Post by Quadibloc Post by Chrysi Cat Post by Kerr-Mudd,John
How about the original hip-hop hit?
As covered by Queen (some lyrics changed)
(if you want Utube links tough, go search there)
Are you TRYING to wound the hearts of Nile Rodgers or even Bernard
"The original hip-hop hit", it should be noted, did /not/ have an
I highly suspect that Queen wasn't copying the SugarHill Gang at all,
but rather, like them, sampling/interpolating "Good Times" by CHIC
I believe this 1979 hit belongs to the musical genre known as 'Disco'.
Post by Chrysi Cat
The beginning of _that_ has an unmistakable resemblance to "Another One
Bites the Dust", but I really didn't notice anything similar in "Good Times".
Good Lord. That bass line from 2 sec to 17 sec is either sampled or
interpolated by a different backing group and looped through "Rapper's
Delight", though not until ITS 17 second mark. And then the string
stings from "Good Times's" body were DEFINITELY sampled and used at
certain places in each rapper's boast. The most notable are the ones at
2:52 and 2:55 (in the video, they're accompanied by a stoplight flash)
in Master Gee's.
I will admit, though, that I *can* imagine where you might get confused
if you only listened to the intro 17 seconds, since like I said,
Sugarhill uses either an original composition or a sample of someone
*else* (which I don't think I've ever heard on the radio, so I suspect
"original" until, ironically, the same 17-second mark where the Chic
bass line starts varying..
But don't take my word for it because I've been accused of being
"face-blind with voices" as part of my spectrum disorder (something that
I do _not_ think is true, by the way); take the word of Nile Rodgers'
Trust me, you are playing in /my/ sandbox here.
There's very little post-1965 music I actively *dislike*, including a
good percentage that I was opposed to at the time of its release but
which grew on me. That becomes increasingly true as you get into my
lifetime, since just about everything that was on the air from *'83* on
(to include these, since at the TIME an AC station would still have them
in the mix, though it would be starting to phase them out) I heard over
the air at some point when it was relatively new (my sixth birthday
presents included a clock radio for my room, and the other first-graders
had pointed me in the direction of the major top-40 AM station (in its
waning years, obviously, since "AM". I wound up doing its deathwatch a
couple years later just like all the folks who'd been listening since
before my parents finished university).
The biggest thing at this point is that I'm significantly less fond of
acoustic, symphonic instruments than of electrified instruments. That
_might_ be because of my video gaming habit and the tendencies of most
creators to stick with electrified music even once sound reproduction
improved to the point that you could put acoustic strings and horns ina
game soundtrack if you wanted.
<snip well-done music, though, except for the Queen, from QUADDIE'S era
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