Listen What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

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  1. psychicdeath

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    Supposedly it's a nonsense lyric based on the sound of lyrics from the 1979 song Rapper's Delight by The Sugar Hill Gang. You're right that it's basically gibberish meant to replicate the sound of the older lyrics, but really not mean anything. Rapper's Delight included sections such as

    "I said a hip hop
    Hippie to the hippie
    The hip, hip-hop, and you don't stop, you rock it
    To the bang bang boogie, say up jump the boogie
    To the rhythm of the boogie the beat"

    and

    "Bang bang, the boogie to the boogie
    Say up jump the boogie to the bang bang boogie
    Let's rock, you don't stop"

    That's all someone else's guess, but comparing the sound and rhythm, it sort of seems plausible. I suppose the intelligible lyrics about topless dancers, chicks with beepers, crackheads, etc. had something to do with Kid Rock's real or imagined life, or at least the image he wanted to convey.
     
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    Thanks man. That about clears it up for me :)
     
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    @psychicdeath@psychicdeath any idea why they call him Kid Rock? Seems like a white rapper to me more than anything else.

    Geez, I'm glad this kind of stuff wasn't around in my day. I might never have become interested in music in the first place.
     
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    Been stuck in my head the last few days, after hearing the latest news.
     
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    From the online magazine Loudwire:

    Detroit-area multi-genre musician Kid Rock was given the birth name of Robert James Ritchie. Before becoming the 'American Bad Ass,' Kid Rock joined a breakdancing crew called the Furious Funkers. He also DJed at parties for free beer during his high school years.

    Kid Rock was given his stage name by club goers who would check out his DJing sets, the predominantly black Detroit crowd dug watching "that white kid rock." After the nickname was birthed, Kid Rock used the given moniker since his very first album, 1990's 'Grits Sandwiches for Breakfast.'



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    Samesies with Sunday morning vibes. Childhood memories.

    I loved their first two albums.

     
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    I saw him years ago when he opened for Aerosmith.

    Didn't care for his music then and still don't but I will say that he's pretty damned talented. During one point in his set he went from turntables, to bass, to guitar, to drums and just played some slick solos on each. I was impressed. He's still a tool.
     
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    Dave's Song of the Day

    Ready to Go – Republica

    Sunday song of the day: Today’s song was a minor US hit, but its bouncy tune and upbeat lyrics have kept it popular through being used in commercials.

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    Republica was founded in 1994 and released their self-titled debut album in 1996. The first single from that album, Ready to Go, was released in April 1996 it went to #43 in the UK but did not make a dent in the United States market. After it was used in some European commercials, a different version was released in February 1997, and it did better this time. It went to #13 on the UK chart on the second try, and peaked at #56 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.

    Since then, Ready to Go has been used in US commercials, and two remixes were released as singles in 2007 and 2010. While Republica did put out a second album in 1998, they are known almost entirely for their catchy first hit.



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    Dave's Song of the Day

    Electric Avenue – Eddy Grant

    Monday song of the day: Today’s song was an early MTV hit because of its catchy tune and music video, but most people were not aware that it was a serious song about a real-life event.

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    Eddy Grant had been a reggae artist since the mid-1960s, first with The Equals and then as a solo performer. He had had a few hits, particularly in Europe, but his big breakthrough came with the 1982 album Killer on the Rampage. The album contained the song that would become his biggest hit, Electric Avenue.

    He wrote the song about the 1981 Brixton riots. Brixton was a section of South London with a significant African/Caribbean population, and at the time was experiencing serious economic problems. In April of 1981, there were protests organized in response to high unemployment, poor housing conditions and other problems in the district. The protests turned violent and devolved into riots, with 279 injuries to police and 45 injuries to civilians. Many buildings were damaged, including thirty that were burned.

    Electric Avenue refers to an actual street in the market area of Brixton named Electric Avenue. While the song deals with the riots, there was actually very little rioting on Electric Avenue itself. Grant had seen the street sign in Brixton several years earlier and had thought even then that it would make a good song title, so naturally when he wrote about the Brixton riots he remembered the street.

    The song starts with the line “Now in the street there is violence” and includes descriptions of the conditions that led to the protests. Despite the serious intent, most listeners just heard a good song and didn’t pay much attention to the words beyond the hook “We gonna rock down to Electric Avenue, and then we’ll take it higher.”

    Boosted by a fairly simple video that got heavy airplay in the early days of MTV, Electric Avenue rose to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The video was directed by Steve Barron, who directed a number of famous videos in the 1980s, working with artists such as Fleetwood Mac, David Bowie, Madonna, and ZZ Top, among many others. Most famously, he directed Michael Jackson’s seminal video for Billie Jean. Coincidentally, Electric Avenue was nominated for a Grammy for Best R&B song, but lost to Billie Jean.



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    This is what the Mambo King and the boys would have sounded like live in some nightclub in Havana, Miami or Las Vegas. ;)


    Rare, non-commercial clip from from early 50's. The King of Mambo, Damaso Perez Prado, playing with his band, and showing off in a piano solo.


    View: https://youtu.be/jr-Nkfeeues
     
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    My ex used to love me singing this. All mouthy.
     
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    This thread is fantastic.

     
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