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January 11th, 2006

Song of the Day @ 11:50 am

stay_please:
I'm currently feelin: bored bored
I'm currently hearin: Lady With The Spinning Head

 
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From:canadanne
Date:January 15th, 2006 02:07 am (UTC)
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I love remixes too, there are plenty of great ones that are worthy of their own SOTD posts!

So yeah, as I said further up, this particular remix isn't one of my favourites as I think it's vastly inferior to the original version from the One single (which is brilliant beyond description). I'll save my general LWTSH comments for whenever that version gets featured - for now I'll just comment on the bits that are unique to the dance mix. (I'll start by saying that I've never understood why this is labelled a "Dance Mix", when it doesn't bear any resemblance to a dance track at all!  It doesn't have the kind of pulsing beat that you get in, say, the Discotheque, EBTTRT or Mofo remixes... it's just a longer and slightly restructured version of the original song, which I don't consider to be particularly danceable. Odd, very odd!)

Well... I just think this version is kind of scrappily put together. The UV1 mix is a perfect neat little pop treat, whereas this one is rather drawn out, without actually adding anything of value. Plus it's harsher-sounding in places; I'm not sure the bits with the prominent bass and scratchy guitar really *work* in this song, it sounds better when it's all smooth and shiny. And then just as it sounds like it should be reaching its conclusion, it goes off on some musical tangent for another two minutes or so (with a synth section that's pleasant enough, but again, hardly appropriate for a so-called "dance mix"). I dunno. It's not that it's a terrible remix or anything, it just feels utterly pointless, when the original mix was "just right". I'm so disappointed that this is the version they chose to include on the Best Of - it's *so* not the one I'd use if I wanted to introduce someone to the glory of Lady With The Spinning Head.

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