Favorite use of the 808?

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Favorite use of the 808?

Post by VCO8 » Thu Feb 19, 2015 11:12 am

Some of my favorites:

Yazoo - Only You (1982)

Doctor's Cat - Feel The Drive (1983)

Tangerine Dream - Poland (1984)

Genesis - Man on the Corner (1981)

Harold Faltermeyer - Top Gun Anthem (1986)

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Re: Favorite use of the 808?

Post by antilles » Thu Feb 19, 2015 1:10 pm

Duran Duran - The Chauffeur (1982)

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Re: Favorite use of the 808?

Post by Blue Monster 65 » Thu Feb 19, 2015 3:20 pm

One of many ...


EDIT: Man! I hadn't heard that Section 25 cut in ages. Sounded really good to me.
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Re: Favorite use of the 808?

Post by Walter Ego » Thu Feb 19, 2015 3:45 pm

Oppenheimer Analysis (and minimal wave in general). More restrained use--not using the hip-hop/high decay 808 kicks. I really like the snares on this one too.

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Re: Favorite use of the 808?

Post by elsongs » Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:58 pm

Marvin Gaye's "Sexual Healing."

Whenever people say, "Drum machines have no soul," I play this song to them, and they shut up.


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Re: Favorite use of the 808?

Post by ppg_wavecomputer » Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:30 am

VCO8 wrote:Tangerine Dream - Poland (1984)
The first 15 and final 6 minutes (although the final 6 minutes would be DMX almost exclusively).

In fact, this album prompted me to buy an 808 again (and acquire a DMX as well).

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Re: Favorite use of the 808?

Post by commodorejohn » Fri Feb 20, 2015 3:50 am

I think mine has to be that one song. You know, the one where it goes boomp-tick-tick-tick-kchk-tick-tick-tick over and over and over.
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Re: Favorite use of the 808?

Post by mute » Fri Feb 20, 2015 5:22 am

here you go then john,


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Re: Favorite use of the 808?

Post by Mr Knesh » Fri Feb 20, 2015 6:49 am

Holy frux Mute, that track is awesome as tits!

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Re: Favorite use of the 808?

Post by joeboy » Fri Feb 20, 2015 8:54 am

Blue Monster 65 wrote:Man! I hadn't heard that Section 25 cut in ages. Sounded really good to me.
It's even better on album because "Beneath the Blade" segues perfectly into it. Even if I'm just cherrypicking tracks I'll usually listen to them as one piece.

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Re: Favorite use of the 808?

Post by kalide » Sat Feb 21, 2015 12:35 am

Single Cell Orchestra - Knockout Drops. 808 as percussion, and lead in so many ways.


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Re: Favorite use of the 808?

Post by nvbrkr » Sat Feb 21, 2015 10:14 am

Oh, yeah. "Sexual Healing".

I don't really like the snare. At least it should be doubled with something else. I often have hard time believing the 808 when used as such has been so popular even in mainstream radio, because it's about as lofi as it gets for snare sounds.

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