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Wartimes

Recorded in April 2021 for the REM Challenge

 

Running Time: 35:00

Released On: Unreleased at present, as per the terms and conditions of the above

 

 

 

 

    

 < Reverbnation Edit - 8:43 / Full Version - 35:00 >

 
 
 
 

Okay, hands up, this promise about the Magic Bullet doing no more 35 minute ear-bleeders for the REM Challenge, it's not really working out, is it? If we're brutally honest, we've actually been rather enjoying doing 35 minute ear-bleeders. Yes, we do have some sympathy for Elling Lien, the main man behind this epic challenge. He trusted us. And we betrayed him with that Criminal Duplet track. As if RFA hadn't been more than enough for most people to withstand in the first place. I knew in my heart that this month, we should do something gentle, a soft folk ballad perhaps, maybe find some beautiful harp samples to include, how lovely would that be? But, and that well known saying has ne'er been truer; the best laid men of mice with plans...

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"Skit got list of ideas!"

"Oh?"

He passed me the torn scrap of cereal packet he'd been writing on. In crayon. It was a list headed 'Noisiest Power Tools', which he'd underlined with a particularly thick red one.

"Skit like power tools." He said excitedly.

"Jackhammer is just the American name for a pneumatic drill, dickhead," I pointed out, "we've done that."

"Chop saw!" He shouted, "We do chop saw!"

"So," I paused for dramatic effect, "you're suggesting that, in spite of our promise not to, we give those nice people who go to all the trouble of organising the REM Challenge another 35 minutes of painful noise?"

"Yes."

"Works for me."

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Interesting power tool facts # 35...

A chop saw is actually known in the UK as a mitre saw!


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When my then 89 year old mum heard us checking the track out on the home hi fi system, she recoiled in complete horror.

"Oh what an awful noise," she sobbed pitifully, "it reminds me of all the death and destruction in London during the blitz."

And that's why we called the track "Wartimes", which by some strange coincidence, just happens to be an anagram of 'mitre saw'. Small world. Look, Elling, a word of advice; can I recommend you get some ear-protectors sometime over the next month?

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LINK: https://www.rpmchallenge.com/remchallenge

 
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