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Another sign of the imminent apocalypse [Sep. 22nd, 2008|11:28 am]
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Reggae Producer Leftside appropriates Boots Randolph's "Yakkity Sax"

Here's the bare riddim
Elephant Man does his thing.
Lady Saw makes it even more annoying.

I read about this on Idolator, the link above is to blog post Idolator was commenting on.

My opinion of "Yakkity Sax" is that the least annoying application for it is Benny Hill, and Benny Hill is pretty fucking annoying. It only goes down hill from there. And now it comes to this -- the country that produced the Wailers, Burning Spear, The Congoes, and the Wailing Souls produces this crap.

To add insult to injury -- the whole 'riddim' game in Jamaica works this way -- a producer comes up with a riddim, and if it's hot, every vocalist on the island wants to put their own vocal on it. If a riddim is a hit a CD comes out with 10 or 12 different versions by different DJs (i.e. the guy rapping, in Jamaica-speak) or singers.

I think a lot of people would choose waterboarding over being forced to listen to this riddim for an hour.
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