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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 4:53 pm    Post subject: Monkey Business CD Reply with quote

Anyone still looking to buy the double cd Monkey Business ?

Its going for 5 on Amazon Uk at the mo.


https://www.amazon.co.uk/Monkey-Business-Definitive-Skinhead-Collection/dp/B019EON720/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1468342311&sr=1-1&keywords=monkey+business

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm!

I have all the tracks and many on singles - if I needed it, it would be for some kind of completeness...
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm curious as to what tidbits of information, are given about "Skinhead" in this edition's booklet..... Confused

Anything new? Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know.

I haven't bought it Mr. Green

Andy has... Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's on the wants list.....Just waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay down, on it. Wink

If the booklet is worthwhile, I'll move it upwards, and onwards.... Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thought I'd have one while its at the cost of a London pint of lager!. It'll probably go in the car for a month or two and then on to the shelf collecting dust alongside my other cd comps. Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I bought, I'd probably echo those cynical words, Kim Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow. Five quid for a pint. I'm spoiled, I guess. Most pints over here, go for around 4 bucks. I reckon that's around 2 quid. Unless it's "craft" beer, and the prices are all over the place. Rolling Eyes

As for this set, it's not a bad price to pay, at all.....A shame I already own everything on it. Laughing

I'd probably give it several rinses over the next few weeks, then it'd gather dust, just like Krobes, and Zap's copies! Unless that booklet is filled with information, I'd need for this, or that.... Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought it from HMV today. We've all got the tracks of course but here they all are in one place. And no Judge Dread or commercial silliness either.

The description is 'The Definitive Skinhead Reggae Collection' so unless there's ever a volume 2 with lesser known tracks, I'm taking it that we won't be subjected to another set of Trojan's tried and tested under the banner of Skinhead, Ska Classics, Boss Sounds etc.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bosssounds wrote:
I bought it from HMV today. We've all got the tracks of course but here they all are in one place. And no Judge Dread or commercial silliness either.

The description is 'The Definitive Skinhead Reggae Collection' so unless there's ever a volume 2 with lesser known tracks, I'm taking it that we won't be subjected to another set of Trojan's tried and tested under the banner of Skinhead, Ska Classics, Boss Sounds etc.

Am I right Laurence Question Twisted Evil


I could either way on this one. With Trojan material being licenced out, to all and sundry, wanting to release something, from their back catalogue, it's fair to say, we might very well, continue down the same path, the Trojan name has traveled, for a quarter century. On the other hand, we might get some stuff that is rare, or unreleased. In a nutshell, I reckon it's business as usual, with Laurence trying to do the best job he can, with the cards he's being dealt. Confused

Hopefully, he'll have the time, to shed some more light on this. Smile

How's that booklet, with this updated edition Question Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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How's that booklet, with this updated edition Question Smile


Pretty good actually. I did find this on an odd comment though about Reggae after the Skinheads had died out:

"Reggae in the UK eventually evolved into Lover's Rock, which was a long way from the sounds of '69".

For me, LR was only ever a particular genre of the music. There was UK Roots and other British-produced music that was just recognisable as Reggae: the Mexicano, Roy Shirley, Tito Simon, Owen Gray, The Marvels, The Cimarons, The Blood Sisters etc etc. Some of them may have dabbled in it here and there, but Lover's wasn't the only show in town.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2016 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dr. Sploom wrote:
...it's business as usual, with Laurence trying to do the best job he can, with the cards he's being dealt. Confused
That I could well believe.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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How's that booklet, with this updated edition Question Smile


Pretty good actually. I did find this on an odd comment though about Reggae after the Skinheads had died out:

"Reggae in the UK eventually evolved into Lover's Rock, which was a long way from the sounds of '69".

For me, LR was only ever a particular genre of the music. There was UK Roots and other British-produced music that was just recognisable as Reggae: the Mexicano, Roy Shirley, Tito Simon, Owen Gray, The Marvels, The Cimarons, The Blood Sisters etc etc. Some of them may have dabbled in it here and there, but Lover's wasn't the only show in town.


Nice to know....I'll move this up the wants list then..... Smile

That quote leaves me baffled. True....Reggae in the UK, did evolve into Lover's Rock.....But, that quote leaves me thinking, after the Skinhead friendly sounds of 1969-1972, went the way of the do-do, Lover's Rock suddenly appeared on the scene. I'd have merely stated, "After the demise of Skinhead/Suedehead, UK Reggae continued to evolve over the years, where it maintains a niche fanbase, with today's lover's of music".....Or summat. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Reggae in the UK, did evolve into Lover's Rock..."

...that was only one thread of its evolution (although quite a thick thread),.

There was a bit of a UK Roots scene, Dub (come in Dennis Bovell, who wasn't just about Lovers Rock), the poetry of LKJ, the invention of artists like John Wardle (aka Jah Wobble)...the cross-fertilisation with Punk and of course, the whole 2Tone thing.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zapatoo_the_Tiger wrote:
"Reggae in the UK, did evolve into Lover's Rock..."

...that was only one thread of its evolution (although quite a thick thread),.

There was a bit of a UK Roots scene, Dub (come in Dennis Bovell, who wasn't just about Lovers Rock), the poetry of LKJ, the invention of artists like John Wardle (aka Jah Wobble)...the cross-fertilisation with Punk and of course, the whole 2Tone thing.


Spot on. The wording of that quote, is horrible. I'd have delved a wee deeper, and informed folks about Skin/Suedeheads either getting into Glam, and growing a fringe like Bowie, or they continued down the path of Reggae, which lead to all sorts of new sub-genres, getting started.

I've always figured releases like this, should be aimed at the casual/new listeners, who might want to dig deeper(consciously, or sub-consciously), and know more. Thanks to those Trojan box sets, I went from a die-hard "Boss" Reggae fanatic, to a connoisseur of everything from the 1950's, to the early 1980's....Of course I had help, from members of this here, forum.....Wink

That said, I do think that a "Monkey Business II", should come about. This time, fill it with rarities, and oddities, for us old hands. I think that recent slew of 45's that Trojan released a limited number of, would go down a storm as part of the track listing. Or something similar. Whichever works best..... Smile
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