“Get Lucky”, would you do it even though...

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Marko 1, Sep 24, 2022.

  1. Awe, hecks yeah

    129 vote(s)
  2. Oh hecks naw

    12 vote(s)
  3. I have to eat some carrots before answering.

    16 vote(s)
  1. Marko 1

    Marko 1 Supporting Member

    Would you do it without the vocoder/whatever vocal effect?

    Assume a band with a wide variety of covers, or a band that does such material...

    Effect starts 2:20

    We did this song in a previous project that broke up before playing out. We sounded GREAT (and my bassline was way funkier).

    Now we don't have that keyboard (it wasn't mine) that provides that vocoder/whatever vocal effect (the ones I provide aren't as elaborate), and I don't want to purchase anything that would provide it, as it would be imo too costly for one song.

    Singer just won't cooperate, insists that it's just not right without it.

    I told him "Do you really think the dancers would flee the dance floor in disgust when that part of the song came up and there was no vocoder effect?"

    I'm not winning the argument o_O, so I'm just wondering what y'all think... who's right?

    Now understand that the opinions here won't likely change his mind, but if it's positive enough in my favor, I might just show it to him.

    Thanks in advance for your opinions. :)
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2022
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  2. Marko 1

    Marko 1 Supporting Member

    I already voted yes. :cigar:
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  3. rutrho


    Mar 29, 2014
    San Jose, CA
    Doooo it.
  4. kevrex


    Aug 16, 2015
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  5. Marko 1

    Marko 1 Supporting Member

    I put it in my cart just in case. :)

    No, he doesn't want to do it without the vocoder thing,

    I'm the one who wants to do it without the effect.

    Thanks. :)
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2022
  6. Marko 1

    Marko 1 Supporting Member

    Thank you...

    and please vote in the poll. :thumbsup:
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  7. Oddly


    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    Voted yes.
    Your singer is an idiot (and/or an ego-driven fool who thinks it's all about him) if he thinks that vocoder part is remotely important to an audience dancing.
    I've heard this song plenty of times, jammed to it and I love the groove, but I hadn't even really registered there was a vocoder on it.
  8. PeaveyPlayer

    PeaveyPlayer Supporting Member

    Jul 15, 2014
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
    Yes we do it and add a slap bass part instead
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  9. If he want's it, he can buy it! EOS.
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  10. Nuage420

    Nuage420 smile Supporting Member

    Dec 7, 2014
    Around 2:17 your singer inserts a simple block of instructions "LET'S GET LUCKY TONIGHT, SING ALONG!" Problem solved and performance more likely to be someones memory
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  11. Marko 1

    Marko 1 Supporting Member

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  12. matante


    Nov 3, 2003
    I don't understand cover bands who think they're supposed to cover songs exactly as recorded. That's not what it's about and that's not what the crowd expects.
  13. NCBaker


    Dec 3, 2020
    Portland, OR
    Voted yes.
    Here's a cool video, not the same song, but with a little practice you can pull off Daft Punk vocals with minimal effects:
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  14. superheavyfunk


    Mar 11, 2013
    I’ve been playing this song with various bands for years and not even once has anybody ever used the vocal effect that’s in the original recording. Neither has any audience member ever mentioned or shown and negative reactions to the band not doing it.
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  15. 2112

    2112 Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2005
    We did it before we got the vox fx, and we do it after. In fact, we just played it tonight lolol.
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  16. el murdoque

    el murdoque

    Mar 10, 2013

    I'm playing Get Lucky with my reggae band. We took the above version as an inspiration, but ours turned out a lot faster. It's a song we usually play towards the end of the gig when the crowd is moving.
    That part with the vocal FX is often used to introduce the band. It's a great and easy song, it's well known and it's fun to play on bass. You can really funk it up and go nuts along the drum patterns.
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  17. Gizmot

    Gizmot Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2009
    Pittsburgh area
    It’s a shame that Daft Punk broke up!
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  18. I was recently thinking about adding Frampton's "Feel Like I Do" to a set list. Would anyone try that without a Talkbox?
  19. Bill Murray

    Bill Murray

    Dec 12, 2019
    New Hampshire
    Ultimately it’s up to the person signing. Sounds they should just buy the effect or the band should scrap the song.

    I did vote yes though, I’ve played it in a few bands and no one’s ever used the effect, people just love that groove.
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  20. TyBo


    Dec 12, 2014
    Song has a groove. If the singer doesn't want to sing the vocoder section without the effect, maybe have someone solo over that part, just something funky to carry the groove along. :thumbsup: