Oddball sub-genre or inspired musical genius? You decide with Cibo Matto as NSR’s always unexpected Rocktober offerings continue.
The original gangsta rap! From Sailor (1968).
Steve Miller (guitar, vocals), Boz Scaggs (guitar), Lonnie Turner (bass), Jim Peterman (keyboards), Tim Davis (drums).
Austin Powers II was worth the price of admission just for this scene.
Nightsky brought this to my attention. Kids, an inflected form of the “F” word appears approximately 4 times in this song. The “S” word appears once. So, I wash my hands.
Update: This is now the higher production official version, which dramatizes some of the lyrics, and very effectively.
The way it happened was I was trying to find a Youtube for Twaughthammer he was telling me about and then I thought that a video of Wax performing live was the one he meant based on the search terms I was using and I said to Nightsky is this it and Nightsky said no but this is good and then he checked out some more by Wax and recommended the above and thanked me for turning him on to it even though it was Nightsky that turned meonto it and the other Wax thing that I did turn him onto was just a mistake because I thought it was the Twaughthammer thing he was telling me about.
So somewhere in there credit is due to someone . . . for something.
Now that I got that out of the way, I like “We Can’t All Be Heroes.” I like to hear rap turning back to soul and horns. Rap is not really my thing (even though I liked some of Eminem’s stuff) but I certainly realize it’s my generational handicap.
In this case, I’m still dealing with the shock of finding a practical, realistic message coming from a rap song, or any song for that matter.