Worse Than Pop - Cell You a Beat for a Nickel

July 5, 2006 5:39 PM

(4:12) In our quest to bring you the lowest in lo-fidelity recordings, this track was recorded over a cell phone, originally for livejournal. Just for fun, I've converted it from a low bitrate .ogg to a low bitrate .mp3. It's not easy on the ears, but then, that's not what Worse Than Pop is about.

This is a little closer to my true sound, though it's not really a full-fledged beatbox. It'll have to do for now. Entirely improvised, just some random beats, and yes, a few slipups (they're meant to be endearing). Hopefully, this will inspire better efforts in the genre to be uploaded to HiFi.

posted by Eideteker (6 comments total)

64 kbps means you have to listen with the mp3 link. Or don't, because it's probably funnier sped up.
posted by Eideteker at 5:40 PM on July 5, 2006

I do this kind of thing in my kitchen all the time, while cooking or preparing a sandwich. Not on a cell phone though!
posted by edlundart at 7:53 PM on July 5, 2006

Woah, that sounds REALLY messed up in the browser
posted by delmoi at 9:32 PM on July 5, 2006

Man, this is a minute's worth of idea crammed into a four minute slot, innit?
posted by klangklangston at 8:53 AM on July 6, 2006

I plan on sampling the hell out of this.
posted by hellbient at 9:09 AM on July 6, 2006

"Man, this is a minute's worth of idea crammed into a four minute slot, innit?"

When I recorded this, I deliberately set out to avoid my usual compulsion of changing everything up every beat. It was conceived more as the backbeat to a song/rap than a standalone piece, but like I said, I was hoping to draw out other folks that can beatbox better than I can so they'll post their stuff here. "That? That's not beatboxin'. This is beatboxin!" Like I said, I've got nothing but a cheap mic on my PDA right now, so I opted to post an older recording of equally questionable quality.
posted by Eideteker at 2:25 PM on July 6, 2006

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