Jun 12, 2010

Chosen Words: B is for Boss Drum

a.k.a. World Cup Distraction Exercise: Fat Roland's A-Z guide to the most important words or phrases in electronica and associated "facts"

Boss Drum is term of worship for the transcendence achieved through the bass drum.

Repetiton and loops are important elements of dance music, and bands like The Shamen and Drum Club utilised hypnotic, rhythmic bass drums in their music.

The most famous loopy band, Orbital, named themselves after the M25. The M25 is the only motorway which forms a mobeus loop, much to the annoyance of those whose cars are unable to drive upside down and/or drive forever.

After the poll tax riots of 1990, the Conservative government tried to trap all the world's repetitive beats in the Tower Of London. Following protests from ravers, headed by bands like Orbital, Dreadzone and Phil Collins, the loathed Criminal Justice Bill became a firm act of law and everyone has been miserable since.

The boss drum is the most important button on a drum machine. All other drum noises are simply weak variations.

Top five most repetitive songs:

- Badger Badger Badger by Weebl
- Daft Punk's Around The World (man, it goes on forever)
- Doop by Doop
- I Know A Song That'll Get On Your Nerves
- There's a Hole in My Bucket

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Tim (Kalyr) said...

Badger Badger Badger isn't Weebl's best song - Nothing quite beats the awesome majesty of "Blimp".

Fat Roland said...

I'm quite fomd of Magical Trevor (later rewritten for the 118 247 adverts), although my favourite is Mr Stabby.

Fat Roland said...

Oh! And Kenya! Can't forget Kenya. (Blimp is genius.)

Tim (Kalyr) said...

"We've got lions! Lions and Tigers! Only in Kenya".

And don't forget Scampi either.

Fat Roland said...

Patrick Moore Plays The Xylophone made me buy their album.

JPM said...

Badger Badger Badger is undeniably weebl's most repetitively catchy song.

It's as catchy as weebl flu - or whatever it is those evil CIA scientists are inventing in a secret lab way down there in the middle of the Congo