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(uDiscover Music)   Now that Musical Youth's "Pass the Dutchie" is experiencing its own pop chart revival thanks to Stranger Things, here are five things you didn't know about this Eighties reggae classic   (udiscovermusic.com) divider line
    More: Spiffy, Musical Youth, first reggae song, MTV, Music video, John Peel, music world, Musical Youth's single, Musical Youth's first brush  
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2022-06-22 11:59:15 PM  
the group took the foundation of The Mighty Diamonds' marijuana-referencing"Pass the Kouchie" and changed the lyrics to something more family-friendly. The "Dutchie" in the title refers to a Dutch Oven, also known as a Dutch Pot, which is commonly used in Caribbean cooking.

"Pass the Kouchie" is the porn version of the song. It's "Pass the Kutchie"
 
2022-06-23 12:13:31 AM  
I liked that whole album tbh.
 
2022-06-23 1:22:29 AM  

Lambskincoat: the group took the foundation of The Mighty Diamonds' marijuana-referencing"Pass the Kouchie" and changed the lyrics to something more family-friendly. The "Dutchie" in the title refers to a Dutch Oven, also known as a Dutch Pot, which is commonly used in Caribbean cooking.

"Pass the Kouchie" is the porn version of the song. It's "Pass the Kutchie"


That's the 2 Live Crew cover.
 
2022-06-23 2:25:58 AM  
Reggae is most racist music in the entire world. It's an absolute total glorification of black supremacy. Almost as bad as Diane Rose and Morodor
Morisseyed in the 3rd post
 
2022-06-23 5:16:51 AM  

LewDux: Reggae is most racist music in the entire world. It's an absolute total glorification of black supremacy. Almost as bad as Diane Rose and Morodor
Morisseyed in the 3rd post


Wait till you hear about 5 Percenters in 90s hip hop.
 
2022-06-23 5:23:26 AM  

TheJoe03: LewDux: Reggae is most racist music in the entire world. It's an absolute total glorification of black supremacy. Almost as bad as Diane Rose and Morodor
Morisseyed in the 3rd post

Wait till you hear about 5 Percenters in 90s hip hop.


I read study about their evil ways

And by "study" I mean "post on Fark"
 
2022-06-23 5:57:29 AM  
Good song, but it's not Sleng Teng.
Wayne Smith - Under Me Sleng Teng
Youtube Wjw7m-BKmQ8
 
2022-06-23 5:58:48 AM  
Or Disco Devil
Lee Perry Disco Devil
Youtube rbb192bVGAU
 
2022-06-23 6:11:21 AM  

Lambskincoat: the group took the foundation of The Mighty Diamonds' marijuana-referencing"Pass the Kouchie" and changed the lyrics to something more family-friendly. The "Dutchie" in the title refers to a Dutch Oven, also known as a Dutch Pot, which is commonly used in Caribbean cooking.

"Pass the Kouchie" is the porn version of the song. It's "Pass the Kutchie"


Neneh Cherry - Kootchi
Youtube p9ZnWm5jYZI
 
2022-06-23 6:16:33 AM  
Banned in the usa, please?

2live, tipper gore, crew
 
2022-06-23 6:19:34 AM  

ProfessorTerguson: Banned in the usa, please?

2live, tipper gore, crew


An excellent song. Unfortunately as it was released in 1990 it's a bit too recent for Stranger Things.
 
2022-06-23 6:28:53 AM  
 
2022-06-23 6:48:06 AM  
Real Rastas pass the kuchie to the right, not the left.

//not kidding
 
2022-06-23 7:24:08 AM  
Until today I'd just assumed that Dutchie was another word for blunt.
 
2022-06-23 7:27:04 AM  
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2022-06-23 7:28:25 AM  
rasputin stash hit it and pass it
Youtube saJHVhHxZWk
 
2022-06-23 7:43:45 AM  

Kornchex: I liked that whole album tbh.


I never listened to more than just that one song. I had an older brother who hated it when it came out. And now as I'm older it's not a favorite as much but catchy still. Maybe I'd still like it more if my brother was within earshot.
 
2022-06-23 8:01:04 AM  

Garza and the Supermutants: Until today I'd just assumed that Dutchie was another word for blunt.


I'm calling BS. I think they just made that part up 40 years later.
 
2022-06-23 8:09:30 AM  
Yours truly in his 80s reggae band:
Fark user imageView Full Size

See? I used to be cool - honest!
 
