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 (16 comments total) 23 users marked this as a favorite

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

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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