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Thursday, January 6, 2011

294. "Combination Pizza Hut And Taco Bell" by Das Racist

Well, it's coming to the point where there'll start to be a few "lasts" for 39-40, and this may be the first last. There's been a subgenre of the blog in which songs, always involving performances by the kids, have been recorded in part or completely in the car during long-ish drives. I don't anticipate there being any more of these. I do think the tradition is going out on a high note with this one, though, and the grotty recording quality probably lends more aesthetic interest to this one than any of the others. The kids are really, really funny in a few places here, too. And the song, being more or less a reboot of "Ninety-Nine Bottles of Beer on the Wall" in a way, is road-trip-perfect.

I also like the backing track I assembled the night before the trip, as rough and in need of further development as it is. Surely someone has used The Band's "Up On Cripple Creek" as a source of sampled funk before, but I've not heard it, and I had the idea to scrunch it up with the oldest and most straight-up of old school beats, and I think it played out-- most of the rhythm tracks here are jacked from "Cars With the Boom", slowed down to Satanic proportions.

Rex Broome ~ First vocal, track assembly
Eden Hain ~ Second vocal
Miranda Broome ~ Third vocal
Ridley Broome ~ Fourth vocal

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