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Blondie — Rapture (Doomsday Deathmix)
Album: Rhythm Scholar Remixes
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Released: 2017
Length: 4:28
Plays (last 30 days): 4
Toe to toe
Dancing very close
Barely breathing
Almost comatose
Wall to wall
People hypnotised
And they're stepping lightly
Hang each night
in Rapture

Back to back
Sacrailiac
Spineless movement
And a wild attack

Face to face
Sadly solitude
And it's finger popping
Twenty-four hour shopping
in Rapture
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 malvey254 wrote:


Funny you should mention Joni Mitchell.  After hearing this awesome remix, I looked up Rhythm Scholar, and their catalog of remixes of popular songs is amazing, and goes from The Beatles, to Coldplay, to Snoop and Public Enemy.  Among the remixes is Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now".  You can listen to it all free on Soundcloud or download the remixes directly from his website:

www.rhythmscholar.com

Not only does this DJ remix the songs using the original elements, but for several songs he hired studio musicians to come add new instrumental tracks.  Thanks RP for another amazing music discovery!


This one is brilliant
regulate
Does not measure up to the original (but what would)
 pinto wrote:


Trust me.  You'd rather be Debbie Harry.


I would rather be Nina Hagen!
 jelgator wrote:

This is really, really good.  I mean really good.




So is Debbie, pant, pant!
 sunybuny wrote:


I just wanted to be her... or Annie Lenox.


Trust me.  You'd rather be Debbie Harry.
 Jelani wrote:

Great segue from Army of Me!



Bill just did it again! Long Live RP!!!
 bwood11243 wrote:

Ahhhh, Deborah Harry. My crush as a 13 year old boy.



......My crush as a 33 y.o. boy.
 bwood11243 wrote:

Ahhhh, Deborah Harry. My crush as a 13 year old boy.



Yep! mine too lol
I like this a lot, but I want to hear the full version from time-to-time. Yes it is very dated and a bit cringe, but it still has its place.
Such an erotic photo. She was always SO cool.
Great segue from Army of Me!
 Ok_Sobriquet wrote:

Cool dance vibe mixed with a recognizable song. I bet it's fun to dance to with your sweetie.

it was!!!

 westslope wrote:

So how do you categorize/pigeonhole this song?

A little funk, a little disco, a little electronica?

Has me wondering Steven Wilson was listening to this and similar material.



You dont need to pigeonhole music its just music unless you ate US American.😂
L8ve Blondie
needs more cowbell....
 bwood11243 wrote:

Ahhhh, Deborah Harry. My crush as a 13 year old boy.



My crush as an 18 yo teenager... 
Wow - impressive remix!, do not miss the video ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
 wonderunit wrote:

thank God they pulled Debbie Harry's pathetic attempt to rap from this mix.




I hope to God you put your pathetic unit back in your mouth.
the Mix is Weak! How we gonna get down when the Mix is Weak?
thank God they pulled Debbie Harry's pathetic attempt to rap from this mix.
 Snipey wrote:
 
 
Agreed, makes me want to listen to the original now
7 because it's Blondie's classic.  It would have been 10 if it had not been desecrated by remixing.
What was a Masterpiece is made ridiculous here.
Can we finally say it. The much lionized "dj/producer/mixologist" is essentially a talentless douchebag, too long overcompensated at the expense of the musician
So how do you categorize/pigeonhole this song?

A little funk, a little disco, a little electronica?

Has me wondering Steven Wilson was listening to this and similar material.
Went from a 6 to an 8 today. Wanted to share but the video is DEEscuzzting. Went with the Purrfection remix ... Love the sounds. Thanks RP!
 fortheloveofpete wrote:
Just saw them last week...the years have not been kind
 
Are you saying she looks like she's 74? Shocker!
 LowPhreak wrote:
What's with the "Doomsday Deathmix" stupid moniker?

What's next...Pat Benatar's "Zombie Apocalypse" version of Hit Me With Your Best Shot?

Joni Mitchell's "Nuclear Armageddon" version of Free Man in Paris?

