Friday, 22 May 2009

it's all about the hi hat



... and the vocoder obviously. but mainly the hi hat.

herbie hancock - i thought it was you


(right click and save as cos this one is huuuuuuge)

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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I remember many years ago I got a tape in the post from my brother. Herbie on one side, Tony on the other. Quite a formidable double act I think you'll agree.

Davy H said...

I'd like to hear Tony with a vocoder.

Monster track this one, oh yes.

Planet Mondo said...

XTC called the disco hi hat sound Pea Soup - say it over and over and sounds like disco cymbals

Davy H said...

peasoup peasoup peasoup peasoup peasoup 'Doooown deep insiiiiiide....'...Hey! It works!

ally. said...

cor you're ace you lot - high quality
impression tips and the worlds greatest tape. your brother's a witty soul anon
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spud said...

Smashing titfer. I like to imagine D's hiding a little pile of cheese and pickle sandwiches hidden under that.

Like that tune. Does it remind anyone else of girls in footless tights and strappy wedges, and boys in Pinto pegs? And the pub getting one of those new Space Invaders in, and starting to sell novelty cocktails like Tequila Sunrises and Harvey Wallbangers? And the DJ might still have had the sign up saying that requests for punk records would be refused,but then soul music was getting surprisingly electronic with Anita Ward going pyeooww pyeoowww, and Edwin Starr going dung dung dicker dicker, and Herbie getting his vocoder out? So it all felt like the future was coming down to land like a big Blake's Seven spacecraft but it was really just the 80s turning up a little bit early? Just me then.

Anonymous - you should have sent him one back with Ashford and Simpson on one side and Galton and Simpson on the other...

Davy H said...

David Croft & Jimmy Perry Side 1, Lee 'Scratch' Perry Side 2.

Davy H said...

peasoup peasoup peasoup

radioshirley said...

looks like Doris's "e" has finally kicked in!

Rob said...

Haven't heard this for years. Forgotten so much how I loved this tune. x