Feb 27, 2009

Music Video Fridays - Judgement Night soundtrack

A little bit of a different take for this week's edition. And some of you might hate it. Not that I care. Inspired by something that NYC Watchdog wrote on his blog earlier this week, I began listening again to the rap/hard rock fusion from the early 90's that came out of Anthrax and Public Enemy getting together to record a new version of Bring the Noise.

Now there was some awful stuff that came out of that movement. Can you say Limp Bizkit? But in 1993 there was an awfully wonderful film called Judgement Night made, and the soundtrack for the film was filled with collaborations between established rap acts and hard rock acts. Great stuff.

Here is the title track off of the album, "Judgement Night" by Onyx and Biohazard. You might recognize a few of the artists in this video as Evan Seinfeld from Biohazard and Sticky Fingaz and Fredro Starr have all since done a bit of acting. And if you've seen Evan Seinfeld really recently, then you are a dirty dog. Because he is doing pornos know with his wife Tera Patrick. Yeah. I'm gonna skip the lyrics on this one, but I do love the last part of the song that begins around the 2:30 mark on the video.

"Yo, gimme that shit! Ya fuckin' bald-headed bastard!"

The next video up is a bit lighter fare. "Fallin'" by Teenage Fan Club and De La Soul (with an assist from a Tom Petty sample). I'm a big fan of De La Soul and a moderate fan of Teenage Fan Club. This a great song. Period. Gotta love a band that uses references from The Six Million Dollar Man.

Travellinnnnnnnnnnnn' at the speeeeeeeed...of thought...

Hey yo kids! (What's up!)
Remember when I used to be dope? (Yeah...)
I owned a pocketful of fame...
(But look what you're doin' now!)
I know well I know
I lost touch with reality now my personality
Is an unwanted commodity (believe it!)
Can't believe I used to be Mr Steve Austin on the mic
Six million ways I used to run it
I guess Oscar Goldman got mad
Cos I got loose circuits (so loose, sigga-sigga so loose...)
I be the Mother Goose with the eggs
That seem to be...

You played yourself
You played yourself
You played yourself
You played yourself

A-yo, pack my bags cos I'm outta here
Mama don't love me and my mama don't care
Read the papers the headlines say
"Washed up Rapper Got Some [Buck-kawk!]"
Lingo's busted while the guitar sways
B-side copy for the radio plays for somethin'
I knew I blew the whole fandango
When the drum programmer wore a Kangol
Never could be light, great fish won't bite
Fake, realise that I'm over like clover
No good luckin' so Mase beep the f(Hey!)ckin' beat
While the Teenage fan the heat
I bring it to the glues, paid all my dues
So what's gone's dead, let me use my forehead
Easy, pack it up, man, let me stop stallin'
Cos everything I do is like Fallin'

Repeat chorus

The last video is from the largest rap act in the world. And I'm not talking about best-selling. I mean these Samoans are huge. It's the Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E and Faith No More with "Another Body Murdered". This one brings the pain just like the first one, so turn it up or turn it down as you see fit. I'll skip the lyrics on this one as well. Enjoy! (The sound on this one sucks)

Previous Music Video Fridays
Keb' Mo'
Siouxsie & the Banshees


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badgerdaddy said...

I love that FNM-Boo Ya Tribe collaboration, though Mike Patton is criminally under-used on it. It really is a menacing song.

Of course, you missed out Pearl Jam and Cypress Hill, and Slayer with ICE T... It's a great soundtrack, and really under-used in the film.

Unknown said...

Thanks Green Man, I don't get enough exposure to this genre but often when I do I love it.

Thanks for the heads-up on Judgment Night. I'll check it out.

Avitable said...

I actually own Judgment Night on DVD and enjoy it. Something about Denis Leary and Emilio Estevez fighting it out - it's fun!

Verdant Earl said...

badger - I like the Sonic Youth/Cypress Hill tune too. And I really like Just Another Victim by Helmet and House of Pain. But these three were the only ones on the album that had videos made for them. On Youtube, at least.

MikeB - It's not a great film, but a guilty pleasure of mine.

Avitable - Like I told MikeB, definitely a guilty pleasure. Like Roadhouse or Best of the Best. ;)

Heff said...

I haven't heard shit like that since Anthrax hooked up with Public Enemy.

Michelle said...

I am finding it interesting that you like this kinda stuff!!! I do not!! Like it i mean!!!

I must can't see myself listening to this music for any length of time. I would not put this on my iPod. BUT, i appreciate all sorts of music so thanks for this!!

Perhaps since i am not familiar with it??? Should i give it a listen green man???

Slyde said...

see? i used to like de la soul, and i loved judgement night.

New York City's Watchdog said...

Surprisingly... or maybe not... I still have Another Body Murdered in one of my current playlists.

Bang your head,
Bang your head,

Verdant Earl said...

Heff - exactly. It's the daddy of the genre. "Hear the drummer get wicked!"

Michelle - the first and third ones are kinda hard, but give another listen to the middle one. It may win you over.

Slyde - I remember that you liked De La Soul.

Dawg - Not surprising at all.

Faiqa said...

I love Judgement Night. That's when I first noticed Jeremy Piven. Love at first sight.

Verdant Earl said...

Faiqa - even though he was an intolerable prick in Judgment Night? Wow. ;)