Friday, 15 June 2012
My Great Grandmomma Was From A Plantation
Not my Great Grandmomma obviously (she was an Edwardian, and was a Great Grandmother) but Mos Def's Great Grandmomma. In Rock & Roll, from 1999's Black On Both Sides lp, Mos Def lists those who are rock 'n' roll (Little Richard, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Nina Simone, Bad Brains, Fishbone, John Lee Hooker, James Brown, Albert King, John Coltrane, Jimi Hendrix and Albert King) and those who aren't (Elvis Presley and The Rolling Stones who both stole, Korn and Limp Bizkit who were both bizarrely popular in 1999, Kenny G ,erm, a saxophonist with bad hair). It's a familiar complaint but its done noisy and high octane style and totally rock 'n' roll.
Rock 'n' Roll