What's the deal with that drop?
May 15, 2016 1:43 PM   Subscribe

 
Never has the next FPP title appearing at the bottom of the page been more appropriate.
posted by billiebee at 1:50 PM on May 15, 2016 [31 favorites]


GOLD, Jerry! GOLD!
posted by cmoj at 2:00 PM on May 15, 2016 [10 favorites]


That was like "haha oh wow that's awesome! .... heh...ok...ha...ha...ok so yeah that seinfeld song just goes on for fucking ever doesn't it?"
posted by MoonOrb at 2:03 PM on May 15, 2016 [10 favorites]


Is this a safe space to talk about how I hate the Seinfeld slap bass
so much
this is the best and the only good use of it
posted by Countess Elena at 2:10 PM on May 15, 2016 [8 favorites]


If you enjoy this, you'll also enjoy this.
posted by escape from the potato planet at 2:32 PM on May 15, 2016 [7 favorites]


Okay, I hate both of them. If that makes me an old, so be it.
posted by yhbc at 2:39 PM on May 15, 2016 [1 favorite]


D-D-D-D-D-D-DROP THE BASS
posted by J.K. Seazer at 2:40 PM on May 15, 2016


So what's the deal with slap bass?
posted by zachlipton at 2:42 PM on May 15, 2016 [1 favorite]


Now just add in Wale.
posted by drezdn at 2:49 PM on May 15, 2016 [1 favorite]


So what's the deal with slap bass?

Who are the jazz genuises who came up with this idea?

If you enjoy this, you'll also enjoy this.

I thought of that immediately! I'm heartbroken to see they had to ditch many of the original epic drops because of IP rights claims; I remember thinking (but not quite daring to say in the thread at the time) that the one that transitioned into Hide and Seek was, while totally fitting the joke, also actually kinda decent as workable subversions go.
posted by cortex at 2:54 PM on May 15, 2016 [3 favorites]


So what's the deal with slap bass?

Churches that didn't have drum sets
posted by thelonius at 2:58 PM on May 15, 2016


Slap bass is a kind of shorthand for Jazz. Because it's the 1980s and Jazz is a kind of shorthand for Cool. So you want to be all Jazz, but Jazz can be complicated and challenging, and that stuff doesn't really sell in any kind of undiluted way to your demographic, who are young and Cool but more Sade or Curiosity Killed the Cat or something, so you need something that implies Jazz without actually being Jazz. And so slap bass. And also saxophones.
posted by pipeski at 3:31 PM on May 15, 2016 [4 favorites]


30 Rock did it better
posted by stltony at 3:36 PM on May 15, 2016 [2 favorites]


"So what's the deal with slap bass?" <=> "So what's the deal with airline food?"

But I'm not sure that quite came through. Carry on.
posted by zachlipton at 3:40 PM on May 15, 2016 [2 favorites]


See also
posted by mai at 3:48 PM on May 15, 2016 [1 favorite]


Also with Rihanna.
posted by mai at 3:52 PM on May 15, 2016 [3 favorites]


I've always kinda wanted to hear a mashup of the Seinfeld theme and Bobby Brown's My Prerogative. (Seriously, whistle the chorus from My Prerogative. There's a moment there when they're the same song.)

Hearing the Seinfeld theme all by itself like that made me realize just how 1990 and strenuously "zany" it was, with the Bobby Mcferrin-esque mouth noises and stuff.
posted by Ursula Hitler at 3:53 PM on May 15, 2016 [3 favorites]


Thank you, this Relevant To My Interests.
posted by LMGM at 3:58 PM on May 15, 2016 [1 favorite]


There's a whole bunch of these over here.
posted by Dr and Mrs Eaves at 3:59 PM on May 15, 2016 [2 favorites]


I just want to know why the Law & Order "donk donk" hasn't been used more often in dubstep.
posted by oneswellfoop at 4:01 PM on May 15, 2016 [6 favorites]


...or maybe it has and it fits too well to be noticed.
posted by oneswellfoop at 4:02 PM on May 15, 2016 [3 favorites]


The following "Simpsonwave" track is pretty good (link goes to youtube video from which it came). I actually quite like the track itself, it's very lazerhawk-ish.
posted by Pyry at 4:02 PM on May 15, 2016 [7 favorites]


The only thing that would've made "Simpsonwave" better would be (not too many) brief intrusions of the musical hook from the theme song... I kept thinking it was coming and it didn't...
posted by oneswellfoop at 4:10 PM on May 15, 2016 [2 favorites]