Jesus. {#Rolleyes}
 

Funny you should mention Joni Mitchell.  After hearing this awesome remix, I looked up Rhythm Scholar, and their catalog of remixes of popular songs is amazing, and goes from The Beatles, to Coldplay, to Snoop and Public Enemy.  Among the remixes is Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now".  You can listen to it all free on Soundcloud or download the remixes directly from his website:

www.rhythmscholar.com

Not only does this DJ remix the songs using the original elements, but for several songs he hired studio musicians to come add new instrumental tracks.  Thanks RP for another amazing music discovery!
Cool dance vibe mixed with a recognizable song. I bet it's fun to dance to with your sweetie.
Gotta love Debbie ...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/...
yet another blundering of a decent job called a remix. leave the original alone;
no one wants to see the Donald's face pasted on the Mona Lisa. Why support these corruptions of good music?
 justin4kick wrote:


Where's the man from Mars?
 
Now in Texas building rockets to get home.
Great mix on a classic!
This is really, really good.  I mean really good.
 jlind wrote:
2017 was a remarkable year in music
 I own Rogers 2017 on CD in mint, thx RP

2017 was a remarkable year in music
 dwhayslett wrote:

Wait, those are bones?
 
I would have happily given her an extra one back in the day.
A pedant writes, re the lyrics:

It's sacroiliac, not sacrailiac.
Clever link, Mr & Mrs G...

Weller "Walk on Gilded Splinters" to this...

https://twitter.com/BlondieOff...

Rest In Peace, Dr. John.  Safe journey...
Whoa! THIS is Blondie?! 👍🏻👍🏻
Good job, B and R, sorting through the dross co come up with this!
what? RP playing a remix of a disco classic?  how revolutionary!  And so typical too.  Love it!
 bwood11243 wrote:
Ahhhh, Deborah Harry. My crush as a 13 year old boy.
 
no longer a crush?
Funk and Punk!  
Spiffy remix, love the mashup of this with The Doors Riders On The Storm as well. 
I didn't remember how good this song is
no, no..............NO
 LowPhreak wrote:
What's with the "Doomsday Deathmix" stupid moniker?

What's next...Pat Benatar's "Zombie Apocalypse" version of Hit Me With Your Best Shot?

Joni Mitchell's "Nuclear Armageddon" version of Free Man in Paris?

Jesus. {#Rolleyes}
 
How about William Shatner covering "Mr. Tambourine Man," Insane Clown Posse covering "Let's Go All the Way," or Megadeth covering "Anarchy In the U.K."?
 LowPhreak wrote:
What's with the "Doomsday Deathmix" stupid moniker?

What's next...Pat Benatar's "Zombie Apocalypse" version of Hit Me With Your Best Shot?

Joni Mitchell's "Nuclear Armageddon" version of Free Man in Paris?

Jesus. {#Rolleyes}
 
Being a remix it has to have something in parenthesis beside the name.  Usually that something is:  something mix.  Why not Doomsday Deathmix, what with the tolling bells and apocalyptic back beats.
I'm a sucker for this updated sound. Blondie forever!
 Boreal wrote:
Doomsday Deathmix, perfect for Pandemic Panic
 
Pandemic Panic also a very good band name.
(Right up there with "Airborn Toxic Event")
You might want to wait a couple of years though...
 LowPhreak wrote:
What's with the "Doomsday Deathmix" stupid moniker?

What's next...Pat Benatar's "Zombie Apocalypse" version of Hit Me With Your Best Shot?

Joni Mitchell's "Nuclear Armageddon" version of Free Man in Paris?

Jesus. {#Rolleyes}
 
LOL, some good irony there dude.
Doomsday Deathmix, perfect for Pandemic Panic
 dwhayslett wrote:

Wait, those are bones?
 
Ah, no. Those are boobies. I meant the great bones of DH's facial structure.
 tomcool wrote:
DH has great bones.
 
Wait, those are bones?
 SquiddlyDiddly wrote:
. . . and a truly outstanding cover image. . . 
 

DH has great bones.
 sm11 wrote:


a very pointed observation


Bwahahaha- I see what you did there!
 

 LowPhreak wrote:
What's with the "Doomsday Deathmix" stupid moniker?

