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Reviews for "Six Million Doesn't buy much anymore"

Six Million Doesn't buy much ...
by ScOmBer
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Sat, Jul 4, 2009 @ 8:40 PM

Uses samples from:

 
duckett
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permalink   Sat, Jul 4, 2009 @ 9:31 PM
Love it! Now, how about a “SPACE: 1999”-themed remix? ;-)
 
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permalink   ScOmBer Mon, Jul 6, 2009 @ 3:37 PM
Thanks Duckett :-) Good thought - there’s some great thematic material out there begging to be borrowed/butchered!
panu
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permalink   Sun, Jul 5, 2009 @ 1:57 AM
ah, those were the days. Lee Majors is selling life insurance these days. i understand he gets to your house & closes the deal in a blink. good track, bro.
 
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permalink   ScOmBer Mon, Jul 6, 2009 @ 3:39 PM
Der ner ner ner, the six million dollar insurance policy! I’d sign up in an instant as long as he could make some of the FX sounds as he handed me the pen. Thanks Panu
CiggiBurns
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permalink   Sun, Jul 5, 2009 @ 2:55 AM
6M$M was a bit chunky for my taste. I preferred Illya Kuryakin and Mr Spock who, character-wise, were virtually the same person. Cool and intelligent. Whereas Solo/Kirk just went for anything with a pulse. Anyway, I love this ยฃbillion mix, Agent Scomberoonie. xx
 
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permalink   ScOmBer Mon, Jul 6, 2009 @ 3:44 PM
Thanks Jamie Summers (The Bionic Woman for those too young or sheltered).
The track was actually the basis for my next mix which involves a certain nocturnal medical professional. The SMDM melody infiltrated my head, so I had to purge it before I did a completely diff take on your NN.
Thanks Cig x
ditto ditto
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permalink   Sun, Jul 5, 2009 @ 8:43 AM
Waoo, only 6 millions..! In France, he cost 3 billions. That’s true, it was an import, but really too expensive for me..
Euh…how much for a Robocop..?
Anyway, thanks for this nice souvenir..
 
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permalink   ScOmBer Mon, Jul 6, 2009 @ 3:48 PM
Must be the exchange rate, or those infamous French barriers to trade in the 80’s. Robocop has lost half his value since the financial meltdown. Could be in my price range now. Thanks :)
SackJo22
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permalink   Sun, Jul 5, 2009 @ 10:16 AM
:) I have to go tweak my bionic hearing now as it overheated from listening to this fine, funky groove you engineered.
 
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permalink   ScOmBer Mon, Jul 6, 2009 @ 3:52 PM
Thanks S! How did the sound go when she fiddled with her ear? Du Du Do Do Do….or was that Steve’s bionic eye that made that sound?
TheJoe
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permalink   Mon, Jul 6, 2009 @ 8:19 AM
First let me say, this is SCOMBASTIC! :-)
I really love your ideas and creativity that seem to know any limit.
A really surprising remix.
I know this tv show which run in the 80s(?)in Germany I think. I only saw one or two of them. But there was also a six million dollar woman, wasn_t there?
Okay, you already know my nit picking, but there are some points I wanna talk about.
If I had known that you are playing your gorgeous keyboards (the rhodes riff is really good), I had looked for only the drum parts and the bass. Why?
You have played all around , I think without any break (so it was live playing as you mentioned)that it sounds sometimes to dense for my taste. Your vocals sometimes seem to be covered by the clavinet that has a lot of wowl fx.
What about to cut here and there…? Okay, that was nit picking!
Having said all this, I am really glad that you took these samples and made again some extraordinary version of it.

Thanks Mr. Scombastic!!
 
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permalink   ScOmBer Mon, Jul 6, 2009 @ 4:10 PM
Thanks Joe, it was a quick and nasty affair to get that melody out of my head. Your other recent upload (the beats) really forms the basis of what I was trying to achieve here (my next upload)
The clav was entirely an after thought, the rhodes being the roadmap. I was very aware that the effect on the clav was too close to the timbre of my vox, but doing the theme in falsetto would frighten the children. Couldn’t be bothered making the vocal pointier or seperating the fields so it didn’t mud up with the wowl. A pleasure to play with your deft groove.
You are right it was dense but I had to purge that TV melody out of my head frantically, hence the one take and more scaly noodles than a Thai market.

Cheers Joe!
Loveshadow
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permalink   Mon, Jul 6, 2009 @ 10:08 AM
This was alongside a good pack off Joe so real nice use of the elements.

I take it you are back at base now or have you mixed this one on a bus using an old hairdryer and a burnt out toaster.
 
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permalink   Subliminal Mon, Jul 6, 2009 @ 10:55 AM
Quote: LoveshadowI take it you are back at base now or have you mixed this one on a bus using an old hairdryer and a burnt out toaster.

Scomber, the MacGyver under the remixers. All he needs is a paperclip.
 
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permalink   ScOmBer Mon, Jul 6, 2009 @ 4:35 PM
How does that MacGyver theme go?
Nice to be back at home away from iphones and paperclips. Thanks Sub!
 
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permalink   ScOmBer Mon, Jul 6, 2009 @ 4:21 PM
Thanks LS, yeah back at base, no public transport, hairdryers or crumby old tasters involved. Nice to play a real instrument again and have somewhere I can spill my coffee without burning someone I don’t know.
S