Dirty Deeds (Done at Market Rate)

April 25, 2013 2:19 PM

I've always thought it'd be extra cool to make a collaborative album like the Postal Service- the band, not the government entity- except, instead of snail-mailing recordings back and forth, you could just trade mixdown mp3s via email. This is a track I can't seem to come up with a vocal melody for. Any takers?

posted by t(h)om(as) (7 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

On a whim, I just clicked the "collaboration" tag I'd assigned to this post... and, well, I guess I'm not the first one to think online collab is an "extra cool" idea. Heh...
posted by t(h)om(as) at 3:56 PM on April 25, 2013

I love this track...it has a great "body" so to speak. Do you have any idea. thought, theme or sentiment that you would like to be expressed in the lyrics?
posted by snsranch at 6:48 PM on April 25, 2013 [1 favorite]

Really bright and blood-rushing sound right off the bat! well done! It even has a little bit of a Stereolab thing happening, which I appreciate very much!
posted by Brodyaga at 5:42 AM on April 28, 2013

Funny that you say that. When I try to envision possible lyrical cadences for the song, Laetitia Sadier's voice is always the one I hear ooh-ing and aah-ing in the backround. Thanks for the kind words!
posted by t(h)om(as) at 1:18 PM on April 28, 2013

snsranch- I've always had a soft spot for self-consciously inscrutable, stream-of-consciousness lyrics (see Pavement, Lambchop, Throwing Muses)- the kinds of songs that bubble over with catchy turns of phrase, but may or may not actually be about anything. I'm not sure why these songs resonate with me- maybe it's got something to do with Jungian archetypes or something, or maybe they just sound cool. The subject matter of the lyrics is less important than the successful reiteration of the words one extracts from one's ass.

(Upon proofreading, it occurs to me that the last sentence sort of illustrates my point. It probably won't make a lot of sense to those who aren't me, but it sounds cool, right?)

I doubt I've achieved my goal of answering your question, but I'll keep my fingers crossed.
posted by t(h)om(as) at 1:46 PM on April 28, 2013

Oh, I get it! Good show. I'm going to have some fun with it this weekend. If anything comes of it I'll memail you.
posted by snsranch at 4:24 PM on May 3, 2013

Ugh ... that channel mix for the drums at the beginning is cute but needs to go.

You did a great job doing the mix, nice sense of space, good balance between the instruments.

Seems like you are re-balancing the instrument channels mid song though, stop that, don't shift channels (like @ 2:23, yeah that bass, it was perfect before you started to fuck with it, you know what I am talking about).

There are a few instances of your instruments switching sides mid-song, don't do that!
posted by tarpin at 3:41 AM on May 14, 2013

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