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Loop Guru — Single Orphan First Year Camel
Album: Loop Bites Dog
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6.3

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Total ratings: 979









Released: 1997
Length: 4:32
Plays (last 30 days): 1
(Instrumental)
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 hayduke2 wrote:
cool tune, maybe they got their name from the episode of "Jonny Quest" when a lumber camp in the Canadian woods was attacked by a "Loop Garoo" , a north-woods were-wolf ... 


 
Perhaps Hadji Raheed Singh (Hadj) wrote the music.
I don't often mark a song with a 10. . . but when I do It's because it is utter genius (in my ears that is). 

This is genius. 
 hayduke2 wrote:
cool tune, maybe they got their name from the episode of "Jonny Quest" when a lumber camp in the Canadian woods was attacked by a "Loop Garoo" , a north-woods were-wolf ... 


 
Thought the exact same thing.
 kingart wrote:
A Clash-and-Cake remix. 
Can't beat that title. But with that repetitive drumming as its metronome, that orphan camel would just walk back and forth in the same patch of desert. 
Cool tune though. It's a 7, especially with wine as inspiration.  
 
Some camels require repetition in order to walk forward - fills and tempo changes throw them off.
Loop Guru! Saw them back in the mid 80's. So fun! Talking Heads family ... Thanks for this.
 Larrygrrl wrote:

I love gold lamé neckwear...but it must match the Calvins.  And ties do not "thrust" (not enough rigidity), they merely sway.  To mention the cost of your suit demeans both you and your apparel.  It's best to let these things speak for themselves.  Having said all that, my camo pants are doing a little dance to this song!

 
Anyway is that Fitz guy for real?
 fitzworld wrote:
Pardon me, whilst I chair-dance in the privacy of my office overlooking the Hudson River in NYC — my gold lame tie thrusting back and forth from right to left against my $4,000 pinstriped Brooks Bros suit.

 
I love gold lamé neckwear...but it must match the Calvins.  And ties do not "thrust" (not enough rigidity), they merely sway.  To mention the cost of your suit demeans both you and your apparel.  It's best to let these things speak for themselves.  Having said all that, my camo pants are doing a little dance to this song!
 fitzworld wrote:
Pardon me, whilst I chair-dance in the privacy of my office overlooking the Hudson River in NYC — my gold lame tie thrusting back and forth from right to left against my $4,000 pinstriped Brooks Bros suit.

 
Why would you spend $4K on a suit and why would you mention it here? Further a gold lame tie is lame.
Looping hopping in my Beijing morning... 

Thank you Hayduke2 for the possible inspiration behind their name 

Good morning! 
cool tune, maybe they got their name from the episode of "Jonny Quest" when a lumber camp in the Canadian woods was attacked by a "Loop Garoo" , a north-woods were-wolf ... 

..gets me loopy..wonder why..
not my taste!
 gloriajanell wrote:

Does anyone know where to find this tune yet? 

 

Amazon UK is selling the album new for £19.99 but I got it second hand from them for £2.22. Not my usual type of music but I have to say I’m really enjoying it. Radio Paradise one again expands my horizons!


 TJS wrote:
Definitely stole that Led Zeppelin drum beat.
 
So they did. That with the sitar, is probably why I like it!
I want. 
I like.
I get.
I have.

Good-night. 
Pardon me, whilst I chair-dance in the privacy of my office overlooking the Hudson River in NYC -- my gold lame tie thrusting back and forth from right to left against my $4,000 pinstriped Brooks Bros suit.
{#Lol}
A Clash-and-Cake remix. 
Can't beat that title. But with that repetitive drumming as its metronome, that orphan camel would just walk back and forth in the same patch of desert. 
Cool tune though. It's a 7, especially with wine as inspiration.  
That's my guru.
 sirdroseph wrote:
Oh, you just think you can throw a Sitar in there and I am going to automatically like it? Well, you would be right.
 
Works for me, too.
Definitely stole that Led Zeppelin drum beat.
Not sure what it is about this, but I like it...
annoying. 5->3
What can i say? it's 1.11am & the little bird loves this song. he's chirpin' away to it so that's a 9++ =)
 fredriley wrote:
Great fun, and a fine song title too. Come on you camels :o). 8 from the Nottingham jury
 
Gave this an 8. It's very addictive - like a chant, or a children's nursery rhyme.  I really like it! {#Mrgreen}


 fredriley wrote:
Great fun, and a fine song title too. Come on you camels :o). 8 from the Nottingham jury
  Gave this an 8. It's very addictive - like a chant, or a children's nursery rhyme.  I really like it! {#Mrgreen}


Would ya hear this anywhere else?


sirdroseph wrote:
Oh, you just think you can throw a Sitar in there and I am going to automatically like it? Well, you would be right.
Heh. You're so easy. Me, too. This cut is really holding up as it enters its teenage years.

 dmichellea wrote:
yeah spongebob

 
Hey! You're right....that soundtrack is good for the ears! 

