This week musical distraction has come in the form of Shallow Rewards’ pop commentary videos – one man’s musical musings. There are 25 episodes so far and, although we don’t condone or agree with all the sentiments expressed in these clips (House Of Love only worth one half-assed single?), they make a great starting point for a throwdown between music nerds vigorous debate about the history of late 20th century popular music.
The Herb Whisperer played Elvis Costello‘s 1978 classic “Pump It Up” because allegedly it is sampled in the Beastie Boys’ album Paul’s Boutique, a bona fide treasure trove of samples.
It may explain why Sly & The Family Stone’s “Loose Booty” is now an earworm – it was sampled on the track “Shadrach”. Here’s a video of”Loose Booty” from 1975…
And let’s not forget Elvis Costello, from 1978…
If you want to listen to the Solid Steel Radio Show where DJ’s Cheeba, Moneyshot and Food deconstruct, reimagine and reassemble Paul’s Boutique (and in the process revealing to The Herb Whisperer the presence of Pump It Up on the original), here it is.
Did we ever tell you about Festival No. 6 happening in a few weekends time in Portmeirion, Wales? If not we apologise for not giving you time to get organised. Here’s a taste of what we’ll all be missing.
Thanks for the reminder by the lovely people at Caught by the River. They’re the peeps who released the fantastic “Under Milkwood” 7-inch single. The flipside is pretty cool too – Richard Norris aka The Time and Space Machine. Caught by the River will also be staging events at Festival No. 6. See you there next year perhaps?