In Defense of... LMFAO's "Sexy and I Know it"

It's easy to get distracted by LMFAO's visual flash and catchy, meat-and-potatoes tracks. At first glance, they're no big deal. Just some Grade A morons with too much time on their hands.

But don't let LMFAO's sophomoric humor and garish clothes fool you: These two dudes have a knack for finding cool musical themes and including them into their tracks.

I guess being recording industry brats has a few advantages.

First, LMFAO's summer single "Party Rock Anthem" single-highhandedly brought back shuffling to the States. Now, everyone from pre-schoolers to car-driving hamsters are doing it. Maybe that's what caused the earthquake on the East Coast a couple of months ago -- too much shuffling.

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But their new single, "Sexy and I Know It," is different. I admittedly missed something important when LMFAO performed the song live at Gexa Energy Pavilion this past summer. Honestly, their live striptease stunt that also appears in the video was a big distraction. But the charm of this track isn't the video's speedos or fros. You see, it's all about the catchy, consistent bass line that comes courtesy of the Roland TB-303, one of the most influential devices in electronic music.

It's a versatile bass synthesizer from the '80s that was featured in acid house music from that decade and some solid tracks in the '90s, too.

Just consider this find another crotch notch for LMFAO's cool-hunting wall.

The best part? This time around, in a surprising show of restraint from the duo, the bassline doesn't go on for eight minutes like it did those old-school acid house tunes!

Subjective sexiness aside, these guys clearly know more than they let on.

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