C/D : Pharcyde

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"Bizarre Ride" was my high school stoner album of choice. Everything else I listened to was death metal, stoner rock, and other noisy rock. That album was like a stoner party vacation.

James Slone (Freon Trotsky), Wednesday, 31 May 2006 05:29 (fourteen years ago) link

Pharcyde is like a better version of ATCQ-- one with funnier lyrics and better production.

i love Pharcyde, but i can't get behind this... 'better' production? clearer perhaps, but i love the murk of early ATCQ.

i am not a nugget (stevie), Wednesday, 31 May 2006 09:32 (fourteen years ago) link

The second album, though quite different than Bizarre Ride, is very good. After that, several members, most notably Fatlip, left the group, so it's almost another entity altogether.

ramon fernandez (ramon fernandez), Wednesday, 31 May 2006 12:31 (fourteen years ago) link

i love Pharcyde, but i can't get behind this... 'better' production? clearer perhaps, but i love the murk of early ATCQ.

Tribe's productions have always struck me as kind of so-so on the whole. I like the vibe they're going for, but most of the beats have never felt very memorable to me.

punis (punis), Wednesday, 31 May 2006 16:17 (fourteen years ago) link

two years pass...

This thread needs some major work.

Bizarre Ride was great due to the playfulness/age of the group and the focus of J-Swift as a producer.

Similar can be found with Da Wascals album, as also produced by J Swift before his crack addiciton:

The Wascals - The Dips

The Wascals - Hard Rhymes

The Wascals - Class Clown

Labcabin was the first time J Dilla came to full prominence, and the group (with LA Jay) were equally on point.

For all the shooting fish in a barrel that was dismissing 90210 Brian Green, his 1996 album was basically another chapter in this with Slim Kid 3 and LA Jay all over it (despite the weakest song being the lead single).

Thugocrat (PappaWheelie V), Wednesday, 12 November 2008 22:03 (eleven years ago) link

Anyone seen the reformed full group live? They’re playing a festival here next year and I’m wondering about spunking the $120 on it.

the dick man from the hilarious 'Tom Of Finland' comics (sic), Wednesday, 12 November 2008 23:45 (eleven years ago) link

I'd be curious. But not THAT curious.

Thugocrat (PappaWheelie V), Thursday, 13 November 2008 01:41 (eleven years ago) link

still luv bizarre ride II

am0n, Thursday, 13 November 2008 02:24 (eleven years ago) link

three months pass...

Anyone seen the reformed full group live?

Really, really great. Super-fun, all four totally engaged, everyone performing to be entertaining visually, no wastes of time with endless shout-outs to SYDNEEEEEEEEEY! or call-and-response, no wastes of space with four dudes standing at the back drinking water and towelling their own faces. Pretty much all the hits except Soul Flower, Bootie Brown did Dirty Harry, Fatlip did a cover of My Prerogative with the others throwing synchronised boy-band dance moves, they came back to do What’s Up Fatlip for the encore.

I Was A Taoist Intellectual (sic), Monday, 16 February 2009 23:18 (eleven years ago) link

Odd couple in the crowd: Har Mar and Justin L0ng.

I Was A Taoist Intellectual (sic), Monday, 16 February 2009 23:19 (eleven years ago) link

The idea of the group doing What's Up Fatlip kinda makes my day.

awesome was amazing (PappaWheelie V), Monday, 16 February 2009 23:27 (eleven years ago) link

When I saw (half of) the Pharcyde circa 2005, they were immensely boring

I would much rather listen to hard bop jazz and stfu (The Reverend), Tuesday, 17 February 2009 02:22 (eleven years ago) link

reformed full group

I Was A Taoist Intellectual (sic), Tuesday, 17 February 2009 03:14 (eleven years ago) link

I saw the full group in the August 1995 in Atlanta headlining for a lineup billed as "The Soul Explosion" that included

Ben Harper
Brooklyn Funk Essentials
Omar Lye-Fook
Michael Franti and Spearhead
The Roots

Pharcyde debuted some of their Labcabin material that day and SMOKED nearly everyone off the stage (The Roots were on their game that day, and I'm a big Omar fan, but still...).

