Saturday, August 13, 2011
An Outtake: De La Soul is Dead Chat
I had planned on doing a chat with my friend Matt Tassone, commemorating the 20th Anniversary of De La Soul is Dead's release date. Unfortunately, things did not work out as I had hoped. Not only were we late to record, I later found out that my mic level was very low, making our conversation almost unlistenable.
I say almost because Matt sounds fine, which is great because he's the biggest De La fan I know, and offered some great thoughts.
I'm posting the entire conversation (no editing) if you're interested in listening. It's quite mellow, and runs a bit long, so I've include time stamps, in case you only want to listen to a specific part of the conversation. I would also recommend listening in a quiet room, with headphones. You should be able to pick up most of my part in the conversation.
00:30 - Pre-release chatter
03:33 - Ring Ring Ring
09:00 - First impressions of the album
16:38 - Storybook Skits
17:48 - Oodles of Os/ Talkin Bout Hey Love
19:54 - Peas Porridge
22:10 - Johnny's Dead AKA Vincent Mason
22:45 - A Roller Skating Jam Named "Saturdays"
32:22 - Bitties In The BK Lounge
37:40 - My Brother's A Basehead/Let Let Me In/Afro Connections At A Hi 5/Rap De Rap Show
42:08 - Millie Pulled A Pistol On Santa
45:15 - Who Do U Worship/Kicked Out The House
47:00 - Pass The Plugs/Arsenio Hall
54:19 - Not Over Till The Fat Lady Plays The Demo/Ring Ring Ring (album version)
56:30 - Shwingalokate/Fanatic of the B Word
58:00 - Keepin' The Faith
104:30 - Final thoughts, legacy of the album
Bold titles are tracks we really enjoyed.