Sunday, February 24, 2008
Usually, when the Meat Beetles use samples of media and political personalities, the intent is to ridicule and insult those people. On this one, however, the voice used is someone for whom the Sloptops have enormous respect: Air America radios host, Rachel Maddow. This was taken from her broadcast the day after a gun owner murdered 5 people on the campus of Northern Illinois University.
The more history we live through the more often it repeats itself.
Listen: To Keep And Bear
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Here is another bit featuring the genius of '70s pick up guru, Eric Weber (Weber also played a prominent role in "The Mating Call of the Male Uglo-American"). For this one the Sloptops simply took an entire track from his classic album, How To Pick Up Girls, and superimposed beats and squiggles on top of it. Interesting how things just serendipitously fell together into something approaching a structure.
As for the subject matter, there may be or have been women in the world who would fall for a routine like Paul's, but none of the Meat Beetles ever met one.
Listen: Paul's Big Score
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