Hashmoder Presents 002: Linx & Madness

Linx…

Title: Intuition
Year: 1981
Genre: Black British R&B Pop

Links – “Intuition” (mp3)

 

Madness…

Title: Baggy Trousers
Year: 1980
Genre: Ska
Comment: You may know their 1978/79 stuff, such as “One Step Beyond” and “The Prince”. You should know their 1983 international smash hit “Our House (In the Middle Of The Street).” Baggy Trousers is another one of their hits known mostly in Europe but hardly in North America.

Madness – “Baggy Trousers” (mp3)

 

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I’m trying out a new format:

  1. First, I’ll pick two rare records from my vinyl collection.
  2. Second, I’ll record my voice through the vocoder, “Presented by Hashmoder.”
  3. Third, I’ll record the two records straight to MP3. Simple, quick and fierce. This way I can post blogs on Schitz more quickly and to the point.

From the private stash of my awesome vinyl collection, I present to you Chubb Rock and Fats Comet, below:

Chubb Rock…

Title: Ya Bad Chubbs (Cribs Mix)
Remixed by: Howie Tee
Year: 1989
Genre: House

Chubb Rock – “Ya Bad Chubbs” (Crib Mix) (mp3)

 

Doug Wimbish (featuring Fats Comet)…

Title: Don’t Forget That Beat
Year: 1985
Genre: Electronic Funk Drumbeat Industrial
Comment: Doug Wimbish is one bad-ass bassist. He collaborated with Fats Comet on this track. Both are from the UK. Their sound is like Art Of Noise meets Africa Bambaattaa meets Ministry (of 1985 sound).

Doug Wimbish [featuring Fats Comet] – Don’t Forget That Beat (mp3)

 

Drinking Is A Lot Like Yoga

  • The following was sent to me in an email, and I just had to blog it.

Research confirms that drinking gives you the same benefits yoga does:

Balasana…

Position that brings the sensation of peace and calm.

Setu Bandha Sarvangasana…

This position calms the brain and heals tired legs.

Marjayasana…

Position stimulates the midriff area and the spinal column.

Halasana…

Excellent for back pain and insomnia.

Dolphin…

Excellent for the shoulder area, thorax, legs and arms.

Salambhasana…

Great exercise to stimulate the lumbar area, legs and arms.

Ananda Balasana…

This position is great for massaging the hip area.

Malasana…

This position is for ankles and back muscles.

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James Brown Magic

James Brown – Living In America (1985 Mix)

James Brown – Living In America (1985 Mix) (mp3)

 

James Brown – Living In America (Extended Dance)

James Brown – Living In America (Extended Dance) (mp3)

 

James Brown – Living In America (Dubstramental)

James Brown – Living In America (Dubstramental) (mp3)

 

James Brown – Funky Drummer (Bonus Beats)

James Brown – Funky Drummer (Bonus Beats) (mp3)

 

James Brown – Funky Drummer (In The Jungle 9-Min Version)

James Brown – Funky Drummer (In The Jungle 9-Min Version) (mp3)

 

Personal History…

Summer 1984 … 13 years old … by listening to Eddie Murphy‘s stand-up comedy tape Delirious, I’ve learned about James Brown for the first time.

Watch the video clip here.

Summer 1985 … 14 years old … the only thing I knew about James Brown is what Eddie said … but I still haven’t heard any of his music.

Fall 1985, Toronto, Canada … I went to see Rocky-IV movie.

Let’s go back to that night in the movie theatre … below is the scene that I’m currently watching in 1985:

What a way to expose me to James Brown music for the first time … LIVING IN AMERICA. The electric funk blew the sandals off my feet.

I didn’t hesitate to leave the movie theatre right after that scene (half-way through the movie) and ran to Starsound record store, looking for the 12-inch of that track. I was screaming out loud, “LIVING IN A AMERICAAAAAAAA, AMERICAAAAA,” like Eddie’s comic tale ice screeeeeaaaam.

Some dude understood me and pointed to the wall. And there it was … the very same one which I’m holding in my hand (pictured above).

12-inch vinyl cover of Living In America

James Brown In The Jungle Groove…

The most famous and most sampled funky track is Funky Drummer.

