Sounds like an interesting cover



L. Bird pkeets at hotmail.com
Tue Aug 17 22:36:07 CDT 2004


http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/wearetheworld/04-08-17.shtml

# Jason Forrest: "10 Amazing Years"
Who's got an exacting ear for disco-worthy grooves and a taste for the 
grandeur of classic rock? Who, you might ask, has the temerity to use such 
whorishly handled sample-material as The Who's "Who Are You", and the 
precision to make it new again? To whom can we give thanks for rescuing this 
Pete Townshend gem from the nether regions of TV Land? With all due respect 
to Jerry Bruckheimer and the 25 million viewers who religiously tune in to 
CSI every week, the correct answer is the dancing cut-and-paste juggernaut 
that is Jason Forrest. "10 Amazing Years" effectively (and shockingly) 
erases all previous incarnations of "Who Are You" by getting you to do two 
things, sometimes simultaneously: 1) Stomp your feet even as you sit at your 
desk, and 2) polish off your dusty ol' air guitar windmill.

Forrest deftly employs Townshend's famous power chords, as well as a series 
of other guitars (both strummed and atmospheric), extended keyboard/piano 
passages, spliced-up vocals, and a leftfield sample of The Beatles' 
"Because"-- and then peppers it all on top of his shifting start/stop beats 
and intense drum breaks. Despite the sonic overload, the track never quite 
goes haphazard; Forrest sews it all together with imagination. Of course, 
the better a listener knows the source material, the more they're likely to 
appreciate this irreverent assemblage-- and if you've committed the original 
to heart, Forrest is likely to have your expectations and your dancing shoes 
pulled so joyously in divergent directions that you'll shake your head and 
wonder: "Who was that masked DJ?" Oh yeah, it was Donna Summer. [Zach 
Vowell; August 17th, 2004]

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