Amy Winehouse

YNOTYNOT in a studio apt mixing tuna with the ramen 417 Posts
edited March 2007 in Strut Central
Are y'all fucking with this chick or what?
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  • yuichiyuichi Urban sprawl 11,329 Posts
    I'm listening to her for the first time. I think I can get into this.

  • jaymackjaymack 5,198 Posts
    fuck it.
    i dig her.

  • SnagglepusSnagglepus 1,756 Posts
    I listened to some of her earlier stuff and, as had been mentioned in the last Amy Winehouse thread, it was pretty much adult contemporary lite jazz shite. So I expected to not like the new album. I was surprised when I heard ... it ain't bad. The band is basically the Dap Kings with Victor Axelrod from Antibalas so the instrumentation is great.

  • DJ_WubWubDJ_WubWub 874 Posts

    What's not to like.

  • DongerDonger 854 Posts
    I listened to some of her earlier stuff and, as had been mentioned in the last Amy Winehouse thread, it was pretty much adult contemporary lite jazz shite. So I expected to not like the new album. I was surprised when I heard ... it ain't bad. The band is basically the Dap Kings with Victor Axelrod from Antibalas so the instrumentation is great.

    And Produced by Mark Ronson. He just won producer of the year in the UK.

  • The_Hook_UpThe_Hook_Up 8,182 Posts

    What's not to like.

    well, for one, it doesnt sound like the vocals are integrated with the music very well...she just sounds like a neo-RnB singer singing over a produced track...not a singer singing with a live band...Im not feeling how it is put together.

  • cpeetzcpeetz 2,112 Posts
    Everytime I go into one of my favorite spots they
    are playing Ms. Winehouse, and I haven't heard
    a bad track yet. It's a solid LP.

  • HAZHAZ 3,373 Posts
    Amy Winehouse could be a sticky along with "Y'all So Stupid" & drug testing.

  • CosmoCosmo 9,767 Posts
    I listened to some of her earlier stuff and, as had been mentioned in the last Amy Winehouse thread, it was pretty much adult contemporary lite jazz shite. So I expected to not like the new album. I was surprised when I heard ... it ain't bad. The band is basically the Dap Kings with Victor Axelrod from Antibalas so the instrumentation is great.

    And Produced by Mark Ronson. He just won producer of the year in the UK.

    That's great.

  • DJPrestigeDJPrestige 1,710 Posts
    i'm ok with it. on the backing band being .

    i could care less if she's a meth/crack head, the voice is ok.

  • The_Hook_UpThe_Hook_Up 8,182 Posts
    well, this award winning producer succeeded in making the amazing dap-kings sound like a bunch of loops and horn stabs...sounds like some sampled shit, but I guess that is what the kids want now-a-days....live bands and singers singing with live bands is too old-guy I guess..ya gotta make that shit sound fake to sell records.

  • jjohnsonjjohnson 23 Posts
    I saw her on Letterman a couple weeks back, and wasn???t too impressed with the performance.
    But the few tracks I???ve heard from her so far sound pretty nice.

  • CosmoCosmo 9,767 Posts
    well, this award winning producer succeeded in making the amazing dap-kings sound like a bunch of loops and horn stabs...sounds like some sampled shit, but I guess that is what the kids want now-a-days....live bands and singers singing with live bands is too old-guy I guess..ya gotta make that shit sound fake to sell records.

    The desired effect was to make them sound sampled. It sounds real good to me, but then again I like hip-hop. I guess the Dap-Kings dudes do as well, since they work with Mark on the regular.

  • Birdman9Birdman9 5,417 Posts
    well, this award winning producer succeeded in making the amazing dap-kings sound like a bunch of loops and horn stabs...sounds like some sampled shit, but I guess that is what the kids want now-a-days....live bands and singers singing with live bands is too old-guy I guess..ya gotta make that shit sound fake to sell records.

    The desired effect was to make them sound sampled. It sounds real good to me, but then again I like hip-hop. I guess the Dap-Kings dudes do as well, since they work with Mark on the regular.

    do the Dap-Kings back her live too?

  • CosmoCosmo 9,767 Posts
    well, this award winning producer succeeded in making the amazing dap-kings sound like a bunch of loops and horn stabs...sounds like some sampled shit, but I guess that is what the kids want now-a-days....live bands and singers singing with live bands is too old-guy I guess..ya gotta make that shit sound fake to sell records.

