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Retweeted by MGMT @Tim_Burgess @awvanwyngarden @PussTitter @meshkimono @zippymorrocco Thank you!Thanks to everyone for joining, and here's the Malibu ghost if you missed it! #TimsTwitterListeningParty maybe I will try actually playing the drums live more like the record on this one. #TimsTwitterListeningParty
Retweeted by MGMTThis has been so cool...thanks to everyone for listening. This has really lifted my spirits! #timstwitterlisteningparty
Retweeted by MGMTWell folks, it was over before it began. This has been an emotional log flume. Love always #TimsTwitterListeningParty
Retweeted by MGMTSecond cover concept: #timstwitterlisteningparty
Retweeted by MGMTOne of the first songs for the record. They mostly recorded this in High Falls NY and it didn’t change much from t…
Retweeted by MGMTPost 2008 recession and bail out blues kind of thing weird time to be at the height of our popularity #TimsTwitterListeningParty
Retweeted by MGMTThis last song is actually the title track of the album #congratulations #TimsTwitterListeningParty
Retweeted by MGMTA: It is a song about privilege and people that are allowed to daydream for a living, maybe.… The plucky synth sound on this was a Korg Mono/Poly through a Roland chorus echo. I kept trying to do a better v… I remember that show. It was the end of a long tour. It was pitch black and pouring rain. We saw a Koala trying… It was so simple that I fought off showing it to Ben for a while. (3/3) #TimsTwitterListeningPartyA: I went to a vintage guitar shop in Melbourne right after that show and bought a Gretsch cowboy guitar and a litt… - A: At the very end of our tour in 2008, after a disastrous last show at the Meredith Festival in… cover concept. #timstwitterlisteningparty
Retweeted by MGMTR.I.P. Lou Reed #TimsTwitterListeningParty
Retweeted by MGMT @whoisMGMT @Tim_Burgess I remember reading an interview with Brian ENO and he said he was flattered about this song…
Retweeted by MGMTThe penultimate track “lady dada’s nightmare” #TimsTwitterListeningParty
Retweeted by MGMTCan we finally play this live already?#TimsTwitterListeningParty
Retweeted by MGMTthis part was actually played by mickey mouse #timstwitterlisteningparty
Retweeted by MGMTB: My current favorite track on the album. #TimsTwitterListeningParty The screaming Synthi baby on this is one of my proudest sound design moments. #TimsTwitterListeningPartyA: I really like the string arrangements on this one. Some of the “Surf’s Up” influence shines through here I think… This was inspired by an imaginary Beach Boys instrumental. #TimsTwitterListeningPartyA: James and Ben came up with this beautiful chord progression in the “studio B” we set up in the garage in Malibu.… James and I were “banished” to studio B in the garage to work on this one. We had a vision. #TimsTwitterListeningPartyJ: It had this big boxy "rock" drum kit and I had fun playing those dumb drum fills and laughing. We had so much fu… Ben and I made this in the little shed/B room one day. We had the EMS Synthi making demented baby noises. I play… DADA’S NIGHTMARE - B: I just cracked up when I heard my breath at the beginning of the song. Totally forgot ab…’t believe we teased “light my fire” every time we played on david letterman and can’t believe they let us play…
Retweeted by MGMT“Brian eno” is actually what inspired Hanna-barbera to create the animated scooby doo series #TimsTwitterListeningParty
Retweeted by MGMT#TimsTwitterListeningParty @Tim_Burgess Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden mixing MGMT's "Congratulations" in…
Retweeted by MGMT#TimsTwitterListeningParty @Tim_Burgess MGMT mixing sessions for "Congratulations" at @TarboxRD, late 2009 (left…
Retweeted by MGMTBrian Peter George St John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno #TimsTwitterListeningParty @whoisMGMT
Retweeted by MGMTShout out Brian eno #TimsTwitterListeningParty
Retweeted by MGMTI wasn't there the day Brian Eno was recorded! Andrew's drumming on it boggles my mind. I dread this one in the s…
Retweeted by MGMTSiberian Breaks is like an album on its own 😍😍🌈🌈#TimsTwitterListeningParty
Retweeted by MGMTThe times that I went to Malibu I never heard any complete versions of the songs that made it on the LP. What I hea…
Retweeted by MGMTA: From a lyrical and syllabic standpoint I was very pleased to discover Brian Eno’s full name on Wikipedia. #TimsTwitterListeningPartyA: That could have been the real birth of our “Little Dark Age” right there. Somehow “Romeo’s Distress” influenced… One time in LA, Ben and I drove almost the entire length of Sunset blvd at like 2 am, heading back to Malibu. We… Man, I loved playing drums on this one. #TimsTwitterListeningPartyBRIAN ENO - B: This was mostly recorded in carriage house in Brooklyn. lots of Casio DG-20 guitar on this. it’s lik… weed do drugs #TimsTwitterListeningParty
Retweeted by MGMTthis part is cool #timstwitterlisteningparty
Retweeted by MGMTThe outro is never really a fixed length when we do it live... sometimes I feel like we have been playing it for 30…
Retweeted by MGMTThe Russian Animation section is what I like to call the "Margaritaville" section #TimsTwitterListeningParty
Retweeted by MGMTFor this break section before the Russian Animation I remember going to a Chuck E Cheese with James to record sound…
