Saturday, April 22, 2006

Stetsasonic : Anytime, Anyplace (from Speaking Of A Girl Named Suzy 12")

Stetsasonic : Anytime, Anyplace (Tommy Boy, 1991)
Stetsasonic : I Ain't Making It (Warner, 1989)

I'm moving this week end so I packed up almost all my record collection, except for a couple of records that I kept for this blog.

Stetsasonic was one of my favourite groups in the late 80's / early 90's, I remember seeing this record when I was on vacation in Florida, summer 1991. Back then I was buying most albums on tape, because it was more convenient, but also for the numerous bonus cuts that were not on wax. I never had a CD player, records and tape were way cheaper. I know people claim that the sound quality of the CD was better but seriously : when you listen to rap why would you care about the sound quality ? If you're into classical I can understand, but who wants to hear a clean sounding rap record ?

Anyway, so at that time a few records on Tommy Boy had very different tracklistings between the tape, the vinyl and the CD. Not only the sequencing was totally different but sometimes the CD would have tracks that were not on the tape and vice versa. So I remember being in the record store comparing the tracklisting of the tape and the CD. I settled on the tape, and then the next day I saw the 12" with another track that was not on the cassette.

A week later I was watching TV and KRS One was performing in Living Color and the host held a copy of the Criminal Minded vinyl album. I thought to myself "hey I have this album, but the artwork sure looks better in this format". This is probably the biggest influence TV had on my behavior.

This is not really relevant, is it ? Anyway here are two tracks that were not on Stet's albums, Anytime, Anyplace from Speaking of A Girl Named Suzy 12" and another song they made in between In Full Gear and Blood Sweat No Tears, called I Ain't Making It .


Robbie said...

Dope post. I can relate to that tape phase - pity they don't hold their value like vinyl does....

I remember there being two totally different versions of "Blood, Sweat.." released, with five or six different songs. Maybe the UK issue.

I've been meaning to track down the Wrex-N Effects joint that set off the "Anytime..." beef.

Es-Won said...

'Anytime, Anyplace' has got to be one of the most slamnmin Stet songs I've heard! thankyouthankyouthankyou

'Suzy' looks like Ms. Mmelodie! Anyone catch that diss of KRS and his "fat slob" of a wife by Blaq Poet & Noel Rockwell (Taking You Out) over at Cocaine Blunts?

Anonymous said...

really good post and great songs but when you gonna update?

SLurg said...

I'll update soon, but I just moved and I still don't have internet at home. I'll probably be able to post again by next week.

Mo said...

Un concurrent? Allez Slurg, un clash de blog!! Ahaha!!

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