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Energy Warning

Energy Warning
Running time 0:35
Appears on Geogaddi


Samples / Lyrics

  • The beggining of the track is sampled from the 1991 documentary The Falls[1][2] at 50:18. The helicopter heard right afterwards is possibly used throughout the rest of the song too.
  • The bulk of the track is a sample of a 1979 public information advert on the topic of energy conservation by the North American youth organisation, 4-H.[3]
    "Energy is becoming one of our country's greatest concerns, if we don't start working on energy conservation there may not be enough energy to go around by the time I'm a parent. We're going to learn about how we can solve some of our problems through alternative energy sources. You can learn more about energy too - call your county cooperative extension service for more information. Conserving energy is everyone's responsibility. Call 4-H to find out how you can do your part."
  • The garbled burbling noise heard on the track sounds similar to the "Havana Gurgler", a shortwave radio jamming station used by the Cuban government to render the unwelcomely democratic Radio Marti unlistenable.[4]



External Links


  1. https://www.twoism.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=14677
  2. Original audio from the 4-H energy conservation advert.
  3. http://www.cvni.net/radio/nsnl/nsnl074/nsnl74vm.html