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unkemptpueblo

Unkemptpueblo's Mix: Just What Gets U Going

http://8tracks.com/unkemp...ts-u-going


I pulled together a collection of songs that have a certain energy about them. THey share a common vibe both musically and in the theme of the lyrics, which in most cases either deal with love,persistance, resistance, or contemplation. I tried to arrange the songs in way that take you on a journey. We start with love, travel through defiance, and end up contemplating our place in the Universe.Well, that was the intent, anyway. I suppose this is a pretty accurate snapshot of where I am right now. Plus I think it's hard to listen to these songs and sit still.

Love's a Real Thing - Super Eagles

This song is a great example of African artists taking western music and infusing their own flair. The result is simultaneously poppy, hooky and groovey as hell.

Push Push - Lloyd and Devon

This song is all about the groove and harmonies. THe lyrics are kind of in the 'Aint no Stoppin us Now" family. Very uplifting. It sounds like the first half of the song was merged with a more dub heavy version, which is how the song rides out. This is a serious groove.

Guns of Brixton - The Clash

Maybe an obvious selection, but this is one of my favorites. Part of the beauty of the Clash was the way they embraced reggae and roughed it up a bit, and this is a perfect example. Worth the proce of admission for " when they kick out your front door" alone.


We Don't Need Who You Think You Are - Skunk Anansie


Dont let the smoothe opening section fool you. This song is anvil heavy,and the lyrics deal with the political climate in England. It seems like a timely song for us US orgers. Skins voice is equal part operatic and snarl. I knew that I needed to include Skunk Anasie on this comp, but deciding which song to include was a challenge. In the end We Dont Need.. fit the overall theme. Plus its kick ass.

She's Calling You - Bad Brains

Bad Brains is the group that I identified with in my high school years. So refreshing to see other Black guys kicking ass and taking names on a musical level. So inspiring. This song is nowhere near their heaviest, but part of the goal of this mix is to provide and accessable intro to some of my fave music and groups. She's Calling You is almost danceable while maintaining is edge. Its from the album I Against I. Highly recommended!

Sloganeer(Live Version) - Meshelle Ndegeocello

Where to start. This version is insane! Its so energetic that you think the drums are gonna lose it. Ferocious drumming, passionate vocals, hyper kennetic congas abrasive guitars...wow. Fucking wow. I love the album version, but where the album version is almost trip-hopped out, the live version aims to kill.

Wolf Like Me - TV on the Radio

I love the energy of this song. One of the livelier tracks fron 'Return to Cookie Mountain' this song is a no-holds-barred seduction set to a backdrop of fuzz guitar. " I'll teach you tricks that will blow your mongrel mind" Indeed

The End Complete II: Radio Bye Bye - Coheed and Cambria

These guys get pegged as emo, but I dont see it that way. Imagine the hooks and pop sensibilities of Cheap Trick on steriods. I had the same diffiuculty deciding on which song to include as I did with Bad Brains. Coheed and Cambria have so many really good tunes, but I wanted to keep this mix somewhat accessable, and they can be pretty heavy. Melodic, but heavy. While somewhat poppy, this song still swings.


Rhododendron - Bloc Party


This is the most contemplative song on the mix. Taken from their b-sides collection "Another Weekend in the City", this song deals with finding ones place in the grand scheme of things. Even though a brother's pushing 40, I can still totally relate. I chose to end with this song because through the course of these tunes we've dealt with love, lust, anger, rebellion, and made the decision to bring it all crashing down around us. Now we're thinking about whats next.


Enjoy!
A happy face, A Thumpin Bass, For A Lovin' Race. PEACE.
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Reply #1 posted 10/27/08 8:53am

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I've listened to the first half of your mix! After the first few tracks I thought this was going to be a reggae party! woot! Then came Skunk Anansie! eek Reading the later artists/band, I see guitar gets a more prominent role!

Although I am listening, I will do my reviews in order. (I'm still two behind!)
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Reply #2 posted 10/27/08 8:56am

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BTW, you only included NINE songs! lol

Way to stand out!
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Reply #3 posted 10/27/08 9:16am

unkemptpueblo

Sander said:

I've listened to the first half of your mix! After the first few tracks I thought this was going to be a reggae party! woot! Then came Skunk Anansie! eek Reading the later artists/band, I see guitar gets a more prominent role!

