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    just listening to stevie's 'part time lover'. a great melody, some nice vocal harmonies, utterly ruined by some ham-fisted bontempi-style drum machine programming.

    i know we all love real drums, but what about records that feature great drum programming, or others ruined by poor drum programming?
    http://www.blaxploitation.com
    Chops for show, groove for dough.

  • #2
    Pete Rock And C.L. Smooth - 'T.R.O.Y'

    Yawn if you must but every time I hear this I have to stop focussing on Pete Rock's drums to listen to the whole track. Great. (Oh, and 'Da Da Da' by Trio ).
    You freeking scientologists are all the same, quible, dribble and then demand ice creams. Ohhhhhhhhhhh.

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    • #3
      Have you ever checked out any Austin M?

      Kinda like an 'Amen' pioneer around about 1994. Boy, that kid had more cuts than Asda. Frighteningly good, to the point of tedium.

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      • #4
        You mean like early uses of, like Shuggie Otis, Timmy Thomas etc?
        http://wakeupanddie.com
        http://weirdgearnyc.com
        http://makethingsmatter.com

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        • #5
          i like the sound of all those non-programmable 70s drum machines. like the George McCrae album, Shuggie Otis... am still undecided on Timmy Thomas though...

          and those kind of tinny non-stop drum sounds make a comeback in early digital dancehall, although that would have been programmed (after a fashion)

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          • #6
            Originally posted by [b
            Quote[/b] (bongolia @ Jan. 15 2004,11:47)]i like the sound of all those non-programmable 70s drum machines. like the George McCrae album, Shuggie Otis... am still undecided on Timmy Thomas though...

            and those kind of tinny non-stop drum sounds make a comeback in early digital dancehall, although that would have been programmed (after a fashion)
            I've never been able to get past the image of little Timmy Thomas sitting in his bedroom on Xmas morning playing with his freshly unwrapped bontempi organ whenever I hear "why can't we live together?" And what about the scary b-side ("Funky Me&quot? I do like some of his other records though...
            Endless Tripe

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            • #7
              I love "Funky Me" by Timmy Thomas !

              For extra scary value, I first heard it on "I'm Going Straight To Heaven" by MC 900ft Jesus and I still love that sampled loop to this day. Genius.
              If you're looking for a pristine copy then this isn't the one for you. The vinyl looks like someone has polished their brickwork with it and the label has been ruined by some fool with a pen.

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              • #8
                I like Funky Me too. Complete madness...
                http://wakeupanddie.com
                http://weirdgearnyc.com
                http://makethingsmatter.com

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                • #9
                  Intersting topic. I think the list of 80s records with that problem is endless. I am going to through in a controversial one: Rufus & Chaka Khan's Ain't Nobody. Some days I like it for old times sake, some days I hate it for the drum sound.

                  I am rather impressed though by some early 70s stuff and the use of out-of-the-box drum sounds. Timmy Thomas is a good example, I think. As is Sly's Family Affair.

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                  • #10
                    Anyone know any more obscure examples along the Stone/Thomas/Otis lines, rather than simple, beefed up production drums, if you get my drift...?
                    http://wakeupanddie.com
                    http://weirdgearnyc.com
                    http://makethingsmatter.com

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                    • #11
                      This is some great use of an old rhythm box drum machine. It works so well with accoustic guitar and erotic moans and 'la-la-laa'-ing. Great use of sleeve erm...photography too.

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