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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

RE: Now is the Time, Again

posted by on September 30 at 15:57 PM

Gah!

The Crystal Method?

Irritating, fruitless cash-ins to the ’90s Big Beat success, these are the same people who milked the formula inside bog-standard rhythms and the most hollow theatrics in dance music without ever wondering why they couldn’t get any of it right. And here they are missing the point again.

As election time nears, THE CRYSTAL METHOD—who are Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland—have remade the song utilizing a sample of Obama’s “Now is the time…” statement from his speech.

The Crystal Method, though, are the Alan Keyes to the Chemical Brothers’ Barack Obama.

None of the charisma, none of the talent — a bad cover version — but thrown into the face of the public in the Senate race of 2004 by a political party that thought people wouldn’t be able to tell the difference.

Analogies ‘08!

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But surely you think Shepard Fairey is cool.../sarcasm

Posted by Eric Grandy | September 30, 2008 4:00 PM
2

Come on, you gotta give CM a little credit. "Busy Child" still lights up the dance floors.

Posted by trufe | October 1, 2008 8:30 AM
3

Ugh. This "band" is awful. I saw them play "live" in San Francisco in the 90s and they were pretending to pass off The Sabres of Paradise - Tow Truck (Chemical Brothers Mix) as their own song. Super bizarre.

Posted by Shawn Fassett | October 1, 2008 7:04 PM

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