Audio: The Rapture, “No Sex For Ben”

May 07, 2008


In the new Grand Theft Auto IV (have you heard about it? Kind of been flying under the media radar...) there are a dizzying number of in-game radio stations that the GTA creators designed to "feel like what you would want to hear if you came to New York. Not necessarily what you do find here, but what you ought to hear if it was like the way you'd imagined it." Which means reggae don Bobby Konders gets to host a Massive B station featuring Bunji and Mavado and Green Lantern and THE FINISHER!!! Mister Cee have a fake Hot 97 of their very own. But the alternarock station ("Radio Broker") is probably where art and life diverge the most - it's Juliette Lewis playing !!!, LCD Soundsystem, and this previously-unreleased (and amusing) Rapture b-side, a four-minute diss of Gucci Soundsystem DJ Ben Rymer ("Lookin like a poor man's Arthur Baker...") that sounds not unlike Lo Fidelity All Stars. Maybe that's how they get down in Liberty City, but everytime we've turned on NYC rock radio lately it's been drop-D tuning butt-rock. Or STP. Where's the Weiland, bros?






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Audio: The Rapture, “No Sex For Ben”