April 17, 2019 Playlist

"Cypress Hill" by Cypress Hill (1991)
Cypress Hill "Cypress Hill"  1991 (USA)
It seems to me that Cypress Hill has pretty much been coasting for their entire careers on the strength of their innovative debut album, which gives you an idea of what a classic it must be (I guess it sucks when your first album is a masterpiece of the genre, because how do you top that?) It helped a lot that they arrived on the scene just as "gangsta" rap was starting to take over the charts, fluffy pop metal was giving way to gritty flannel "grunge" rock, and Bill Clinton was swearing he never inhaled (wink wink). The reason I immediately sparked to this record was their produced DJ Muggs' penchant for building grooves on the crustiest old 45's from the sixties - such as Booker T & the MGs' "Bootleg" and even "Come On In", an obscure B-side from The Music Machine that you wouldn't expect in a hiphop record (that one provides the "psychedelic circus" bridge section of their first hit "How I Could Just Kill A Man"). The other thing that makes the album a classic is the buoyant stonery braggadocio from the rappers Sen Dog (gruff ruff ruff) brilliantly contrasting with the infamously nasal style of B-Real. The first album was something of a cult classic that grew to the point that when their second album Black Sunday was released it debuted at #1 on the American album charts, and they scored an unlikely Top 40 hit "Insane In The Brain", which remains a popular catch phrase to this day and was also used as the basis of a classic joke when they appeared on The Simpsons.
(N) = New Release
Artist Song Album Year Country
Rotary ConnectionTales Of Brave Ulysses (Cream)Songs1969USA
Shuggie OtisInspiration InformationInspiration Information1974USA
Ibibio Sound Machine She Work Very HardDoko Mien (N)2019 (Merge)UK/Nigeria
The Budos Band Arkane RamblerV (N)2019 (Daptone)USA
The Claypool-Lennon Delirium Cricket Chronicles Revisited:
 part I: Ask Your Doctor
 part II: Psyde Effects
South of Reality (N)2019 (ATO)USA
Stephen Malkmus Come Get MeGroove Denied (N)2019 (Matador)USA
Meat Puppets Dusty NotesDusty Notes (N)2019 (Megaforce)USA
Meat PuppetsClimbingMeat Puppets II1984USA
Royal TruxRay O VacThank You1995USA
Royal Trux Whopper DaveWhite Stuff (N)2019 (Fat Possum)USA
Guided By Voices Lurk Of The WormZeppelin Over China (N)2019 (GBV Inc.)USA
Guided By Voices The Stars Behind Us
   / Skull Arrow
Warp And Woof (N)2019 (GBV Inc.)USA
Victor Krummenacher Some Time AgoPacific Blue (N)2019 (Veritas)USA
Weird OwlInvisibility CloakBubblegum Brainwaves2017USA
Residual EchoesMotametrik Canopy Entrybl
   --> Geetings Ancient Ocean
Phoenician Flu And Ancient Ocean2005USA
DMBQ When I Was A FoolKEEENLY (N)2018 (Drag City)Japan
Matmos The Singing TubePlastic Anniversary (N)2019 (Thrill Jockey)USA
Cypress HillHow I Could Just Kill A ManCypress Hill
Cypress HillReal EstateCypress Hill
Cypress HillStoned Is The Way Of The WalkCypress Hill
Cypress HillInsane In The BrainBlack Sunday1993USA
House Of PainTop O' The Mornin' To YaFine Malt Lyrics1992USA
Missy "Misdemeanor" ElliottIzzy Izzy AhhSupa Dupa Fly1997USA
Digital UndergroundNo Nose JobSons Of The P1991USA
Sly & The Family StoneAfrica Talks To You (The Asphalt Jungle)There's A Riot Goin' On1971USA
David Liebman Bass Interlude (Victor Wooten)
   / Black Satin (Miles Davis)
   / Selim (Miles Davis) (live)
On The Corner Live! The Music Of Miles Davis (N)2019 (Ear Up)USA
The StoogesFunhouseFunhouse1970USA
Bumblebee UnlimitedLove Bug12" disco single1976USA
DAOKO Nice TripShitekiryokou ("Welcome") (N)2018 (Toy's Factory)Japan
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