This is 80s-tastic but I kinda like it. SYNCLAVIER GO
Oh man did they seriously release that as a singleOriginally Posted by Superfrequency
Hey man don't just bring up the Shaggs like that
SF is still going through therapy
I just think it's kind of unnecessary to release a goofy Autotuned novelty song (of which there are like 50,000 on youtube) as a physical single. I thought the song was funny, but really, who's going to buy this?Originally Posted by Jitka
I fucking guarantee that my friend will when I show this to him. He has a raging hard on for Carl Sagan.Originally Posted by Stij
And he doesn't even own a turntable.
I happen to think it is extraordinarily retarded because the overlap between people who could justify owning an internet meme on vinyl and the sort of people who buy limited seven inches is not very big.
I'm really into this band called The Protomen.
Bear with me as this will sound lame at first.
They're like a ten-person group. They do concept albums based around a fictionalized story based in the Megaman universe. Really, they're like rock operas with stage directions and everything. Is it kind of nerdy? Yes, just because it's based around megaman. But they're really hard rock, the lead singer's voice is badass, and it's just so awesome.
Here's a link to their last.fm.
I recommend listening to The Will of One first, it's a great track.
Also all of their lyrics include italicized parts that reveal things about the story that aren't evident in the lyrics.
edit: They recently played at PAX East, btw.
I've been meaning to check out The Protomen for a while. They sound really cool.
Originally Posted by Superfrequency
EDIT:Code:Superfrequency (4:57:27 PM): http://www.thelostplanet.net/vinyl/Gloriousdawn.jpg Superfrequency (5:00:43 PM): you gon buy this aincha My Friend (5:17:41 PM): o________________o awesome My Friend (5:17:45 PM): I'll probably get one =D Superfrequency (5:17:52 PM): *double facepalm Superfrequency (5:17:56 PM): well I called that one My Friend (5:18:12 PM): <______________<
Code:Superfrequency (5:26:18 PM): get this Superfrequency (5:26:31 PM): the reverse side is the etching on the voyager golden record My Friend (5:26:49 PM): niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My Friend (5:26:58 PM): Really gotta get a copy now Superfrequency (5:27:04 PM): aaaaaaaaaaaaugh
SF you need to get better friends
I guess that answers my question, anyway.
This was written and recorded for, and released on, a celebrity cash-in album, the kind that is usually filled with whitebread pop standards. Think about that. Think about the fact that an entire album's worth of material like this was written and recorded, and all it would have taken to prevent its release was one lifted finger, at any point in the production process, from anyone associated with the label or Peter Wyngarde, and yet here you are listening to a spoken-word piece about rape around the world with a very expensive-sounding full band backing, made by a very popular TV actor at the height of his career.
Nothing remotely like this will ever happen again.
You'd be surprised at the weird shit that used to slip through the cracks at major labels. Although back in the 70's there weren't only four "major labels", and having more competition meant taking more risks.
Much of the back catalog of American music that is now owned by major labels was not owned by them when it was originally released.