The Coup - S/D

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Liked Kill My Landlord back in the day but haven't heard much since then. Just read an interview with Boots Reilly in the new Tape Op and figured I'd investigate the newer stuff - I know there's been at least three since KML. Anybody wanna lead me in the right direction?

roger adultery (roger adultery), Friday, 30 May 2003 20:34 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Repo Man is still one of my favorite songs ever

Millar (Millar), Friday, 30 May 2003 20:42 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Besides KML, I've only heard 'Steal This Album'--the one w/Repo Man. Some of the production seems a lil cheesy to me, but overall I think it's a pretty good album.

oops (Oops), Friday, 30 May 2003 21:18 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

the production on 'Party Music' is cheesy too. I like the style a lot. Unfortunately I can't think of anything on 'Party Music' that really caught my ear- great album, though, with the right crowd.

Millar (Millar), Friday, 30 May 2003 21:28 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

It's all great, insightful and clever, especially "Steal This Album." Some of the production can sound cheesy, but don't let it get in the way of Boots' lyrics, which are in another league (a better one) compared to everyone else who has made a hip hop album in the past decade. "Party Music" was a little gizmo-heavy, but was still an excellent album. Revolver just reissued "Steal This Album" (as it has gone out of print like 4 times), and should be picked up and loved by everybody.

sammmh, Friday, 30 May 2003 22:31 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

four years pass...

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

four years pass...

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

one year passes...

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

ten months pass...

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 (two years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

Rest in peace to an absolute trailblazer.

http://cdn.hiphopdx.com/news/id.45234/title.dj-pam-the-funkstress-passes-away

he doesn't need to be racist about it though. (Austin), Saturday, 23 December 2017 05:15 (three months ago) Permalink

fuck :-(

the late great, Sunday, 24 December 2017 01:29 (three 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 (three months ago) Permalink

Boots wrote a hell of a tribute.

https://www.facebook.com/boots.riley/posts/10155969256363664

JoeStork, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 04:56 (three months ago) Permalink

oh man that ending is just heart breaking.

Spottie, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 07:19 (three months ago) Permalink


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