collating bones (signifier) wrote,
collating bones

De La Soul: 3 Feet High and Rising

The new version, with the extra disc of B-sides from the same period. I couldn't even make it all the way through _Bionix_, it's so goddamn depressing (might try again at some point, but... I'm not in a hurry). So to cheer myself up, I put the second disc of this on, and... they're so SILLY! There are SO many in-jokes all over it (what's the whole "strictly Dan Stuckie" business?), so much fun, so much stuff that was only on there because it made someone crack up at the time. Plus it's the only thing in print that's got the original & way superior "Jenifa (Taught Me)," which takes off from the way that most people can't talk about sex without euphemisms, and invents an entirely new euphemistic vocabulary, plus has some of the most expressive scratching on record. Love it.
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