Tuesday, December 22, 2009

SOTD 12.22.09

2009 was the year of Animal Collective. Bookending the final year of this decade with two phenomenal releases in Merriweather Post Pavilion and Fall Be Kind, the band is clearly functioning at a creative peak. Now, at the end of the year, the band is more or less the unanimous pick for every end-of-year top 10 list of albums and singles with tracks like "My Girls" and "What Would I Want? Sky" populating the latter. To better understand the origins of the standout track of December's Fall Be Kind release, here's Grateful Dead's "Unbroken Chain," the sampled song in "What Would I Want? Sky." Skip to about 1:16 to hear the sampled part.

Grateful Dead: "Unbroken Chain"


DJ TB said...

so did we clear up the Jerry Garcia controversy?

DJ Swine said...

Here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unbroken_Chain

"'Pride of Cucamonga' and 'Unbroken Chain' are both songs sung by bassist Phil Lesh, making these Lesh's final lead vocal work for the Dead for over ten years."

So there you have it.

Also, I'm not really sure why I uploaded the live version of "Unbroken Chain" because I have the version used in WWIW?S. Uploading that now...

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