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Laughing Song (dance mix)


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This is my 3rd and last entry for Analogapalooza - recorded in my apartment on NY's Lower East Side in 1984, on a Tascam cassette 4 track machine. Every Sunday for a long while Kevlar of JOAN and MUDMEN and I would get together and write and record a song in one session.

This Sunday we invited Richard McGuire - the bassist from Liquid Liquid to join us.
Historical note: Richard's bass line from his song Cavern went on to be used as the sample behind White Lines by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five - then later by Duran Duran.

Richard is playing bass and spindle back chair percussion - Kevlar is playing guitar and singing lead - and I sang back-up, programmed the TR808 and played the synth (Sequential Circuits Pro-One). Somebody played clave too - but I don't remember who.

Sue was the name of one of my cats who sat in on our sessions.
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Hits: 7625
Comments: 42
Fans: 13
Plays: 586
Downloads: 151

Uploaded: Aug 29, 2007 - 08:17:29 PM
Last Updated: Aug 29, 2007 - 08:25:07 PM Last Played: Sep 03, 2017 - 11:20:37 PM
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Comments
Vic Holman said 3733 days ago (August 29th, 2007)
laughin 'n dancin'
kind a like sitting on a Talking Heads show. Seems most of the new wave around '84 had a solid beat going. And no exception here,

By chance anyone with a Flock of Seagulls hairdo?

Nice entry Bud, cool that you kept track of this old stuff.
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bud said 3733 days ago (August 29th, 2007)
I had a modified Bowie wedge
dyed red. I only wore mascara on stage or after midnight on the weekends. Kevlar sported a blue tube.

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there you are
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said 3733 days ago (August 29th, 2007)
Black eyeliner
was my choice of oddity across the pond at around the same time.
Ahhhhh...those were the days!
Hypnotic, groovy and twisted. Can't get enough of this stuff!
bud said 3733 days ago (August 29th, 2007)
Did you paint one fingernail black?
My other fashion statement of the moment was wearing my right sleeve rolled up and my left down and unbuttoned - guitar hero style. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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mudmen said 3733 days ago (August 30th, 2007)
hey bud
fun to hear this again!!
bud said 3733 days ago (August 30th, 2007)
Yeah
I was really happy to find this one. I loved our Sunday sessions.

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Feter said 3733 days ago (August 30th, 2007)
Laughing Song
the nice thing to know this is a real bass
playing , thank you for sharin this !!
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bud said 3733 days ago (August 30th, 2007)
Real bass rules
Richard was playing my Ibanez Roadstar II which was relatively new at the time.

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Mcboy said 3733 days ago (August 30th, 2007)
wow
almost heard blondie comming out to rap.......slap me.....its david byrne at omfug...hehhehhe.....kool
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bud said 3733 days ago (August 30th, 2007)
Now there's an idea
Anybody wanna rap over this little ditty? Mr. Toast? Thanks for your comments.

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there you are
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said 3733 days ago (August 30th, 2007)
Excellent Groove
...and it's always great to hear furniture as part of the rythym section too. I love that guitar! Reminded me of Funkopolis by Die Warzau... the touches of synth bring me right back to those days.
bud said 3733 days ago (August 30th, 2007)
Richard plays a mean chair
I had an old oak spindle back chair that he played by dragging a drum stick across - like walking by a picket fence. You can hear it clearly in the mix. Glad you enjoyed this little item.

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Peter Bauckham said 3733 days ago (August 30th, 2007)
Wow
this is so Talking Heads (Remain in Light era) - Great rhythm and real bass too - Sounds like a good time was had by all.

Thanks for digging this out
Peter
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bud said 3733 days ago (August 30th, 2007)
We did have fun
I miss my living room studio and free Sunday afternoons. My wife is an artist and back then before we had kids she would go to her studio to paint and I'd take over the apartment for music. Thanks for stropping by and commenting - T Heads were definitely in the air back then.

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michael2 said 3732 days ago (August 30th, 2007)
awesome
this is really cool. everything is perfect, you could never duplicate the charm of this one.
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bud said 3730 days ago (September 2nd, 2007)
The great thing about music
is that you can get by on charm. Thanks for stopping by.
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said 3731 days ago (August 31st, 2007)
Cool!
Love that pic (I think I partied with that dude once!)...Very groovacious this...Nice bass line. Nice clean guitar funk. Good fun!

Be well!


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bud said 3730 days ago (September 2nd, 2007)
Richard had a very special talent
on the bass - and Kevlar is one funky dude as we all know. I heard the mule drank you under the table - but I won't spread it around.
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said 3725 days ago (September 6th, 2007)
Thanks Bud...
I appreciate your candor...