I am proving all you people with two original hi-rez source files (top of this page) to comprehend and pay respect to the man who brought you such killer track which spawned loop-sampling to be where it’s at today. Where would D&B and other genres be today if there was no Funky Drummer!?!

I say go out and buy this rare, full album! I shit you not, it’s the funkiest masterpiece ever. So much to sample from … especially the horn stabs and hits.

Front cover of James Brown In The Jungle Groove

Me and the vintage 1983 keytar (Yamaha KX-1 controller)

Sex Pistols – Friggin’ In The Riggin’

Definition of “Friggin’ In The Riggin’”…

To have a wank —- to pull one’s cracker —- slap the salami —- bash the bishop —- choke the chicken, etc. …. while on a ship.

Listen/Download the Friggin…

Sex Pistols – Friggin’ In The Riggin’ (mp3)

 

Lyrics…

It was on the good ship Venus
By Christ, you should’ve seen us
The figurehead was a whore in bed
And the mast was a mammoth penis

The captain of this lugger
He was a dirty bugger
He wasn’t fit to shovel shit
From one place to another

[Chorus:]
Friggin’ in the riggin’
Friggin’ in the riggin’
Friggin’ in the riggin’
There was fuck all else to do

The captain’s name was Morgan
By Christ, he was a gorgon
Ten times a day sweet tunes he’d play
On his fucking organ

The first mate’s name was Cooper
By Christ he was a trooper
He jerked and jerked until he worked
Himself into a stupor

[Chorus]

The second mate was Andy
By Christ, he had a dandy
Till they crushed his cock with a jagged rock
For cumming in the brandy

The cabin boy was Flipper
He was a fucking nipper
He stuffed his ass with broken glass
And circumcised the skipper

[Chorus]

The Captain’s wife was Mabel
To fuck she was not able
So the dirty shits, they nailed her tits
Across the barroom table

The Captain had a daughter
Who fell in deep sea water
Delighted squeals revealed that eels
Had found ‘er sexual quarters

[Repeat Chorus to Fade]

Me and the Sex Pistols friggin 45

Propaganda, P-Machinery

While the norm for most tracks go anywhere between 3:30 to 6:00 minutes in length … I prefer 15:00 minutes or longer … like the four seasons. Give me 4 long tracks to fill the hour, and I’ll be one very happy Iraqi. I love tracks that take me on long journeys through various movements.

One of my all-time favorite synth-pop groups is PROPAGANDA from germany … who sound like twisted ABBA + Industrial + TechnoPop + Darkness.

P-Machinery 12 inch cover

12-inch vinyl cover of P:Machinery

My favorite Proganda track is P:Machinery.

I’ve taken two 12-inch vinyl versions of that track and conjoined them together as one … the way I want to listen to P:Machinery by:

  • digitizing them into Protools;
  • spending two long months cleaning them up;
  • getting rid of every single scratch/pop/click;
  • restoring deteriorated sounds through various RE-SYNTHESIS processes and techniques;
  • splicing the tracks to separate clips;
  • re-arranging and layering clips to my taste;
  • throwing in my own synth-stabs, chops and other minor subtleties;
  • adding & automating series of chained top-notch effects throughout the mix, utilizing parameters some of you could not even pronounce … thus resulting with more dynamic and reverberated DEPTH to the mix;
  • fattening the bottom-end;
  • widening overall stereo perception; and
  • mixing, engineering and mastering my version of P:Machinery the way I think it’s supposed to be heard.

To my taste, P:Machinery sounds better than ‘sick’ … more like master piece of shit which blasts sonically across the stereo-field … not one element standing still but constantly moving all over the place.

Listen Hashmoderized P:Machinery track…

Propaganda – “P:Machinery” (Hashmoderized) (mp3)

 

Lyrics…

On joyless lanes we walk in lines
a calm but steady flow
Accompanied by loud commands
our strength is running low.

Another hope feeds another dream
another truth installed by the machine
a secret wish the marrying of lies
today comes true what common sense denies.

