May 04, 2004

Chow Yun-Fat roolz!

So, do you remember the movie The Replacement Killers? If you do, you might recall the music that was playing at the beginning of the movie. Nightclub scene, damn near a rave going on, and our hero casually strolling across the dance floor? If not, then you have no frame of reference, and you "are like a child who wanders into the middle of a movie." (twenty points and a trip to the bonus round to the person who gets that reference)

The song is called "There is Hope", the band is "The Crystal Method", and the album is "Vegas."

If you are a fan of a "Bass Lick", this is definately for you. I guess you could call it Industrial Techno, but I'm not sure that they would fit into any niche at all. This is not a band that you could listen to "Live" as there is no way to do what they do on a stage. Every sound comes from some machine or other, so the show would be a couple of guys up there pressing buttons and moving sliders. Not exactly an AC/DC moment if you know what I mean.

You also may have heard this band and you didn't even know it. Once the GAP decided to make commercials, they had a few featuring the "Hip" kids. There was one (that aired five or six years ago) that featureed kids rolling around on skateboards and rollerblades that has the cut "Get Busy Child" as the background music. The words "I guess I didn't know" may help to jog your memory of it.

I've had the privilege of hearing this type of music as it's meant to be heard. A buddy of mine (Fellow Mini-Van driver) had a competition-level stereo in his vehicle. I'm not saying whether or not it was all for show, but he had sixteen twelve inch woofers in the back of this thing. I'm not sure if he could power an entire city block with the power he was putting through those speakers, but it was likely to be pretty close.

There was a time that we were showing off his "system" to a few uninitiated people outside of work. The van was parked eight rows away from the building, and the "TCM" cd was in the deck. It took roughly four minutes for the security guard to come out and say "Hey can you turn it down? You're rattling my monitors inside."

Geez I miss Phil.

Anyhow, this is what is blazing through my headphones at the moment.

If I still had a bike, and I had a way to pipe this music into my helmet, I'm pretty sure that this is the music I would die to.

Posted by Johnny - Oh at May 4, 2004 12:17 AM

Vegas is one of my all-time favorites, especially for long drives on the interstate. See also "Propellerheads - Decksandrumsandrockandroll"

(that one i found after i got hooked on the riff in an early iPod commercial. Just like Vegas, you'll recognize alot of it from television)

Posted by: Marty at May 4, 2004 09:27 AM

Thanks Marty,

I'll check them out. Sometimes you've just got to play something that gets the blood pumping.

I hate it when I hear a part of a song from a commercial, and can't figure out who plays it. I think that ther should be something in the fine print on each ad, that tells you who they are. It's unlikely that they'll do that, but a guy can dream.

Posted by: Johnny - Oh at May 4, 2004 05:02 PM

Damn. I'm still so stuck on the fish that I thought you meant "Bass Lick."

Posted by: maura at May 4, 2004 08:53 PM

Wow Maura! I mean there's "I enjoy fishing", and then there's you!

Wait a minute. You were thinking "I" was doing that? You're sick! ;)

Posted by: Johnny - Oh at May 4, 2004 10:50 PM
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