Retweeted by MGMTCommence jimmy buffet margaritaville microbridge rip off #TimsTwitterListeningParty
Retweeted by MGMTA: This last verse is I think my favorite moment on the whole album. #TimsTwitterListeningParty I remember one such morning while we were listening to the "hedgehog adventures" part...also "Big City" by Elec…
Retweeted by MGMTI remember we would stay up really late with Sonic Boom some nights until dawn. We called it "the snailing hour" co…
Retweeted by MGMTA: This “Russian animation section” was definitely inspired by “Suicide is Painless” the M.A.S.H. theme. But then t… One day we found a dead kangaroo mouse on the driveway of the house in Malibu. I moved it into the bushes and ca… remember working out that little background synth melody on the Hedgehog section at Vacation Island #TimsTwitterListeningParty
Retweeted by MGMTB: The flute arpeggio section is called the Russian animation section, inspired by some old Russian cartoons that o… A few of the sections have code names. The 6/8 section is called the hedgehog section, inspired by a Youtube vid… Surfing metaphors, I was learning to surf while we were writing the album in Malibu. I learned a lot from sittin… real go getters #TimsTwitterListeningParty
Retweeted by MGMTHedgehog section is the most fun drum part in SiBreaks to play live IMHO #TimsTwitterListeningParty
Retweeted by MGMTPost 9/11 reference “silver jet plane...” #TimsTwitterListeningParty
Retweeted by MGMTIt’s like the soundtrack to an amazing animé film - about a universe with sentient planets or something
Retweeted by MGMTA: I think “Sleep as the goer” and the first line is lifted from “Be Here Now.” #TimsTwitterListeningPartyA: More reminiscing on some 2008 touring and psychedelic experiences in this shuffle-y verse. #TimsTwitterListeningPartyWe rented this really nice Gretsch 12 string that I remember. I loved playing it all around the house and outside i…
Retweeted by MGMTI didn't get to hear any of the songs until after I finished the cover. This track made me realize my art fir the m…
Retweeted by MGMTI'm not sure who lost the whistle, but the guy in the Malibu liquor store thought I was David Lee Roth #timstwitterlisteningparty
Retweeted by MGMTI think the end of this song was intended to sound like Them #TimsTwitterListeningParty
Retweeted by MGMTWhen plastic goats start terrorizing everyone #TimsTwitterListeningParty
Retweeted by MGMTB: As far as I can tell, Siberian Breaks contains the only recording of the ridiculously rare and expensive EMT 250… BREAKS - A: One original potential title was “American Nightmare.” The scratch lyrics for the first sectio… and a flute - a suit #TimsTwitterListeningParty
Retweeted by MGMTA vision between a sleep and a sleep = life #TimsTwitterListeningParty
Retweeted by MGMTThe flood erases the crime - Illuminati stuff here guys #TimsTwitterListeningParty
Retweeted by MGMTThis is my first listen all the way through, to Congratulations by @whoisMGMT. My mind being slowly but steadily bl…
Retweeted by MGMTGeometric Troops aligning is about an alien contact dream I had #TimsTwitterListeningParty
Retweeted by MGMTB: I was obsessed with the sound of 60’s transistor organ sounds for some reason during these sessions. We bought a… "Tiny Axes" Even more Aleister Crowley references. We never had any satanic rituals ourselves though, pretty sur… This reminds me of some of our later stuff. More experimenting with layers and textures, and letting the song st… There were many contentious moments in our makeshift studio in the house in Malibu, I wrote the chords to this o… FOUND A WHISTLE - B: It’s not a real theremin on this track. There. I could have just pretended it was. #TimsTwitterListeningPartyJennifer Herrema did the wildest improv vocal track over this one, going off of my scratch vox #TimsTwitterListeningParty
Retweeted by MGMTWho let the balloon in the studio #TimsTwitterListeningParty
Retweeted by MGMTCan’t believe they let us play this on Saturday night live wtf #TimsTwitterListeningParty
Retweeted by MGMTJ: Sonic Boom had me playing the saxophone right into a big glass window, and then pointing a mic right at the wind… I ended up covered in lube during the video shoot for this song, and ruined a suit that was on loan. #TimsTwitterListeningPartyA: This little flute break originally had a clip of Mick Jagger addressing the crowd at Altamont but of course we c… The stomping drum pattern during the two “FLAAAASH” choruses was an attempt to bring to mind a 70s high school p… I probably shouldn’t even mention this, but for some reason, the BBC didn’t want to include the fake flute solo… It reappears at the end of the song during the “countdown” section. It lived on in the live set as a sound effe… With the echo-y bass right at the beginning I was trying to add a kind of live Moroder sequenced bass but it alw… DELIRIUM - A: For a while I was obsessed with how “insanity” and “schizophrenia” seemed to be in fashion in t…! Someone’s Missing by @whoisMGMT - the exact song I needed in my life right this very moment. Thanks #TimsTwitterListeningParty
Retweeted by MGMTAnd it feels like...TWITTER LISTENING..... #timstwitterlisteningparty
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