Monday, August 18, 2008

The Machine That Endlessly Devours



My memory was jolted by sourpus' post about the pop charms of TikTak to this song - "No Sleep Tonight" by The Faders.

The Faders were a short lived (2 singles, one album) major label pop construct that attempted to cash in on the Avril Lavigne type buck a couple of years back. I dread to think how much money was sunk into the "Faders Project", or what effect being chewed up and spat out by the music industry money machine has had on these girls (the drummer now has to watch Mika prance about like a tit for hours at a time on a daily basis, poor wee scone). Maybe this sort of thing is symptomatic of the terrible state of the record industry. 

But i don't wanna talk about that - all i want to say is that this is an awesome pop song....and......NAME THAT RIFF!! GO!!!




Bonus points for as many songs as possible that also use the same riff!! 

5 comments:

sourpus said...

The riff? 'Lust for Life', no?

But some kind of version of it is on so many Motown and Northern Soul records...not to mention old Rock n Roll/Rockabilly singles. Either speeded up or slowed down. Too many to name really.

What, you want an example? :)

Erm..."Cant hurry love"??

TracyK said...

Damn you 'Pus, I was about to say Lust For Life! No idea but I quite like the phased drums, quite Itchycoo Park. Do they eat the lad at the end?
Loved your "poor wee scone" phrase too, good job I'd just swallowed that gulp of tea...

ToffeeBoy said...

You Can't Hurry Love would be my number one suggestion.

There's also the bit in the middle of A Town Called Malice.

I'm sure there are other obvious ones...

DsD said...

Just had a listen as a means of testing the laptop's connection to DarceysGrandad's wireless router, and all I could think was You Can't Hurry Love & Lust For Life too.

Anonymous said...

A genius combi really!