    The desired effect was to make them sound sampled. It sounds real good to me, but then again I like hip-hop. I guess the Dap-Kings dudes do as well, since they work with Mark on the regular.

    do the Dap-Kings back her live too?

    I don't know, I saw her for the first time last week and it was an acoustic set with her and a single guitar player.

  • dayday 9,612 Posts
    well, this award winning producer succeeded in making the amazing dap-kings sound like a bunch of loops and horn stabs...sounds like some sampled shit, but I guess that is what the kids want now-a-days....live bands and singers singing with live bands is too old-guy I guess..ya gotta make that shit sound fake to sell records.

    The desired effect was to make them sound sampled. It sounds real good to me, but then again I like hip-hop. I guess the Dap-Kings dudes do as well, since they work with Mark on the regular.

    do the Dap-Kings back her live too?

    I don't know, I saw her for the first time last week and it was an acoustic set with her and a single guitar player.

    Which I think considering the crowd was a mistake. She could have had the place live cause the energy was there.
    She did 2 other performances in Austin with them backing her from what I heard.



    I was looking forward to seeing them as much as seeing her.

  • rootlesscosmorootlesscosmo 12,848 Posts
    Are y'all fucking with this chick or what?


    why the hell are we having another thread on this chick

  • CosmoCosmo 9,767 Posts
    well, this award winning producer succeeded in making the amazing dap-kings sound like a bunch of loops and horn stabs...sounds like some sampled shit, but I guess that is what the kids want now-a-days....live bands and singers singing with live bands is too old-guy I guess..ya gotta make that shit sound fake to sell records.

    The desired effect was to make them sound sampled. It sounds real good to me, but then again I like hip-hop. I guess the Dap-Kings dudes do as well, since they work with Mark on the regular.

    do the Dap-Kings back her live too?

    I don't know, I saw her for the first time last week and it was an acoustic set with her and a single guitar player.

    Which I think considering the crowd was a mistake. She could have had the place live cause the energy was there.
    She did 2 other performances in Austin with them backing her from what I heard.



    I was looking forward to seeing them as much as seeing her.

    Yeah man, especially considering the energy coming off of YOUR set, that shit was James Flames and then it got mad mellow.

    Still a nice thing for the resume though.

  • dayday 9,612 Posts
    Yo that reminds me, where's the full on video/photo/porno re-cap of WMC?!

    for vicarious living

  • CosmoCosmo 9,767 Posts
    This is all you will get for now...


  • djkingottodjkingotto 1,704 Posts
    Funny, I had just dicovered her over the weekend and was going to post about it. Then I decided that I wasn't ready for the latepass comments and decided against it. I think she's frickin great! I've been bumping the Back to Black since I bought it on Saturday and need to get her other album as well.

  • DongerDonger 854 Posts
    well, this award winning producer succeeded in making the amazing dap-kings sound like a bunch of loops and horn stabs...sounds like some sampled shit, but I guess that is what the kids want now-a-days....live bands and singers singing with live bands is too old-guy I guess..ya gotta make that shit sound fake to sell records.

    Absolutely, you hit the nail on the head. You should become some sort of trend forecaster at the record labels.

    I've also noticed that "nowadays" (meaning the last 20 to almost 30 years) there has been this trend in music production called "sampling". You should "google" it if you own a "computer". It's been hot with the kids lately.

    Also try to "google" the phrase "hip-hop". Some pretty interesting things taking place in music production "nowadays", recent trends the kids are getting into. They have been using "technology" to "sample" pre-existing music in the studio.

  • The_Hook_UpThe_Hook_Up 8,182 Posts
    well, this award winning producer succeeded in making the amazing dap-kings sound like a bunch of loops and horn stabs...sounds like some sampled shit, but I guess that is what the kids want now-a-days....live bands and singers singing with live bands is too old-guy I guess..ya gotta make that shit sound fake to sell records.

    Absolutely, you hit the nail on the head. You should become some sort of trend forecaster at the record labels.

    I've also noticed that "nowadays" (meaning the last 20 to almost 30 years) there has been this trend in music production called "sampling". You should "google" it if you own a "computer". It's been hot with the kids lately.