Also learned about D'angelo and (oddly) Insane Clown Posse that day thanks to heavy promo on the grounds.

That was a great era for live music in Atlanta thanks to:

I don't even understand what your screen name means... (PappaWheelie V), Tuesday, 17 February 2009 03:32 (eleven years ago) link

three years pass...

i dunno if this was posted here yet


billstevejim, Thursday, 4 October 2012 19:11 (seven years ago) link

labcabin is the shit, can't understand why it gets dissed so frequently

KitevsPill, Saturday, 6 October 2012 01:53 (seven years ago) link

I prefer it to their first.

Spottie_Ottie_Dope, Saturday, 6 October 2012 03:14 (seven years ago) link

one year passes...

Goddamn Bizarre Ride is so fucking fun.

the other song about butts in the top 5 (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 9 September 2014 15:19 (five years ago) link

perhaps it's obvious but the influence on OFWGTKTA-gen rappers is evident, in subject matter and rap style if not beats

the other song about butts in the top 5 (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 9 September 2014 15:22 (five years ago) link

five months pass...

This is fucking lame:


polyphonic, Wednesday, 25 February 2015 19:20 (five years ago) link

man that's depressing

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 25 February 2015 20:45 (five years ago) link

damn :(

raih dednelb (The Reverend), Wednesday, 25 February 2015 20:49 (five years ago) link

That first Pharcyde album was awesome at the time and what a truly dispiriting story :(

psychedelic shit and white honky monody (xelab), Wednesday, 25 February 2015 21:02 (five years ago) link


the plight of y0landa (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 25 February 2015 21:11 (five years ago) link

Michael Ross the genie

oochie wally (clean version) (sic), Wednesday, 25 February 2015 21:19 (five years ago) link

"at the time"?

still awesome imo

the late great, Wednesday, 25 February 2015 21:21 (five years ago) link

I know, I just meant haven't listened to it for years

psychedelic shit and white honky monody (xelab), Wednesday, 25 February 2015 21:45 (five years ago) link

you should listen to the first two again, they're great!

the late great, Wednesday, 25 February 2015 22:07 (five years ago) link

the 2nd one has a couple songs that have stuck w me over the years, but man was I disappointed in that when it came out

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 25 February 2015 22:08 (five years ago) link

I was as well tbh, I was really disappointed with it at the time.

psychedelic shit and white honky monody (xelab), Wednesday, 25 February 2015 22:21 (five years ago) link

the singles were good but the rest, oy

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 25 February 2015 22:23 (five years ago) link

yeah, bizarre ride is flawless, labcabin has moments

describing a scene in which the Hulk gets a boner (contenderizer), Wednesday, 25 February 2015 22:25 (five years ago) link

Labcabin is so underrated imo

X-101, Thursday, 26 February 2015 13:27 (five years ago) link


the late great, Thursday, 26 February 2015 17:16 (five years ago) link

think i like it more yeah

Steph def def (Spottie), Thursday, 26 February 2015 17:18 (five years ago) link

i broke up with a girl mostly because she said Black Sunday was a better album than Bizarre Ride when it came out.

(•̪●) (carne asada), Thursday, 26 February 2015 17:22 (five years ago) link


Steph def def (Spottie), Thursday, 26 February 2015 17:24 (five years ago) link

i think labcabin was a bit of a let down after hearing Drop. It was so out there and different sounding to us as the time and the album didn't have that immediate sound.

(•̪●) (carne asada), Thursday, 26 February 2015 17:29 (five years ago) link

four years pass...

oh shit imna try and go to that

(•̪●) (carne asada), Thursday, 3 October 2019 18:46 (nine months ago) link

say what's up to fatlip for me (and he say coolin')

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 3 October 2019 20:01 (nine months ago) link

I hope his mother (with a penchant for drinking whisky out a bizoot) and with a wooden legs and real feet and a glass eye with a fish in it, is keeping well!

calzino, Thursday, 3 October 2019 20:16 (nine months ago) link

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