13 November 2011
I am making a bootleg album consisting of mixes I've made. If you'd like to help, you can. Whether it's help with mixing, finding certain audio files online, or just a good ear to give some feedback. I will post the final product on the forums when it's finished.
"Time wounds all heels."
15 June 2011
1 May 2011
17 December 2012
Sorry, but I hate unofficial remixes. What is different between what you're doing, and the vbeat remixes of "Love Me Do" that has everyone up in arms? In the days of vinyl bootlegs they would have been called 'outfakes'. I don't see why the digital has changed that. I wish you success in your endevour for those who have interest, but I believe you are doing them a disservice. Just an opinion.
"I only said we were bigger than Rod... and now there's all this!" Ron Nasty
1 May 2011
I dont think its as black or white as all remixes are wrong however most are awful.
I dont have a problem with a fan remix of Love Me Do, go ahead and do it but expect comments that might not be all that positive, 1 reason being what you are playing it is very precious to many people including myself so its dangerous ground to be walking on. I personally prefer remixes that show some creativity, for example not looping 4 lyrics from a song around a boring beat for 7 minutes and add in some catchy words and sounds, and not taking the song and overdubbing shit on top. Instead change the feel of the song, use other tracks and fly bits and pieces from elsewhere, make it like an experience where the ear is picking up bits and pieces and you have to think where that part came from. Thats why i loved what Von Bontee did, it was an experience that had taken a lot of time and effort and you could hear that.
The problems i have with the Love Me Do remixes are
1. They sound dreadful. Its the commercial Ringo version with crap dubbed over.
2. They are charging for it. Sorry but dont flog unofficial remixes at a price. Many fan created remixes are created by fans for the sheer joy of expressing themselves thru art. That screams of a rip off hastily shoved out since Love Me Do is now copyright free.
3. The description as posted in the first post of that thread is bullshit. "The Beatles are back with a new EP that promises to become another historic landmark in the the career of the greatest band of all times." Overhyped marketing drivel (and only actually going to be a landmark if its how low can someone take the Beatles music). "4 brand new remixes" - no there are three. "New arrangements... using the most modern technology to isolate and extract the Fab Four’s voices from the original studio masters" - no its the c.v. sped up a touch, overdubbed and played about with a bit, probably in someones home studio for 10 minutes. It screams of rip-off and i hate that.
Mainly the problem i have is that the 'Beatles are Back remixes' are dreadful. I'll give Strawberry's efforts every chance and come with an open ear.
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