The Epic 2017 Project #194: 170713
One Minute Silence – Oner lie fits all (2003)
One Lie Fits All is the third album from One Minute Silence. It was released on 7 July 2003. Produced by John Leckie, it was the band’s last album before they announced their breakup in October 2003 and never enjoyed a supporting tour, unlike the two EP’s (Revolution and We Bounce – a two part single for “I Wear My Skin” was also released) which came during the anticipation for the album release.
The album was a marked progression from their previous rap metal style displayed on Available In All Colours (and to a lesser degree Buy Now… Saved Later which was quite similar in its toned down, more mellow vibe) the sound was much more refined and reflective in places. Although the album still had its epic tracks which the band were known for, especially live.
The album also gave One Minute Silence their highest charting single with ‘I Wear My Skin’ reaching number 44 in the UK charts.
The Epic 2017 Project #057: 170226
Dizzee Rascal – Tongue in cheek (2009)
The release of Dizzee Rascal’s 4th studio album was announced on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross when, in an interview, Rascal revealed details including track information and production. He confirmed in an interview on Radio 1 that he was leaving his grime roots behind, in favour of more mainstream pop music.
On 23 May 2009, Calvin Harris revealed on his Twitter that he was producing a Dizzee track. At the Evolution Festival in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, he confirmed that there would be two new singles from the album called “Road Rage” and “Dirtee Cash”. Dirtee Cash heavily samples The Adventures of Stevie V song “Dirty Cash.” Samples are also used on “Can’t Tek No More” (“Warrior’s Charge” by Aswad from the film Babylon) and “Chillin’ Wiv da Man Dem” (“Oh Honey” by Delegation).
In early August the track listing was confirmed in a preview of the album by music website NME.
Notably, Rascal designed a Nike-distributed Tongue n’ Cheek shoe, to be in released at the same time as the album. The proceeds from these shoes going to Tower Hamlets Summer University of which Rascal is a patron
Leaping Ahead Project 2016 #129: 160508
[Song from the last album purchased]
We caught Afrikan Boy at Brighton’s Green Door Store a couple of weekend’s back, admirably supported by our very own Mok (the band my daughter’s the lead singer with). This is from his 2014 album ‘ABCD’ which I purchased from the Merchman on the night.
Leaping Ahead Project 2016 #123: 160502
[Favourite top 10 song (5)]
Angst big time. Floats my boat every time despite its vitriol and therefore seals its place in my top ten.
Leaping Ahead Project 2016 #21: 160121
[A song from the 1990’s (1)]
From his 1990 album ‘Please Hammer, don’t hurt ’em’, this is considered to be Mr Hammer’s signature tune. It’s certainly his most successful. And I really wanted a pair of those trousers back then!