Thursday, 3 February 2011

Motor city, the final frontier

Cybotron - Cosmic Cars (1983)

That real rider music. That 2nd 12" by Juan Atkins & Richard Davis from 1983 which effortlessly straddled multiple genres music. That oh shit Noz just posted that Juan Atkins produced novelty rap record he mentioned in the Danny Brown interview comments music. That how the fuck are we now bragging about our cars being spaceships just because they have talking Sat-Nav when they should at least be able to hover at this point? music. That better than the similarly vehicular-themed (I Like To Do It In) Fast Cars by by Vince Lawrence's first electronic outfit Z Factor music. That Alleys Of The Mind predated Jonzun Crew and Soulsonic Force so Cybotron were the real missing link between Kraftwerk and those early Chicago House joints on Trax Records by Le Noiz, Jack Master Funk, and Adonis, right? music. That need a quick thursday post for the blog and it'll also be an excuse to use the finale of Repo Man music. That how on earth is the only major use of a Cybotron sample by a rapper in a godamn Missy Elliot song? music. That how come Cybotron sounded more futuristic than Model 500 when Juan devised Model 500 as a continuation of the electro sound Cybotron helped pioneer? music.


brad said...

that song on the tumblr is....weird...but i like it

Mr Bozack said...

Aah Repo Man - did that sequel (Repo Girl?) ever come out?

Used to like Alex Cox on that film review thing he did as well (was he just on the old Late Review, can't remember?)

Kelvin Mack10zie said...


I think I read that Repo Girl had been filmed but he had no distributor.

step one said...

no WWF/Repo Man tie-in?

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Fuck! Good call.