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(Reuters)   Keith Richards to release new reggae CD. Our ears surrender   (reuters.com) divider line 78
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2004-05-20 12:35:34 PM
As someone who likes and plays reggae, I would like to say:

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO



OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
 
2004-05-20 12:48:46 PM
Hang on, don't freak out, it should be okay.
Remember, he recorded with the Xpensive Winos, who are a superb reggae band on their own.
 
2004-05-20 12:53:27 PM
I'll cut Keith Richards some slack, and see what comes of this. I've enjoyed the Stones songs that Keith sings lead, along with some of his solo stuff. Now if it was Mick Jagger on the other hand... NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
 
2004-05-20 12:56:02 PM
I'll give it a listen just as long Richards does not sing.
 
2004-05-20 01:25:34 PM
stymie
Pardon my overreaction, I didn't know that. I was just going by my previous experiences with solo albums from the Stones.

If he doesn't sing it should be OK.
 
2004-05-20 01:48:28 PM
That's it SockMonkeyHolocaust, now you can't be in the "Special People Club".

/kidding
 
2004-05-20 02:35:52 PM
Keith is stoned 24/7. He is one of the most qualified
people on earth to front a Reggae band.
 
2004-05-20 04:42:02 PM
lets see here...
i cant understand a damn thing that man says
i dont understand most reggae

i see no noticeable difference here.
in fact, he may be on some albums now and we just dont realize it. hell, he might not either.
 
2004-05-20 05:11:30 PM
What? No "YOUR DOG WANTS MORE EAR PLUGS"? Come on, that's a FARKING FUNNY ASS CLICHE that should be used for every post.
 
2004-05-20 05:11:50 PM
Keith's label is Mindless Records? At least he still has his sense of humor.
 
2004-05-20 05:12:18 PM
Does the world really need more than one reggae CD?

I mean really, how much can you really deviate from reggae?
 
vjp
2004-05-20 05:12:21 PM
What? No "YOUR DOG WANTS MORE EAR PLUGS"?

More like, "your dog wants euthenasia."
 
2004-05-20 05:16:24 PM
And why would it be bad ? I'd rather give it a listen, as opposed to another American Crap Idol album.
 
2004-05-20 05:17:50 PM
Keith is the Biswick.
 
2004-05-20 05:17:55 PM
vjp

More like, "your dog wants euthenasia."

More like, "All 'Your dog wants' cliche use should be put to an immediate halt".
 
2004-05-20 05:17:55 PM
He's still alive?
 
2004-05-20 05:18:28 PM
I still remember the Steel Wheels tour. They played for 3 1/2 hours in Dallas, and only 2 things detracted from the show: the three Steel Wheels songs they played and their renditions of a few Jagger and Richards solo numbers.

Remember, if the band is greater than the sum of its parts, a solo project's not a good idea.
 
2004-05-20 05:19:37 PM
"It's like you know nowomannocry hahahahaha you know whatImean?"
 
2004-05-20 05:20:19 PM
Keith Richards is a farkin' great guitarist and songwriter. Without him, Mick Jagger would still be working at a gloryhole somewhere with his DSLs.
 
2004-05-20 05:20:19 PM
Keith Richards is a farkin' great guitarist and songwriter. Without him, Mick Jagger would still be working at a gloryhole somewhere with his DSLs.
 
2004-05-20 05:22:04 PM
Keith is the coolest guy in the history of rock, he can do whatever he wants.
 
2004-05-20 05:22:37 PM
"There's a cure for whatever bio terrorism they have for us, and it lies within Keith Richards, I know that. Keith Richards is the only person I know that could go, 'Anthrax! [sniff] All riiiight. Doesn't go with my e coli, but fark!'"

/Robin Williams
 
2004-05-20 05:24:06 PM
Keith actually has a pretty long history with reggae and Jamaica.

Check out Peter Tosh's Bush Doctor album from 1976 and the more recent Wingless Angels project from 1998. Angels was recodred with Justin Hinds in Keith's backyard on the riddim album.

http://tralfaz-archives.com/coverart/T/tosh_bush.html

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000005HQD/qid=1085087825/sr=1-1 /ref=sr_1_1/103-1393841-9890213?v=glance&s=music
 
2004-05-20 05:24:18 PM
"Keith Richards to release new reggae CD."

It was released 7 years ago, you stoopid Farker.



It ain't really reggae, by the way, more like rasta roots music.
 
2004-05-20 05:27:16 PM
 
2004-05-20 05:27:56 PM
Now opening for Keith Richards Regae band...Inner Circle.
 
2004-05-20 05:30:45 PM
I don't get it, I thought Keith Richards went into a coma after Sticky Fingers, came back to life in 1978, recorded Some Girls, and then died.
 
2004-05-20 05:32:23 PM
I don't know about reggae, but I saw the Stones live on their last tour. Keith sang lead on 2 or 3 songs, and sounded pretty damn good.
 
2004-05-20 05:34:57 PM
This album is actually not really reggae at all...

More like Jamaican sprirituals... Recorded live in Keef's front yard in Ocho Rios.

And it is brilliant.
 
2004-05-20 05:36:16 PM
WRONG. I assume most of the posters haven't read the article. Possibly even the submitter.

The article states that this CD came out in 1997 and it is being REISSUED:

...Keith Richards has reissued the "Wingless Angels" reggae CD... The CD... was originally released by Island Records in 1997, under license from Richards' Mindless Records imprint.
 
