Can a movie be one of my favourite movies ever and yet be painfully boring at the same time? Yes it can and it’s called Star Trek The Motion Picture
This song is so old even I forget its origins, but it goes something like this: Lo Fi Groovy first appeared on Permanent Evolutions (2005), but the song dates back to 1998-99. It was meant to be on the first album The Inevitable but the multi-track master (a Sony mini disc) became corrupted and I lost everything on it. All I had left was a rough mix on a cassette tape.
For the version on Permanent Evolutions I used the cassette recording mixed with some new instrumentation over the top. The version you hear here is the original raw cassette tape mix without any of the extra stuff. Lo fi indeed!
There was even some internet chatter about DJ Shadow sampling it for his early 2000’s live shows, but I don’t believe that. It’s more likely that he happened to use similar ‘grooveboxes’ that were all the rage in the late 1990’s.
Oddly enough, for all its shambolic origins and genuinely lo fi nature, Lo Fi Groovy is by far the band’s best selling song.
Download the original version for free here