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hide and Ricky Martin

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on: January 05, 2022, 02:56:22 AM
I had an amusing discovery recently that I wanted to share, considering I usually stop by once a year to complain about Yoshiki.

For the first time in about 15-20 years, I heard "Livin' La Vida Loca" by Ricky Martin, and call me crazy, but I immediately thought of hide. I feel like he would have absolutely dug this song. The progression, melody, and instrumentals are totally something I could see him doing. Then there's the guitar. At 2:43 in the song, there's this guitar slide that's strummed all the way down the neck and it's just like what hide would do in a song like Ever Free (1:23 mark). HAHA this has me laughing my ass off. Both artists couldn't be more different.

This song came out in 1999, a year after we lost hide, so he never had a chance to hear it. I wonder if he would have liked it. What a guy - he really was ahead of his time and cultural boundaries musically.

Have some fun and take a listen for yourself. I can literally hear hide singing this song in a funky voice and making it sillier. Let me know what you think. Maybe I'm losing my mind entering the 2nd year of the pandemic :)

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Reply #1 on: January 23, 2022, 12:23:28 PM
I remember when the song was all over the place. Feeling old now  ;D

Interesting discovery tho!

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