Rotating wheels are destiny
in flame the city lies
Machines call out for followers far out into the night

The calls of the machines drowning in the steam.

Another hope feeds another dream
another truth installed by the machine
a secret wish the marrying of lies
today comes true what common sense denies.

The calls of the machines drowning in the steam.

On joyless lanes we walk in lines
a calm but steady flow
our strength is running low.

Another hope – another dream – another truth -
installed by the machine – installed by the machine.

Gear Used By Propaganda…

New England Digital, Synclavier 9600 System

New England Digital, Synclavier 9600 System

New england Digital, Synclavier II

New england Digital, Synclavier II

PPG Wave and Waveterm 2

PPG Wave and Waveterm 2

External Links About Propaganda…

Live Performance…

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Trevor Horn about to leave SARM to play tennis (hence the shorts!) in July 1984, with the Synclavier (front, right).

Before reading this blog ………. I strongly recommend that you read (if you haven’t done so) or re-read (if you don’t remember) my last post about producer extraordinaire Trevor Horn’s dynamic 12-inch ………. and then come back here for more Horn’ful penetration.

Quick Recap…

This is Trevor Horn… this is trevor horn
He’s the guy who produced and performed “Video Killed The Radio Star” world-wide smash-hit track. And he’s collecting millions of dollars of royalties from it. the buggles, the age of plastic

I did some major digging and discovered some fascinating, forgotten facts and hidden gem tracks from The Buggles.

The Buggles, Trevor Horn (left) and Geoffrey Downes (right) In 1980, the Buggles’ duo Geoffrey Downes (keyboards) and Trevor Horn (vocals) — who were coming off an international success with their New Wave album The Age of Plastic and the acclaimed single “Video Killed the Radio Star” – to help out on a new YES album. Downes suddenly left Buggles when Trevor learned that YES’ keyboardist Rick Wakeman was leaving the band, and therefore snatched him as well as lead-vocalist Jon Anderson to work on the next Buggles album Adventures In Modern Recording. The Buggle’s second album was completed in 1981 but was never released or charted. The album was a gem masterpiece.

A Little Bit of YES…

This is Rick Wakeman. keyboardist Rick Wakeman
This is Jon Anderson. Jon Anderson
Vangelis … in his studio setup in hotel room in Paris … working on his 1987 Direct album. Vangelis in his hotel studio setup in Paris.
During 1981-1983, Jon Anderson worked with Vangelis who’s famous for Blade Runner soundtrack and Oscar-winning theme for Chariots Of Fire. Vangelis and Jon Anderson
YES’ biggest hit single was 1983′s Owner Of The Lonely Heart (youtube video link).
YES – “Owner Of The Lonely Heart” (mp3)
YES 90125 album cover

Buggle’s 2nd Album – Age In Modern Recording

Since this album was never charted, there was only one single released as a 12-inch ……… an absolutely incredible track I Am A Camera with Wakeman on the keys and Anderson on the mic, which can be heard below, among few bonus tracks.

The Buggles – I Am A Camera (12 Inch)

The Buggles, Trevor Horn - I Am A Camera (12 inch)

Listen to the all the instrument layers, arrangements and chord progressions.

The Buggles – I Am A Camera (12 Inch) (mp3)

 

The Buggles – On TV

The Buggles, Trevor Horn - On T.V.

The Buggles – On TV (mp3)

 

The Buggles – Blue Nylon

The Buggles, Trevor Horn - Blue Nylon

The Buggles – Blue Nylon (mp3)

 

Buggle’s 1st Album - The Age Of Plastic

The Buggles – I Love You Miss Robot

The Buggles, Trevor Horn - I Love You Miss Robot

The Buggles – I Love You Miss Robot (mp3)

 

The Buggles – Clean Clean

The Buggles, Trevor Horn - Clean Clean

The Buggles – Clean Clean (mp3)

 

The Buggles – Astroboy

The Buggles, Trevor Horn - Astroboy

The Buggles – Astroboy (mp3)

 

The Buggles – The Living In The Age Of Plastic

The Buggles, Trevor Horn - The Living In The Age Of Plastic

The Buggles – The Living In The Age Of Plastic (mp3)

 
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