ReMix: Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards "Larry"

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Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards

Leisure Suit Larry + Larry "Liontamer" Oji = MORE LARRY THAN YOU CAN CARRY

WHAT?!? Nahhhh... Judges Chimpazilla (Kristina Scheps) & WillRock have teamed up to pay honor & tribute to Al Lowe, Leisure Suit Larry, and that OTHER Larry, fellow judge & community manager Larry "Liontamer" Oji, with a chipper, upbeat piece of dance EDM that's chock full o' more Larry-isms than I could count AND pairs Kris's sugary, mildly chippish arrangement w/ a sick solo from Will. This is ReMix #10 for Kris, #45 for Will, and not the first mix that Larry's spoken-word stylings have appeared in, to be sure. Kris writes:

  1. "I loved Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards. In 1989, I was friends with the IT guy at my work, and he introduced me to this game and installed it clandestinely on my work computer. I had a key to the office since I worked a lot of overtime, and I often went in to work on weekends just to play hours of Leisure Suit Larry. Despite the rather seedy storyline, the gameplay had me totally addicted. Yeah, I was that geeky... and I still wear my video-game-geek badge proudly. Since joining OCR, really it was only a matter of time before I remixed the Larry theme.
  2. WillRock has contributed a bitchin' solo to this track. It's subtle, but if you listen carefully, you may be able to spot it.
  3. Leisure Suit Larry theme + Larry Oji vocals = you know this had to happen eventually + epic WillRock solo + extremely cheesy dance SFX = TMWFW (too much win for words)

And Larry, I hope you enjoy this ReMix at least as much as a McRib, if not more! <3"

Nice backstory :) Ojisms abound as the wisdom of LT is peppered throughout the mix's 2'57" runtime, and they end up defining the aesthetic quite a bit, but given the positive vibe & *especially* given the tongue-in-cheekiness of the source material, it all makes an almost disturbing amount of sense and just feels RIGHT. If I ever want to smile, bob my head, and feel like Larry is looking over my shoulder and expressing approval and then, eventually, disappointment... I can't think of a more appropriate piece of music. Larry himself opines:

"I was hyped for it at the beginning, but I was pretty bleh on it by the end. So the narrative says. ;-)"

Very meta. If you strip away the Liontaming from the mix, it still stands up, and WillRock's solo is a SCREAMING, fancy feast of synth wankery that's one of his best and adds some edge to the production, but the quotes tie everything together and make this a singular & unforgettable double dose of Larriness. Also, it's got a really sweet, driving beat to it ;)

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Discussion: Latest 8 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
Black_Doom
on 2015-12-12 13:45:34

Hahaha, what a funny remix! The vocal samples are very cool :D But, of course, the overall arrangement is pretty sweet as well. Nice synth solo @ 1:50 - certainly done by Will :) Love this mix

evktalo
on 2015-11-29 03:26:23

Pretty much an in-joke ReMix. Fun as such for me, as a fan of both OCR Talkback and NGI. Production and arrangement are serviceable if not wowing. The main meat is the vox sampling. The other meat, WillRock soloing was quite good. I can see this tune being a bit incomprehensible to fans of just the other Larry, but if you're into both, it's a fun one-off!

Crono3of3time
on 2015-11-20 18:20:00

I uh....

What? Hrmmm.

He just keeps talking and talking and talking...

I half expected some kind of rant regarding how full his toenail collection jar was after he made a sweep of the local hair salon.

The music overall was okay, but... those.... lyrics.... hm.

On the other hand, the annoyance is somewhat thematically sound.

Vaizar
on 2015-11-17 21:14:30

L A R R Y

Sexy af solo by Will too.

KyleJCrb
on 2015-11-16 22:24:02

Needs more Larry.

timaeus222
on 2015-11-16 16:13:15

I was waiting for this to get on the site! I'm loving all the OCR Talkback vocal rips! :D The awesome distorted, crushed, ring-modulated solo is totally identifiable as Will at 1:48. It's a WillSoloTM.

Amayirot Akago
on 2015-11-16 14:54:06

YES, another Larry remix :) We so need more Sierra coverage. Everyone, get out there, do Space Quest, Quest For Glory, King's Quest, there's a goldmine of untapped potential out there.

I'm not the biggest fan of the vocals in this track, but they don't break it for me either. Love the style, definitely kept the whimsical feel of the original.

Liontamer
on 2015-11-16 00:54:57

What did you think? Post your opinion of this ReMix. Incredible voice sampling, for one thing.