Six-shooter song.
April 1, 2010 2:39 AM   Subscribe

Identify this song: Dub / TripHop feel. Possibly by DJ Shadow, more likely by someone else who sounds similar. Distinguishing feature: Snare hits come in groups of six, and after the sixth hit, there's the sound of a gun reloading. I don't think there were any vocals.
posted by Jimbob to Media & Arts (15 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Burial's Untrue maybe?
posted by felix betachat at 3:45 AM on April 1, 2010

Response by poster: Nice try (and nice song), but it had a slower tempo than that.
posted by Jimbob at 3:53 AM on April 1, 2010

Possibly a longshot but it's not MIA's Paper Planes is it?
posted by indienial at 4:06 AM on April 1, 2010

Portishead Machine Gun?
posted by fire&wings at 4:27 AM on April 1, 2010

Response by poster: Another good song. But no. The snare beats and gun-sounds were built into the song in a very subtle way - you only notice the gun reloading after a careful listen, then you count the snare beats, and then you think "Holy shit! That's smart!".

posted by Jimbob at 4:28 AM on April 1, 2010

Surely not the instrumental of 'Bang Bang,' by Dr. Dre?
posted by box at 5:11 AM on April 1, 2010

Response by poster: Nope. Too fast, too cheerful.
posted by Jimbob at 5:15 AM on April 1, 2010

Paper Planes - MIA.
posted by chrillsicka at 5:32 AM on April 1, 2010

Unlikely that someone would remember Paper Planes as having no vocals.
posted by Mid at 5:50 AM on April 1, 2010

i'm thinking aphex twin but i don't have a track for you.
posted by lakersfan1222 at 6:53 AM on April 1, 2010

I immediately thought of Tricky's "Strugglin'," but it doesn't exactly fit (the snare hits more than 6 times before the gun-reload sound).
posted by cowbellemoo at 7:34 AM on April 1, 2010

Probably not, but could it be Tricky's "Strugglin'" from Maxinquaye?
posted by Merzbau at 7:35 AM on April 1, 2010

Ha, jinx :)
posted by Merzbau at 7:44 AM on April 1, 2010

I know this isn't the answer, but for some reason it made me think of The Automator - Buck Buck. Like I said, it doesn't fit all the criteria, but yeah.
posted by sprocket87 at 8:25 AM on April 1, 2010

Response by poster: Tricky's "Strugglin'" is getting very close - it isn't the song, but the song I'm trying to remember does have a very similar tempo and feel.
posted by Jimbob at 2:46 PM on April 1, 2010

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