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[L-R: John Densmore, Robbie Krieger, Ray Manzarek and Jim Morrison of The Doors.]
Ray Manzarek - one of Rock ‘n’ Rolls most influential keyboardists - has lost his battle with cancer at age 74. Thanks for some of the most memorable riffs in rock’n’roll. Now you can get back to jammin’ with Jim. RIP legend.
Sorry guys, but I’m not hating this. In fact, I’m fucking loving it.
If you were expecting an album of out and out club bangers, you’d certainly be disappointed. And if you were expecting these Frenchie ‘robots’ to deliver exactly what you were expecting, I’d be very disappointed in you.
This is a beautifully arranged electro album from start to finish, and probably their most ‘human after all’. Every bad hair-cutted bozo and pristinely preened, big-titted princess is donning the cans and twisting and tweaking knobs these days. Daft Punk has been doing that better than anybody, for longer than everybody, so good on this ever evolving duo for side-stepping us and the consol on this one.
It’s loaded with real instruments playing insanely danceable funk riffs and topped with layers of glistening pop. Though Random Access Memory has an undeniable hint of melencollie throughout - a necessary aftertaste to combat it’s moments of sickly-sweetness, and ensure its moreishness.
Like everyone else, I was sick to death of hype and lead up. I hated RAM before I even heard it. But this is a release the likes of which I don’t think we’ve seen for some time. This is a ‘dance record’ – not a handful of unrelated singles, feebly held together by watered-down filler – a brave and beautiful dance record. It deserves to be played from start to finish, and Daft Punk deserves to be applauded. Random Access Memory could be their best release yet. Genius.
#beers & #barrels on the box… playing a #gig in a couple of hours too. Nice little #Sunday planned. ✌#fueltv #rulestv