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Acid Again
Meat Beat Manifesto
Acid Again
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Pop
 
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All Artists: Meat Beat Manifesto
Title: Acid Again
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Interscope Records
Release Date: 7/7/1998
Album Type: Single
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Pop
Styles: Ambient, Electronica, Goth & Industrial, Dance Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 606949502713, 606949502720

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Not again. Never again. No way. Not doing that again.
John R. Hodgkinson | 10/31/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Never acid again. Nuh Huh brother, not gunna do that again. Never again. I'm not doing acid again. Never acid again. No way. Not going there again. Never acid again. Nope. I'm NOT doing acid again. Never acid again. No, No, No. Never again. Not gunna do that again. Never again. Never acid again."
Thanks for taking this track apart
John R. Hodgkinson | 01/24/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Real simple technique - tape the forlorn young lady who calls the help line moaning "never acid again" - repeat as needed. But MBM knows the difference between looping something and setting it to music. Real simple harmony - boom, minor chord - then boom, major chord. Deceptively simple, like how Schenker tells us that 2 chords are all most 95-minute symphonies are about. In short, great raw material - so how do the remixes do?

The Freddy Fresh mix sees the original as a story, and fleshes it out with added samples ("I'm not supposed to get annoyed") and politics (society rewards some addictions and punishes others). The Dub Again mix samples Marks & Lebzelter's 60s obscurity "Rock and Other 4 Letter Words" as it makes the drug-music connection. And the Depth Charge mixes take off on the minor/major riff until all the machine's parts lie disassembled on the floor.

Verdict - if MBM has a weakness at all, it's the relentless beat. The remixers did us a service by unearthing other valuable elements hidden in this sterling track."