I was supposed to write a singles column for a magazine that, technically, no longer exists. It got held back for several months (not the editor’s doing), and finally I began to get the hint and pulled it, recycling bits for an It’s a Hit column instead. Below, I present it in full. It’s a roundup of then-current/recent DFA Records (and related) 7- and 12-inches. Enjoy.
Hoy sale a la venta el esperadísimo y útimo (porque ya han anunciado su separación) álbum de LCD SOUNDSYSTEM. El álbum mola, Murphy mola, DFA mola y LCD pués también. En “This is happening” encontramos temas como Drunk Girls o Pow Pow, previamente escuchados, pero si hay un tema que me apetece tener de este álbum, es uno que no estará ni en el vinilo ni en el cd. Y es que tal como nos han chivado, James Murphy ha decidido incluir dos temas más en el álbum digtal de itunes. Y uno no es un tema cualquiera :) Estamos hablando de Throw. Realmente Throw no es un tema nuevo de LCD pues es una cover del mítico tema de Paperclip People (Carl craig) que suena y seguirá sonando en clubes de todo el mundo ad eternum. Aquí podéis ver un fragmento de la versión en directo que Murphy y tropa hacen de Throw, que si suena de este modo en el SONAR puede ser que el pabellón se venga abajo.
Para todos aquellos que desconozcáis el original aquí está. Clase.
Rolling with Planet E’s 20th anniversary celebrations this year, two classic tracks from the much-loved moniker of head honcho Carl Craig get updated. Dubfire adds broody, cavernous bass weight to ‘4 My Peepz’ whilst Loco Dice adds sleek nifty details to 'Parking Garage Politics’. Nice.
Paperclip People (Carl Craig) - Parking Garage Politics
I’ve had this album for 20 years now and never really listened to some of the tracks on it in great detail, always skipped them, but after using this one randomly in a mix I did today I’ve realised that it is in fact a great tune.
I like people.
I’d like some paper people.
They’d be purple paper people,
Maybe pop-up purple paper people-
Proper pop-up purple paper people
‘How do you prop up proper pop-up purple paper people?’ I hear you cry
Well I… I’d probably prop up proper pop-up purple paper people
With a prop up pop-up purple people paperclip,
But a pre-prepare appropriate adhesive as alternative’s a cheeky pack of Blu-Tack just in case the paper slips
Cause I could build a pop up metropolis
But I wouldn’t wanna deal with all those paper people politics.
Paper politicians with their paper thin policies,
Broken promises without appropriate apologies.
There’d be a little paper me, and a little paper you
And we could watch paper TV and it would all be pay-per-view,
We’d see those poppy paper rappers rap about their paper package
Or watch paper people-carriers get stuck in paper traffic
On the A4 …paper.
There’d be a paper Princess Kate
But we’d all stare a paper Pippa,
And we’d all live in fear of killer Jack the paper-ripper.
Because the paper propaganda propagates the peoples prejudices,
Paper’s spreading pictures of the photogenic terrorists.
It’s a little paper me, and a little paper you.
And in a pop-up population people’s problems pop up too
There’d be that pompus paper parliament, who remained out of touch
And who ignored the people’s protests about all the papercuts,
And then the peaceful paper protests would get blown to paper pieces
By the confetti cannons manned by pre-emptive police.
And yes, there’d still be paper money
So there’d still be paper greed,
And the paper piggy-bankers pocketing more than they need,
Purchasing the potpourri to pepper their paper properties.
Others live in poverty and ain’t acknowledged properly
A proper poor economy where so many are proper poor,
But while their needs get ignored the money goes to big wars.
Origami armies unfold plans for paper planes
And we remain imprisoned in our own paper chains
But the greater shame
Is that it always seems to stay the same.
What changes is who’s in power choosing how to lay the blame
And naming names, forgetting these are names of people,
Cause in the end it all comes down to people.
I like people
Because even when the situation’s dire
It is only ever people are able to inspire,
And on paper it’s hard to see how we all cope.
But in the bottom of Pandora’s box there’s still hope
And I still hope because I believe in people,
People like my grandparents, who every single day since I was born
Have taken time out of their morning to pray for me,
That’s 7,892 days straight of someone checking I’m okay and that’s amazing.
People like my aunt, who puts on plays with prisoners.
People who are capable of genuine forgiveness,
People like the persecuted Palestinians,
People who’ll go out of their way to make your life better
And expect nothing in return,
You see, people have potential to be powerful.
Just because the people in power tend to pretend to be victims
We don’t need to succumb to that system.
And a paper population is no different
And in a pop up population people’s problems pop up too,
But even if the whole world fell apart we’d still make it through
Because we’re people.