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Juha / Polari
Album:Polari Collection:General
Artist:Juha Added:01/2003
Label:Agit-Prop 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2003-05-05 Pull Date:2003-07-07 
Week Ending:11 May
Airplays:1

Recent Airplay
1.Wed, 07 May 03:Allison
Off the Path

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2003-05-15 
Party music, mixing fast rapping with choruses sung in a nasal R&B voice. The sum is fancy pop music, but it rises above the mainstream by mixing in some knowledge of world musics and other offbeat influences (1,2,9). You can probably thank the band member named Saucy Vic for a lot of that -- he's a Palistinian born in Kuwait.

Misc. randomness: They're queer and they're from Hawaii. "Polari" refers to a gay slang used in Britain a couple of generations ago.

1- Fast rap (kinda lame) and Middle-Eastern-sounding melodies (kinda cool)
2- Upbeat, poppy bassline, touches of Hawaiian music
3- *FCC* early on. A hip-hop outreach to Eminem
4- *FCC* Slowish rap
5- Mock-sad crooning, w/Yoko Ono samples
6- *FCC*, kinda vulgar even for safe harbor. Dig that accordion, tho'.
7- Short rant about gender identity
8- Short rap figure
9- "Iko Iko" with topical lyrics.
10- A bit slower and murkier
11- Hilarious short bit.
12- "Supa 80s party jam." Bouncy, a bit old-school
13- *FCC* Slow, goopy, dark

Track Listing
1.Haght Al Sahira 7.Sheil'a Right
2.Hawaian Love Song 8.I Remember
3.Melt By Your Mouth 9.Iko Iko
4.This Dream Is Gonna Blow 10.Ballad of the Picked Bones
5.Mildred, Mildred 11.Hunting Ted Nuggent
6.Polari 12.Popcorn Money
 13.Billys Egg