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L'Trimm's Cars That Go Boom - The 1988 Miami Bass, Subwoofer Anthem by Tigre and Bunny D - Stands the Test of Time

Posted by Billyjam, January 13, 2009 08:28pm | Post a Comment

L'TRIMM "Cars With The Boom" (1988/Time-X Records)

Upon recently going back and playing the 1988 subwoofer anthem "Cars With The Boom" (the Miami bass song usually referred to as "We Like The Cars That Go Boom") by the duo L'Trimm (Bunny D and Tigre), I had give the pop-rap hit single/album track two thumbs up and place it in the truly stands-the-test-of-time category. To my ears "Cars With The Boom" sounds just as great today as when I first heard it 21 years ago on their debut album Grab It on Miami's Time-X Records label -- recorded when they were each only 18 years of age. It also sounds as fresh today as it did then, confirming what many say about the young duo being influential on contemporary acts that tap that classic Miami bass sound.

But back in '88 L'Trimm were occasionally accused of sounding, or trying to sound, like the already established female rap team of Salt'N'Pepa. And while it is true that the influence of, or traces of (Salt'N'Pepa's 1987 hit single) "Push It" can be heard on L'Trimm's debut, Tigre and Bunny had their own totally unique spin on the genre, not to mention the asset of having the killer, bass-heavy production skills of Davis Stone for Hot Productions Inc., something that makes "Cars With The Boom" a better, more solid sounding record than "Push It" in retrospect. It also, in my opinion, holds up much better than even Sir Mix-A-Lot's 1992 single "Baby Got Back" -- another pop-rap, bass-fueled hit that opens with girls talking about guy, but maybe I have just heard Mix-A-Lot's way too many times over the years.

Revenge Of The Mercenaries

Posted by phil blankenship, January 13, 2009 10:17am | Post a Comment
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Revenge Of The Mercenaries plot synopsis

This movie isn't even on the imdb.

January 12, 2009

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Best Of The New Releases & Reissues Of 2008

Posted by Gomez Comes Alive!, January 11, 2009 11:59pm | Post a Comment

New Releases:
ZZK Sound-
Cumbia Digital
Nortec Collective Present: Bostish & Fussible-
Tijuana Sound Machine
Bronx River Parkway-
San Sebastian 152
El Guincho-
Alegranza!
James Pants-
Welcome
Calle 13-
Los De Atras Vienen Conmingo
Chancha Via Circuito-
Rodante
Ocote Soul Sound-
The Alchemist Manifesto
Un Dia-
Juana Molina
Terakaft-Ahk Issudar
Al Green-Lay It Down

Saul Williams- The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust!

Nomo-Ghost Rock
Toumast-Ishumar
Q-Tip-The Renaissance
Sidestepper- The Buena Vibra Sound System
Jesus Pagan Y Su Orquesta- Salsa De La Mata - From The Roots
Beatconductor-Brand New Second Hand
Afronaut Y Amigos -Presentan Hecho En Casa Part 1

Reissues:

V/A-Dancehall:The Rise Of Jamaican Dancehall Culture
V/A- Nig
erian Special, Nigeria Disco Funk Special &
Nigerian Rock Special
Orchestre Poly Ritmo-Vol. 1 Vodoun Effect
V/A-Salsa Dura Show
V/A-African Scream Contest
Juaneco Y Su Combo-Masters Of Chicha Vol.1
Senor Coconut-El Baile Aleman

Calypsoul 70: Caribbean Soul & Calypso Crossover 1969-1979
Funky Nassau: The Compass Point Story 1980-1986
Tabaco Y Sus Metales-Grandes Exitos
V/A-Latin Funk "El B
arrio" ( Nu Yorican Funk 1968-76)
V/A-Melenudos
Tito Puente- The Complete 78s Volume 1&2 1949-55
MAG All Stars: The Best Peruvian Orchestras Of The 50's & 60's
Candido Y Su Movimiento-Palos De Fuego


Sh*t I Slept On

Posted by Gomez Comes Alive!, January 11, 2009 11:15pm | Post a Comment
People tell me I have good taste in music. I have to disagree with them. It’s not that I’m humble, because I’m not, it’s that I’m a natural-born skeptic and my cynicism gets the best of me, especially with music. Most people can like a band, song or album instantly. I have to scrutinize it until I see everything that is wrong with music before I see what is right. This is especially true when I see an artist perform live without knowing anything about them. Without having the knowledge of an artist’s music beforehand, I’ve denounced many artists that later on I've found myself loving. Here are a few of my worst blunders, in no order.

Latryx @ The House Of Blues (1996)

I went to check out DJ Shadow, who was opening for Jeru The Damaja & De La Soul. When the curtains opened, Lateef The Truth Speaker & Lyrics Born, otherwise known as Latrx, came out, rapping simultaneously with two different rhymes. I thought, “What is this weak shit?’ The truth was I just wanted Shadow to do his Endtroducing jams and I wasn’t in the mood to hear anything new. I remember some kid in the audience scolding the L.A. crowd after their lackadaisical response to the group’s performance. “Yo kids, ya’ll sleeping on them!” A year later I couldn’t put the Latyx CD down, as well as the Blackalicous e.p. I guess I was sleeping.


Bikini Kill
@ Jabberjaw (1992)

L.A. was the home of The Runaways, The Go-Go’s, The Bangles, L7 and Hole. Frightwig, The Mudwimin, and Tribe 8, and Spitboy from The Bay area played in Los Angeles years before the arrival of the Riot Girl movement. So what was the big deal about Bikini Kill? Most people at the show were there to antagonize them for their outspokenness. We also had to suffer through one of the worst opening bands in the history of music, a short-lived band called Pussy Willow, who droned and wailed for more than an hour. The show was just a back and forth with the audience, who tried hard to break the spirit of the group. The show ended with the band exhausted and in tears. It was like seeing the Sex Pistols in Texas on their first tour. Since I really didn’t know their music at the time, I lost out on Bikini Kill's barrage of Black Flag licks with Exene meets Poly Styrene vocals. To top it off, the band wrote best punk songs to come out of the 90’s...in retrospect, of course.

Helios Creed
@ Raji’s (1990)

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