Yo everybody, I'm not dead but I am busy! Posting might be hit and miss every once in a while, but I'll always come through.
I was organizing/listening to some files and I came across an alternate take of "Looking at the Front Door" (thanks to DJ Anonymous). While it's not that drastically different, there's a few noticeable changes in there. I always geek off things like this. We played this song so much when it came out that every syllable is embedded in my brain so hearing even little differences is dope to me.
Main Source - Looking At the Front Door (uncut version)
Keeping it Main Source related, these next 2 tracks come from Joe Thomas' "Flash" LP which I think was a compilation of his earlier work put out by Chiaroscuro. "Down Home" has a sample from "Peace is Not the Word to Play" (for you trainspotters - it's on the original, not video version) and I added "Mike" because I dig that song.
Whenever I hear a sample I recognize come out of nowhere it makes me stop and think about what made them sample it. I know for me I'll usually go through records until I find something that's in the same key, but the way they used the flute sample from "Down Home" was like kicking in the door and bringing in the bridge. It's just a bugged out way to use it. For me, listening to things like this now can give a different insight into making music.
Joe Thomas - Down Home
Joe Thomas - Mike
p.s. watching these videos again is a trip! I'm glad I was around for that whole time period for real.