2022-06-23 8:22:43 AM  

oldfarthenry: Yours truly in his 80s reggae band:
[Fark user image 477x312]
See? I used to be cool - honest!


Did you just take a photo with some random Black guys, or did you actually have the 80s two-tones thing going on, and if so, why did the Black guys not have to wear the shiatty T shirts?

/knows why, just wants to hear you say it.
 
2022-06-23 8:23:00 AM  

Garza and the Supermutants: Until today I'd just assumed that Dutchie was another word for blunt.


I had thought it was all about the rules of the road when overtaking a motorist in the Netherlands.

:-/
 
2022-06-23 8:25:53 AM  

oldfarthenry: Yours truly in his 80s reggae band:
[Fark user image 477x312]
See? I used to be cool - honest!


Looks like Lionel Richie, Andy Summers, and part of Earth Wind and Fire in there.  And I think that's Kenny Loggins in the back.

/I was *never* cool
 
2022-06-23 8:32:07 AM  

Lambskincoat: the group took the foundation of The Mighty Diamonds' marijuana-referencing"Pass the Kouchie" and changed the lyrics to something more family-friendly. The "Dutchie" in the title refers to a Dutch Oven, also known as a Dutch Pot, which is commonly used in Caribbean cooking.

"Pass the Kouchie" is the porn version of the song. It's "Pass the Kutchie"


The song was actually one of the worst things ever to happen to music.  Not that in and of itself it's horrible. The horrible part is that the tremendous success of a group of children singing a kid safe version of an adult song led to Kidz Bop.
 
2022-06-23 8:32:18 AM  

deadsanta: oldfarthenry: Yours truly in his 80s reggae band:
[Fark user image 477x312]
See? I used to be cool - honest!

Did you just take a photo with some random Black guys, or did you actually have the 80s two-tones thing going on, and if so, why did the Black guys not have to wear the shiatty T shirts?

/knows why, just wants to hear you say it.


It was the real deal. The photo makes me sad because half the people in it have passed away - including my younger brother on the far right.
 
2022-06-23 8:33:11 AM  

Clash City Farker: Garza and the Supermutants: Until today I'd just assumed that Dutchie was another word for blunt.

I'm calling BS. I think they just made that part up 40 years later.


Agreed. Who's passing a Dutch oven? Like, here, take this scalding hot heavy-ass pot and pass it around to your left.

I always assumed Dutchie was short for Dutch Masters.
 
2022-06-23 8:36:33 AM  
I bought and possibly still have the 45.
 
2022-06-23 9:03:55 AM  
"A so me say, we a go hear it on the steweo . . ."
 
2022-06-23 9:07:31 AM  

MillionDollarMo: Good song, but it's not Sleng Teng.
[iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/Wjw7m-BKmQ8?autoplay=1&widget_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&start=0&enablejsapi=1&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&widgetid=1]


OMG that MT-40 bassline!! Love LOVE LURVE it!
 
2022-06-23 9:08:43 AM  

der Sittenstrolch: Clash City Farker: Garza and the Supermutants: Until today I'd just assumed that Dutchie was another word for blunt.

I'm calling BS. I think they just made that part up 40 years later.

Agreed. Who's passing a Dutch oven?

Dutch Oven
Youtube L82YAaC7PzU


BRRRRRRRRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIP!
 
2022-06-23 9:15:16 AM  

MillionDollarMo: Or Disco Devil
[YouTube video: Lee Perry Disco Devil]


RIP.
 
2022-06-23 9:15:41 AM  

oldfarthenry: It was the real deal. The photo makes me sad because half the people in it have passed away - including my younger brother on the far right.


oof.  Peace to ya, Stinky Skanker.
 
2022-06-23 9:19:49 AM  
Argyle bugged me a little, because no 80s teen stoner had hair that pristine.
 
2022-06-23 9:56:55 AM  

Noah_Tall: Lambskincoat: the group took the foundation of The Mighty Diamonds' marijuana-referencing"Pass the Kouchie" and changed the lyrics to something more family-friendly. The "Dutchie" in the title refers to a Dutch Oven, also known as a Dutch Pot, which is commonly used in Caribbean cooking.

"Pass the Kouchie" is the porn version of the song. It's "Pass the Kutchie"

The song was actually one of the worst things ever to happen to music.  Not that in and of itself it's horrible. The horrible part is that the tremendous success of a group of children singing a kid safe version of an adult song led to Kidz Bop.