2004-05-20 05:39:40 PM
superape
Didn't the Stones trash Peter Tosh's house and leave a goat wandering around in it? I know there was a goat involved somehow...
 
2004-05-20 05:40:38 PM
Keith's voice is admittedly an acquired taste, but his solo albums have been very very good...especially his first album, Talk is Cheap. I like his singing too, because there's a sincerity to it. You know there's no set of protools being fiddled with to get the 'right' note.

/Had 4 pieces of fake ID in high school with the name Keith Richards.
 
2004-05-20 05:45:27 PM
William Hung, the new rapping David Hasselhoff, and Keith should form a band.
 
2004-05-20 05:45:33 PM
Cut the limey bastard some slack. Keef has lived in Jamaica for years and has immersed himself in its' culture. This isn't some idiot who bought his first Wailers album last week.
 
2004-05-20 05:49:22 PM
How can anyone make "new" reggae when it all utilizes one of 3 beats and, for the most part, the same instrumentation and vocal style as the rest? While I like reggae, it is one of the most formulaic forms of music I've heard.

It has been mixed with other styles of music very effectively, though (The Police). I just don't understand why listening to multiple reggae artists is different than listening to one. I, as a musician, cannot differentiate between their styles whatsoever.
 
2004-05-20 05:54:42 PM
Yeah, it's not reggae, not new, not Keith.

Cool stuff, though. Very talented folks. It's great Keith was there to help em get the message out...
 
2004-05-20 05:55:37 PM
2004-05-20 05:12:18 PM mykie said
Does the world really need more than one reggae CD?
I mean really, how much can you really deviate from reggae?

Obviously you never heard Dub Side of the Moon...actually a very nice rearrangement of Pink Floyd's classic
 
2004-05-20 06:00:19 PM
and to add...

the bong hits replacing the the register 'cha-ching' in Money is so right on....

/wishing I still smoked, but not
 
2004-05-20 06:04:58 PM
dhakbar:"While I like reggae, it is one of the most formulaic forms of music I've heard"

You must not be familiar with the musical form know as 'pop-punk'. Crap I call it.
 
2004-05-20 06:05:33 PM
Sophistimucated

Point taken. I am in full agreement with you.
 
2004-05-20 06:10:53 PM
How does this warrant the 'Weird' tag?
 
2004-05-20 06:19:38 PM
Calling reggae 'formulaic' is an awkward over-analysis of a kind of vibe that most people either dig or they don't. Getting technical about it is tight-assed and beside the point.
 
2004-05-20 06:21:46 PM
superape
>>Keith actually has a pretty long history with reggae and Jamaica.
>>Check out Peter Tosh's Bush Doctor album from 1976 and the more recent Wingless Angels project from 1998. Angels was recodred with Justin Hinds in Keith's backyard on the riddim album.
>>http://tralfaz-archives.com/coverart/T/tosh_bush.html
>>http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000005HQD/qid=1085087825/sr=1 -1 /ref=sr_1_1/103-1393841-9890213?v=glance&s=music


I'm glad somebody mentioned that.

I was young at the time but, in the late 70s-early 80s, my old man (a long-time Stones fan) began listening to a lot of reggae. I clearly remember listening to Peter Tosh and Mick Jagger on the song "Walk and Don't Look Back". If I'm not mistaken, the Stones helped Tosh break into the US and had him open for them on tour...
 
vjp
2004-05-20 06:23:29 PM
valkore -

Looks like you're out of luck (two stories later...)
 
2004-05-20 06:24:16 PM
Man, bong-water sure gets gamey after a few weeks.


/"Buffalo soldiers...bum pa chun cha bum pa chun cha ...'
 
2004-05-20 06:25:00 PM
Anyone casting aspersions on this project is an idiot.

Keith is a lifelong reggae fan, he's pretty much a songwriting genius, one of the best rock guitarists of all time, and after 40 years-plus in the business of rock'n'roll, he knows the difference between what sucks and what don't a lot better than you bunch do, and he's a lot cooler than you or I will ever be.

Two great Stones songs off the top of my head that are reggae-inspired, are Crackin Up from Love You Live, and Oh Cherry Baby from Black & Blue.
 
2004-05-20 06:28:00 PM
His disc Main Offender(1997?) is bad ass. The dude has soul and style that is much needed these days in the music scene. He covers a few reggae tunes and they are good. Anyway this is a collaboration witch is always cool.
 
2004-05-20 06:30:51 PM
Actually this is a really good cd. It's misleading to think of it as a Keith Richards solo album - his contributions are sparse on the record. It's mostly rasta chants with tribal sounding drums and the occasional acoustic guitar providing the music. The ganga smoked during recording had to have been hellaciously strong as you nearly catch a contact buzz just listening to the disc.

/the harder they come
//the harder they fall
///we must order pizza
 
2004-05-20 06:32:59 PM
I don't see the problem. His rendition of "Harder they Come" by Jimmy Cliff, and his recent duet of "Careless Ethiopians" with Toots and they Maytalls was great.

It's not like people have to understand what you're saying when you're singing reggae.
 
2004-05-20 06:33:08 PM
Check out the Stones' "Hey Negrita" (not sure which album), cool tune, very laid back. I'm certain there was no dope or booze involved in the writing, performance or production of it.
 
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