Depeche Frankenstein

Yo.

Want some advice on home ownership?

TIP NUMBER ONE: NEVER BUY A HOME.

That’s the best way to ensure you never have to deal with the shit that’s involved with selling a home. The only way to win is not to play. Argh. You know…when you have to drive to your appraiser’s house and leave a threatening note on the motherfucker’s door to ensure that he gets the appraisal done A WEEK PAST THE DEADLINE HE GAVE YOU, that’s probably a bad sign. Bastard had no problem cashing my check on time though. I want to know what makes people think they can get away with that shit, especially with me!? What about me, a six-and-a-half-foot large man with a short temper, screams “easy mark”?

Anyways, yeah. Musics.

Edgar Winter
Frankenstein 1984 (Monster Version)
Frankenstein 1984 (Human Version)
Frankenstein 1984 (Monster Rap)
I originally posted these in 2009, I am reposting them tonight for three reasons.

  1. I meant to post them for Halloween but got busy.
  2. I recently re-recorded them and they sound hella better.
  3. These tracks are the illest shit ever.

“Frankenstein 1984″ is an electro remake of the original “Frankenstein.” The original version is one of the greatest instrumentals of all-time, so it goes without saying that this version is one of the greatest electro instrumentals of all-time. It’s certainly the greatest electro track ever written and performed by an albino keyboardist from Texas. From what I can tell, all the instrumentation of the original version is replaced with various synthesizer and synth effects. There are no drums, no bass, no guitar, just rad synths rocking synth basslines, synth licks and synth rhythms. Oh, and there’s even a vocoder. And as we all know, vocoders make even the dopest shit more dope.

I have no idea if any of these versions ever appeared on a proper Edgar Winter release, I sure as hell can’t find any evidence of such. The “Monster Version” is the uncut version, and that runs nearly a full 10 minutes. The “Human Version” is a single edit at about half the length. The “Monster Rap” version, as the title suggests, features a full rap section, although I don’t know who by. This entire release is lacking credits other than “Edgar Winter,” and while I’m liable to believe he did perform every instrument on this release (the man can play just about anything), I really don’t think he did the rap. At least, I hope not.

Depeche Mode
Should Be Higher (Truss Remix)
Should Be Higher (MPIA3 Definition)
Should Be Higher (Koen Groenveveld Massive Remix)
Should Be Higher (Pangaea Dub Remix)
Should Be Higher (Uberzone Remix)
Should Be Higher (DJMREX Remix)
There are at least 10 different remixes of this track. There are four on the CD single (plus a radio edit) and these six additional mixes that are all exclusive to the 12″ vinyl single. And when I mean they’re exclusive to the vinyl I mean it. As of right now, the only place you can get them is on that record, no digital versions are available anywhere – which is why I feel okay with sharing them here tonight.

I just wish they were better. The first one is okay as a dance track, but it really doesn’t sound much like the original tune, ditto for the two that follow it. The best of the bunch are the last two, which are the only ones to really keep any of the structure from original version at all. If you’re a DM completist (like me) you’ll probably find something to like about all of them, but otherwise I would just stick with the Uberzone and DJMREX mixes and leave the rest. And if you’re looking for a solid remix of a Delta Machine track, check out the Steve Angellos/Jacques Lu Cont mix of “Soothe My Soul.” That shit is epic, although the original version is pretty great too.

 

4 Responses to “Depeche Frankenstein”

  1. Brian says:

    Thank you on the Should be higher 12″! Good luck in Japan.

  2. John says:

    man if you could come up with the three or four Barber mixes of Should Be Higher…well, you would be even more AWESOME. there’s a 9 minute plus version out there, and it is making me nuts not to find it

  3. sebbarbi says:

    thx,
    there are more than 32 differents mixes for this track !!!

    Should Be Higher (Barber Remix – Club Version) [07:27]
    Should Be Higher (Barber Remix – Instrumental) [07:27]
    Should Be Higher (Barber Vocal Remix) [07:27]
    Should Be Higher (Blondish Remix) [6:25]
    Should Be Higher (DJMREX – Instrumental) [06:25]
    Should Be Higher (DJMREX Dub – Instrumental) [06:24]
    Should Be Higher (DJMREX Dub) [06:24] 12″
    Should Be Higher (DJMREX Mix) [06:25]
    Should Be Higher (Jim Jones Revue – Instrumental) [05:16]
    Should Be Higher (Jim Jones Revue Mix) [05:16] CD Maxi
    Should Be Higher (Jim Sclavunos from Grinderman Remix – Instrumental) [04:12]
    Should Be Higher (Jim Sclavunos from Grinderman Remix) [04:12] CD Maxi
    Should Be Higher (Koen Groeneveld Massive Remix Instrumental) [06:44]
    Should Be Higher (Koen Groeneveld Massive Remix) [06:44] 12″
    Should Be Higher (Koen Groeneveld Perkussive Remix Instrumental) [06:17]
    Should Be Higher (Koen Groeneveld Perkussive Remix) [06:17]
    Should Be Higher (Little Vampire Mix – Instrumental) [05:31]
    Should Be Higher (Little Vampire Mix – Vox Up) [05:31]
    Should Be Higher (Little Vampire Mix) [05:31] CD Maxi
    Should Be Higher (Little Vampire Remix Single Edit) [03:59] CD Single
    Should Be Higher (Live) [05:54]
    Should Be Higher (Maps Dub Instrumental) [05:43]
    Should Be Higher (Maps Dub) [05:43]
    Should Be Higher (Maps Remix Instrumental) [05:43]
    Should Be Higher (Maps Remix) [05:43] CD Maxi
    Should Be Higher (MPIA3 Definition) [05:52] 12″
    Should Be Higher (Pangaea Dub) [04:13] 12″
    Should Be Higher (Pangaea Instrumental) [04:26]
    Should Be Higher (Radio Edit) [03:29] CD Single / CD Maxi
    Should Be Higher (Truss Remix Instrumental) [06:21]
    Should Be Higher (Truss Remix) [06:21] 12″
    Should Be Higher (Überzone Dub Instrumental) [04:57]
    Should Be Higher (Überzone Dub) [04:57]
    Should Be Higher (Überzone Remix Instrumental) [04:57]
    Should Be Higher (Überzone Remix) [04:57] 12″

  4. Jen.S says:

    “These tracks are the illest shit ever.”
    “And as we all know, vocoders make even the dopest shit more dope.”
    I love the writing on this post…and I agree with you about the Frankenstein 1984 tracks…

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