Karma Police

July 6, 2012 5:42 PM

Fun with samples on my entry for the MeFi Music Album Challenge.

As the kids on YouTube say, "no copyright intended."

posted by modernserf (18 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite

Oh, this is just brilliant. The change-up at the end is icing on the cake.

You're setting the bar high, modernserf.
posted by The World Famous at 6:28 PM on July 6, 2012


(And it's the best use of that drum track that I've ever heard.)
posted by The World Famous at 6:33 PM on July 6, 2012


nice and raw and funky - the vocal really ties it together - nice work
posted by pyramid termite at 6:51 PM on July 6, 2012


"Jesus Christ Superstar, Blood Money? Really?!"
-me, kind of sad that I could recognise the guitar lick so immediately

Excellent. Truly excellent, all the way through. I have nothing else to contribute, at this juncture, save a favourite.
posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 7:07 PM on July 6, 2012


When I was a teenager I listened (and brooded) heavily to both Karma Police and Hooverphonic's 2wicky. Now I can sort of listen to them both at the same time and save time for playing Legos, thank you sir. Very nicely done.
posted by TheRedArmy at 7:59 PM on July 6, 2012 [2 favorites]


I also had that Hooverphonic record, which is where I first heard that "Walk On By" sample. I felt a little lazy using it here, like its "been done," but its so good.
posted by modernserf at 8:08 PM on July 6, 2012


Hahah, I love when YouTubers say that ("no copyright intended.") Also, I love your cover! Really interesting take on the song. It's almost dance-worthy, which is kind of a surprising turn. Love the outro, too.
posted by edlundart at 9:36 PM on July 6, 2012


Yeah, way to go, this is balls-out.
posted by uncleozzy at 6:50 AM on July 7, 2012


whoa! this is great, great stuff.
posted by dubold at 7:37 AM on July 7, 2012


Excellent work.
posted by grog at 9:13 AM on July 7, 2012


This is incredible.
posted by Elmore at 3:36 PM on July 7, 2012


modernserf, you have turned the Walk On By sample into a thing of beauty. It's like you turned it into a real team player as opposed to the diva star forward.
posted by infinitewindow at 5:51 PM on July 7, 2012


Yeah, this is really excellent. The backing vocals, the rhythmic change-up once it gets to the "I lost myself coda"? Very inspired.
posted by cathodeheart at 2:36 PM on July 8, 2012


Totally dig this. Your voice is great modernserf.
posted by hanoixan at 2:19 PM on July 9, 2012


Fantastic.
posted by Lutoslawski at 2:24 PM on July 10, 2012


Love Hooverphonic, love modernserf.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 6:05 PM on July 11, 2012


No copyright intended? I think you mean "I don't own anything".

Excellent entry!
posted by owtytrof at 11:16 PM on July 12, 2012


about twenty seconds in, i got a full-body case of the goosebumps that just will not go away. damn. this is gooooood.
posted by palomar at 1:19 AM on July 13, 2012


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