Although I am listening, I will do my reviews in order. (I'm still two behind!)


I've been unplugged from the org for a while. I havent listened to any of the mixes or commented. I suck. not really, but Im starting to listen now. Interesting stuff!
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Reply #4 posted 10/27/08 10:05am

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Damn dude! We thought you were MIA lol I'll give this a listen but Abierman first! lol

smile
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Reply #5 posted 10/27/08 11:02am

unkemptpueblo

SupaFunkyOrgangrinderSexy said:

Damn dude! We thought you were MIA lol I'll give this a listen but Abierman first! lol

smile


S'up, Supa! Had to go cold turkey for a while. You'd be suprised how much better my work and my grades got! razz I've gotta listen to em all lol
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Reply #6 posted 10/27/08 11:04am

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unkemptpueblo said:

SupaFunkyOrgangrinderSexy said:

Damn dude! We thought you were MIA lol I'll give this a listen but Abierman first! lol

smile


S'up, Supa! Had to go cold turkey for a while. You'd be suprised how much better my work and my grades got! razz I've gotta listen to em all lol

Everyone was looking under rocks for your ass lol

hug
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Reply #7 posted 10/27/08 11:12am

unkemptpueblo

SupaFunkyOrgangrinderSexy said:

unkemptpueblo said:



S'up, Supa! Had to go cold turkey for a while. You'd be suprised how much better my work and my grades got! razz I've gotta listen to em all lol

Everyone was looking under rocks for your ass lol

hug




hug
Back atcha bro.

lol
[Edited 10/27/08 11:13am]
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Reply #8 posted 10/27/08 11:27am

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Yo! this is dope!

Rough mix! thanks for including the Clash tune. I had a friend who would always ask me 'how you gonna go, with your hands on your heads on your finger on the trigger?' now i know where he got it from. lol

seriously though, i needed this. thanks. horns
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Reply #9 posted 10/27/08 11:53am

unkemptpueblo

magnificentsynthesizer said:

Yo! this is dope!

Rough mix! thanks for including the Clash tune. I had a friend who would always ask me 'how you gonna go, with your hands on your heads on your finger on the trigger?' now i know where he got it from. lol

seriously though, i needed this. thanks. horns


No Prob! Glad you're enjoying it. cool
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Reply #10 posted 10/27/08 12:23pm

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unkemptpueblo said:

magnificentsynthesizer said:

Yo! this is dope!

Rough mix! thanks for including the Clash tune. I had a friend who would always ask me 'how you gonna go, with your hands on your heads on your finger on the trigger?' now i know where he got it from. lol

seriously though, i needed this. thanks. horns


No Prob! Glad you're enjoying it. cool


3rd time listening to it. lol

and my man through Meshell's Sloganeer on there and the live version at that! AWESOME! the live version has always been my favorites. there's also a couple bands on there i need to check out further like Skunk Anansie, Coheed and Cambria, and Lloyd and Devon.

i'm glad you showed up to participate, we thought you went AWOL. lol
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Reply #11 posted 10/27/08 12:49pm

unkemptpueblo

magnificentsynthesizer said:

unkemptpueblo said:



No Prob! Glad you're enjoying it. cool


3rd time listening to it. lol

and my man through Meshell's Sloganeer on there and the live version at that! AWESOME! the live version has always been my favorites. there's also a couple bands on there i need to check out further like Skunk Anansie, Coheed and Cambria, and Lloyd and Devon.

i'm glad you showed up to participate, we thought you went AWOL. lol


Sloganeer is the isht, aint it?
The only Skunk Anansie album that I own is called Post Orgasmic Chill. I believe that it was their last release as a group. Awesome album! Its a perfect mix of strings, electronics, and in-your-face guitars. Def. worth seeking out.
Coheed and Cambria have 4 albums. I have their last 2 :

Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Volume One: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness
and
Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Volume two: No World for Tomorow

They are both Excellent. REally riff heavy. They have a really clean sound.