I didn't think I'd like this at first listen but I do{#Music}
Great fun, and a fine song title too. Come on you camels :o). 8 from the Nottingham jury
 gloriajanell wrote:

What is the Mule? 


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EMule

Oh, you just think you can throw a Sitar in there and I am going to automatically like it? Well, you would be right.
 gloriajanell wrote:

Does anyone know where to find this tune yet? What is the Mule?

 
I bought the cd off Amazon. . . click the link above. {#Chef} 
 dmichellea wrote:
yeah spongebob

 
Assuming the cover that is shown is the actual cover it could be spongebob.

yeah spongebob

I swear I heard Spongebob laugh in there.

Does anyone know where to find this tune yet? What is the Mule?


 bhallmark wrote:

Has anybody successfully downloaded this track?  iTunes is still a no-go. 
 
yes. but not from iTunes. you'd better ride the mule.


Not a song.  I like songs.  2
 DigitalJer wrote:
Love this song. Hard to find =/
 
Has anybody successfully downloaded this track?  iTunes is still a no-go. 
uncreative bilge!!! 


This Guru is groovy... this song is good for the ears...


This song kicks ass!
{#Dancingbanana}

  
   
 
More_Cowbell wrote:
 



 ThePoose wrote:
I assume the group got its name from the French term for ''werewolf'': loup garou.
Anyone know if this is so? Seems too close to be a coincidence.
 
It's a very clever bi-lingual pun - made me smile {#Angel}  And the music's pretty good to boot!
Colored with memories.
groovy!
 pushplay wrote:
That drumline is from Fatboy Slims - Goin out of my head. I am saddened by this brainless sampling becuase it really trashes all the work Fatboy Slim did to sample(from who i am not sure), cut-up and arrange his original drum track. This is just Loop Guru taking his name too seriously
 
hahahahaha!  that is too funny. Everyone knows this is a cut of Bonham's beat from the Crunge:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpt6Y8O4vj4

First I heard it sampled was by De La Soul in the late '80s:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6TDh8ix34g


I assume the group got its name from the French term for ''werewolf'': loup garou.
Anyone know if this is so? Seems too close to be a coincidence.

 x3n0b07 wrote:
I just like this more everytime I hear it.  Dense and exotic.
 
Isn't it tho!!  In a very fun, bouncy; in an eclectic way.

