Tweak Head said:Always hated Dj Shadow. There's a smugness about his music that just winds me up. No passion. And a host of celebrity mates won't make it any better.
Blackdown said:I've never heard so much crap about Shadow, ever. "finally making the music he wanted to" or whatever, my arse.
it all well and good to slag shadow off culturally for the audience he attracted - indie hip hop, leftfield studently etc - but his music, in terms of what he did with samples and the emotion and texture he could make with them was very special.
gumdrops said:shadow said the private press was him trying to press reset on what people thought he should do. hes pretty much saying the same thing again this time round. makes for good soundbites and gives journalists something to talk about - 'oh he didnt like what he did before... this is the REAL shadow' etc.
gek-opel said:Qn Stelfox: don't suppose he said why he was unhappy with the music he was making before, or why he wasn't able to make the music he wanted back then?
stelfox said:ok i'm wrong again, gullible fuckwit that i am, always taken in by these scheming musicians...
jesus, it's what he said, the record is VERY different to what he's ever done before,it is what he want's to do, it is a complete departure from what he's done before and it is pretty brave as far as i'm concerned.
it's not a life-changing record on its own but if it gets a few more people listening to hyphy, christina carter or whoever, then that's a bloody good thing.
and i do kind of resent being told that i'\m talking out of my arse when i have actually spoken TO SHADOW about it at reasonable length, not got it 2nd or 3rd hand from a magazine
gumdrops said:er, what? never said you were talking out your arse so dont get your fucking knickers in a twist. was just making the point that shadow has said this sort of thing before, although admittedly, yes, this time, he is actually more OTM than saying the 'reset' comment about private press, as this is a huge departure from anything hes ever done before (just see all the angry comments from his fans on message boards). but hey, its great to know that you have such a up close and personal relationship with The Stars. if only the rest of us were so lucky... *mournful/dreamy sigh*
stelfox said:you are a sarcastic, smartarse prick, mate. it's my job. these aren't personal relationships. they're work. and i refer you to the above post where what i've said was referred to as crap.