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  • n  a loud steady beat

  • Last year the Dutch DJ Junkie XL (Tom Holkenburg) slapped a ferocious backbeat on "A Little Less Conversation," a sassy but obscure Mac Davis-Billy Strange composition that Elvis .
  • My sound is basically backbeat and Stratocaster guitar or an old Martin guitar.
  • In their new book, The Deviant's Advantage: How Fringe Ideas Create Mass Markets, the duo explain how "positive" deviance "is the backbeat of commerce, the rhythm of innovation .
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  • Shell Shocked: My Life With The Turtles, Flo & Eddie, and Frank Zappa, etc.
    Shell Shocked: My Life With the Turtles, Flo & Eddie, and Frank Zappa, etc. by Howard Kaylan with Jeff Tamarkin | Backbeat Books | 304 pages The performance rights organization BMI has named the Turtles’ “Happy Together” one of the Top 50 Songs of the 20th century. Oh ... that guy. Now you’ve placed Howard Kaylan – that hushed, confessional singer in the verses, modulating to the keening ...
    June 18, 2013 - Orlando Weekly

  • Dave Davies in Reuters
    I've discovered there is definitely an interplay between the way Mick plays drums and my vocals,Davies explains. "He waits for the vocal. Most drummers just lay down a backbeat, but Mick feels the songs, so there's a definite continuity...
  • Deborah Jowitt in Kansas City infoZine
    Awesome dancing and a backbeat to knock it all home,wrote The Village Voice's Deborah Jowitt. "Parsons enters the realm of pop spectacle with a vengeance!"
  • Alex Kapranos in The West Australian
    We wanted the tempo to be slower than our previous records, we didn't want the disco backbeat on the hi-hat or maybe the octave bass, which kind of gave the signature sound to the previous records but then became ubiquitous,Kapranos said....

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