loop guru

think about THAT one for awhile 

I bumped this from 6 to 7
Another one of the "first" songs I heard on RP back in 2001. {#Dancingbanana_2}
I just like this more everytime I hear it.  Dense and exotic.
BillG is kickin' it with the world music today, and it is great. Thanks!
This morning is apparently "obscure and 'creative'" song title hour: Kaki King - Gay Sons of Lesbian Mothers Loop Guru - Single Orphan First Year Camel good songs, odd titles.
Love this song. Hard to find =/
Odyzzeuz wrote:
Never touched by human hands.
Was that a self reference? :mrgreen:
Trash. At least Loop Guru has a "special" place in my RP life...my first ever 1 rating.
Ender43 wrote:
I've really enjoyed this set... Loop Guru - Single Orphan First Year Camel Lush - Undertow Medeski, Martin & Wood - Ice Kaki King - Gay Sons of Lesbian Mothers
Yes, this was excellent.
Never touched by human hands.
Its John Bonham - The Crunge
auburntigerrich wrote:
Sweet cut, but... Where have I heard this drum beat before? It's so familiar... Anyone else recognize this?
That drumline is from Fatboy Slims - Goin out of my head. I am saddened by this brainless sampling becuase it really trashes all the work Fatboy Slim did to sample(from who i am not sure), cut-up and arrange his original drum track. This is just Loop Guru taking his name too seriously
no its the clashbullitt wrote:
Is that a Chemical Brothers drum sample I hear?
This is really fun!
xkolibuul wrote:
What Capt. Tofu said! I feel the same way about the listener comments that emerge when RP plays Latin music. Cuba is not Mexico is not Colombia is not Puerto Rico.
Back in 2003 I spent my vacations in New Mexico where I visited a good friend. During my time down there the second war with Iraq started over. Due to the fact that I'm German I had to stand millions of discussions with people who wanted to teach me the meaning of this war. Most of those guys weren't even able to show the region (!!!) 'their' soldiers were sent to. And you expect the people to differ musical origin?
Ender43 wrote:
I've really enjoyed this set... Loop Guru - Single Orphan First Year Camel Lush - Undertow Medeski, Martin & Wood - Ice Kaki King - Gay Sons of Lesbian Mothers
They are all stolen in one way or the other, first one Yes the last I can't remember and the 2 middle I am sure are ripped one way or other,all Suck anyway.
CaptTofu wrote:
Well, that's highly unlikely, since Osama is a wahibist, who follows a literal translation of the Q'ran and Hadith, which states that music is haram (a no-no, forbidden).
Now we know why he is so screwed up, he doesn't listen to music! We need to pump some RP in to that cave of his and wham, peace in the middle east. Who knew!
This song just always me feel good, no matter what state I'm in. :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana:
I've really enjoyed this set... Loop Guru - Single Orphan First Year Camel Lush - Undertow Medeski, Martin & Wood - Ice Kaki King - Gay Sons of Lesbian Mothers
I have a very groovy Dub-Compilation in my collection with at least one Loop Guru track... Great music IMHO!
Maybe he's Loop Guru because this song keeps looping endlessley in my head... and that's a good thing!
Wilmshurst wrote:
man, I am a sucker for this hippy-trippy-bassy world crap...
Yip - I must agree, it's got a very 'bounce bounce' appeal at the end of a long Bank Holiday weekend.
man, I am a sucker for this hippy-trippy-bassy world crap...
What Capt. Tofu said! I feel the same way about the listener comments that emerge when RP plays Latin music. Cuba is not Mexico is not Colombia is not Puerto Rico. CaptTofu wrote:
One thing that urks me is lumping together Arabic Islamic culture with Indian Vedic culture, which have nothing in common with each other, such as mixing Sitars with Arabic sounding singing and other instruments. It's a fun song, but also a bit of haj paj mishmash, whoever composed it thinking "yeah, that middle eastern thing man..."
bullitt wrote:
Is that a Zeppelin drum sample I hear?
I thought I heard Ghostbusters....
Is that a Chemical Brothers drum sample I hear?
Interesting sounds... I'm not intellectual enough (or perhaps I am and just don't care...?!) to determine where it's coming from, but I do know I like it... ...and the vision of Osama and his harem is pretty damn funny :whistle:
huebdoo wrote:
This asian - middle eastern groove stuff is pretty cool ... RP has certainly been playing it quite a bit of late I dig it Can you see Oshama and his crew getting down with the ladies in there fine burkas to this stuff
Well, that's highly unlikely, since Osama is a wahibist, who follows a literal translation of the Q'ran and Hadith, which states that music is haram (a no-no, forbidden).
One thing that urks me is lumping together Arabic Islamic culture with Indian Vedic culture, which have nothing in common with each other, such as mixing Sitars with Arabic sounding singing and other instruments. It's a fun song, but also a bit of haj paj mishmash, whoever composed it thinking "yeah, that middle eastern thing man..."
ArbiterOfGoodTaste wrote:
Is that punchy drum sample the beginning of The Crunge by Zeppelin?
Yep! also used to great effect by De La Soul
This groove is lethal! But in the words of the late Bob Marley: "one good thing about music: when it hits you, you feel no pain". :sunny: :daisy:
Woo hoo....sweet. Listening to this tune and staring at C++ code go very well together!
This asian - middle eastern groove stuff is pretty cool ... RP has certainly been playing it quite a bit of late I dig it Can you see Oshama and his crew getting down with the ladies in there fine burkas to this stuff
ziggytrix wrote:
To make themselves feel more important perhaps? Who knows. Such comments are very revealing about a person's knowledge though. The fact that this person thinks they can just open up GarageBand and compose something that could even rival an old casio keyboard on demo mode is quite laughable from the PoV of someone who's even dabbled in sequencing and production.
