Label: Astralwerks - ASW 43338,Astralwerks - 7243 5 43338 0 4,Freestyle Dust - 7243 5 43338 0 4 • Format: CD EP, Enhanced • Country: US • Genre: Electronic • Style: House, Deep House, Acid House
The song also contains an electronic sample of "Fly to Venus" by Electronic System. The music videodirected by Michel Gondryfeatures a continuous shot filmed Star Guitar - The Chemical Brothers - AmericanEP the We Got It - Various - FTV Beach - Life Essentials of a speeding train passing through towns and the countryside.
However, the buildings and objects passing by appear exactly in time with the various musical elements of the song, including the beats. The Pont du Gobinet as well as Pierrelatte 's station can be seen and the cities of Miramas and Avignon. Gondry had experimented with a different version of the same effect in his video for Daft Punk 's " Around the World ", where he had represented each element of the music with a dancer. Gondry plotted out the synchronization of the song on graph paper before creating the video, eventually "modelling" the scenery with oranges, forks, tapes, books, glasses and tennis shoes.
Upon the release of Come with UsNathan Rooney of Pitchfork Mediareferring to its placement on the album, said the song "substitutes for the missing Sumner track-- it's slight, but not nearly as vapid as "Hoops," the song that follows it. After noting the album is "steeped in retro-synth glory", Sal Cinquemani of Slant Magazine said "Star Guitar" is "a crisp post-disco work-out featuring bristling guitars and a Giorgio Moroder -style synth-bass.
InSlant Magazine ranked the song at number 23 in their list of the " Greatest Dance Songs",  and, inranked it at number Saint-Germain-Des-Prés - Jacques Demy • Michel Legrand - Lintégrale / The Complete Edition in their list of "The Best Singles of the s".
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