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Processed Beats

Processed Beats was written by Sergio Pizzorno and Christopher Karloff and is the 2nd track on Kasabian's debut album. It was released as a single on 11 October 2004 and peaked at #17 in the UK charts.

BackgroundEdit

As well as being the band's first ever radio play on Xfm, the demo version of Processed Beats was Kasabian's first physical release, on limited CD and 10" vinyl. The eventual album and widespread single versions are slightly different from the demo. The band first met Ian while recording the song at Bink Bonk Studios, Bristol in 2001, making Processed Beats the first song he played on.

An unofficial mashup of Processed Beats and The Stone Roses' Waterfall entitled Processed Waterfall was released on 12" vinyl by Go Home Productions in November 2004.[1]

LiveEdit

Processed Beats has always been the part of the setlist during 2004 and 2005, as well as the Empire Tour and most of the West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum Tour. It was only played a few times on the Velociraptor! Tour.

The live versions often feature snippets from Xenophobia's Rushing the House or Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five's The Message. Processed Beats has been performed acoustically at various radio sessions and the 2004 BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge version was released on the Cutt Off Maxi CD Single. A live version of the song from an Xfm session in July 2004 has been released on the 2008 compilation album Xfm Debut Sessions.

VideoEdit

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Kasabian - Processed Beats

The Processed Beats video was directed by Jason Smith. The band, according to Serge, was "just on acid in the woods."[2]

The video was released on

RemixesEdit

Afrika Bambaataa RemixEdit

Afrika Bambaataa is an American DJ and producer. The remix was released on

ReleasesEdit

Albums

Singles

Live ReleasesEdit

Audio

Video

LyricsEdit

I ran from the tide
Won't let you hide
Won't let you hide

I drop beats from this processed meat
For a conversation on meditation
And I cut waves like some unborn slaves
Just like terrorists on a day of rest, singing

I ran from the tide
Won't let you hide
Won't let you hide

I break bones, stealing mobile phones
Said I'm cutting deals for these homeless meals
Making idle threats using Chinese burns
As you load my head with the Grateful Dead, singing

I ran from the tide
Won't let you hide
Won't let you hide

ReferencesEdit

  1. Go Home Productions Official Discography
  2. Shooman, Joe. Sound, Movement & Empire. p.114

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