Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Frankie Teardrop goes looking for the perfect beat

Legendary NYC duo Suicide get their tune Frankie Teardrop remade by Xeno and Oaklander. Suicide's Martin Rev comes along to the session with the original drum machine, a Seeberg Select-A-Rhythm 601B.

"No sacred cow was safe from Suicide. Reviled and revolutionary, Alan Vega & Martin Rev used a cheap drum machine, fevered screams and a murder to create a classic. In this episode, more than four decades later, Martin Rev meets Xeno and Oaklander to talk about the track and watch the Ghostly International duo reimagine "Frankie Teardrop."

On the same electro tip... Afrika Bambaataa - Looking for the Perfect Beat revisited, with Arthur Baker and John Robie. Talking 808 beats.  Check out more in the series over at Red Bull's Youtube channel. Mtume - Juicy fruit, Blondie - Heart of glass, Peech boys - Don't make me wait....

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