I wonder if I should ever share my first use of GarageBand with the world - a group of us sysadmins had just set up a brand shiny new G5, with GarageBand, and we then recorded a few silly sayings, then mixed them repeatedly with some of the included background loops. It probably sounds incredibly stupid, but it's hilarious to me because of the memory of the experience and the people. But yes, electronica is music, even if I can't make it myself. I could probably summon up the programming know-how to write some sort of AI that generates simple music - would I be the artist? Where'd the creativity come from? On a related note, I can write a program that can beat me at chess. I find that fascinating.
:bananasplit:
MtnGoat wrote:
Why is there a group mentality that just wants to tear down based on their own small view of the world?
To make themselves feel more important perhaps? Who knows. Such comments are very revealing about a person's knowledge though. The fact that this person thinks they can just open up GarageBand and compose something that could even rival an old casio keyboard on demo mode is quite laughable from the PoV of someone who's even dabbled in sequencing and production.
Sweet cut, but... Where have I heard this drum beat before? It's so familiar... Anyone else recognize this?
Some jumpin' jammin' stuff; keepin' it well weapon futile, yeah... :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana_2: :bananasplit: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana_2: :bananasplit: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana_2: :bananasplit:
Y E A H !
Still likeie likie. Yummy.
Dig it. I don't think this is the first song we've heard from Loop Guru. I think I like them.
UltraNurd wrote:
Maybe so, but if I were to open up Garageband and try it, it would sound like crap, because I am unskilled, just as if I tried to play a cello. With practice on either, I could get better, and "with enough time" I could even get good enough to make and market a CD. Just because an instrument is easier to use doesn't mean you can make something good without some artistic input.
:clap:
:sleep:
bigstory wrote:
But how is that DIY? It's more like ODI -- other people did it.
Right. Sorta like, "Hey, that's a C sharp (insert your own favorite note here)! You can't use that! Beethoven used that already and you're ripping him off!" Reusing notes, or groups of notes, who cares? He still composes which is what defines art. He could be using human farts and it'd still be art if there was composition of said farts. Get it? Why is there a group mentality that just wants to tear down based on their own small view of the world?
Heh, this always makes me think of the Russians jamming to Soulfinger in Spies Like Us, more than the original Soulfinger does.
The flutelike instrument is intriguing and reminds me of a remote and dreamlike jungle. But the horns ruin it.
UltraNurd wrote:
Maybe so, but if I were to open up Garageband and try it, it would sound like crap, because I am unskilled, just as if I tried to play a cello. With practice on either, I could get better, and "with enough time" I could even get good enough to make and market a CD. Just because an instrument is easier to use doesn't mean you can make something good without some artistic input.
An instrument is just a tool. Anyone can doodle with a pencil, but it takes talent to make the doodle look like something. Anyone can use PhotoShop, but that doesn't make you good.
Mesmerizingly delightful
jah_blessed wrote:
...and anyone with enough time to rip samples and tweak all sorts of sequencing and sound FX settings can do this.
Maybe so, but if I were to open up Garageband and try it, it would sound like crap, because I am unskilled, just as if I tried to play a cello. With practice on either, I could get better, and "with enough time" I could even get good enough to make and market a CD. Just because an instrument is easier to use doesn't mean you can make something good without some artistic input.
Fredrikson wrote:
exactly what i was thinking
I hear it too...
ArbiterOfGoodTaste wrote:
Is that punchy drum sample the beginning of The Crunge by Zeppelin?
exactly what i was thinking
Darkmatter wrote:
Yeah, DIY! Isn't it great? The more, the merrier I say.
But how is that DIY? It's more like ODI -- other people did it.
WARNING: Excessive exposure to this can cause permanent brain damage.
Is that punchy drum sample the beginning of The Crunge by Zeppelin?
jah_blessed wrote:
...and anyone with enough time to rip samples and tweak all sorts of sequencing and sound FX settings can do this.
Yeah, DIY! Isn't it great? The more, the merrier I say. Have you sent your work to Bill yet, by the way? :mrgreen:
designerGirl wrote:
It's not the looping together of sounds that makes for the 'playability' of a song like this. It's doing it with the right creative edge; blending texture, melody, groove. And then getting just the right balance.
...and anyone with enough time to rip samples and tweak all sorts of sequencing and sound FX settings can do this.
This track makes me feel like a dancing bananna!!! :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana:
There's a great French expression that's used to keep the kids in line: Le loup garou va te manger! (Literal translation: The werewolf will eat you! Idiomatic translation: The Bogeyman will get you!)
jah_blessed wrote:
Sounds like it was made with ACID or Garage Band. Any amateur can string samples together this way. Hell, I might give it a shot myself and upload my "work" labeled as a rare track by Loop Guru, Delerium, Euphoria or Deep Forest, see if Bill falls for it.
It's not the looping together of sounds that makes for the 'playability' of a song like this. It's doing it with the right creative edge; blending texture, melody, groove. And then getting just the right balance. Go ahead. Try it. Send it to me first and I'll critique it proper. :twisted:
I like this .. unique and compelling .. better than the average electronica.
hippiechick wrote:
Is the cover a pot leaf?
Looks like a palm tree in the reflection of a pool. Or rather 2 or 3 palm trees. Man do I miss Florida
Is the cover a pot leaf?
So strange, but yet so good....hmmmm.... :stupid: Gotta love that beat!