Lloyd and Devon is a group that I came across on a Mojo Magazine compilation. It was an insert. I think it was a tribute to Sun Records. Not the Sun that was popular here in the states in the 50's, but the reggae label.

enjoy seeking this stuff out. Lemme know what you think. cool

oh, and Im glad I showed up, too. Thanks!
[Edited 10/27/08 12:50pm]
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Reply #12 posted 10/27/08 1:03pm

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This is a surprise! I thought for sure you were out of the club.

I'm really behind now. neutral
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Reply #13 posted 10/27/08 1:10pm

unkemptpueblo

sextonseven said:

This is a surprise! I thought for sure you were out of the club.

I'm really behind now. neutral


How goes it? Yeah, I missed all the muxtape stuff. The site is down, eh? The first mix that's available is Paligap's. It really good, but the thread seems to be closed for comments. I'll orgnote him, because his mix turned me on to Lewis Taylor and he must be thanked. lol
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Reply #14 posted 10/27/08 4:34pm

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I LOVEEE 'We Don't Need Who You Think You Are' eek
are the rest of their songs this good?
If you will, so will I
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Reply #15 posted 10/27/08 7:17pm

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Dude, I'm glad you popped up. Give me time to dot my Is and polish my Ts. smile
Ὅσον ζῇς φαίνου
μηδὲν ὅλως σὺ λυποῦ
πρὸς ὀλίγον ἐστὶ τὸ ζῆν
τὸ τέλος ὁ χρόνος ἀπαιτεῖ.”
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Reply #16 posted 10/28/08 6:53am

unkemptpueblo

thekidsgirl said:

I LOVEEE 'We Don't Need Who You Think You Are' eek
are the rest of their songs this good?


I think so. Check out 'Secretly' from the same album. The music starts at the 1:05 mark.


http://www.youtube.com/wa...M8UxZDk56o
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Reply #17 posted 10/28/08 6:54am

unkemptpueblo

Lammastide said:

Dude, I'm glad you popped up. Give me time to dot my Is and polish my Ts. smile


Glad I could help biggrin
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Reply #18 posted 10/28/08 8:35am

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Lammastide said:

Dude, I'm glad you popped up. Give me time to dot my Is and polish my Ts. smile

hmm Who "polishes Ts"?

I need a vacation. doh!
Ὅσον ζῇς φαίνου
μηδὲν ὅλως σὺ λυποῦ
πρὸς ὀλίγον ἐστὶ τὸ ζῆν
τὸ τέλος ὁ χρόνος ἀπαιτεῖ.”
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Reply #19 posted 10/28/08 9:54am

unkemptpueblo

Lammastide said:

Lammastide said:

Dude, I'm glad you popped up. Give me time to dot my Is and polish my Ts. smile

hmm Who "polishes Ts"?

I need a vacation. doh!



lol I noticed that.
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Reply #20 posted 10/28/08 8:29pm

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This mixtape challenged me the most as it's very unlike the music to which I'd personally listen. It's particularly interesting to see the black artists represented here alongside others, because with the exception of the reggae contingent, this is certainly not the music one might immediately associate with black artists -- not most listeners here in the States, anyway. This mixtape, then, is quite refreshing in that way.

I'd also love to know the years on many of these tracks. I'd guess they span from the early '80s (with the Clash) to just last year (with Meshell), but this mix overwhelmingly takes me back in imagination to the cusp of the 70's and '80s with its ska/punk sensibilities.

I won't comment on most of the songs, because I'm still digesting what is a new sound for me. But immediate standouts include...

Love's a Real Thing - Feels like Santana meets the Zombies... and I love the work on the Hammond. nod If their work is overwhelmingly along this line, I could definitely rock an entire album of Super Eagles on a long drive... and I could see a bunch of hippy girls dancing their butts off to this. lol

Guns of Brixton - I don't like everything I've heard by the Clash, but I'm feeling this. I like that there is a gritty edge here ("roughed up," as you say) -- it offers more texture than the very relaxed grooves that precede it and it's somehow funkier (IMHO) than most of the songs the follow it.

