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Thursday, October 23, 2008

I’ll Give You a Break, Pt. 2

posted by on October 23 at 17:28 PM

I am shocked—shocked—that no enterprising producer has used this killer break from Edgar Winter Group’s “Free Ride” (off They Only Come Out at Night). An AOR smash from 1973, “Free Ride” contains an incredible 15-second breakdown (2:04-2:19) that features Randy Jo Hobbs’ stark, Holger Czukay-like bass line, dope, mechanically funky beats (go, Johnny Badanjek), and awesome rocket-booster whooshes, probably from Edgar’s ARP 2600. I can totally imagine Kool Keith rapping surrealistic over this. The rest of the song ain’t too shabby, either (clavinets are incapable of sounding bad).

Edgar Winter: Another albino primed to offer his contribution to hiphop.

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Dave, I'll see your Free ride and raise you "Frankenstein", the strange instruMENTAL off that album that may provide just as much op for a remix.

Posted by jon.e.rock | October 24, 2008 8:12 AM

So true, jon.e.rock.

Back when I used to DJ, "Frankenstein" was my not-so-secret weapon.

Posted by segal | October 24, 2008 9:57 AM

Dah-dah dah dah dah-dah dah dahhh, dah-dah dah dah-da (breedoobreedoobreedeeewwww!)

Posted by laterite | October 24, 2008 12:09 PM

To quote Kevin Howes (Sipreano), the DJ's REAL "break" is to keep copies of The Clash's "Sandinista!" around to pop in when he has to get his own goddamned drink, piss, get that girl's or boy's number, etc., usually all at the same time.

Just kidding, but you know, not.

Posted by Chris Estey | October 24, 2008 3:31 PM

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