Toronto, Ontario, Canada

I think almost every sound has it's place. A cheesy DX-7 bell piano sound can ruin a song if the feel of the song isn't right but can also be a lot of fun in the right song.

I find that the Amiga mod scene was good at this. For example, melody that comes in at 0:49 in 4mat's Madness (link below). It's super cheesy and totally wouldn't work in a generic 8bc chiprave song, but in a good humored and light song it works really well.

The other scene that seems really good at taking terrible and/or cheesy sounds and making it work is the italo disco genre. Especially my favourites, proxyon.  I don't even need to give you a timecode, just listen to any part of the song below and you'll hear a slew of awful sounds coming together to make - in my opinion - an awesome song.

4mat's Madness:

Westfield, NJ
jefftheworld wrote:

italo disco