Sloganeer - I may be in the minority in that I prefer the studio version, but I have to admit I'd pay a LOT to actually see this performed live. Is Deantoni Parks on drums on this live version? Whoever that is, dude is AMAZING!

Thanks for this, ukp! I'm going to listen to this some more.
Ὅσον ζῇς φαίνου
μηδὲν ὅλως σὺ λυποῦ
πρὸς ὀλίγον ἐστὶ τὸ ζῆν
τὸ τέλος ὁ χρόνος ἀπαιτεῖ.”
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Reply #21 posted 10/29/08 2:18am

HamsterHuey

unkemptpueblo said:

Im starting to listen now. Interesting stuff!


Lemme know what you thought of mine via orgnotes, as my thread is SO closed after all this time.

Your mix opener is a hit with me, btw.
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Reply #22 posted 10/29/08 12:06pm

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HamsterHuey said:

unkemptpueblo said:

Im starting to listen now. Interesting stuff!


Lemme know what you thought of mine via orgnotes, as my thread is SO closed after all this time.

Your mix opener is a hit with me, btw.


You could also post it in the sticky (http://prince.org/msg/8/287058) so everyone can read the reviews of past mixes!

hyperlink edit
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Reply #23 posted 10/29/08 7:08pm

unkemptpueblo

Lammastide said:

This mixtape challenged me the most as it's very unlike the music to which I'd personally listen. It's particularly interesting to see the black artists represented here alongside others, because with the exception of the reggae contingent, this is certainly not the music one might immediately associate with black artists -- not most listeners here in the States, anyway. This mixtape, then, is quite refreshing in that way.

I'd also love to know the years on many of these tracks. I'd guess they span from the early '80s (with the Clash) to just last year (with Meshell), but this mix overwhelmingly takes me back in imagination to the cusp of the 70's and '80s with its ska/punk sensibilities.

I won't comment on most of the songs, because I'm still digesting what is a new sound for me. But immediate standouts include...

Love's a Real Thing - Feels like Santana meets the Zombies... and I love the work on the Hammond. nod If their work is overwhelmingly along this line, I could definitely rock an entire album of Super Eagles on a long drive... and I could see a bunch of hippy girls dancing their butts off to this. lol

Guns of Brixton - I don't like everything I've heard by the Clash, but I'm feeling this. I like that there is a gritty edge here ("roughed up," as you say) -- it offers more texture than the very relaxed grooves that precede it and it's somehow funkier (IMHO) than most of the songs the follow it.

Sloganeer - I may be in the minority in that I prefer the studio version, but I have to admit I'd pay a LOT to actually see this performed live. Is Deantoni Parks on drums on this live version? Whoever that is, dude is AMAZING!

Thanks for this, ukp! I'm going to listen to this some more.


Lammastide,

I really appreciate your comments cool . I actually typed out a rather lengthy response that the org just ate, so I'll have to repost in the am. I found something on youtube for you!
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Reply #24 posted 10/30/08 12:55pm

Sander

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unkemptpueblo said:



Lammastide,

I really appreciate your comments cool .


Actually, I completely agree. Lammastide, I really enjoy your comments on all previous mixes. They are well formulated, thought out, positives reviews. A real joy to read! They often bring a view to mind I haven't thought of, or point out something I hadn't even thought about but agree with. Thanks for sticking around with the club and I can't wait for your mix! Even if it might be a really bad mix, I wouldn't mind at all! lol Thanks for reading, writing and mixing!
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Reply #25 posted 10/31/08 8:13am

magnificentsyn
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Sander said:

unkemptpueblo said:



Lammastide,

I really appreciate your comments cool .


Actually, I completely agree. Lammastide, I really enjoy your comments on all previous mixes. They are well formulated, thought out, positives reviews. A real joy to read! They often bring a view to mind I haven't thought of, or point out something I hadn't even thought about but agree with. Thanks for sticking around with the club and I can't wait for your mix! Even if it might be a really bad mix, I wouldn't mind at all! lol Thanks for reading, writing and mixing!


yeah, Lammastide is a true wordsmith. :jealous:
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Reply #26 posted 10/31/08 8:24am

unkemptpueblo

Lammastide said:

This mixtape challenged me the most as it's very unlike the music to which I'd personally listen. It's particularly interesting to see the black artists represented here alongside others, because with the exception of the reggae contingent, this is certainly not the music one might immediately associate with black artists -- not most listeners here in the States, anyway. This mixtape, then, is quite refreshing in that way.

