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The Lust For Life Beat

The Lust For Life Beat

From NPR’s “All Songs Considered” blog:

Thirty years ago, Iggy Pop put out Lust for Life, the second of two albums released in 1977 with David Bowie acting as producer. Lust for Life opens with one of the most infectious drum beats in rock.

Credit on Lust for Life goes to Hunt Sales for the drums and Tony Sales for the bass. The two brothers were the children of Soupy Sales, a comedian and host of a very silly kids show in the ’50s and ’60s. Soupy even had a few records out, and was ever so briefly a Motown recording artist.

Now, we’ve all heard this beat before. But what hadn’t occured to me (until a recent shuffle of songs on my iPod) was that the “Lust for Life” beat, with its accent on the 2nd and 4th beat and its bouncy swing, was heard 11 years earlier on a Motown recording by The Supremes.

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January 28, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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