is incredible. I can't believe the amount of privilege and disregard for privacy it would take to continue to treat Marcy like that so many decades later.

As for the songs, at some point years after buying both CDs, I realized that the Meat Beat Manifesto and Thrill Kill Kult samples were the same. I guess I assumed they were typical samples that were pretty generic in the EBM movement. Up to that point I'd been listening to so much early 90's rave music that I really began to assume that all electronic music artists were using the same samples almost constantly.

I had a similar revelation when I coincidentally bought Death in Vegas's Dead Elvis and Towa Tei's Future Listening! on the same day. Both albums feature the exact same "all that glitters is not gold" sample in different ways.

I also remember when I realized that several of my favorite artists (Stereolab, Meat Beat Manifesto (again), etc.) were using recordings of numbers stations all over the place.
posted by nertzy at 6:28 PM on August 7, 2015 [1 favorite]

For a second, I thought this was going to be an interview with Little Marcy, which is a whole 'nother layer of surrealism.
posted by jonp72 at 6:54 PM on August 7, 2015

Yeah, anyone who listens to Marcy's interview snippets needs to read the link filthy light thief posted, which not only details the original awful lies and outright abuse of Marcy by Bruce Porter and Newsweek, but also the outrageous lies and abuse Porter heaped on her *again* 45 years later when he went back to find her to "apologize" (really to film a documentary about himself and his journey of redemption or some shit). That Porter had, in between, been a professor of journalism at Columbia helps account for the completely awful behavior of the Columbia Journalism Review throughout the entire 2nd series of lies, distortions and refusals to correct them.

Just wow. Deserves its own post to the front page, really.
posted by mediareport at 5:10 AM on August 8, 2015 [3 favorites]

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