What's next...Pat Benatar's "Zombie Apocalypse" version of Hit Me With Your Best Shot?

Joni Mitchell's "Nuclear Armageddon" version of Free Man in Paris?

Jesus. {#Rolleyes}
 Funny!

Sounds like The Propellerheads.  Love it!
That bass line is unmistakable,but I was expecting a cover, so I was pleased to hear Deborah Harry's vocals kick in.  This most excellent remix is a nice update to a classic.


Where's the man from Mars?
normally this kind of remix makes me quickly skip but... i lingered on this one long enough to get caught by it... nice one Bill.
Very  groovy!
I know the written lyrics say one thing, but she sings something different..regarding what's going on with the fingers...
Not bad. The original has a quite tightly played rhythm with a great arrangement. No need for a remix like this. Mostly though, I really miss the brass/horns of the original, they gave it a lot more swing than this mix. They should have left those in!
Not a fan of Blondie, as the drummer did suck.  But this track, with a drummer, it is worthy.  Though chimes, over the top.  You did not need to go there.
 fortheloveofpete wrote:
Just saw them last week...the years have not been kind
 
Nor have you.
 LowPhreak wrote:
What's with the "Doomsday Deathmix" stupid moniker?

What's next...Pat Benatar's "Zombie Apocalypse" version of Hit Me With Your Best Shot?

Joni Mitchell's "Nuclear Armageddon" version of Free Man in Paris?

Jesus. {#Rolleyes}
 
You'd probably have to ask the Rhythm Scholar remix people why they chose such a name; they seem to be pretty lighthearted with their remix names.  Maybe those tunes you mentioned are coming soon!
 SquiddlyDiddly wrote:
. . . and a truly outstanding cover image. . . 
 
Hey, it was cold in there!
Just saw them last week...the years have not been kind
 bwood11243 wrote:
Ahhhh, Deborah Harry. My crush as a 13 year old boy.
 
I was 23, but equally smitten.
Love this version

cool remix, 
AND Blondie mmummmblemumble mummbmmbmble overtheyears mum m  u m RAP had to m u m u jiu I listen m iu u um m ble.
- BILL
 bwood11243 wrote:
Ahhhh, Deborah Harry. My crush as a 13 year old boy.
 

I just wanted to be her... or Annie Lenox.
 SquiddlyDiddly wrote:
. . . and a truly outstanding cover image. . . 
 

a very pointed observation
 bwood11243 wrote:
Ahhhh, Deborah Harry. My crush as a 13 year old boy.
 
Autoamerican was the first album (cassette) I purchased as a kid.  Had Parallel Lines on 8 track.  Eventually all of them on vinyl.  Sigh.  Blondie was just the best...
I'm not normally a fan of remixes, but this is pretty good (still like the original better though).
Ahhhh, Deborah Harry. My crush as a 13 year old boy.
After hearing this a couple of times, I am starting to like this.
 wingo395 wrote:
Rhythm Scholar does some very nice remixes.  This one was done to celebrate the 30th anniversary of "Rapture".  Here is a bizarre and surreal video of this song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CH0_Zb6GG8


 
And now I can never unsee that video. I need an episode of Sesame Street or something, stat. Holy crap.
WoW. Great claim as the first rap played on mainstream radio. Cheers Bill!
Outstanding update of a classic - nicely done
. . . and a truly outstanding cover image. . . 
Ahhhh...that bass lick. 
Most enjoyable.
out of contrast, bill will play the original just adjacent to this. 
Incredible version, love it
 
Pretty much anything with the glorious Ms. Harry and her sensuous voice is at least an 8... :)
Oh stop it. I'm too old to be chair-dancing to a remix of a song I remember from a million years ago.
It's really great hearing a good song, made to sound so much different. Finding these rarities it is important to Share with All of Us. Keep digging them up and playing ALL of them!
do NOT stop finding these :)
 scarletdancer wrote:
Remix version sucks.  Do not like.  {#Razz}

 
yep.
Remix version sucks.  Do not like.  {#Razz}
blech to the remix version!
Really rockin it 11/19/17 1 pm PST. Genius segue from Soundgarden Fell On Black Days to King Crimson Eyes Wide Open, working up to this and whatever comes next .............
 Proclivities wrote:

As far as I remember (and granted it was 1980, so my memory may be a little sketchy), Blondie's "Autoamerican" album was released a few weeks before The Clash's "Sandinista".  I believe that the single "Rapture" was also released before the single "The Magnificent Seven".

