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Julie And Candy

Julie And Candy
Running time 5:30
Appears on Geogaddi


In the past, we've taken a much more minimal approach to the texture, like single melody lines where you could clearly hear the      instrument. I guess we're heading back toward that empty sound now after Geogaddi, but sometimes it's nice to make a track that just sounds like a weird cacophony of undefined instruments. Most of "Julie And Candy" was actually made up of recorders and flutes.[1]
We don't like using digital things or computer effects so we get sounds by doing things like running whole parts through a really bad tape recorder or something like that. Like the intro on "Julie And Candy" for example, we just played the melody on a couple of whistles and then we bounced it back and forward between the internal mics of two tape-decks until the sound started disappearing into hell. Like when you look at an image reflected within two mirrors forever, in the distance it gets darker and greener and murkier.[2]


Samples / Lyrics[edit]

  • In the opening bars of "Julie And Candy" (and again at 2:46), a sample of dialogue taken from George A. Romero's 1972 film "Season of the Witch" (alternately titled "Hungry Wives") can be heard:

 Shirley: "You're putting me on!"

 Gregg: "We're going to try it, you ever try it?"

 Shirley: "You're putting me on!"

 Gregg: "I'm TURNING you on."

 Shirley: "You're putting me on! Where did you get that stuff?"

 Gregg: "Oh, Nikki's growing a patch out in the backyard".

 Shirley: "Come on, you're putting me on."

 Nikki: "Yeah, he's putting you on, he's a brat!"

 Shirley: "Uh-huh. Sure, sure!"

The original audio sampled from "Season of the Witch". MP3 sample

The cover of George Romero's 1972
film, "Season of the Witch"
  • From 4:00 to about 4:40, a female voice can be heard quickly saying, "Hey!"  It starts at 4:00, it's very easy to hear at 4:26 and 4:33.  It comes from the left side.


External links[edit]


  1. ↑ Remix Magazine, July 2002
  2. ↑ HMV Magazine, February 2002