Monday, January 20, 2014

DANCE TO THE (VERSION)

Here's an oddball. A version of Sly and the Family Stone's "Dance to the Music" in French, by the French Fries. The French Fries actually were Sly and the Family Stone, releasing a version for the French market and taking the opportunity to totally fuck with the song. The rhythm is about all that stays the same, the rest is just a full freakout. Even if you've heard the original to the point of exhaustion, you'll want to check this version. Guitar way up front, crazy fuzz on that, weird keyboards comin' and going, hardly any vocals. I would have loved to be a fly on the wall  and hear how this sucker happened. What kills me is that, even though this is not at all reggae, the thought process behind it is the same as dub versions in reggae. That's right Chief, it's the old "let's just fuck with this" trick.

The hosting blog, Moistworks has another French Fries cut that isn't quite as listenable, but just as unexpected.

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Listen:
The French Fries - Danse a la Musique at Moistworks
The French Fries - Small Fries at Moistworks Go there to get it.

2 comments:

strontiumchin said...

Thanks for this ... have always loved the bass in this song... now with kooky French!

Tom G. said...

Like oui, man. Les nuts!