Riff: Bob Dorough – “Figure Eight”

Jun 26, 2014

1 x 8 is 2 x 4/4 x 4 is 2 x 8/If you skate upon thin Ice/You’d be wise If you thought twice, before you made another single move

from Figure Eight lyrics by Bob Dorough

Hating math is as American as obesity, but thankfully there were albums like Multiplication Rock that made it so much more tolerable. As far as beat diggers are concerned it’s a goldmine full of breaks and quirky samples. Add a nugget of supreme wisdom and feel the frustration melt into intrigue.

Riff by Jeff Min

Jeff Min is a Chicago-based writer at SONGLYRICS. His work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, Hi-Fructose, Wax Poetics, SLAM, and HOOP.

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