|B-Side Players / Fire In The Youth|
|Album:||Fire In The Youth||Collection:||World|
|Label:||Concord Music Group, Inc.|
|Add Date:||2007-08-12||Pull Date:||2007-10-14||Charts:||Reggae/World|
|Week Ending:||14 Oct||7 Oct||30 Sep||16 Sep||9 Sep||2 Sep||26 Aug||19 Aug|
|1.||Jul 29, 2013:||Happy Hour |
|4.||Oct 08, 2009:||Happy Hour |
|2.||Aug 27, 2012:||Happy Hour |
|5.||Jun 11, 2009:||Happy Hour |
Pleasure And Pain
|3.||Aug 23, 2010:||Happy Hour (Coverin' for PACC) |
|6.||Sep 29, 2008:||Happy Hour |
Pleasure And Pain
B-Side Players – Fire in the Youth|
Reviewed by Sadie O., 8/6/07
Brilliant Mexico-Cuban-Reggae brought up to date with bits of Hip Hop and funk and a lot of revolutionary spirit. Produced and abetted by Quetzal Flores of the great LA band Quetzal. No electronica or dub – all human-operated instruments, played (and sung) extremely well. This is GREAT stuff – give it a listen or be DUMB.
No FCCs detected – everything deserves 2 or 3 more stars than I gave them, but I like 6 and 9 best.
1. **a bit uptempo, very lively syncopated shuffle – almost a cumbia. Dance party time! Spanish.
2. **midtempo, rather funky, vocal style reminds me of David Hinds of Steel Pulse. Nice! English
3. ***downtempo cumbia, with just a hint of reggae, swingy and incredibly cool. Spanish.
4. **uptempo updated folklorico – a bit Mexican Hat Dance, a bit Hip Hop. Spanish. Last 30 seconds are very analog traditional.
5. *sweet downtempo and relaxed mambo. Spanish and English.
6. ****horn intro, insanely cool midtempo Spanish Reggae riddim. Cumbiamuffin! Revolution lyrics in Spanish. Hell yeah!
7. **a bit Afro-cuban beat, nice upbeat syncopation. Builds in energy – very danceable. Spanish.
8. **very lovely, relaxed and moody downtempo with a hint of march… Lyrics in English, Reggae rebel attitude. Oh sweet – children’s chorus about fyah burning!
9. ****piano intro, midtempo roots rock Reggae. English.
10. **somewhat uptempo piano-driven Afro-cuban salsa-rumba. Spanish.
11. **smooth jazzy vibe, lots of horns and piano. English, cool culcha lyrics.
|2.||Unplug This Armageddon||7.||Micaela|
|3.||Mascara||8.||Fire In The Youth|
|5.||Pleasure And Pain||10.||Taquerito|