Thursday, September 27, 2007

Bad Manners - Walking in The Sunshine [Video Clip]



Walking in The Sunshine Lyrics

Wet winter left me cold and crying,
Beaten black and blue,
Someone said there's no harm in trying,
Nothing else to do.

I'm just a-walking in the sunshine,
Leave your troubles all behind you,
I think I'll drink a little red wine,
I'll take you where they'll never find you.

Sad songs, well I've heard to many,
Words that didn't rhyme,
Long years never had a penny,
But we spend the time.

Just a-walking in the sunshine,
Try to keep from going under,
I think I'll drink a little red wine,
Ain't no use to sit and wonder.

As I would say?

Autumn eve and the leaves are falling,
'till the trees are bare,
Summer's gone I can hear you calling,
Haven't got a care.

Just a-walking in the sunshine,
Leave your troubles behind you,
I think I'll drink a little red wine,
I'll take you where they'll never find you.

As I would say?

:: Bad Manners

Friday, September 21, 2007

Nina Hagen - African Reggae [Video Clip]



Back in Germany by the summer of 1977, Hagen formed the Nina Hagen Band in West Berlin's Kreuzberg district. In 1978 they released their self-titled debut album, which included the single TV-Glotzer (a cover of White Punks on Dope by The Tubes, lyrically altered to German language and expressing the thoughts of a depressed couch potato whose life revolves around TV), and Auf'm Bahnhof Zoo, about West Berlin's then-notorious Berlin Zoologischer Garten station. The album also included a version of "Rangehn" (approximately, Go On), a song she had previously recorded in East Germany, but with different music.

According to reviewer Fritz Rumler,

… she thrusts herself into the music, aggressively, directly, furiously, roars in the most beautiful opera alto, then, through shrieks and squeals, precipitates into luminous soprano heights, she parodies, satirises, and howls on stage like a dervish.

The album gained significant attention throughout Germany and abroad, both for its hard rock sound and for Hagen's theatrical vocals, far different from the straightforward singing of her East German recordings. However, relations between Hagen and the other band members deteriorated over the course of the subsequent European tour, and Hagen decided to leave the band in 1979, though she was still under contract to produce a second album. This LP, Unbehagen (which in German also means discomfort or unease), was eventually produced with the band recording their tracks in Berlin and Hagen recording the vocals in Los Angeles, California. It included the single African Reggae and a cover of Lene Lovich's Lucky Number. The other band members sans Hagen, soon developed a successful independent musical career as Spliff.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

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The Specials - Rude Boys Outta Jail [Live]



Rude Boys Outta Jail Lyrics

Rude boys outta jail!
Rude boys outta jail!
Rude boys out on bail!
Rude boys outta jail!

They mess around in every town
But now they've learned the rules
They used to be rough,
They used to be tough
But now they're keeping cool

They don't fight, they look just right
In their tonics and button downs
If you see them around,
Don't put them down
They're the coolest guys in town

Rude boys outta jail!
Rude boys outta jail!
Rude boys out on bail!
Rude boys outta jail!

They mess around in every town
But now they've learned the rules
They used to be rough,
They used to be tough
But now they're keeping their cool

:: The Specials

Monday, September 10, 2007

Oi Skall Mates - Sadness [Video Clip]



Oi SKALL MATES is a japanese SKA band who mixed Oi and SKA music. I do enjoy this Sadness song. It feels like you wanna shake your head and leg while listening to it. Check out their website at Oi Skall Mates Dot Com.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Winston Mc Anuff - Reggae On Broadway [Live]



Maybe you haven't heard about Winston McAnuff before. But after viewing this great video clips, you may ask "How can I get Winston Mc Anuff's Albums, CDs or records?".

Winston McAnuff unlike those mainstream artist whose albums you will often find at record shops. What can say about him is 'He is the Legend!'. You can feel the power and energy of the "Electric Dread" (as they call him) might very well shake you to the bone.

The son of a preacher, Winston was born in 1957, in the hills of Manchester parish, near Christiana, in Jamaica. His parents were very fond of music and it was only natural for him to sing in church. After his father died in 1971, Winston left his native home and moved to Kingston, where his sister was a teacher. In this new city environment, he became friend with Hugh Mundell, Earl Sixteen and Wayne Wade. Because he was sure of their talent, he went with them to their first auditions and even wrote some of their first songs, like Earl Sixteen's "Malcolm X", later taken up by Dennis Brown. From 1975 on, after introducing his friends to famous producers such as Joe Gibbs, Derrick Harriott and Yabby You, Winston recorded several songs for Derrick Harriott, which in 1977 gave birth to his first album: "Pick Hits To Click".

Soon after, in 1980, Winston recorded a second album, "What A Man A Deal With", for Top Ranking, label of the group Inner Circle (Ian Lewis and Bernard Touter Harvey). He was very close to Jacob Miller, with whom he shared the same energy and enthusiasm, and was even approached to replace his friend in the band after his tragic death. In 1986, he recorded another album with Inner Circle, "Electric Dread", produced by Keneith Black. The same year, he created his own band, The Black Kush, along with his brother Tony "Makaruffin" McAnuff - now pursuing his career in Japan where he's been living for 15 years - Anthony Wilson and the bassist Peter Kush. They recorded 2 singles for Channel One, featured in the English documentary "Deep Roots Series" and toured in Europe.

Since then, Winston has played with his children (the eldest being a drummer, the second a D.J. and the youngest a singer) as well as with other young musicians, like the members of Gumption Band, a Kingston band with a solid reputation. He has also travelled a lot. He's been to Japan - where he toured several times with his brother and more recently with Derrick Harriot and Junior Murvin -, to the United States in 1987 - where he co-featured with Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas in "Miami Vice" (episode 72, "The Big Thaw", in which Japanese guys freeze an imaginary equivalent of Bob Marley!!!) -, but also to England, France and anywhere Reggae calls him. Today, he seriously wants to go back to his singing and composing career, so look for new pure roots reggae from this unique and underrated artist, who deserves much more than mere critical success.