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iCe

Silver Member

Such an amazing song! After listening to it for the first time the grooves were stuck in my head for a week hehe. And the small taste of the blast beat near the end is godlike

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SomeBadDrummer

Platinum Member
Some four on the floor early 80’s rock, these guys never really got the accolades of some of the other groups but they were very good

 

SomeBadDrummer

Platinum Member
I've always really dug the drums on this tune.
I found a couple of live videos and was surprised at the drums in this video.
He plays Sonors in some of the other live vids I've found.
The link looks broken; it's not.
Very cool vintage video
 

SomeBadDrummer

Platinum Member
This is great but also a Jimi Hendrix knock off

 
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SomeBadDrummer

Platinum Member
Pretty cool lyrics

We got to take the power back

In the right light, study becomes insight

But the system that dissed us
Teaches us to read and right
So called facts are fraud
They want us to allege and pledge
And bow down to their God
Lost the culture, the culture lost
Spun our minds and through time
Ignorance has taken over
Yo, we gotta take the power back!
Bam! Here's the plan
Motherfuck Uncle Sam
Step back, I know who I am
Raise up your ear, I'll drop the style and clear
It's the beats and the lyrics they fear
The rage is relentless
We need a movement with a quickness
You are the witness of change
And to counteract
We gotta take the power back
Yeah, we gotta take the power back
Come on, come on!
We gotta take the power back
The present curriculum
I put my fist in 'em
Eurocentric every last one of 'em
See right through the red, white and blue disguise
With lecture I puncture the structure of lies
Installed in our minds and attempting
To hold us back
We've got to take it back
Holes in our spirit causin' tears and fears
One-sided stories for years and years and years
I'm inferior? Who's inferior?
Yeah, we need to check the interior
Of the system that cares about only one culture
And that is why
We gotta take the power back
Yeah, we gotta take the power back
Come on, come on!
We gotta take the power back
Hey yo check, we're gonna have to break it, break it,
break it down
Aw shit!
Ugh!
And like this Ugh!
Come on, yeah! Bring it back the other way!
The teacher stands in front of the class
But the lesson plan he can't recall
The student's eyes don't perceive the lies
Bouncing off every fucking wall
His composure is well kept
I guess he fears playing the fool
The complacent students sit and listen to some of that
Bullshit that he learned in school
Europe ain't my rope to swing on
Can't learn a thing from it
Yet we hang from it
Gotta get it, gotta get it together then
Like the motherfuckin' weathermen
To expose and close the doors on those who try
To strangle and mangle the truth
'Cause the circle of hatred continues unless we react
We gotta take the power back
Yeah, we gotta take the power back
Come on, come on!
We gotta take the power back
No more lies
Ugh!
Yeah!
Take it back y'all
Take it back, a-take it back
A-take it back y'all, come on!
Take it back y'all
Take it back, a-take it back
A-take it back y'all, come on!
Ugh!
Yeah!
 

Darth Vater

Senior Member
I was an arranger (vocals) for Epic records subsidiary Cleveland Int'l Records in the 70's. I absolutely love listening to a good singer(s). I heard this song on a TV commercial recently and searched all over youtube for it and finally found it. This song has some absolutely killer vocals on it. Listen to the last minute if you don't care for ballads as the guy is just killing it behind the background vocals! What a mix! Some cat named Gsharp. Who knew?
 

Elvis

Silver Member
We all know this song, right?...


...did you know that the song was basically a recorded jam between Zeppelin and Ian Stewart of Rolling Stones fame?
Zeppelin was recording at Headley Grange and using The Rolling Stones mobile recording studio. Stewart was there to oversee things and found an old piano and started playing on it. Page followed on mandolin and Plant actually played guitar on that song.
The lyrics Plant sings are basically the lyrics to a Richie Valens song called Ooh My Head.
Check it out....


The jam, which was originally recorded in 1971, was never meant to be released but was eventually used to help fill the double album Physical Graffiti.
In order to help honor the role Richie Valens played in that song, his mother was given co-composing credit, thus allowing her to receive royalties for any sales that were associated with that song.
 
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