Sunday, June 11, 2006

Fierce "Crab" (1996)

Simply one of the best piano loops I've heard, especially when it rolls up the octave. Fierce's "Crab" 12" surfaced in '96, but I could never locate a copy; over the years it achieved holy grail status, as it seemed no one had ever even heard of this joint. Thank God for Ebay.

Fierce comes correct on the track; the piano loop builds to the first snare, and he starts ripping it right before the downbeat...the sh*t was made for doubles. A strong spoken-chorus, followed by a sampled hook (gotta be Wise Intelligent of P.R.T.?). It seems that acronyms were required in the early/mid-nineties, and in this case it's (C)owards (R)ealistically (A)cting as (B)ackstabbers.

Included is the instrumental and the B-side "Come Close", a solid (and funkier) track.

[UPDATE, 7/14, 1am: Re-archived, re-upped file]


Blogger Jose said...

this joint was Pure Dopeness

10:53 AM  
Blogger Jose said...

this joint was Pure Dopeness

10:53 AM  
Blogger Jose said...

Please Poest an Mp3.

1:54 PM  
Blogger mycall said...

This track is beautifully produced!
I've had the track for years - a random download, but never knew who the group was. I guessed it was called 'crab'. I shazzamed it (2580 from my cell) and it told me the group name. Holly grail indeed!

3:04 AM  
Blogger Owl said...

great 12''.. just dug out my copy and made a search to see if there was any info around :)

9:34 AM  
Blogger Dj BLAST One said...

Wassup fellas,i've got this Fierce 12" for sale...check it out here:


12:07 PM  
Blogger Breaksky said...

Thanks for the post !!!
Sombody now what the piano sample us for the loop ???

11:16 AM  

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