Active TopicsActive Topics  Display List of Forum MembersMemberlist  Search The ForumSearch  HelpHelp
  RegisterRegister  LoginLogin
Chat Board
 Top 40 Music on Compact Disc : Chat Board
Subject Topic: paperboy "ditty" Post ReplyPost New Topic
Author
Message << Prev Topic | Next Topic >>
edtop40
MusicFan
MusicFan


Joined: 29 October 2004
Location: United States
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 4871
Posted: 06 March 2008 at 5:42pm | IP Logged Quote edtop40

my cassingle issued as next plateau 357012 contains, on the A-side, the "radio" version with a stated run time of 4:02 on the sleeve, and a stated run time of 3:56 on the cassingle itself......the actual running time is 4:01.....the question i have is, if the cassingle identifies this version as the "radio" version.....what, if any, of the lyrics are edited out for radio play?...i got my cd copy from the import cd single....









__________________
edtop40
Back to Top View edtop40's Profile Search for other posts by edtop40
 
aaronk
MusicFan
MusicFan


Joined: 16 January 2005
Location: United States
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 4890
Posted: 06 March 2008 at 5:54pm | IP Logged Quote aaronk

Ed, I'm almost 100% certain that the "Radio" mix was also issued on the full length album. There is one place where a lyric was edited out of the song, and it's also this way on the album. The second verse says "every (rhythm) that I see be like 'do you remember me?'" and they clearly edited out the "n" word, replacing it with the word "rhythm" from the first verse.

What's really interesting is that the double tracked vocal is split between the left and right channel. In fact, they left one "n" word in tact on the "Radio" mix, because he only says it in one of the channels. On one side, you hear him say "n****s let go my Eggos," but he says a non-offensive word in the other channel (might also be "rhythm," which was the name of his DJ).

As a side note, he can be heard saying "you ain't seen a damn thing" in one channel and "you ain't heard a damn thing" in another channel.
Back to Top View aaronk's Profile Search for other posts by aaronk Visit aaronk's Homepage
 
MCT1
MusicFan
MusicFan


Joined: 26 December 2007
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 88
Posted: 07 March 2008 at 12:40pm | IP Logged Quote MCT1

I guess that sleeve is the cassette equivalent of a generic factory sleeve on a 45 or 12". I remember seeing a few early cassette singles in that type of sleeve, but it's use never really caught on.
Back to Top View MCT1's Profile Search for other posts by MCT1
 
aaronk
MusicFan
MusicFan


Joined: 16 January 2005
Location: United States
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 4890
Posted: 20 April 2017 at 3:51pm | IP Logged Quote aaronk

I just obtained a very rare US CD single of "Ditty," which is an independent release before Paperboy was signed to Next Plateau. This is the only place I've ever heard an explicit version of "Ditty," which is called "Street." (Note this is not the same as the "Divine Street Mix" found on Next Plateau CD singles and the full length album.) Here are the full details:

Cisum Records CIS-001.2
1. "Ditty" (Street) (actual 3:42)
2. "Ditty" (Street Inst.) (actual 3:41)
3. "Ditty" (Radio) (actual 4:18)
4. "The Nine Yards" (actual 3:22)
5. "The Nine Yards" (Inst.) (actual 3:23)
6. "Ditty" (Radio Inst.) (actual 4:18)

There are some noteworthy things about the versions on this disc. First, the all mixes of "Ditty" on this CD single contain the same backing track as the Next Plateau hit version, but the "Street" mix contains a different vocal take and explicit lyrics not heard on any other mix.

The "Radio" mix on this CD is the same vocal take as the Next Plateau hit version, but it is unedited on this release and contains additional lyrics not found on the hit version. Also, Paperboy only sings the chorus ("do the ditty if you want to...") one time in between the first and second verse. (There is no third verse at all.) Obviously Next Plateau heard the hit potential, but it needed a repeated chorus/hook. As such, they cut the last half of the first verse completely (only heard on this rare CD); edited and split the second verse of this version, turning it into the second and third verse of the hit version; and finally repeated the chorus after the second and third verses.

The Next Plateau hit version can almost be spliced together using the version on this disc. The only thing that differs is the last chorus of the hit version. For this, the multi-tracks would've been used to layer the chorus vocals with the end of the instrumental track.

__________________
Aaron Kannowski
Uptown Sound
Back to Top View aaronk's Profile Search for other posts by aaronk Visit aaronk's Homepage
 

If you wish to post a reply to this topic you must first login
If you are not already registered you must first register

  Post ReplyPost New Topic
Printable version Printable version

Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot create polls in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum



This page was generated in 0.0938 seconds.