I'd also love to know the years on many of these tracks. I'd guess they span from the early '80s (with the Clash) to just last year (with Meshell), but this mix overwhelmingly takes me back in imagination to the cusp of the 70's and '80s with its ska/punk sensibilities.

I won't comment on most of the songs, because I'm still digesting what is a new sound for me. But immediate standouts include...

Love's a Real Thing - Feels like Santana meets the Zombies... and I love the work on the Hammond. nod If their work is overwhelmingly along this line, I could definitely rock an entire album of Super Eagles on a long drive... and I could see a bunch of hippy girls dancing their butts off to this. lol

Guns of Brixton - I don't like everything I've heard by the Clash, but I'm feeling this. I like that there is a gritty edge here ("roughed up," as you say) -- it offers more texture than the very relaxed grooves that precede it and it's somehow funkier (IMHO) than most of the songs the follow it.

Sloganeer - I may be in the minority in that I prefer the studio version, but I have to admit I'd pay a LOT to actually see this performed live. Is Deantoni Parks on drums on this live version? Whoever that is, dude is AMAZING!

Thanks for this, ukp! I'm going to listen to this some more.


Man, I’m sorry for the delayed response. Its been hard to find a minute, plus the org keeps eating my replies. Anywho.. I kept playing the mix in my head, and when I compiled the songs and whittled them down in terms of what fit and what didn’t, what was left were mostly Black artists. I didn’t set out to make it that way but for me fro+ headbang= music.. At the time I hadn’t heard any of the other mixes. Now that I have, I see how diverse they are. Its cool that everyone has such different tastes. I’ve been turned on to artists that I’ve never heard of, making music that I really like , and that’s always a good thing.

Love’s a Real Thing is taken from a compilation called: Love’s A Real Thing: World Psychedelic Classics 3. I believe that David Byrne is one of the executive producers of the comp. According to the liner notes most of the songs were released as 45’s and are kind of obscure. Apparently not many of the artists recorded full length lp’s. That being said, I found this on youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/wa...n-myDfKB70

This looks like an album cover. Now you’ve got me wanting to hear a full-length from these guys! I feel you on the hippy chicks getting their shimmy on, too! We need an emoticon doing the mashed potato or the swim or something.

The dates on the songs are:

The End Complete - 2007
Rhododendron - 2007
We Don’t Need.. - 1999
She’s Calling You - 1986
Sloganeer - 2007
Guns of Brixton - 1979

I know the least about these two, as they are pulled from compilations, but judging from the sound, I’m assuming early to mid-seventies:

Push Push - ?
Love’s a Real Thing - ?

Not sure about the Sloganeer lineup. But I do know that they kicked ass on that night. The rest of the recording of the show is also a good listen, and includes a couple of Brazilian songs which are totally different from the rest of the set, but are top-notch also.

I’m glad you’re enjoying this music!
A happy face, A Thumpin Bass, For A Lovin' Race. PEACE.
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Reply #27 posted 10/31/08 8:25am

unkemptpueblo

Sander said:

HamsterHuey said:



Lemme know what you thought of mine via orgnotes, as my thread is SO closed after all this time.

Your mix opener is a hit with me, btw.


You could also post it in the sticky (http://prince.org/msg/8/287058) so everyone can read the reviews of past mixes!

hyperlink edit
[Edited 10/29/08 16:20pm]


Will do! cool
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Reply #28 posted 11/10/08 10:08am

SupaFunkyOrgan
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Haven't forgot about you house smile Will be back soon with review exclaim
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Reply #29 posted 11/17/08 5:45am

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SupaFunkyOrgangrinderSexy said:

Haven't forgot about you house smile Will be back soon with review exclaim


I'm still here as well! Today or tomorrow a review of mine will pop up. Still digging those first three song sequence like heaven!
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