I'm pretty sure Menudo did it before that.

Oh, and f#cking Shirley F#cking Temple... She was singing slave songs and making them adorable for an entire generation of white people, and then she went and married someone with the surname "Black" to add insult to injury!
 
2022-06-23 10:03:17 AM  
Heheh Dutch oven
 
2022-06-23 10:24:32 AM  
Nice use of the spliffy tag, subby.
 
2022-06-23 10:38:15 AM  

oldfarthenry: Yours truly in his 80s reggae band:
[Fark user image 477x312]
See? I used to be cool - honest!


So you're saying you're through being cool?
 
2022-06-23 11:01:07 AM  

Myk-House of El: oldfarthenry: Yours truly in his 80s reggae band:
[Fark user image 477x312]
See? I used to be cool - honest!

So you're saying you're through being cool?


Yup - cuz it's hip to be square.
 
2022-06-23 11:10:19 AM  

mekkab: MillionDollarMo: Good song, but it's not Sleng Teng.
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OMG that MT-40 bassline!! Love LOVE LURVE it!



There's a deeper backstory to the MT-40 than that. It involves a music student who saw Bob Marley perform in 1979. Meet Okuda Hiroko:

Fark user imageView Full Size


"For years, her story has been the stuff of legend among afficionados of Jamaican music. But little has been known of Okuda's background, and her face has never appeared in media interviews. Now, 40 years on from the original release of the MT-40, Okuda Hiroko has finally cast aside her veil of secrecy and consented to an interview."

"[ ... ] But the real focus of her studies was reggae. This made Okuda something of a rarity in Japanese music colleges at the time, where almost all students specialized in classical music. "Even my graduation thesis was on reggae. There was no one on the faculty with the background to advise my thesis, so in the end they got a specialist in baroque music to read it. The professor read it through and said, 'Well, it seems to be put together well enough.' And that was enough to allow me to graduate!"

In 1979, while Okuda was working on finishing up her thesis and listening obsessively to reggae music, Bob Marley made his only trip to Japan. Okuda went to see several performances. Soon after the concerts, her eye was caught by an advertisement posted on campus by Casio, which was looking to hire graduates from music colleges for the first time. "I remember the wording on the ad: 'Developers wanted.' I thought, that sounds interesting . . ." [ ... ]

https://www.nippon.com/en/japan-topics/g02027/
 
2022-06-23 11:29:20 AM  
That entire album is really good.  one of the first i ever bought.  i was about 10-12 years old and used to play the cassette endlessly.  "Never Gonna Give You Up", "Children of Zion", "Rocker", "Blind Boy", etc., all really well-crafted songs.  while a bit cheesy, good stuff.

/That Guy
// but 100% true.
 
2022-06-23 11:44:19 AM  

Twilight Farkle: mekkab: MillionDollarMo: Good song, but it's not Sleng Teng.
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OMG that MT-40 bassline!! Love LOVE LURVE it!


There's a deeper backstory to the MT-40 than that. It involves a music student who saw Bob Marley perform in 1979. Meet Okuda Hiroko:

[Fark user image 850x478]

"For years, her story has been the stuff of legend among afficionados of Jamaican music. But little has been known of Okuda's background, and her face has never appeared in media interviews. Now, 40 years on from the original release of the MT-40, Okuda Hiroko has finally cast aside her veil of secrecy and consented to an interview."

"[ ... ] But the real focus of her studies was reggae. This made Okuda something of a rarity in Japanese music colleges at the time, where almost all students specialized in classical music. "Even my graduation thesis was on reggae. There was no one on the faculty with the background to advise my thesis, so in the end they got a specialist in baroque music to read it. The professor read it through and said, 'Well, it seems to be put together well enough.' And that was enough to allow me to graduate!"

In 1979, while Okuda was working on finishing up her thesis and listening obsessively to reggae music, Bob Marley made his only trip to Japan. Okuda went to see several performances. Soon after the concerts, her eye was caught by an advertisement posted on campus by Casio, which was looking to hire graduates from music colleges for the first time. "I remember the wording on the ad: 'Developers wanted.' I thought, that sounds interesting . . ." [ ... ]

https://www.nippon.com/en/japan-topics/g02027/


That's good stuff there.
 
2022-06-23 11:46:23 AM  

Twilight Farkle: mekkab: MillionDollarMo: Good song, but it's not Sleng Teng.
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OMG that MT-40 bassline!! Love LOVE LURVE it!