The Seinfeld bassline was played on a keyboard btw, not an actual bass guitar.
posted by under_petticoat_rule at 4:25 PM on May 15, 2016 [8 favorites]


Slap keyboard, check.
posted by goatdog at 4:52 PM on May 15, 2016 [1 favorite]


Ultimate Keytar
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:00 PM on May 15, 2016 [1 favorite]


No drop for you.
He took it out.
posted by davebush at 5:33 PM on May 15, 2016 [1 favorite]


Does everyone here hating on slap bass also hate Primus?
posted by grumpybear69 at 5:43 PM on May 15, 2016


Seeing Primus live in the summer of '93 (Pork Soda tour, I think) while stoned out of my gourd was a definite highlight of my undergrad years.
posted by My Dad at 5:53 PM on May 15, 2016 [2 favorites]


Does everyone here hating on slap bass also hate Primus?
Technically yes, since everyone hates Primus.
posted by ArmandoAkimbo at 6:15 PM on May 15, 2016 [10 favorites]


Primus sucks.
posted by asterix at 6:17 PM on May 15, 2016 [15 favorites]


Knew it was coming, still laughed.
posted by tippy at 6:24 PM on May 15, 2016 [3 favorites]







"So what's the deal with slap bass?" <> "So what's the deal with airline food?"
But I'm not sure that quite came through. Carry on.


No, I got the joke in the post title too! I just think that the people deserve to know what the deal is.
posted by thelonius at 7:38 PM on May 15, 2016 [2 favorites]


god dammit I meant jazz wizards
posted by cortex at 11:21 PM on May 15, 2016 [1 favorite]


Man, if that's dub step, then Morrisey is fucking heavy metal. that is some straight up 1980s goth as hell dark wave shit right there.
posted by shmegegge at 2:25 AM on May 16, 2016 [1 favorite]


RE: slap bass, can't talk about it without hearing from Flea.
posted by jwhite1979 at 2:51 AM on May 16, 2016


The Seinfeld theme is a triumph of everything that was bad about scoring for film and television throughout the wretched nineties—just a dashed-off MIDI studio cloud of digital nothing that only sounded fresh and interesting to people who'd never actually used a sampler (AKA the general public. See also: the entire later output of Yello).

One of the reasons it's excruciating to watch anything made in the nineties now is hearing scores made entirely on an E-mu Proteus either by professionals who'd just given up or youthful whiz kids who thought they were changing the world for the better with their stale, isolated one-man-studios (see also: the "memorable" X-Files theme).
posted by sonascope at 3:41 AM on May 16, 2016 [1 favorite]


Man, if that's dub step, then Morrisey is fucking heavy metal.

Dubstep ≠ brostep.
posted by escape from the potato planet at 7:09 AM on May 16, 2016


oneswellfoop: The only thing that would've made "Simpsonwave" better would be (not too many) brief intrusions of the musical hook from the theme song...

I can hear a mix that includes the theme in some distorted way, but all I could think of was Do the Bartman (Diplo's Bartman So So Krispy Remix)
posted by filthy light thief at 7:30 AM on May 16, 2016


The Minotaur, that is sublime. This entire thread is sublime though.
posted by olya at 7:37 AM on May 16, 2016


Is dubstep still a thing? It feels like I was hearing about that stuff years ago, I figured the kids would be on to something new by now. In my day we were fickle! And we liked it!
posted by Hoopo at 9:17 AM on May 16, 2016 [1 favorite]


So that fart-instrument from Seinfeld is called 'slap bass' huh? Learn something new every day.
posted by showbiz_liz at 1:13 PM on May 16, 2016 [1 favorite]


If you enjoy this, you'll also enjoy this.

I don't even know what's missing since this was posted, but what's there is enough to make me laugh gleefully at work.
posted by numaner at 3:37 PM on May 16, 2016


> Seeing Primus live in the summer of '93 (Pork Soda tour, I think) while stoned out of my gourd was a definite highlight of my undergrad years.

Primus were like Rush, only played for (intentional) laughs, only not funny.
posted by The Card Cheat at 11:34 AM on May 17, 2016 [1 favorite]


Wasn't Primus a sometimes opener for Rush?
posted by MoonOrb at 12:09 PM on May 17, 2016


That isn't dubstep. It sounds more like newbeat. The composer needs to put the snare on the third count instead of the second count.
posted by Human Flesh at 3:07 PM on May 17, 2016 [1 favorite]


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