Kick it up , Kick it up AGAIN.. *Flashback Friday Post*

Actual post date … May of 2009 YOU MISSED IT KID.. hahah LISTEN..THERE IS LIVE FISHBONE IN THIS BITCH FROM 87… GET IN HERE !!!

This is an actual excerpt from 1964’s This is Ska.  Observe the swagger of the dance.  This was the beginning of the first wave of the ska movement.  Started in Jamaica in the early 50’s, ska was the seed of what begat Reggae, Roots, and PUnk respectively.  I personally rocked with the 1st and 2nd wave of ska.. and of course Fishbone during all the waves lol.. This was a movement that spread to the US and had us all pushing Vespas, dressing two tone, and rocking monkey boots, creepers, and bitch boots.  But it’s not too late.. go cop you some Specials, English Beat, or Madness today.

Desmond Dekker R*I*P came thru with joints like “Rude Boy Train” and “The Israelites”
Ya’ll ain’t fuckin with Mr. Dekker’s jumpsuit.. He got the Maurice White tightness while representin that 2tone all day doggy lol..observe that Rude boy 2 tone motif… A little Prince Buster mixed with Johnny Taylor.. I ain’t mad.. (shakes head and lights joint.) I AM NOT MAD..

The Wailers started out as a ska band in the early 60’s … You can tell on such joints as “Concrete JUngle” and “Stir it up”.  A bit slower but this was you know when the “pick it up” turned into “cool it down”

Stir It Up


nods are also given to Prince Buster and Lee scratch Perry.. during this period.

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It’s Black History Month..Lets look at the most influential BLACK PEOPLE IN METAL AND ROCK ETC.

As a sista it has always been important for me to express myself through HARD ROCK, PUNK AND METAL.. don’t get it twisted.. as you see we fools with FUNK, OLDIES, JAZZ and especially HIP HOP.. but right now.. I would like to reflect on some of the most influential BLACK PEOPLE IN METAL AND ALTERNATIVE..

The crew at YELL Magazine did a dope piece on their top 11.. and of course we  have thrown some of their choices in with our owns.. For the full YELL list . Go there and check it out It’s pretty ill.. IT’S DOPE!

Here are a few of our favorite brothers and sisters who got down on the other side of thangs.. starting with our forefather The Honorable JIMI HENDRIX.. with his black Band of Gypsies lol.. Get into it.. HAPPY BLACK HISTORY MONTH!!!

JIMI HENDRIX  with The Band of Gypsies MACHINE GUN

Bad Brains  Big TakeOver LIVE AT CBGB’S

Slash of Guns and Roses… PATIENCE..

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