Shit or hit: A Fifth of Beethoven

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Re: Shit or hit: A Fifth of Beethoven

Postby Count Machuki » 07 Jul 2018, 19:17

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Re: Shit or hit: A Fifth of Beethoven

Postby Bent Fabric » 07 Jul 2018, 19:33

I assume there's "A Bump of Brahms" out there somewhere...

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Re: Shit or hit: A Fifth of Beethoven

Postby Bent Fabric » 07 Jul 2018, 19:36

One can hardly blame the OG for returning to the scene of the crime.

Repeatedly.






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Re: Shit or hit: A Fifth of Beethoven

Postby Bent Fabric » 07 Jul 2018, 19:36

The digression continues...

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Re: Shit or hit: A Fifth of Beethoven

Postby Bent Fabric » 07 Jul 2018, 20:07

All that aside, I'm stunned by how amazing "A Fifth.." sounds 42 years after the fact.

If anyone had ever tried to tell me even when I was 6 (and at virtually any point between then and now) that I'd be claiming it as a timeless, evergreen, classic masterpiece (and I am), I'd have been galled.

I spun it at a wedding last night. No real reason...just scrolled to it and thought "That seems about right". It sounded fucking incredible, not a second too long, really crisp and dynamic (the band is ON), and...the younger people who were dancing to it certainly didn't have any nostalgia for the disco era - I think they were taking it at face value, just as a powerful track.

So many things are simultaneously going very right during those four minutes.

Davey nails it 100% - "Shouldn't work. Does."

A lot of things that move me (to whatever extent) fall squarely into that category. Regarding intent, origins, probability, etc....it's like the Monkees or something - how is it even possible that those four guys have some large number of classic tracks to their name?

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Re: Shit or hit: A Fifth of Beethoven

Postby Charlie O. » 07 Jul 2018, 21:07

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Re: Shit or hit: A Fifth of Beethoven

Postby Lord Rother » 07 Jul 2018, 22:34

Thanks for reminding me just how absolutely fucking shit disco was / is.

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Re: Shit or hit: A Fifth of Beethoven

Postby never/ever » 07 Jul 2018, 23:30

Rother in agreement with Coan-shocker!
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Re: Shit or hit: A Fifth of Beethoven

Postby jimboo » 08 Jul 2018, 09:10

I never knew Al Pacino did this kind of stuff.
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Re: Shit or hit: A Fifth of Beethoven

Postby Lord Rother » 08 Jul 2018, 12:50

never/ever wrote:Rother in agreement with Coan-shocker!


Wtf? :?

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Re: Shit or hit: A Fifth of Beethoven

Postby Loki » 08 Jul 2018, 22:16

An abomination. Ludwig wouldn't have liked it.

And it makes me think of SNF.
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Re: Shit or hit: A Fifth of Beethoven

Postby fange » 09 Jul 2018, 09:13

Lord Rother wrote:Thanks for reminding me just how absolutely fucking shit disco was / is.

Geez, lighten up, LR.

If you're trying to say ALL disco is shit then you're way off the mark; i recommend a little more Chic, Trammps, Sister Sledge and Van McCoy and a little less Big Big Train and Spock's Beard.
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Re: Shit or hit: A Fifth of Beethoven

Postby Darkness_Fish » 09 Jul 2018, 09:14

Fuck me, how is this 50/50? To think I get abuse for my taste on here. Of course not all disco is shit, that's a stupid point of view. But this - this is shit.
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Re: Shit or hit: A Fifth of Beethoven

Postby Lord Rother » 09 Jul 2018, 12:54

fange wrote:
Lord Rother wrote:Thanks for reminding me just how absolutely fucking shit disco was / is.

Geez, lighten up, LR.

If you're trying to say ALL disco is shit then you're way off the mark; i recommend a little more Chic, Trammps, Sister Sledge and Van McCoy and a little less Big Big Train and Spock's Beard.


I know it’s unusual for me but I was just throwing in a bit of BCB style hyperbole for “entertainment”.

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Re: Shit or hit: A Fifth of Beethoven

Postby pcqgod » 09 Jul 2018, 15:20

I don't love it and I don't hate it. I'd rather hear Beethoven without disco beats, though on some level I think it is done well and I applaud the creators for the idea.
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Re: Shit or hit: A Fifth of Beethoven

Postby fange » 09 Jul 2018, 16:31

Lord Rother wrote:I know it’s unusual for me but I was just throwing in a bit of BCB style hyperbole for “entertainment”.

Ok, as you were then.
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Re: Shit or hit: A Fifth of Beethoven

Postby Charlie O. » 09 Jul 2018, 20:47

fange wrote:
Lord Rother wrote:I know it’s unusual for me but I was just throwing in a bit of BCB style hyperbole for “entertainment”.

Ok, as you were then.

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