Colour Sensations (What Is It, Ted​?​)

by Chriddof

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about

This is a tribute to the version of the 90s you don't really hear about these days, and definitely not on any "reaction" Youtube channel or Buzzfeed. It's the "indie dance" side, the house / techno side, the little people against the big guys... it wasn't all about bleedin' Rugrats or Full Bloody House. No one here had even seen the latter, and we still haven't. And raves didn't mean time-misplaced New Romantics cosplaying as alien heroin addicts.

This is about being exposed to a rainbow spattered version of counter-cultural music as a young kid, stuff that committed the sins of hope and defiance even as it was on the brink of being swallowed whole by cynicism, misery and big business. It was derided at the time, and occasionally with a small amount of justification - but we could certainly re-learn a few lessons from those days.

lyrics

We begin with a light primary - red orange
Mixed with green, it makes a yellow equal
to the combined strength of the two primaries
Red orange and blue violet combine into
red purple - another secondary light colour
And green mixed with blue violet makes
the secondary colour turquoise, or blue green

Give us our colour sensations
Give us our colour sensations
Give us our colour sensations
Give us our colour sensations
Give us our colour sensations
Give us our colour sensations
Give us our colour sensations
Give us our colour sensations

What is it, Ted?
Red orange, green, and blue violet
are primary colours

What is it, Ted?

Our impression of him is conditioned
by his surroundings

credits

released October 19, 2019
Main set of male vocal samples from Prelinger Archives at archive.org

Female vocal sample from Big Fish Audio

Cover produced with the aid of pictures painted / photographed by Steve Johnson, available from Pexels.com

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