Rate the song: "I Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)"

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I love it
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I enjoy it
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It's okay
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Meh
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I don't dig it, man
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Rate the song: "I Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)"

Postby pcqgod » 12 Apr 2018, 16:18

...by Kenny "The Gambler" Rogers & the First Edition.

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Postby joels344 » 12 Apr 2018, 16:22

I really enjoy it. I especially like the way it was used in The Big Lebowski.

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Postby sneelock » 12 Apr 2018, 16:32

I love it. maybe I shouldn't but I do. love is like that sometimes.
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Postby Matt Wilson » 12 Apr 2018, 16:37

It's good.

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Postby Pansy Puff » 12 Apr 2018, 16:40

I love it. Reminds me that I lost my Best of The First Edition CD years ago and I've never replaced it.
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Postby Bent Fabric » 12 Apr 2018, 16:42

I've played it in bands, I've cranked it up on the radio, I DJ it semi-frequently.

It sounds and feels like a million bucks. Our joke in the old "psychedelic/garage era revue" in which I played was that the song was "narc psych" (i.e. a simulation of psychedelic music written and recorded by narcotics officers looking to infiltrate a "scene"..."Why does Kenny keep leaving these parties right before we get busted?"...etc.), but...there's nothing remotely disparaging within that remark. The constant modulations and the Escher-esque vibe/bass turnaround between verses? Godlike.

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Postby Darkness_Fish » 12 Apr 2018, 16:50

It's alright, a bit/lot on the cheesy side, but I can't disassociate it from The Big Lebowski in my mind. And that might save it.
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Postby Harvey K-Tel » 12 Apr 2018, 17:04

I just went down a small Mickey Jones internet wormhole after watching that video. They were right to put him up front.

As for the song, I like it, but it doesn't blow me away.
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Re: Rate the song: "I Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)"

Postby Count Machuki » 12 Apr 2018, 17:42

Bent Fabric wrote: "narc psych"


Love that.

I like the track, too, but I'm mainly here to post the Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings version:



which led me to discover there's a Bettye Lavette version! :shock:

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Then it follows that ∀ k ∈ K: K ∈ U ⇒ k ∉ D

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Postby ORORORO » 12 Apr 2018, 17:48

but you're all talking about the song and not the performance in the OP...

both are groovy but the recorded track is also a GAS!
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Postby gash on ignore » 12 Apr 2018, 17:50

Was there anything Sharon Jones couldn’t bore the fuck out of? RIP x
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Postby ORORORO » 12 Apr 2018, 17:58

I wanted to post something similar, actually...
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Postby The Modernist » 12 Apr 2018, 18:09

Count Machuki wrote:
which led me to discover there's a Bettye Lavette version! :shock:



:shock: I've known that for about 20 years! Certainly before I heard any other version. Really surprised you've not come across it, but yeah it is really great.

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Postby Ranking Ted » 12 Apr 2018, 21:10

Yeah, yeah o-oo yeah! It’s fab, isn’t it? An absolute blast.

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Postby Goat Boy » 12 Apr 2018, 21:13

That's a great performance. I love the record.

I'm a sucker for psych sounds regardless of how authentic they are.
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Postby gash on ignore » 12 Apr 2018, 21:19

Didn’t know about the Mike Post connection.
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Re: Rate the song: "I Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)"

Postby Bent Fabric » 12 Apr 2018, 22:18

Goat Boy wrote:I'm a sucker for psych sounds regardless of how authentic they are.


Word.

They pile 'em pretty high on this track - which is a treat.

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Postby Count Machuki » 13 Apr 2018, 02:14

I just found the parent album at a Goodwill!
Liner notes by Tommy "Narc" Smothers!
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Postby fange » 13 Apr 2018, 02:37

pcqgod wrote:...by Kenny "The Gambler" Rogers & the First Edition.


I'd never seen that clip, how awesome was that!

I've always liked the song; one of those tunes that always sounded great coming out of car speakers on a hot summer day with the windows down.
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Re: Rate the song: "I Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)"

Postby Charlie O. » 13 Apr 2018, 02:53

An exceptionally well crafted piece of kitsch.

Admittedly, sometimes I love that. In this case, not so much.
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