Old heads know of Larry Heard aka Mr. Fingers as a pioneer and innovator of house music. “Can You Feel It” was the jam in their youth. Hearing it now will bring back memories of clubs long gone and nights wrought with fun and debauchery. Then younger folks will get a talking-to about how we didn’t have it like they did.
Gen-Y kids such as myself probably know “Can You Feel It” from GTA San Andreas’ SF-UR radio station. The song set the backdrop for the virtual carnage caused in the e-streets. The GTA series arguably took turns for the worst since San Andreas’ heyday. Listening to Mr. Fingers’ work ought to conjure simpler times filled with epic gaming marathons.
Each age group aligns one of Larry’s biggest songs to vastly different memories. Now they can come to together and have fun at their computers over this time-tested recording. Thank Mr. Fingers and the internets for this moment.