Der Ring Der Synthausprechen

During that part of the day that I spent desperately trying to stop listening to I’m On A Boat, it occurred to me to wonder where I’d heard that heavily-synthesized-voice sound before, so I made list, and this is what I found:

  • Word Up – released in mid-1986, by Cameo
  • Return Of The Mack – released in early 1996, by Mark Morrison, and
  • apparently T-Pain’s first album was realeased in in the last weeks of 2005.

So oddly, we’re apparently on a nine-years, nine-months cycle for re-using that sound in catchy, otherwise-completely-idiotic music.

I plan to have my ears plugged for most of the summer of 2015. You may wish to mark it on your calendars as well.


  1. Ted Mielczarek
    Posted March 2, 2009 at 6:08 pm | Permalink

    If you haven’t heard the rest of The Lonely Island’s album, it’s equally hilarious.

  2. Posted March 2, 2009 at 8:50 pm | Permalink

    You’ve never heard of Daft Punk, I take it?

  3. mhoye
    Posted March 2, 2009 at 9:23 pm | Permalink

    I have, but their entire sound is synthesized. I’m talking about just the voice, and in a particular R&B style.

  4. Posted March 3, 2009 at 1:28 pm | Permalink

    Kameo with a K motherfucker!