Italian reggae and similar disasters

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To quote from the Excelsior thread:

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Big in Italy

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5103/5592465670_20c37cd63d.jpg

― the pinefox, Tuesday, 5 April 2011 15:59 (47 minutes ago)

dare i ask what 'club step' or 'ethnotronica' is

― Nult AGL (a hoy hoy), Tuesday, 5 April 2011 16:34 (12 minutes ago)

It's Italy, this is the land where someone told me with a straight face once, pointing out some random dude hauling gear in a black T-shirt, "Oh, he's the keyboardist for Italy's biggest reggae band."

― Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 5 April 2011 16:36 (10 minutes ago)

― Nult AGL (a hoy hoy), Tuesday, April 5, 2011 8:47 AM (1 hour ago)

http://www.piolalibri.be/images/image/slides/africa-unite.jpg ?

― kkvgz, Tuesday, April 5, 2011 8:53 AM (55 minutes ago)

* insert rasta/ pasta joke here *

― Tom D (Tom D.), Tuesday, April 5, 2011 8:55 AM (53 minutes ago)

Pastafarians unite!

― clown nabisco (Drugs A. Money), Tuesday, April 5, 2011 9:04 AM (44 minutes ago)

how many reggae bands does Italy have, is what I want to know

― fat fat fat fat Usher (DJP), Tuesday, April 5, 2011 9:05 AM (43 minutes ago)

Only one, but every member bought the first Velvet Underground album.

― Anti-mist K-Lo (Phil D.), Tuesday, April 5, 2011 9:07 AM (40 minutes ago)

jahiant spaghetti monster

― slight even by tweet standards (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, April 5, 2011 9:08 AM (40 minutes ago)

wow...is that first word supposed to be a play on 'giant'? if so I'm impressed!

― clown nabisco (Drugs A. Money), Tuesday, April 5, 2011 9:14 AM (34 minutes ago)

.. and changed a light bulb. (xposts)

― Mark G, Tuesday, April 5, 2011 9:14 AM (34 minutes ago)

one love

― slight even by tweet standards (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, April 5, 2011 9:15 AM (32 minutes ago)

Actually now that I think about it the person who pointed that dude out to me must have been our own Marco Damiani.

― Ned Raggett, Tuesday, April 5, 2011 9:15 AM (32 minutes ago)

It was me.
The band is Africa Unite, they are big (on Universal, I think?), and yes there are lots of reggae/ska bands here - all uniformly terrible.

― Marco Damiani, Tuesday, April 5, 2011 9:29 AM (18 minutes ago)

Hahah thank you sir -- can you give some of the names of these other terrible bands?

― Ned Raggett, Tuesday, April 5, 2011 9:32 AM (16 minutes ago)

kkvgz's photo is of Africa Unite so he called it -- was it the bastard on the right there who you pointed out?

― Ned Raggett, Tuesday, April 5, 2011 9:33 AM (15 minutes ago)

If I saw an Italian band calling themselves "Africa Unite", I'd be tempted to ask "With who first? Ethiopia? Libya?"

― ᓇᐃᑦᑐᒥᒃ ᐅᖃᓕᒫᕐᕕᒃ (Pleasant Plains), Tuesday, April 5, 2011 9:34 AM (14 minutes ago)

"This video wants to be a praise to diversity etc" or so they say in their site:

http://www.youtube.com/v/dCMYYgYu4VY&fs=1&hl=en

― Marco Damiani, Tuesday, April 5, 2011 9:37 AM (11 minutes ago)

this is going on the jjj wedding playlist

― fat fat fat fat Usher (DJP), Tuesday, April 5, 2011 9:38 AM (9 minutes ago)

Ned, they guy you saw is the one sitting on the right - to add insult to injury he was there as the producer of that terrible nu metalish band that did the cover of soundgarden's black old sun!

― Marco Damiani, Tuesday, April 5, 2011 9:39 AM (9 minutes ago)

soundgarden - that black old sun

― I'm totally kidding. Congrats strangers. (Matt P), Tuesday, April 5, 2011 9:41 AM (7 minutes ago)

oops, lucky, old, hole...who cares, it's all the same!

"can you give some of the names of these other terrible bands"

too many to name them all - check the one called Pitura Freska (get the joke, eh?), there's a special place in hell reserved for them.

― Marco Damiani, Tuesday, April 5, 2011 9:44 AM (4 minutes ago)

Ned, they guy you saw is the one sitting on the right - to add insult to injury he was there as the producer of that terrible nu metalish band that did the cover of soundgarden's black old sun!

Oh believe me, I remember that all too well.

"In my LII-IE-IFE!"

― Ned Raggett, Tuesday, April 5, 2011 9:45 AM (2 minutes ago)

I don't think Africa Unite is anything compared to this Finnish reggae classic from 1981:

http://www.youtube.com/v/31k3YDH7Qvg&fs=1&hl=en

― Tuomas, Tuesday, April 5, 2011 9:46 AM (2 minutes ago)

Beginning to think we need a new thread here...

― Ned Raggett, Tuesday, April 5, 2011 9:47 AM (1 minute ago)

TBH though, at the moment there is a pretty vibrant reggae scene in here, and some of the acts are actually quite decent.

