Monday, June 04, 2007

It's Deee-Liteful

Alright, back to hosting on MediaFire (hopefully fixed) since several links on sendSpace are frequently being deleted for term violations, which is inconvenient for me but pretty hard to dispute...

Today for your listening delight, some Deee-lite:

Herbie Hancock - Bring Down the Birds [Outtake]
You all know Deee-Lite's Groove is in the Heart... but did you know the familiar bass line that permeates the tune is sampled from this Herbie Hancock track? The original is from the soundtrack to the 1966 Antonioni film Blow-Up, a film which was later "covered" by the 1981 Brian De Palma film Blow Out. There's an awesome scene from Blow-Up that you can view here featuring the Yardbirds (with Jimmy Page & Jeff Beck) performing Stroll On, itself a rendition of the standard Train Kept A-Rollin'. Phew, that's a lotta random trivia!

Vernon Burch - Get Up
Around the 3:01 mark of Groove is in the Heart, there's a distinct section that's best described as:
[pop] [snap] [snap] "One! Two! Three! Blublblblblblblblbl..."
That would be from Vernon Burch's Get Up. Slide whistle? Also sampled from this song.

Deee-Lite - You Sexy Thing [originally by Hot Chocolate]
This cover is from the soundtrack to Dumb and Dumber, which like any soundtrack has more than it's fair share of cover songs including takes on XTC, Donovan, and The Temptations.

Towa Tei - Private Eyes [originally by Hall & Oates]
Former Deee-Lite member Towa Tei produced this sweet bossa nova cover on his second solo album, Sound Museum.

Robbie Williams - It's De-Lovely [originally by Cole Porter]
Apparently, Deee-Lite got its name from this song...


CHS '68 said...

Greetings. Apparently, MediaFire is acting neither de-lovely or dee-lightful - it isn't letting me download any of your mp3s! Which is dee-pressing. Thought you might want to be dee-briefed in dee-tail on this dee-velopment.

Fongolia said...

Well, I was waiting for the inevitable e-mail to tell me that mediafire is broken yet again... However, I am deee-sappointed to inform you that I do not seem to be having any issues with mediafire. I've checked the links and they seem to be working fine. At home I was using Safari on my Mac and right now I'm checking on a PC with Firefox-- able to download with both. Judging by the number of downloads and lack of comments, other people do not seem to be having any problems either...

From the mediafire site: "Please note that some people have reported problems using FlashGet to download files, so we do not recommend it at this time." Could that possibly be the source of your downloading issues?

And I apologize for the weak pun. You win at that game. :)

CHS '68 said...

Hmmm, MediaFire is pulling the old car routine - you know, the car is making funky noises so you take it to the shop and... the noises miraculously... DISAPPEAR.... I am now not having any difficulty either. Hmmm. Please dee-lete my previous dee-scussion.

And thanks, of course, for the dee-tailed analysis. I will now dee-sist with the puns.