There's a deeper backstory to the MT-40 than that. It involves a music student who saw Bob Marley perform in 1979. Meet Okuda Hiroko:

[Fark user image 850x478]

"For years, her story has been the stuff of legend among afficionados of Jamaican music. But little has been known of Okuda's background, and her face has never appeared in media interviews. Now, 40 years on from the original release of the MT-40, Okuda Hiroko has finally cast aside her veil of secrecy and consented to an interview."

"[ ... ] But the real focus of her studies was reggae. This made Okuda something of a rarity in Japanese music colleges at the time, where almost all students specialized in classical music. "Even my graduation thesis was on reggae. There was no one on the faculty with the background to advise my thesis, so in the end they got a specialist in baroque music to read it. The professor read it through and said, 'Well, it seems to be put together well enough.' And that was enough to allow me to graduate!"

In 1979, while Okuda was working on finishing up her thesis and listening obsessively to reggae music, Bob Marley made his only trip to Japan. Okuda went to see several performances. Soon after the concerts, her eye was caught by an advertisement posted on campus by Casio, which was looking to hire graduates from music colleges for the first time. "I remember the wording on the ad: 'Developers wanted.' I thought, that sounds interesting . . ." [ ... ]

https://www.nippon.com/en/japan-topics/g02027/



Hey, thanks for an actually interesting & informative article!    😃👍
 
2022-06-23 12:34:03 PM  

WilderKWight: Oh, and f#cking Shirley F#cking Temple... She was singing slave songs and making them adorable for an entire generation of white people, and then she went and married someone with the surname "Black" to add insult to injury!


Threadjack: For awhile, her daughter was the bassist for the Melvins under the stage name of Lorax.
 
2022-06-23 12:52:32 PM  

Twilight Farkle: mekkab: MillionDollarMo: Good song, but it's not Sleng Teng.
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OMG that MT-40 bassline!! Love LOVE LURVE it!


There's a deeper backstory to the MT-40 than that. It involves a music student who saw Bob Marley perform in 1979. Meet Okuda Hiroko:

[Fark user image 850x478]

"For years, her story has been the stuff of legend among afficionados of Jamaican music. But little has been known of Okuda's background, and her face has never appeared in media interviews. Now, 40 years on from the original release of the MT-40, Okuda Hiroko has finally cast aside her veil of secrecy and consented to an interview."

"[ ... ] But the real focus of her studies was reggae. This made Okuda something of a rarity in Japanese music colleges at the time, where almost all students specialized in classical music. "Even my graduation thesis was on reggae. There was no one on the faculty with the background to advise my thesis, so in the end they got a specialist in baroque music to read it. The professor read it through and said, 'Well, it seems to be put together well enough.' And that was enough to allow me to graduate!"

In 1979, while Okuda was working on finishing up her thesis and listening obsessively to reggae music, Bob Marley made his only trip to Japan. Okuda went to see several performances. Soon after the concerts, her eye was caught by an advertisement posted on campus by Casio, which was looking to hire graduates from music colleges for the first time. "I remember the wording on the ad: 'Developers wanted.' I thought, that sounds interesting . . ." [ ... ]

https://www.nippon.com/en/japan-topics/g02027/


And the best part is the bassline was influences by a "70's british rocker", which was most likely David Bowie, so it was a Mick Ronson guitar line (himself, probably channeling Eddie Cochran)

/Now Playing: "Around The World" by DaftPunk
 
2022-06-23 1:23:46 PM  

mekkab: Twilight Farkle: mekkab: MillionDollarMo: Good song, but it's not Sleng Teng.
[iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/Wjw7m-BKmQ8?autoplay=1&widget_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&start=0&enablejsapi=1&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&widgetid=1]

OMG that MT-40 bassline!! Love LOVE LURVE it!


There's a deeper backstory to the MT-40 than that. It involves a music student who saw Bob Marley perform in 1979. Meet Okuda Hiroko:

[Fark user image 850x478]

"For years, her story has been the stuff of legend among afficionados of Jamaican music. But little has been known of Okuda's background, and her face has never appeared in media interviews. Now, 40 years on from the original release of the MT-40, Okuda Hiroko has finally cast aside her veil of secrecy and consented to an interview."

