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Buddy_Gilapagos
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"I'm old enough to remember hating "electronic" sounding music. "


  

          

I watched the documentary on 808 I was reminded what it was like to hear R&B music that was heavily synthesized and remember how foreign & weird it sounded.

I mean 808s and drum machines were cool for hip-hop but I remember thinking of Marvin Gaye's Sexual Healing or singing the National Anthem and remember thinking at the time even as like a 9 year old, that's cool but it would be better if they used real drums.

I also had that reaction to Prince's Sign of the Times. Just remember thinking it was a negative that it sounded so synthesized and electronic.

Then I heard recently this:

https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_lH5mczsaj16GEFpZRiqMVWder3eSFiFYc

It's an early version of one of my favorite songs and one of the reasons I dislike it so much is because it didn't sound as synthesized as the final version.

And as Prince moved more and more into being a live performance artist I think his music got a lot less interesting.


Am I making this up or do other people remember how jarring the transition from live musicians to electronically produced music was?




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I'm old enough to remember hating "electronic" sounding music. [View all] , Buddy_Gilapagos, Fri Sep-18-20 12:39 PM
 
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This is a fantastic post.
Sep 18th 2020
1
Also too young. For me synthesizers are the sound of childhood
Sep 18th 2020
2
It wasn't so much synthesizers to me as much as it was the patches
Sep 18th 2020
3
What do you mean by "patches"? You can guess from this entire post
Sep 22nd 2020
8
For some reason I thought this was going to be
Sep 18th 2020
4
I've Always Liked Synth Based Music But It Was Certain Genres...
Sep 18th 2020
5
Sorta depended on the song for me, but there was some taking advantage
Sep 18th 2020
6
Why didn't I know about this Meshell Ndegeocello's Ventriloquism??!
Sep 21st 2020
7
It's all about the cheese factor
Sep 22nd 2020
9
so you hated Planet Rock? Zapp? Midnight Starr? Jonzun Crew?
Sep 23rd 2020
10

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