Go'head: tell me what is wrong with tone-loc's loc-ed after dark

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ok, ok. after this one, tone-loc didn't really have much of a musical career. but this is a pretty good pop-rap album -- not just for "wild thing" and "funky cold medina," but also for "cheeba cheeba."

nothin' to be shamed about ... so why are there no tone-loc threads hereabouts?!?

Eisbär (llamasfur), Monday, 28 March 2005 20:47 (sixteen years ago) link

I think [william shakespeare] would listen to Bob Dylan but secretly long for Tone Loc
-- Mike Hanle y (pennyson...), August 6th, 2001.

Eisbär (llamasfur), Monday, 28 March 2005 20:53 (sixteen years ago) link

Wild Pitch Records, baby. The Dust Brothers started out making beats for both Tone Loc and Young MC. It was "West Coast" but not 'gangsta', and it sure made an imprint on pop radio programming. So, what's wrong with it? It's not very good. I still like "I'm on fire", though.

Bobby Peru (Bobby Peru), Monday, 28 March 2005 21:11 (sixteen years ago) link

i have it on cassette and i listen to it in the car when i'm driving. that and south of heaven. and OMC.

scott seward (scott seward), Monday, 28 March 2005 21:12 (sixteen years ago) link

Huh. I had forgotten about the sweater.

Pleasant Plains /// (Pleasant Plains ///), Monday, 28 March 2005 21:12 (sixteen years ago) link

one of the cooler album cover swipes. great voice, solid production, a couple of hits. what's not to love?

Shakey Mo Collier, Monday, 28 March 2005 21:14 (sixteen years ago) link

I mean seriously, what a weird/great album for a rapper to cop as a visual reference:

http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:5c6atr7lkl1x

Shakey Mo Collier, Monday, 28 March 2005 21:16 (sixteen years ago) link

three years pass...

Busted this out last night after many years--on cassette, no less--and it's still a solid ride. "Cheeba Cheeba" was one of the first contemporary songs my white teen suburban Just Say No generation ass ever heard that openly advocated the recreational smoke.

Terrible Cold, Thursday, 17 April 2008 20:36 (thirteen years ago) link

Woah, awesome handle there, dude.

The Reverend, Thursday, 17 April 2008 22:33 (thirteen years ago) link

three months pass...

Medina and some dinner.

If Timi Yuro would be still alive, most other singers could shut up, Wednesday, 6 August 2008 07:37 (thirteen years ago) link

five years pass...

This is the eighties and I'm down with the ladies.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 21 February 2014 17:43 (seven years ago) link

underrated album!

sXe & the banshees (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 21 February 2014 17:48 (seven years ago) link

yeah this is a good'un. Dust Brothers!

How dare you tarnish the reputation of Turturro's yodel (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 21 February 2014 18:01 (seven years ago) link

love the title track even tho it's the same sample as High Rollers by Ice T

sXe & the banshees (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 21 February 2014 18:17 (seven years ago) link

seven years pass...

i've been thinking about tone loc

Tracer Hand, Thursday, 18 November 2021 10:13 (two weeks ago) link

the latest news i can find for him is that he's been on some 'i love the 90s' tour - good!

and also that he called out some kid in an airport for wearing a confederate flag hat, lol - https://www.tmz.com/2019/03/29/rapper-tone-loc-confrontation-confederate-flag-texas-airport/

Tracer Hand, Thursday, 18 November 2021 10:14 (two weeks ago) link

I always thought the penultimate track on that album, menacing Dust Brothers instrumental “Loc’in on the Shaw,” was ripe for rediscovery in some GTA-type video game.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rs7AeLWzq2c

Chris L, Thursday, 18 November 2021 10:40 (two weeks ago) link


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