Just threw this one in to make sure you're still paying attention! Striving again for diversity and qirkiness, I present this single album from the on and only MC 900 Ft. Jesus, "Welcome to My Dream"......his other release "One Step Ahead of the Spider" contains his best known (minor hit) number "If I Only Had a Brain".....I don't have that one and am not really crazy about it anyway, but THIS one......asking you to give it a chance, it is quite rewarding.
Briefly, MC 900 Ft. Jesus is Mark Griffin, actually a conservatory-trained trumpeter, he sort of fell into the hip-hop game by accident, just playing around with lyric and beats and samples, coming up with a fair enough EP (I don't have it, it's called "Too Bad")......but to me, "Welcome to My Dream" is the one you want to hear.....twisted, demented character studies that really have to be heard to understand. "Killer Inside Me" and "Hearing Voices In One's Head" are intriuging and chilling enough, but the REAL gem is the amazing "The City Sleeps" a first-person narrative from inside the mind of a serial arsonist. A classic track from the early 1990's.
Afterward, as I said before, he released "One Step Ahead of the Spider" with the above mentioned minor "hit" (there was a fairly heavy rotation MTV video for it, which I think also figured prominently in a "Beavis and Butthead" episode......"If I Only Had a Brain" is an amusing enough (and justifiably forgotten) novelty, I think "The City Sleeps" is a semi-classic that too few people are aware of......give it a listen, as well as this entire album, and if you are surprisingly pleased with it, (or if you despise it) please llet me know......Griffin retired from the music buisness after bascially these two albums, and I'm sure no tremendous loss as far as most are concerned, but, again, to me, "The City Sleeps" is a borderline classic. Come on, how often am I gonna throw puedo-HIP HOP at ya? Give it a chance and COMMENT......by the weay if any of ya HAPPENS to have "One Step Ahead of the Spider", how about a share?
WELCOME TO MY DREAM-01 Falling Elevators/02 Killer Inside Me/03 Adventures In Failure/04 The City Sleeps/05 O-Zone/06 Hearing Voices In My Head/07 Dali's Handgun/08 Dancing Barefoot
Been a while since I got TWO posts up in a day, just happened to be thinking about "The City Sleeps", played it for the first time in maybe 15 years, and it still chills me to the bone. More variety, that is what I'm striving for. Getting bored sitting home all day, and so I may start popping up a "bonus" mini-post such as this once in a while!
Link in a tine few minutes......