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Beside* / Fab 5 FreddyChange The Beat

Genre:Hip Hop
Style:Electro
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Fab 5 FreddyChange The Beat (French And English Rap)6:57
Beside*Change The Beat (French Rap)8:34

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Notes

The back cover is part of a Futura 2000 artwork, that links up with 4 other record covers.
The five covers that link up are:

▪️ 1 : D.St. & The Infinity Rappers - The Grand Mixer Cuts It Up
▪️ 2* : Fab 5 Freddy - Une Sale Histoire
   B-Side / Fab 5 Freddy - Change The Beat
▪️ 3 : Phase 2 (2) - The Roxy
▪️ 4* : The Smurfs - Smurf For What It's Worth
   Tribe 2 - What I Like
▪️ 5 : Futura 2000 - The Escapades Of Futura 2000

*with 2 and 4 swappable between two different titles.

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    Cover of Change The Beat, 1982, VinylChange The Beat
    12", 33 ⅓ RPM
    Celluloid – CEL 156US1982US1982
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Change The Beat, 1982, VinylChange The Beat
    12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Maxi-Single, Promo
    Celluloid – 0156US1982US1982
    New Submission
    Cover of Change The Beat, 1982, VinylChange The Beat
    12", 33 ⅓ RPM
    Celluloid – 0156US1982US1982
    New Submission
    Cover of Change The Beat, 1982, VinylChange The Beat
    12", 33 ⅓ RPM
    Celluloid – CEL 156USA & Canada1982USA & Canada1982
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Change The Beat, 1982, VinylChange The Beat
    12", 33 ⅓ RPM
    Celluloid – CEL 156US1982US1982
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Change The Beat, 1982, VinylChange The Beat
    12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Maxi-Single, Misprint, Promo
    Celluloid – 0156US1982US1982
    New Submission
    Cover of Change The Beat, 1982, VinylChange The Beat
    12", 33 ⅓ RPM
    Celluloid – CEL 156US1982US1982
    New Submission
    Cover of Change The Beat, 1983, VinylChange The Beat
    7", 45 RPM, Promo
    Celluloid – SCEL-52US1983US1983
    Cover of Change The Beat, 2011-11-00, VinylChange The Beat
    12", 45 RPM, Reissue
    Celluloid – CEL156UK2011UK2011
    Recently Edited
    Change The Beat
    12", 45 RPM, Reissue, Test Pressing
    Celluloid – CEL156UK2011UK2011
    New Submission
    Cover of Change The Beat, , VinylChange The Beat
    12", 33 ⅓ RPM
    Celluloid – CEL 156, Echo Rapp – CEL 156USUS
    Cover of Change The Beat, , VinylChange The Beat
    12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Reissue
    Celluloid – CEL 156USUS
    Cover of Change The Beat, , CDrChange The Beat
    CDr, Single
    Celluloid – CEL156LCDUKUK
    New Submission
    Cover of Change The Beat, , VinylChange The Beat
    12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Reissue
    Celluloid – CEL 156USUS
    Cover of Change The Beat, , VinylChange The Beat
    12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Reissue
    Celluloid – CEL 156
    New Submission
    Cover of Change The Beat, , VinylChange The Beat
    12", 33 ⅓ RPM
    Celluloid – CEL 156, Echo Rapp – CEL 156USUS
    New Submission

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    • 453378's avatar
      453378
      'This stuff is really fresh' text on Fab 5 Betty
      • SteyrAUG's avatar
        SteyrAUG
        Why was the sample at the end changed? Why did they do it over a beat?!? Took the greatest scratch sample in history and ruined it. WTH?!? Just learned about this re issue the hard way I think.
        • funkylikklebugger's avatar
          does this include the 'this stuff is really fresh' lyric?
          • DJCJ.website's avatar
            DJCJ.website
            This release does NOT have "This stuff is really fresh" anywhere on the record, yet it has the same jacket and the same catalog number. I consider this a crime against humanity.
            • REENO's avatar
              REENO
              Wow...A totally different Beside mix on this pressing, and much longer. Though I am so used to the shorter mix, this longer one cannot replace it.
              • page7's avatar
                page7
                Very interesting story about the story of the famous scratch sample. It was the voice of Roger Trilling (BIll Laswell's manager) who spoke into a vocoder, "Ahh this stuff this really fresh!".

                He was imitating a buttoned-up record executive who used the word fresh often, not know about its hip-hop connotations.

                https://www.thestranger.com/lineout/archives/2010/11/02/the-origins-of-that-aaaaahhhh-fresssshhhhh-sample
                • diamon's avatar
                  diamon
                  My copy of this has a white label instead of the blue one on this posting.
                  • DJ_Graat's avatar
                    DJ_Graat
                    Celluloid Records returns to the fray with a stunning re-issue of the arguably the most sampled record of our time: Fab 5 Freddy - 'Change The Beat.'

                    Graffiti Artist, Hiphop pioneer and now a Hiphop historian. Fab 5 Freddy's contributions to hip-hop culture have been numerous (he's even name-checked in Blondie hit 'Rapture') . In the late 1970s and early 1980s he became an unofficial bridge between the uptown graffiti and early rap scenes, and the downtown art and punk music scenes, bringing the whole 'music, hip-hop, art, break dancing and urban cultural thing to the downtown table.'

                    The original 1982 release was one of a series of five 12"s each to feature interlocking poster art from Futura 2000.
                    Recorded and produced by Bill Laswell. Jean Karakos, founder of Celluloid Records, recalls the party-atmosphere filled evening when it was recorded, "Freddy was singing in English and some French but couldn't quite nail the whole song. We were trying lots of experimental ideas even some rapping in Japanese. It was an evening of pure energy and creativity. Eventually the wife of Bernard Zekri, B-side, sung the whole song in more or less one take. It was so good that became the B-side of the record".

                    Possibly one of the most famous moments comes at the end of the B-side version. Here a vocoder / white noise effect is used at the end when the beat stops. Freddy says "Ahhhhh, this stuff is really fresh", a line which is quite possibly the most scratched sample in the history of hip-hop music. It was first used in the 1983 Herbie Hancock single Rockit and has been used in countless hip-hop tracks ever since.

                    Now, digitally restored with original artwork, Change The Beat is set to get juices flowing once again in our continuing series of re-issues from the gargantuan Celluloid catalogue.

                    Your can hear an interview with Jean Karakos (founder of Celluloid Records) on our website; www.celluloidrecords.net
                    Here Jean talks about the night this famous track was made and other words of music legendry. Get excited.
                    • winkerx2's avatar
                      winkerx2
                      credits (seen on pictured back cover) state "Remix by JM Salaun and G Chiron"
                      • winkerx2's avatar
                        winkerx2
                        Edited 11 years ago
                        credits on the back sleeve (picured) state "remix by J.M. Salaun and G. Chiron". This is the Female version edited and remixed in Paris

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