― roger adultery (roger adultery), Friday, 30 May 2003 20:34 (fifteen years ago) Permalink
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― sammmh, Friday, 30 May 2003 22:31 (fifteen years ago) Permalink
free show in my town tonight!!!
last time I saw them come through they tore the place up, I am excited.
― sleeve, Wednesday, 6 February 2008 01:46 (ten years ago) Permalink
new album streaming now: http://www.avclub.com/articles/hear-an-exclusive-advance-stream-of-the-coups-new,86830/
― s.clover, Wednesday, 24 October 2012 19:54 (five years ago) Permalink
I was just wondering when they're gonna release new stuff, it's been 6 years since Pick a Bigger Weapon. Can't say I like the "rock band" sound on many of those songs, though, with live drums and guitars and shit. Boots has always had a good ear for funky West Coast synth riffs and drum machine loops, so it's sad to hear his collabs with the RAtM guitarist have lead to this.
― Tuomas, Thursday, 25 October 2012 09:03 (five years ago) Permalink
Guillotine sounds like vitalic. There was an amazing mix of dizzee over vitalic back in the day -- wonder of boots was inspired by that?
― s.clover, Thursday, 25 October 2012 14:51 (five years ago) Permalink
Why does hardly anyone rate these guys? I just discovered them while listening to those Rub mixes - "Dig It" stood out like a (funky) sore thumb in th '94 mix, hit me exactly in the right spots. Been catching up on their back catalogue and man, they're almost uniformly fantastic.
― a lot of really bad records changed my life (staggerlee), Wednesday, 6 August 2014 12:23 (three years ago) Permalink
I've no idea why they're not rated more highly? IMO their lyrics are typically clever, touching, and politically astute, and their beats, while not ground-breaking or anything, are well-crafted and funky too. Plus, unlike many other political rap groups, they aren't marred either by some dodgy viewpoints (no Five Percenter style sexism in their tunes, and not too many male-lead bands have written as great a feminist anthem as "Wear Clean Drawers"), or by lack of humor. Granted, the last couple of albums have been quite uneven, but Genocide & Juice, Steal This Album, and Party Music are all as good as it gets.
― Tuomas, Wednesday, 6 August 2014 12:48 (three years ago) Permalink
Saw Boots Riley at Fairyland today, hanging out at some kid's bday party. Did not work up nerve to ask him for a photo :(
― Οὖτις, Monday, 15 June 2015 01:05 (three years ago) Permalink
Rest in peace to an absolute trailblazer.
― he doesn't need to be racist about it though. (Austin), Saturday, 23 December 2017 05:15 (six months ago) Permalink
― the late great, Sunday, 24 December 2017 01:29 (six months ago) Permalink
RIP one of the most underrated groups in hip hop history, Steal this Album is classic
― Joan Digimon (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 24 December 2017 01:48 (six months ago) Permalink
Boots wrote a hell of a tribute.
― JoeStork, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 04:56 (six months ago) Permalink
oh man that ending is just heart breaking.
― Spottie, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 07:19 (six months ago) Permalink
Good profile of Boots Riley in NYT Mag, anticipating his imminent film Sorry to Bother You. Liked his 2011 comparison of the Obama presidency to getting a black manager at McDonald's. How come y'all didn't give him the shit I took?
― the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 03:46 (one month ago) Permalink
i mean, he posts here less
― the bhagwanadook (symsymsym), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 04:45 (one month ago) Permalink
Sorry to Bother You looks awesome.
― Simon H., Wednesday, 30 May 2018 13:06 (one month ago) Permalink
seeing it Saturday
― we used to get our kicks reading surfing MAGAzines (sic), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 18:34 (one month ago) Permalink
Can't wait to see that -- looks amazing.
― Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 19:22 (one month ago) Permalink