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silic0n 09-09-2010 04:03 AM

Re: Thoughts on Barking (Track by Track)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by cacophony (Post 144251)
what specifically are you looking for? a single track or single moment in their career that you could point to and say, THERE IT IS? because good luck identifying that moment for any musician.

Well I'm not going to make any claims regarding the rest of their output, but Born Slippy.nuxx - end of. You will never in a million years get me to accept that that wasn't innovative and groundbreaking at the time of release.

I thank you

big screen satellite 09-09-2010 05:15 AM

Re: Thoughts on Barking (Track by Track)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by silic0n (Post 144407)
Well I'm not going to make any claims regarding the rest of their output, but Born Slippy.nuxx - end of. You will never in a million years get me to accept that that wasn't innovative and groundbreaking at the time of release.

I thank you


w00t!

thats their most uninnovative song - twas originally likened to an Elton John styled dance track when released....

innovation comes in my forms but BS NUXX - it not be....

now... mmm skyscraper....

big screen satellite 09-09-2010 05:20 AM

Re: Is Underworld innovative?
 
IS Underworld Innovative

or

ARE Underworld Innovative

i go with the latter...


i can't answer the question, its subjective, what's innovation??

JBO - now they were innovative in signing UW & The Dust Brothers - or we're they just clever? Its more likely right place right time....

and Danny Boyle was innovative in his selection of Born Slippy for his sound track.

froopy seal 09-09-2010 09:09 AM

Re: Is Underworld innovative?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by big screen satellite (Post 144414)
IS Underworld Innovative

or

ARE Underworld Innovative

*prepares popcorn*

34958hq439-qjw9v5jq298v5j 09-09-2010 10:14 AM

Re: Is Underworld innovative?
 
I dunno, this is kind of a silly question. UW are definitely innovative but they aren't like, ahead of their time or anything. dubnobass was the first electronic album I heard that had clear New Wave influences and actually had like, a singer. The real question is, who has really been that "innovative" since the late 70's? Aphex Twin? The poster child is Radiohead, but they kind of nicked most of their "big" ideas from 70's German rock didn't they? What kind of answer are you looking for?

TheBang 09-09-2010 11:09 AM

Re: Is Underworld innovative?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by big screen satellite (Post 144414)
IS Underworld Innovative

or

ARE Underworld Innovative

Haha, I wrestled with that in my mind just after creating the topic. Ultimately, I decided to leave it as is.

Dunwho 09-09-2010 11:17 AM

Re: Is Underworld innovative?
 
What a silly question

Caprice 09-10-2010 02:32 AM

Re: Is Underworld innovative?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by potatobroth (Post 144332)
Underworld single-handedly brought me into a whole new world of music. I'd heard lots of electronic music prior to Underworld -- some dance, some more experimental -- but I didn't really connect with it. Underworld was/is an intelligent, conceptual, well-crafted and delicately prepared electronic band and that to me, is innovative.

Were they the first? Probably not. Did they manage to take dance club type songs and bring them into my car, my house, my headphones in a time when that just wasn't happening? Yes. That's pretty innovative.

@JasonRoth: damn right! Their live show was very innovative. It's not fair to say its not anymore because they well into their career at this point. Artists can't be constantly innovative. Its impossible.

agreed.
i remember first getting dance mix usa vol. 4 (great shit)
then it was the "you've come a long way baby"
then i got the hackers soundtrack
then, i got everything, everything live. first on disc, then on DVD.

nothing was the same after that. i sort of became a music snob until i started playing guitar, which took me away from electronica. but having the knowledge of playing a guitar, taught me what Underworld were doing to be all the more grander.

Underworld is still the only band i know who do what they do, in other words, i've never come across a band blatantly trying to rip Underworld off.
- to me, thats innovation

Future Proof 09-10-2010 05:02 PM

Re: Is Underworld innovative?
 
So... much... conjecture...

I'd really appreciate it if the admin that broke my post off would change themselves to the OP. This back-and-forth isn't what I wrote the post about or had even intended on accomplishing.

EDIT: All fixed!


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