April 16, 2008 Playlist


"N***a Please" by Ol' Dirty Bastard (1999)
Ol' Dirty Bastard  "N***a Please"  1999 (USA)
The late Russell Jones aka Ol' Dirty Bastard had a reputation as the craziest man in hip-hop, and his second solo album may be the most profane record ever made (even the very title is censored out on the cover!)  But it's also totally brilliant in a demented way -- Syd Barrett with tourette's?  Not really, but Dirty was certainly a musical as well as lyrical original.  Aside from his absurd ranting about sex, drugs and racist conspiracies, he interprets Rick James and Billie Holiday songs on this record, which works surprisingly well due to his bluesy and "singerly" style of rapping.  (This one goes out to the Federal Communications Commision for Tax Day!)
Here's the first part of a typically obscene and incoherent interview with ODB (WARNING: not recommended for work or family viewing!)  And here's a couple music videos:  Dirt Dog's biggest solo hit was "Got Your Money" (featuring Kelis, The Neptunes and Dolemite footage), and here's another of ODB's weirdest appearances on the pop charts rapping with Mariah Carey! 

(N) = New Release

Artist Song Album Year (Label) Country
Far Out (Far East Family Band) Too Many People Far Out 1971 Japan
Kraftwerk Ruckzuck Kraftwerk 1970 Germany
Kraftwerk Neonlicht Die Mensch-Maschine 1978 Germany
Black Mountain Bright Lights In The Future (N)
2008 (Jagjaguwar) Canada
Ol' Dirty Bastard I Can't Wait N***a Please
1999 USA
Frank Zappa Punky's Whips (live) Läther CD (censored from original release of Zappa In New York) rec. 1976 USA
Ol' Dirty Bastard Rollin' Wit You N***a Please
1999 USA
Frank Zappa Titties & Beer (live) Läther CD (originally released on Zappa In New York) rec. 1976 USA
Ol' Dirty Bastard All In Together N***a Please
1999 USA
Cows Shakin' (based on "Shakin' All Over" by Johnny Kidd & The Pirates) Daddy Has A Tail 1989 USA
The Jesus Lizard Blockbuster Pure 1989 USA
King Buzzo (Melvins) Skeeter King Buzzo EP 1992 USA
Rapeman (Steve Albini) Trouser Minnow Two Nuns And A Pack Mule 1988 USA
The Replacements Gary's Got  A Boner Let It Be 1984 USA
Jon Wayne Texas Cyclone Texas Funeral 1985 USA
Butthole Surfers Kuntz Locust Abortion Technician 1987 USA
Killdozer Hi There Little Baby Buntin' 1987 USA
Superchunk Slack Motherfucker Tossing Seeds (Singles 89-91) rec. 1990 USA
Karuna Khyal Alomony 1985 - part 1 Alomony 1985 1974 Japan
Drunjus How Close Is The Sky To The Ground Enceladus (N)
2008 (Earjerk) USA
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