This song/video coincidentally marks the sixth post in both the BARE MINIMUM and the WATCH WHAT I SAY series that I’ve been working on. It is an historic day.
Audio Two – Top Billin’
BARE MINIMUM purists might take issue with the subtle background sound effect throughout the song that gets slightly amplified after the last verse ends around 2:54, but this sound is 1) so low in the mix I didn’t even hear it until I listened on headphones, 2) strongly rhythmic in nature, so could be considered a form of percussion, and 3) sounds like it could be a strangely processed vocal sample, which I think is still allowable in a series that only permits percussion and voice. For the WATCH WHAT I SAY followers, this video is a sweet little missing link between “Subterranean Homesick Blues” (which has frustratingly been removed from YouTube…) and the various modern manifestations featured in the series. I could also make a RAP JOURNEY from all the songs that have sampled, quoted, reinterpreted, and remixed snippets of this classic but it might break the Internet, so I’ll leave that for your own exploration.