Friday, May 24, 2013

Daft Train

The #1 recording on the planet this week seems to be the new Daft Punk release, Random Access Memories. I can't get the groove, Get Lucky out of my head. I mean it's just perfect. Perfect because of the fact that they are using real musicians, perfect because they have hit the mother lode of slick R&B Dance music from the 70's and early 80's...Get Lucky could have been a hit from Earth Wind And Fire! It's perfect because they collaborated with the true masters, Nile Rogers and Pharrell Williams, who play on the recording. It's perfect because even the lyrics are unsophisticated/cool, as if they were lifted by some kind of sci fi plagiristical device from some ambitious hip kids book of lyrics from 1977....I have found the bootlegged version of the video for Get Lucky, the look for, check out Prince and buy your afro pik now, cause it might be 2013, but we are going back, way back to 1973, and I'm going with you!
Here's my advice for Daft Punk, if you really want to sell music, you gotta just go back a little further to the birth of the real R&B Dance punk funk, by the ultimate masters, The Isley Brothers.....

1 comment:

Engineer of Knowledge said...

Hey Microdot,
I wanted to tell you that the IT guy from work turned me onto Daft Punk a couple of weeks ago. He had a DVD of the movie they made and I just finished watching it.

I will pass on this link to him. He will get a kick out of it.