Man, we played this song to death in my late teens. So many memories of crowding out Mike’s bedroom and having bonfires on Hackney marshes on a Friday night. Ah, the joys of a carefree youth!
On a side note, Cypress Hill were the first band I ever saw live. Aged 13 at the Kentish Town forum, god bless those bouncers who clocked we were all underage but still let us in (even if they did make us all go up on the balcony).
I couldn’t post this without the remix that we used to affectionally call “The Mr Blobby mix” – I prefer it to the original myself…
Shaggy might have the most memorable example of a reggae singer protesting his innocence in a matter of extra-marital affairs; but this 1982 track from Pluto had the jump on him by 19 years, and at least unlike Shaggy he offers the rock solid alibi that it couldn’t have been him as his two hands were “occupied” – with his shirt in the left and his pants in the right. Amazing.
After raiding my old hard drives I found my MP3 collection from 2003 and have been greatly enjoying rediscovering a lot of my old favourite tracks.
To honour some of the gems hidden away in amongst the 12GB I’m going to post them here. I may even write about them; but hey good music speaks for itself no?
Episode One Outkast – Stankonia
This album fucking smashes it.
Go and see my workmate Mahtab Hussain’s exhibition Building Desires at the Subway gallery on Edgware Road.
Good exhibition in a cool little gallery in what used to be a convenience kiosk in the subway.