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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:

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
Also too young. For me synthesizers are the sound of childhood
Sep 18th 2020
It wasn't so much synthesizers to me as much as it was the patches
Sep 18th 2020
What do you mean by "patches"? You can guess from this entire post
Sep 22nd 2020
For some reason I thought this was going to be
Sep 18th 2020
I've Always Liked Synth Based Music But It Was Certain Genres...
Sep 18th 2020
Sorta depended on the song for me, but there was some taking advantage
Sep 18th 2020
Why didn't I know about this Meshell Ndegeocello's Ventriloquism??!
Sep 21st 2020
It's all about the cheese factor
Sep 22nd 2020
so you hated Planet Rock? Zapp? Midnight Starr? Jonzun Crew?
Sep 23rd 2020

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