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"...genius persuasive in speech decieves us; blind is the heart in the multitude of men." (THE ODES OF PINDAR, from Nemea 7)
said 3731 days ago (August 31st, 2007)
chair funk
That must have been a blast. the bass is perfect great sound. I would have paid money to sit in on that one. Fortunate cat. Loved it!
bud said 3730 days ago (September 2nd, 2007)
Wish you had been there
you were in the nabe. Woulda been a gas.
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Macaudion said 3730 days ago (September 1st, 2007)
lol...
that picture... funny!

a definite jam session... did you guys have help... i'm not talkn' bout the cat, i mean, "special help"... lol...

this was cool! you could feel the spirit of the room...

that silly ass... too funny

thanks, bud! I'm starting to learn that you're quite the entertaining being...

Hehehe... dion
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bud said 3730 days ago (September 2nd, 2007)
I'm just a recovering catholic schoolboy
attempting to undo the influence of Sister Mary Alphonse (aka Fangsy). We took our sessions very seriously and were high on life (and the occasional joint) - but that was mostly for the engineer - me.
Glad you enjoyed this one.
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echoroom said 3730 days ago (September 2nd, 2007)
Edgy and nevrvy
christ, the vocal line sounds like something I'm working on! So that shows my roots, too. This has a great Talking Heads/ Bunny men vibe, an 80's dark dance groovy. Great bass -line ... I may have to use it as well!

I had dyed black crimped hair - looked like a pot plant.

steve
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bud said 3730 days ago (September 2nd, 2007)
Are you saying you were a pothead?
I loved the Bunnymen and the T Heads at the time. If you haven't heard Liquid Liquid - do your best to find them - they were great.
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lavalamp said 3729 days ago (September 3rd, 2007)
good to hear
I would have expect this type of music from you.
Loads of fun.
Dave
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bud said 3728 days ago (September 3rd, 2007)
Thanks Dave
fun means a lot to me.
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Ed Hannifin said 3729 days ago (September 3rd, 2007)
This is not my beautiful bud...
Ah the damage one can do with four tracks and four faders...And a TR808...

I think I had a TR303 or something...whatever was bottom of the line...I loved to plonk out conga/bongo things with it on any spare track...

A very cool groove...and very listenable, for all that it doesn't have a lot of up-front solo or vocal action...

Ed
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bud said 3728 days ago (September 3rd, 2007)
We were democratic to a fault
we all held back. On many of my tapes from that era it's almost like we were waiting for someone else to show up. Thanks for stopping by. Where were you then?
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Ed Hannifin said 3728 days ago (September 3rd, 2007)
Where was I?
Well, I was ALMOST there...I was writing my avant-garde dramatic debut, entitled, 'Waiting For To Go'...But it turned out to be way too long until I finally went...
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five_extra_arms said 3726 days ago (September 5th, 2007)
What An Ass!
LOL!





Great stuff bud!






You've got a great ass!!







Analogapalooza should go corporate.









It's so hard to believe that you were the original Simon LeBon.











What an ASS!






I'll probably be banned from MacJams.





It's been great.






Sorry.








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bud said 3726 days ago (September 6th, 2007)
I heard somebody saw
an Analogapalooza T shirt at the Vans Warped Tour.
Probably just a rumor - but the artwork is killer sweet.

Glad you dug this funky ditty.

Sincerely -

Ass
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thetiler said 3726 days ago (September 6th, 2007)
Cool bass line
With lots of very neat percussion going on.

Nice and funky. Kind of a David Bowie sound.

Thanks for sharing!
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bud said 3726 days ago (September 6th, 2007)
Thanks for stopping by
Kevlar is a great natural musician - always there with an improvised vocal and little guitar groove. My daughter pointed out the similarity to Suicide - but I can see how you get Bowie here too.
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said 3726 days ago (September 6th, 2007)
wicked garage
This is oldskool house. Wow back in 1984? I like the talking heads feel to the lyrics. Nice one. Your piece with michael2 is awesome!! An MJ classic in my book, very emotive and dense.
bud said 3725 days ago (September 6th, 2007)
Thanks for dropping in
check Dj French Toast's new tune. I think you'll like it. glad you had a good time. For some new old school funk - check DJ French Toast's new tune. I think you'll like it.
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haribo said 3722 days ago (September 10th, 2007)
journey guided by bass and rhythm
this is a powerful journey guided by bass and rhythm.. the groove kept me turned on and shaking throughout the listening session... i could also visualise your cute dog dancing to this :)

! thanks for creating and sharing this marvellous piece of work

a friend,

hún
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bud said 3721 days ago (September 10th, 2007)
Nice of you to stop by -
glad it held your interest. I told my dog what you said.
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Schello said 3701 days ago (September 30th, 2007)
;-)
bass and rhythm. exxxellllent...i like the voice remember me Talking heads... opsss read now the post from Vic..beh QUOTE--->



Im not musician
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Heightened said 3646 days ago (November 24th, 2007)
Laughing Song
Wow!!! This is brilliant - a keeper for sure. Thanks
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gregd said 3504 days ago (April 14th, 2008)
New Order . . .
was the dish washing music of the evening. Now this, great dessert.

Cool original from a time when people had to play music.
-g
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Found_Sounds said 2896 days ago (December 14th, 2009)
There it is
that spindle back chair - cool idea for percussion. Cool song. Don't make em like this anymore.
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