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(Rolling Stone)   Sex Machine turns 50 .... I'm actually a bit older, but it's cool   (rollingstone.com) divider line
    More: Cool, James Brown, Bootsy Collins, Brown's entire band, Ron Lenhoff, Cincinnati's King Studios, bassist Bootsy Collins, new song, two-part single  
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2020-07-23 10:44:42 PM  
My initial assumption was that TFA was about Tom Savini...and then I quickly remembered that he is much older than 50.
 
2020-07-23 10:47:57 PM  
Thread definitely needs more penis guns.
 
2020-07-23 10:55:47 PM  
I'm probably older than Subby, but I just wanna thank him/her for this link. I'm a huge fan of James, Bootsy, and all the incarnations of P-Funk. I love these stories about the "early years."

Thanks!
 
2020-07-23 10:58:09 PM  
Fellas, I'm ready to get up and do my thing! I wanna get into it man, you know.

One of the greatest intros in music history.
 
2020-07-23 11:02:50 PM  
I'm going to get up, uh, get on up and go to bed.
 
2020-07-23 11:15:32 PM  
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2020-07-23 11:29:08 PM  
Be cool.

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2020-07-23 11:30:44 PM  
James Brown's Celebrity Hot Tub Party - SNL
Youtube xeSwrFKFNFw
 
2020-07-23 11:36:24 PM  
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The only real sex machine
 
2020-07-23 11:56:27 PM  
Will it need Viagra to keep running?
 
2020-07-24 12:00:08 AM  
Nice to find out the history of one of his hits .. Thanks ..
 
2020-07-24 12:09:40 AM  

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The only real sex machine


Saw him at a horror convention years ago. Too star-struck to say a word.
 
2020-07-24 12:19:41 AM  
I prefer the Fat Boys version. That song sounds better with their Go Go spin on the rhythm, IMHO.

*ducks*
 
2020-07-24 12:35:43 AM  

ZMugg: I prefer the Fat Boys version. That song sounds better with their Go Go spin on the rhythm, IMHO.

*ducks*


Cute.
But this is how you poke the bear.

THE BEST VERSION! ACCEPT NO SUBSTITUTES!
Pee-wee Herman sings Sex Machine
Youtube A2L8_hgha58
 
2020-07-24 12:38:53 AM  
"Sex Machine" - The Meth Minute 39
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2020-07-24 3:10:59 AM  
One reason musical acts aren't as good today (aside from not having James Brown and Bootsy Collins in them) is the complete lack of a horn section.

How many bands - that aren't from New Orleans - even have a horn section these days?
 
2020-07-24 3:28:20 AM  
ftfa - "The J.B.'s go through change after change, following Brown's lead - sort of like a live version of the way hip-hop producers transition through samples - and it's all the more impressive considering they didn't really know what they were doing."

Back in the day we used to call that being in a band.
 
2020-07-24 5:38:31 AM  

The_Sponge: My initial assumption was that TFA was about Tom Savini...and then I quickly remembered that he is much older than 50.


Am I the only one that winced when that thing fired?  I mean sure - over the top cool but... man I hope to hell it has a lot of recoil comp shiat built in.  Ow ow ow!
 
2020-07-24 6:30:14 AM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: The_Sponge: My initial assumption was that TFA was about Tom Savini...and then I quickly remembered that he is much older than 50.

Am I the only one that winced when that thing fired?  I mean sure - over the top cool but... man I hope to hell it has a lot of recoil comp shiat built in.  Ow ow ow!


I knew who Tom Savini was when I first watched that movie. What I didn't know at the time, was that the guy Sex Machine steals the beer from and threatens with his codpiece was Savini's own protégé, Greg Nicotero.
 
2020-07-24 6:50:27 AM  
I saw James Brown perform when I was in high school at the Reading High gymnasium.

I did think it was weird that this legend was playing a high school gym, but I went for the experience. It was at least a four hour concert.

I can't find any proof online that this happened but it was in the 80s and it was the Reading high school Geigle complex in Reading Pennsylvania
 
2020-07-24 7:15:21 AM  
farkin bit me..........FARKINNNNN BIT ME!!!
 
2020-07-24 7:27:51 AM  
Bootsy Collins is a national treasure.
 
2020-07-24 8:14:10 AM  
If James Brown and Led Zeppelin would've gotten together.
James Brown vs Led Zeppelin Whole Lotta Sex Machine
Youtube fd0b42chX5A
 
2020-07-24 9:02:17 AM  
I couldn't take my eyes off that go-go dancer in the background.
 
2020-07-24 9:56:20 AM  
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I knew I had proof!!!!
 
2020-07-24 12:52:04 PM  
o/ Count me in the group that instantly thought of From Dusk Till Dawn and Tom Savini! He's my favorite character from the movie, his transformation scene was so funny/sad. I was more surprised, back in the day, to find out he was a special effects guy. He was great as Sex Machine.
 
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