The Society of Cool
Saw Fred Wesley and the New JB´s yesterday; fantastic performance! Shame only few people turned up, but then it was badly promoted. Nevertheless, the band gave their best and Fred referred to us as a "small but mighty audience". Was surprised to find I had once played the venue, which had been renamed in the meantime, with my own band once. Maybe Fred´d be consoled to know we didn´t pull that much folks, either, LOL!
Got my Fred Wesley tickets so I gotta unearth my JB´s anthology double-cd first thing tomorrow!
Oh man! Very envious.
I used to hate hip-hop in high school, but have since changed my thinking. One of my fave late '80s/early '90s songs is 'Humpty Dance' by Digital Underground... great beat and awesomely funny lyrics. Many other Tommy Boy bands from back then were really good too. Again, didn't appreciate them back then. One band I did dig in those days, though, was De La Soul. They were great! Beastie Boys too, even though I didn't get into them until later.
I did like Acid Jazz a lot though... way more than brit-pop! Used to love Corduroy, Mother Earth, and, of course, JTQ.
Some new hip-hip is pretty good too. A buddy turned me onto MF Doom and I liked his stuff pretty alright.
I loved Public Enemy but never got into Acid JAzz at all but was a rave DJ 93-94.
I love Jamiroquai esp their early stuff with Stu Zender on bass. Really liked Corduroy and BNH too...
Yes Patrick, Corduroy were the best of all. Liked BNH, too, in the beginnig, but they went too commercial afterwards, imo.
Never got into Acid Jazz, but early Rap/Hip Hop was a staple for me when younger.
I started out with the Electro compilations on the Street Sounds label. This progressed onto the Hip Hop comp's on the same label. The early 80's was the heyday for that music and was glad I was old enough to appreciate it.
I love stuff by, BDP, Mc Shan, Roxanne, Grandmaster Flash, Derek B, London Posse, Silver Bullet, A Tribe Called Quest and early Run DMC. I could be here all day listing stuff as there was so much good stuff!