MP3 Justice’s Rejected Fabric Mix: The Myth, The Truth (?), The Haters.
posted by January 23 at 19:44 PMon
It was rejected. The popular myth is that Fabric hated it. I have no idea if that is true. The truth is probably something closer to the fact that there is a ton of obscure shit on the mix, some of it very pop stuff on major labels, that was making the licensing of the mix a nightmare, so it was ditched. I have no idea if that is true.
What I do know is that it was posted on Stereogum and succinctly ravaged by haters with quotes like:
What a bunch of fags these guys are. I can’t believe they think they can play MSG. It’s just going to result in a bunch of hipsters sitting around with their arms crossed smoking fags and downing crunk juice. sigh.
this entire hipster ed slanger-banger-aoki bullshit dance scene is fueled by shitass capital from daddy bennihana. its soulless empty cartridges of nothingness. its all neon tee’s and zero art substance. there’s no art at all.
these dudes suck! i can’t believe people take them seriously.
All the hatin’ made me want to check it out, so i did. I liked it. Does that make me a crunk swillin’ hipster? (Seriously, I’m old, I don’t go out, and I have a kid, that makes me totally uncool, right?) I mean what is not to like about a creative mix that starts with freakin’ Sparks, makes stops at Goblin and Zoot Woman only to end at Todd Rundgren for chrissake?
I liked how pop and how nutty it was. It pulled from lots of genres, but sounded fun to me.
But, wow! The hating! Reminded me of Line Out comments.
Anyhow, if your interested, another blog, Hippie Hippie Hoorah, is decontructing it and has downloads of most of the songs seperately.
Now that you know, listen, and tell me: what do you think?
PS. And I know this is probably old news and might even have been posted on this very blog before, so you can leave those comment out. Just opinions please.