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MTAA's Karaoke DeathMatch 100

Comments on “Whip It” performed by M.River

  1. Are we not men?

    In round 24, I will ask you to vote not based on performance but on song choice in relation to new media art. Here are my two hints on who to vote for in this round.

    1. It about how you build it and who you take from (via Ye OleWikipedia,)

    “Whip It” is built on a motorik beat, similar to tracks by Neu!. The lead instrument is a Minimoog synthesizer. The bass is performed with a custom synthesizer made by Moog Music for Devo, known as the Devobox, and is built from two Minimoogs. The whip sound was made with an EML ElectroComp 500 synthesizer. On an episode of the VH1 show TrueSpin, Gerald V. Casale revealed that the lead guitar riff from “Whip It” is based on the riff from “Pretty Woman” by Roy Orbison with the beat moved to the back.

    In 2005, Pete Doherty accused Franz Ferdinand of plagiarizing the 1972 Ringo Starr hit “Back Off Boogaloo”, saying the band used the same guitar riff and song structure for “Take Me Out”. [1] In addition, the climactic “rhythm riff” right before the bridge is identical to a riff in the Rolling Stones disco-punk song “Dance, Pt. 1″, from their 1980 album, Emotional Rescue.

    2. Website

    That’s it. I hope you make the right choice.

    Comment by m.river — May 8, 2007 @ 7:58 am

  2. so it boils down to mriver trying to get off on a technicality?

    lame dude… so lame.

    Comment by twhid — May 8, 2007 @ 8:01 am

  3. Lame? I was not the one who picked a Franz Ferdinand song. You did a Devo song at one point but that will not save you in this round.

    Comment by m.river — May 8, 2007 @ 8:15 am

  4. Without listening I will vote, based on M’s response.
    All that talk about synthesizers had me voting for T, Slayer dont use no GODDAMN synthesizers!

    Comment by smellyofarts — May 8, 2007 @ 9:30 am

  5. But then he mentioned that T’s song is FRANZ FERDINAND! THEY SUCK!

    Comment by smellyofarts — May 8, 2007 @ 9:31 am

  6. So I will go back to voting for Devo because as I mentioned already, they are from Akron and I bought a retarded dog from Akron once. Yes, dogs can be retarded, ask a Vet.

    Comment by smellyofarts — May 8, 2007 @ 9:33 am


    That was funny

    Comment by smellyofarts — May 8, 2007 @ 9:33 am

  8. @mriver

    Look, instead of trying to get votes on song choice or whatever conceptual side-point you try to tack on… you should have thought of it at the time and actually put some energy and enthusiasm into your performance.

    I ROCK! You don’t. Simple as that.


    Comment by T.Whid — May 8, 2007 @ 11:53 am

  9. let’s fp deeper into this:

    here is google’s image search for Franz

    Comment by m.river — May 8, 2007 @ 12:24 pm

  10. and here is Devo

    Now, I ask with an open mind, who looks like they could rock a Kareoke Death Match 100 party who who looks like they need less hair gel?

    Comment by m.river — May 8, 2007 @ 12:28 pm

  11. mad gay as well, but more butch at least

    Comment by Hostile17 — May 8, 2007 @ 12:33 pm

  12. more hair gel for that awesome ‘STACHE!

    So… Occupation: Royalty or guys from Ohio wearing flower pots on their heads.

    Yes, you decide.

    Comment by T.Whid — May 8, 2007 @ 12:45 pm

  13. True H17

    Que is mas macho? Franz o Devo?

    Kinda a toss up.

    Comment by m.river — May 8, 2007 @ 12:46 pm

  14. My High School history teacher said that Franz was smuck. True story.

    Comment by m.river — May 8, 2007 @ 12:50 pm

  15. @mriver

    what’s ’smuck’ ??

    Comment by T.Whid — May 8, 2007 @ 1:06 pm

  16. sorry schmuck

    Comment by m.river — May 8, 2007 @ 1:34 pm

  17. We now turn our attention to the lyrical content of Devo and Franz First up, a excerpt from the Ohio boys -

    When a problem comes along.
    You must whip it.
    Before the cream sits out too long.
    You must whip it.
    When something’s going wrong.
    You must whip it.

    And now the lads

    So if you’re lonely
    You know I’m here waiting for you
    I’m just a cross-hair
    I’m just a shot away from you
    And if you leave here
    You leave me broken
    shattered I lie
    I’m just a cross-hair
    I’m just a shot then we can die
    I know I won’t be leaving here
    With you

    So, the words of Franz say to us “Wow, High School did suck” while Devo says “I am out of my mind and not just in ways we are all familiar with but in new and usual ways that make us feel …well just down right icky…I mean “when the cream sits to long” ???? WTF?”

    Vote Devo. Vote Ohio. Vote M.River.

    Comment by m.river — May 8, 2007 @ 3:45 pm

  18. When M.River comments to much, you must whip him.

    As you see me pulling ahead I understand that you get desperate, but please try to stay coherent.

    Comment by T.Whid — May 8, 2007 @ 3:57 pm

  19. Thank you for your insites Mr River, for had I not seen the cream sitting there so long, I would not have poured it into a cold metalic container and Whipped It.

    Comment by Kate — May 8, 2007 @ 6:20 pm

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