    Also try to "google" the phrase "hip-hop". Some pretty interesting things taking place in music production "nowadays", recent trends the kids are getting into. They have been using "technology" to "sample" pre-existing music in the studio.

    fuck you, you dont have any idea of what I am talking about...you are a silly little bitch...

    wow, so witty you are Dongless

  • CosmoCosmo 9,767 Posts
    well, this award winning producer succeeded in making the amazing dap-kings sound like a bunch of loops and horn stabs...sounds like some sampled shit, but I guess that is what the kids want now-a-days....live bands and singers singing with live bands is too old-guy I guess..ya gotta make that shit sound fake to sell records.

    Absolutely, you hit the nail on the head. You should become some sort of trend forecaster at the record labels.

    I've also noticed that "nowadays" (meaning the last 20 to almost 30 years) there has been this trend in music production called "sampling". You should "google" it if you own a "computer". It's been hot with the kids lately.

    Also try to "google" the phrase "hip-hop". Some pretty interesting things taking place in music production "nowadays", recent trends the kids are getting into. They have been using "technology" to "sample" pre-existing music in the studio.

    fuck you, you dont have any idea of what I am talking about...you are a silly little bitch...

    wow, so witty you are Dongless

    Haha, come on, E. It was kinda funny...

  • The_Hook_UpThe_Hook_Up 8,182 Posts
    Hey Dongless.....

    I was merely disatisfied with how it sounded...I dont need some wannbe smartass telling me that kind of shit...I have an opinion on the music thats it...I dont care for neo RnB singers that are so used to singing OVER tracks and not WITH tracks...do you undterstand that? Do understand rhythm doesnt come from a quanitize button? I dont feel a real groove from the music...folks are used to the metronome perfect samble based soul music today...singing WITH a band is a whole different animal, and I prefer that, just my opinion...now sit down and shut the fuck up.

  • scurlscurl 75 Posts
    She actually looks pretty cute in that pixelated, fuzzy, LQ, youtube video.

    Pretty big hot/not spectrum as evidenced:






  • well, this award winning producer succeeded in making the amazing dap-kings sound like a bunch of loops and horn stabs...sounds like some sampled shit, but I guess that is what the kids want now-a-days....live bands and singers singing with live bands is too old-guy I guess..ya gotta make that shit sound fake to sell records.

    Absolutely, you hit the nail on the head. You should become some sort of trend forecaster at the record labels.

    I've also noticed that "nowadays" (meaning the last 20 to almost 30 years) there has been this trend in music production called "sampling". You should "google" it if you own a "computer". It's been hot with the kids lately.

    Also try to "google" the phrase "hip-hop". Some pretty interesting things taking place in music production "nowadays", recent trends the kids are getting into. They have been using "technology" to "sample" pre-existing music in the studio.

    ...aaallllrigght wise guy....

    I think his point was that it's ass backwards, and a terrific waste, to bring a great live band into a studio if you're going to make them sound like a loop.

  • mannybolonemannybolone 15,032 Posts
    As I've said before, I dig her...with reservations, namely that I think her appeal always seems to reference some other artist but in the case of "Back to Black", all those elements come together, i.e.

    Take some Nellie McKay/Lilly Allen songwriting + Lauryn Hill's voice circa 1999 + Mark Ronson meets QSO production = Winehouse and "Back to Black."

    That said, it's a fun album, I dig a few tracks a lot, especially "Love is a Losing Game" and "Addicted."

    It should be noted - Ronson does half the album. The other half is by Salaam Remi. A good look.

    The Dap-Kings played on all the Ronson songs, not sure if they're on the Remi tracks too. And yes, they are touring with her right now but come fall, SHaron Jones and the Dap-Kings have a new album to promote so I'm not sure what Winehouse will do for a backing band at that point.

  • tonyphronetonyphrone 1,500 Posts

    Take some Nellie McKay/Lilly Allen songwriting + Lauryn Hill's voice circa 1999 + Mark Ronson meets QSO production = Winehouse and "Back to Black."


    that's right on the nose. I liked the song but something was bothering me about it- I guess it's because it's as formulaic as you say.

  • mannybolonemannybolone 15,032 Posts

    Take some Nellie McKay/Lilly Allen songwriting + Lauryn Hill's voice circa 1999 + Mark Ronson meets QSO production = Winehouse and "Back to Black."


    that's right on the nose. I liked the song but something was bothering me about it- I guess it's because it's as formulaic as you say.

    Well, I'm not saying it's formulaic as much as I'm saying that everytime I hear her, I think of someone else. It's like Winehouse is a cipher.

    I can say that the hype around her has had its desired effect, even more so than I would have thought: she's become the highest debuting British female artist in American history.


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