I've been a big fan of Eddie Murphy and his Reggae Band ever since the release of their 1980 album, Kill The White People. Before that, I really didn't understand any of their work. Too artsy, too intellectual. It was on Kill The White People where Eddie Murphy's presence became more apparent. I think Honkie Town was the group's undisputed masterpiece. It's an epic meditation on intangibility. At the same time, it deepens and enriches the meaning of the preceding three albums. Christy, take off your robe. Listen to the brilliant ensemble playing of Murphy, Williams and Rutherford. You can practically hear every nuance of every instrument. Sabrina, remove your dress. In terms of lyrical craftsmanship, the sheer songwriting, this album hits a new peak of professionalism. Sabrina, why don't you, uh, dance a little. Take the lyrics to Land of Crackers. In this song, Eddie Murphy addresses the problems of abusive political authority. In Too Deep with Whitey is the most moving pop song of the 1980s, about monogamy and commitment. The song is extremely uplifting. Their lyrics are as positive and affirmative as anything I've heard in rock. Christy, get down on your knees so Sabrina can see your asshole.
spman: How about he returns to being funny?
dletter: Beyond all the joking that will come because it is Eddie Murphy, and "Party All The Time".... I thought this was a pretty good song, and I thought the video was effective. Kudos to Eddie.
bearded clamorer: "Cool" tag?F*ck you subby.In 1985, I was a young nightclub DJ that was required to play that goddamned song 3 times an hour,every hour, for a 7 hour shift, for several months. Now, 28 years later, the effects of long term exposure to that song has left me disabled, and I have to hire a law firm to try and get SSI benefits.
Zombie DJ: NO!NO!Not until you make another good movie like Beverley Hills Cop or Trading Places or 48 Hours.You do that, then and only then can you come out of your room and do what you want.
dletter: bearded clamorer: "Cool" tag?F*ck you subby.In 1985, I was a young nightclub DJ that was required to play that goddamned song 3 times an hour,every hour, for a 7 hour shift, for several months. Now, 28 years later, the effects of long term exposure to that song has left me disabled, and I have to hire a law firm to try and get SSI benefits.I am going to nominate "Party All The Time" as the new Rick Roll.And I'll use it in every thread I see you in./you're welcome
Lorelle: He should do more stuff like Boogie In Your Butt.
DD44Dostivei: nobody gonna mention eddie's last venture into reggae?http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/a7fde48976/kill-the-white-people-fr om -nino
Old Man Winter: The last funny thing he did was throwing that Samoan transformer off an apartment roof.
Dee Snarl: Old Man Winter: The last funny thing he did was throwing that Samoan transformer off an apartment roof.Pretty sure that was Pulp Fiction...
Harry_Seldon: Sexual Chocolate?
Old Man Winter: Dee Snarl: Old Man Winter: The last funny thing he did was throwing that Samoan transformer off an apartment roof.Pretty sure that was Pulp Fiction...Close.She was the one he got caught driving around LA with and one of a handful of transsexual prostitutes that came forward afterward to say he likes girls with extra parts. All the others recanted (They were paid. Everyone says that in celebrity scandals, I know, but for whatever reason they actually declared their payoffs for taxes which led right back to Murphy when someone looked into it.) except the Samoan, who conveniently fell off the roof of her building.I am not making this up, it was a big weird scandal for a while and still gets mentioned on gossip sites and tabloids.
I Have The Touch of a Shocked Monkey: No matter what Eddie Murphy did in the 80s, it doesn't approach the badness of what Bruce Willis attempted./yet I have both songs on my iPod
Your Average Witty Fark User: If Disney approached me and said "Stop doing comedy for 20 years and we'll give you more money than you could ever spend", I'd do it. In a heartbeat. You may not find him funny but I bet he'd think your bank account is hilarious.
baconbeard: I'm still waiting for the triumphant return of Don Jonson to the Music industry.
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