 
Autoamerican was released in November of 1980, Sandinista! in December 1980.  "Rapture" was released as a single in Jan of 81.  I don't think "the Magnificent Seven" and/or "Magnificent Dance" was released until the spring of 81
 jkamm14 wrote:

Also, The Clash's "Magnificent Seven" pre-dates this song (though it wasn't a hit on the pop charts as "Rapture" was). 

 
As far as I remember (and granted it was 1980, so my memory may be a little sketchy), Blondie's "Autoamerican" album was released a few weeks before The Clash's "Sandinista".  I believe that the single "Rapture" was also released before the single "The Magnificent Seven".
Pretty sure I've never heard an electronic remix that was even a small improvement on the original. Pass.
 lizardking wrote:

Kinda....although read the info at Songfacts to get a good understanding of what was going on. 

https://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=2608

 



 
Also, The Clash's "Magnificent Seven" pre-dates this song (though it wasn't a hit on the pop charts as "Rapture" was). 
 LowPhreak wrote:
What's with the "Doomsday Deathmix" stupid moniker?

What's next...Pat Benatar's "Zombie Apocalypse" version of Hit Me With Your Best Shot?

Joni Mitchell's "Nuclear Armageddon" version of Free Man in Paris?

Jesus. {#Rolleyes}

 
{#Roflol}{#Lol}{#Roflol}{#Lol}{#Cheesygrin}{#Roflol}
HAHA!  I don't know what's more funny...your comment or your profile location!  {#Roflol}
Rhythm Scholar does some very nice remixes.  This one was done to celebrate the 30th anniversary of "Rapture".  Here is a bizarre and surreal video of this song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CH0_Zb6GG8

 LowPhreak wrote:
What's with the "Doomsday Deathmix" stupid moniker?

What's next...Pat Benatar's "Zombie Apocalypse" version of Hit Me With Your Best Shot?

Joni Mitchell's "Nuclear Armageddon" version of Free Man in Paris?

Jesus. {#Rolleyes}

 
Hmm, that Joni Mitchell remix sounds like it would be a fun project to work on.
{#Wink}
This really works for me, enjoying more than original.  I think b/c it's fresh - has more energy and not so stale sounding these days.
Please, no remixes...
What's with the "Doomsday Deathmix" stupid moniker?

What's next...Pat Benatar's "Zombie Apocalypse" version of Hit Me With Your Best Shot?

Joni Mitchell's "Nuclear Armageddon" version of Free Man in Paris?

Jesus. {#Rolleyes}
Not a big fan of remixes, but this is an awesome song. 
How about this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLLure2CP5g
Something old... something new... something... different... 
Love the disco hi-hat. {#Drummer}
 Yes...you are spot-on...a perfect segue. A pleasure to hear.

kcar wrote:
Now Bill, confess: you just played this so you could make a perfect segue to Deus's "What We Talk About (When We Talk About Love)".

And yes, it was perfect. {#Clap}{#Notworthy}

 


I love that RP plays this, and I am as equally excited each time I hear it here. 
This is no good without her band.
 LaurieinTucson wrote:
I've heard this was the first rap song. Anyone know for sure?

 
It wasn't the first rap song, but it was the first rap song to be played nationally ... 
I don't like this version.. I prefer the rap portions on the original... 
 LaurieinTucson wrote:
I've heard this was the first rap song. Anyone know for sure?

 
Kinda....although read the info at Songfacts to get a good understanding of what was going on. 

https://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=2608

 


I've heard this was the first rap song. Anyone know for sure?
There was nothing wrong with the original that this version is fixing. But also not different enough to justify its existence.
Ok, I like it. 
Now Bill, confess: you just played this so you could make a perfect segue to Deus's "What We Talk About (When We Talk About Love)".

And yes, it was perfect. {#Clap}{#Notworthy}