I still remember the very first experience with oldschool jungle. One of my bestest school mates lent me a CD to listen to over the weekend and my head exploded the moment I heard first song, M-Beat’s “Incredible”. I played it over and over, and considering I had no idea what the dude was singing (we didn’t have the Internet), I made up my own lyrics. Having seen them now, they make as much sense as mine did back in back in the day.
Jungle Hits Volume 1 was packed with oldschool ragga jungle bangers like Champion, Ride The Punanny, and one of my favourites, Leviticus’ The Burial. These memories came flowing back when I saw Tricky’s new music video for Murder Weapon. That song appeared on Jungle Hits Volume 1 too – I remember it well – it started off with an infamous scene from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly where Tuco is in the bubble bath and gets set upon by an armed man. That is not present in Tricky’s version and neither is Echo Minott’s original vocals. Irish-Italian singer Franky Riley, lends her vocals to this re-working. Check it below.
Listen to the original Murder Weapon below.[audio: https://www.onelargeprawn.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2010/Murder Weapon.mp3]
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