It's called Anthology. Into The Exam Room Regain Kyuss, for all their greasy, sand-in-the-gears riffage, were one of the smartest bands in rock history - if the projects their various ex-members have initiated ex post facto are any indication. Well, vocalist John Garcia's Hermano have been doing very solid work to less acclaim than they deserve. Into The Exam Roomtheir third disc, has plenty of thick, bluesy grooves and coruscating noise guitar, but it also features funny little taped bits children laughing, a guy shouting "You've got it in neutral!
If you're not at all interested in stoner bands who just want to crush you under their mud-encrusted wheels, Hermano will please you. This is LB's first studio recording to feature his band instead of the usual samples and laptop programming. It's a fun album, full of off-kilter, electro-tinged grooves. Most of the songs are about girls or how hard Lyrics Born has worked to get where he is - which beats talk of bubbling beakers, gunfire or diamonds, but gets just as tiresome over the long 18 tracks, including skits haul.
Here's the thing: the Police had a good idea, which was to incorporate reggae as one element of its sound, while keeping the whole thing stripped down and Bra - Cymande - Renegades Of Funk (CD). These over-arranged, Bra - Cymande - Renegades Of Funk (CD) grooves and hippie-singalong vocals just wind up turning what were once fairly propulsive post-punk pop songs into lowest-common-denominator cheese. With members hailing from Jamaica, Guyana and the island of St. Vincent, it won't surprise anyone to know that their music has a tropical lilt, with bongos and other percussion dancing delicately around the edges of the pulsing basslines, smooth horn solos and almost reggae-like lead vocals.
The band also incorporated jazz and a little bit of rock into their funky sound, which made at least one of their songs - "Bra" - an immortal hit, sampled and cut up by one hip-hop DJ after another from the late '70s until today. What repeated listening to these compilations reveals, though, is that much like a bunch of second-tier '70s hard-rock bands, Cymande's collected works are of interest primarily to total diehards.
Harp will be joining No Depression on the slag-heap of history. Who will be next? Why, soon there'll be no place at all to read self-impressed articles about boring music by and for overeducated upper-middle-class white people!
Yes, yes, conflict of interest in that my day job publishes Relixa semi-direct competitor with these mags. But even if I didn't work there, I wouldn't stay up nights weeping over the loss of these other titles, and wouldn't mind at all if 90 percent of the music they covered disappeared from the Earth forever. There's a dumb-ish review of Marooned in the Austin-American Statesman this weekend. For some reason, the writer seems way more wound up by what's not in Bra - Cymande - Renegades Of Funk (CD) book, e.
I bet he couldn't pay them enough". A friend informs me that the print version carries a disclaimer missing on the online version, that is, Mr.
Salamon is a "former rock critic who has been a colleague or friend of many of the people mentioned in the review. Why not. It's a dumb movie, make no Bra - Cymande - Renegades Of Funk (CD).
It gathers up all the high points or at any rate the most memorable aspects of Escape From Bra - Cymande - Renegades Of Funk (CD) Yorkthe first two Resident Evil movies, 28 Weeks Laterand probably a bunch of other movies, too.
But it's vigorous enough, gory enough by more than half and enthusiastic enough about its pilfering and collaging, that I was never bored. There were a few moments when I considered walking out, but I never quite tipped all the way over the edge.
I watched that arid marathon of crap the other night, and rarely have I more strongly regretted allowing myself to be swept along on the tide of critical opinion. It was ludicrous in its pseudo-profundity, at least a half hour too long, and offered not one good performance to focus on okay, Woody Harrelson was tolerable.
I think I'll be skipping There Will Be Blood until it shows up on cable; movies that get raves and awards have been striking me as pieces of crap more and more frequently in recent years.
Ernest Ranglin did not teach Bob Marley how to play the guitar. But he does take credit for inventing ska, and being the first one to play guitar in a style now known as reggae. The man who seems to have been involved in the very genesis of reggae and popular Jamaican music of almost every description is still going strong, pushing the boundaries of both reggae and jazz as he pulls the strings on his well travelled guitar.
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