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Old 14 April 2006, 02:55   #1
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"The biggest unanswered question is ..."

"...where is the money?"

This line is most remembered from Blood Money, but it also appears in the track "System of Survival" by Earth Wind & Fire, published in 1987, two years before the BM release.

Since Ray is with us, may I ask what is the ORIGINAL source of the sample?
Maybe a CNN news?
Would be a plausible idea...not?

BTW: @Ray: On usenet, I found an old post saying part of the BM music is not by you, but by Tim Wright. That true?
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Old 14 April 2006, 04:21   #2
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woo blood money...

my brother and I completed that in two player mode...

gotta love that reversal heading towards those towers
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Old 15 April 2006, 22:41   #3
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the biggest unanswered question is: what IS the secret of Monkey Island?
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Old 16 April 2006, 04:31   #4
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the biggest unanswered question is: How much wood would a woodchuck chuck, If a woodchuck could chuck wood?
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Old 16 April 2006, 12:56   #5
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and an even bigger question is.. How much would could chuck (norris) chuck??

anyway lets stop the hijacking of this thread :P
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Old 16 April 2006, 14:58   #6
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hijacking of this thread


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Here is the what I know regarding the sample. I bought 3 sample cassettes in the mid/late 80's from a DJ friend of mine for £75. Somewhere amongst that, was this sample. I shall now ask him about it, and he may be able to shed some light. I seem to remember he had some albums with "clean" samples (like the BBC sfx albums) and these had those hard to find and popular samples used at the time. My guess is that it comes from some 60s tv show?
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"...where is the money?"

BTW: @Ray: On usenet, I found an old post saying part of the BM music is not by you, but by Tim Wright. That true?
No, it's all by me, shame that it is. Don`t forget that this "music" was the first thing I ever made in Soundtracker, in about 3 hours one afternoon. I once got mixed up with Dave Whittaker in a magazine, and I pestered them to change it / appologise, as it affected my future contracts in a negative way.
I`m sure that Tim would never "claim" that music anyway
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Old 20 June 2006, 11:48   #9
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Just seen this..

actually, the earliest I can trace it to is a [American?] radio broadcast concering the Sex Pistols, circa 1978. It features on the album "Flogging A Dead Horse", hm, or was it "Some Product" I imagine it predates even that, as such soundbites are very very rarely original.

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Old 20 June 2006, 12:23   #10
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the biggest unanswered question is: How much wood would a woodchuck chuck, If a woodchuck could chuck wood?
Hey! That's exactly what I was going to say.

(..well it is a big unanswered question)
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No, it's all by me, shame that it is. Don`t forget that this "music" was the first thing I ever made in Soundtracker, in about 3 hours one afternoon. I once got mixed up with Dave Whittaker in a magazine, and I pestered them to change it / appologise, as it affected my future contracts in a negative way.
I`m sure that Tim would never "claim" that music anyway
I don't know why you are so negative regarding the track.

It is fantastic IMO and I actually had it on tape and drove my parents nuts with it back in the early 90's.

Blood Money is also the first game I ever brought for my Amiga and the gfx/sfx blew me away and caused a friend of the family to buy himself an Amiga
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I suppose.. but as long as it's taken in context for the time period, and the game music about at the time... of course I`ll be more critical of it, because it's not very good technically, but at the time it could be described as "refreshing" ?
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Old 20 June 2006, 22:44   #13
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Well, I liked the music in the game too,!
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the in-game music for blood money was cooler. hendrix in slow-motion.
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the in-game music for blood money was cooler. hendrix in slow-motion.
Indeed..

It was also used in Tower of Souls.. which is a bit disappointing really...
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Just seen this..

actually, the earliest I can trace it to is a [American?] radio broadcast concering the Sex Pistols, circa 1978. It features on the album "Flogging A Dead Horse", hm, or was it "Some Product" I imagine it predates even that, as such soundbites are very very rarely original.
1978?
That's very early, and would disprove my assumption that it was taken from the early 1980s ...
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No, it's all by me, shame that it is. Don`t forget that this "music" was the first thing I ever made in Soundtracker, in about 3 hours one afternoon. I once got mixed up with Dave Whittaker in a magazine, and I pestered them to change it / appologise, as it affected my future contracts in a negative way.
I`m sure that Tim would never "claim" that music anyway

eeeeheheh,

oi yoou! SHAT your mouth and lookamy WOOHD
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Indeed..

It was also used in Tower of Souls.. which is a bit disappointing really...
eh?
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The Blood Money ingame music was used in the game Tower of Souls!
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Really? I never knew that...
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