Phew! It’s a hot one! Need to cool down with some tunes. I suggest you fill the tub and sink with ice, beer and snacks. Then settle in with your laptop nearby and check this out.
It’s hard to say who the ugliest member of the Rolling Stones is but my vote in Bill Wyman. Saying this contradicts most of my beliefs but there you have it. Bill’s really just a tiny, creepy English perv. Read the Stones bio by Terry Southern if you don’t believe me. Sure, he essentially invented the fretless electric bass and created some of the most memorable bass liens in rock. But he was also a hopeless philanderer and notorious pursuer of barely legal girls.
This song is a prime example of that, where Wyman picks up some young thing and jet sets with her. The arrangement of the song is weird and has stuck with me over the years since i first heard it in 1981. The weird drum machine and tropicalia beats are hilarious short of boring. The song really bears up to only a few listens before you feel like you need a bath and a good scrape with an iron loofa.
The other songs from this era are so lackluster it’s best not to mention them. Ever.
RICHARD H KIRK
It’s your regular dose of RHK from CRT. THis video is a hilarious mashup of Kirk’s “LoopStatic” bombast/electro/tropical/techno along with a B grade jungle girl flick. Good for hot weather. Or a light workout.
AL-JABR (RICHARD H KIRK Pt. 2)
One thing you may or may not know is how RHK has a zillion aliases. Even the most diehard fans don’t know them all. One of the better know ones is Al Jabr. This album came out in 1999 I think and is to ally a hot weather record for me. THis video is another great mashup of footage from Assault on Precinct 13. RHK/AL-JABR has a major league deep funk feel to it that I cannot get over. Always hopping, always smooth.
This song is the opener for Al Jabr’s “One Million And Three” and put simply the isht is hype! The song grooves slow like a Fela track and clock in about as long at a leisurely 9:05. But dig the crazy crime movie it’s set to! I think it’s my favorite of all these mashups!
Stay cool, kids. It’s not supposed to be anything but hot and humid for a looong time!
from with ♥