― Tuomas, Tuesday, April 5, 2011 9:48 AM (39 seconds ago)

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 5 April 2011 16:51 (six years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ex_bYKZxc8

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 5 April 2011 16:53 (six years ago) Permalink

ew

I'm totally kidding. Congrats strangers. (Matt P), Tuesday, 5 April 2011 16:55 (six years ago) Permalink

the Finnish reggae was something else

got electrolytes (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 5 April 2011 16:55 (six years ago) Permalink

Not helping anyone's case:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuAgKdsj4M8

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 5 April 2011 17:00 (six years ago) Permalink

Radici Nel Cemento "Bella ciccia":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rhzc7aZmr3E

Marco Damiani, Tuesday, 5 April 2011 18:20 (six years ago) Permalink

Italian ska can be horrifying too: Mganoidi "Supereroi"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFo0cH1iycc

Marco Damiani, Tuesday, 5 April 2011 18:21 (six years ago) Permalink

Nico Royale "Erba della montagna":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpPUwRmhL5w

Marco Damiani, Tuesday, 5 April 2011 18:23 (six years ago) Permalink

Ganjamama "Fino a domani":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJ5RPuK23Fo&feature=related

Marco Damiani, Tuesday, 5 April 2011 18:23 (six years ago) Permalink

Almamegretta "Sole" (these guys even collaborated with Massive Attack):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-dNmGSq7JA

Marco Damiani, Tuesday, 5 April 2011 18:25 (six years ago) Permalink

Giuliano Palma & the Bluebeaters "Wonderful life" - a Black's cover:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daX5XlOFvIM

Marco Damiani, Tuesday, 5 April 2011 18:30 (six years ago) Permalink

And, finally, Arpioni "Malacabeza":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egpKR3haxkI&feature=related

Marco Damiani, Tuesday, 5 April 2011 18:32 (six years ago) Permalink

The pain, the pain...

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 5 April 2011 18:40 (six years ago) Permalink

what do you two (meaning Ned and Marco) think of DAAB, the Polish reggae band?

homosexual fecal matter sodomy will be the law (the table is the table), Wednesday, 6 April 2011 22:05 (six years ago) Permalink

The song name seems to be the name of a dish one would find at Poland's only Mexican restaurant.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 6 April 2011 22:15 (six years ago) Permalink

You mean you've been to Krakow Bell?

ka£ka (NickB), Wednesday, 6 April 2011 22:20 (six years ago) Permalink

Wroclaw's finest, ladies and gentlemen.

http://perso.ovh.net/~mexicobaf/images/mexicobar_01.jpg

Czterysta lat temu Hiszpanie znaleźli w Meksyku nie tylko złoto. Była tam również kukurydza, fasola, chili, pomidory, ziemniaki, cukinia, awokado oraz wiele nowopoznanych owoców i przypraw. Zdobyły one swe miejsce w kuchni przybyszów, którzy chętnie korzystali z doświadczeń kulinarnych Majów i Azteków. Tak powstała kuchnia meksykańska, która podbiła serca amatorów ostrego jedzenia w Ameryce i Europie. Przyjdź do nas i rozpocznij swoją mexykańską przygodę!

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 6 April 2011 22:26 (six years ago) Permalink

CHIMICHANGAS - 19.00

nadziewana smażona pszenna tortilla, mozarella, sałata, kukurydza, papryka, groszek, salsa fresca, salsa ranchera, crema blanca, nadzienie do wyboru:

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 6 April 2011 22:26 (six years ago) Permalink

fyi meksykańska = mexican ska

ka£ka (NickB), Wednesday, 6 April 2011 22:31 (six years ago) Permalink

I've no doubt this is where Fun Lovin' Criminals spend all their time now.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 6 April 2011 22:34 (six years ago) Permalink

Running around robbing banks all wacked off of nowopoznanych owoców i przypraw

ka£ka (NickB), Wednesday, 6 April 2011 22:40 (six years ago) Permalink

omg NickB

fat fat fat fat Usher (DJP), Wednesday, 6 April 2011 22:41 (six years ago) Permalink

Stick 'em up punk, it's the nadzienie do wyboru

ka£ka (NickB), Wednesday, 6 April 2011 22:47 (six years ago) Permalink

Hughie is part of the tragic losers parade that is the 6 "Music" advert I saw tonite.

cockroach shakespeare (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 6 April 2011 22:59 (six years ago) Permalink

no wait he spells it like the duck, yeah?

cockroach shakespeare (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 6 April 2011 22:59 (six years ago) Permalink

Nick B, i love ya. and i'm kind of not into Polish jokes, being Polish and all.

homosexual fecal matter sodomy will be the law (the table is the table), Thursday, 7 April 2011 00:04 (six years ago) Permalink

in other words, Bravo.

homosexual fecal matter sodomy will be the law (the table is the table), Thursday, 7 April 2011 00:04 (six years ago) Permalink

well, anyway, the name of the Mr. Zoob song translates to "I Am Your Piece of Floor," roughly.

homosexual fecal matter sodomy will be the law (the table is the table), Thursday, 7 April 2011 00:13 (six years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Been a year, there has to be new and equally bad out there.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 23 April 2012 15:51 (five years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfzYXN_MuwI

Well, here's a recent single by Jukka Poika, Finland's most popular reggae singer of the 00s. He's not bad though.

Tuomas, Monday, 23 April 2012 16:09 (five years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3CBpQH06yc

The most recent trend in here has been combining reggae and rap with Finnish and Eastern European folk music.

Tuomas, Monday, 23 April 2012 16:20 (five years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvJmvAiCvGg

...which was pioneered by the rapper Asa and his band Jätkäjätkät.

Tuomas, Monday, 23 April 2012 16:20 (five years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

A friend just told me to check out this Italian ska band called Pitura Freska and I smiled.

NSFW Australia (seandalai), Wednesday, 16 May 2012 00:44 (five years ago) Permalink

bought this jabberwocky cd a few years back thinking i was getting something else (the u.s. jabberwocky) but it turned out to be a gypsy ska punk band from italy. quite good actually in a bregovic/no smoking orchestra kinda way, horn vamps aplenty and all that jazz

cock chirea, Wednesday, 16 May 2012 02:53 (five years ago) Permalink


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