"[ ... ] But the real focus of her studies was reggae. This made Okuda something of a rarity in Japanese music colleges at the time, where almost all students specialized in classical music. "Even my graduation thesis was on reggae. There was no one on the faculty with the background to advise my thesis, so in the end they got a specialist in baroque music to read it. The professor read it through and said, 'Well, it seems to be put together well enough.' And that was enough to allow me to graduate!"

In 1979, while Okuda was working on finishing up her thesis and listening obsessively to reggae music, Bob Marley made his only trip to Japan. Okuda went to see several performances. Soon after the concerts, her eye was caught by an advertisement posted on campus by Casio, which was looking to hire graduates from music colleges for the first time. "I remember the wording on the ad: 'Developers wanted.' I thought, that sounds interesting . . ." [ ... ]

https://www.nippon.com/en/japan-topics/g02027/

And the best part is the bassline was influences by a "70's british rocker", which was most likely David Bowie, so it was a Mick Ronson guitar line (himself, probably channeling Eddie Cochran)

/Now Playing: "Around The World" by DaftPunk


Wow, so glad I posted that!
Always love hearing about the history of that little keyboard demo bank.
 
2022-06-23 1:28:12 PM  

mekkab: Twilight Farkle: mekkab: MillionDollarMo: Good song, but it's not Sleng Teng.
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OMG that MT-40 bassline!! Love LOVE LURVE it!


There's a deeper backstory to the MT-40 than that. It involves a music student who saw Bob Marley perform in 1979. Meet Okuda Hiroko:

[Fark user image 850x478]

"For years, her story has been the stuff of legend among afficionados of Jamaican music. But little has been known of Okuda's background, and her face has never appeared in media interviews. Now, 40 years on from the original release of the MT-40, Okuda Hiroko has finally cast aside her veil of secrecy and consented to an interview."

"[ ... ] But the real focus of her studies was reggae. This made Okuda something of a rarity in Japanese music colleges at the time, where almost all students specialized in classical music. "Even my graduation thesis was on reggae. There was no one on the faculty with the background to advise my thesis, so in the end they got a specialist in baroque music to read it. The professor read it through and said, 'Well, it seems to be put together well enough.' And that was enough to allow me to graduate!"

In 1979, while Okuda was working on finishing up her thesis and listening obsessively to reggae music, Bob Marley made his only trip to Japan. Okuda went to see several performances. Soon after the concerts, her eye was caught by an advertisement posted on campus by Casio, which was looking to hire graduates from music colleges for the first time. "I remember the wording on the ad: 'Developers wanted.' I thought, that sounds interesting . . ." [ ... ]

https://www.nippon.com/en/japan-topics/g02027/

And the best part is the bassline was influences by a "70's british rocker", which was most likely David Bowie, so it was a Mick Ronson guitar line (himself, probably channeling Eddie Cochra ...


I guess I'll also add it's one of Adam Horovitz's favourite songs. He describes it as 4 minutes of happiness.

Thank you for my contribution.
 
2022-06-23 3:17:22 PM  

LewDux: Reggae is most racist music in the entire world. It's an absolute total glorification of black supremacy. Almost as bad as Diane Rose and Morodor
Morisseyed in the 3rd post


Eddie Murphy - Kill the White People- Saturday night live . COMEDY
Youtube VtuYWlh6fJ4
 
2022-06-23 3:42:27 PM  

Bukharin: LewDux: Reggae is most racist music in the entire world. It's an absolute total glorification of black supremacy. Almost as bad as Diane Rose and Morodor
Morisseyed in the 3rd post

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/VtuYWlh6fJ4]


kill de white peeple
yay ah
we gonna make dem hurt
kill de white peeple
yay ah

/buy my record first
 
2022-06-23 4:55:01 PM  
There's 0% chance the guys writing that song actually were talking about Dutch ovens. That's just what they said so the song could be played on the radio. What they were actually referring to were blunts made from these:
images.albertsons-media.comView Full Size


Was always more of a White Owl guy myself.
 
2022-06-23 5:49:38 PM  

MillionDollarMo: Good song, but it's not Sleng Teng.
[YouTube video: Wayne Smith - Under Me Sleng Teng]


Great song, but it's no
Dillinger - Cokane In My Brain
Youtube TgKLaBwX_AI
 
2022-06-23 10:07:03 PM  

oldfarthenry: Yours truly in his 80s reggae band:
[Fark user image image 477x312]
See? I used to be cool - honest!


Did you play the French horn?  We might have gone to school together.
 
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