J. J. Phelps

Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (2 of 2)
Location: seattle, WA
Birthday: Jan. 14


Top Reviewer Ranking: 467,580 - Total Helpful Votes: 2 of 2
The Very Best of ~ War
5.0 out of 5 stars the grandfather clause, March 15 2004
War were the grandfathers of mulit-ethnic, political-party monster, rap-rock bands. Without them would we really have LA's Latin-rap-rockers Ozomatli or the hip-hop-Jewish-Black-east coast-west-coast culture-clash of the Beastie Boys or the British-by-way-of-India asiandubfoundation?!
In fact, asiandubfoundation's "Community Music" is like listening to War 25 years in the future! "Slippin Into Darkness" contorts into Community Music's "Truth Hides" in melody and feeling and groove. "Why Cant We Be Friends" skip-hops into the joy of "New Way, New Life." And "The World Is A Ghetto" slides into the message of "Collective Mode."
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Check Your Head ~ Beastie Boys
Check Your Head ~ Beastie Boys
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Defector....., March 15 2004
Am I a defector if I like "Ill Communication" better?! But I know that "Check Your Head" is still essential to the BB oeuvre!
I would like to continue my defector ways and recommend a couple of other furious rap-rock bands that culture-clash as well as the BB's-asiandubfoundation and Ozomatli!
Ozomatli's best is their self-titled debut, and asiandubfoundation's is "Community Music." Open your mind, expand your geographical exercursions, be a culture vulture and make the Boys proud!
Footprint Costa Rica Handbook by Peter Hutchison
Footprint Costa Rica Handbook by Peter Hutchison
Without a doubt, "Footprint" is the best mass-market ecotourist guide available for Costa Rica. Another superior book that will also interest ecotourists, conservationists, amateur naturalists and history buffs, who wish to learn more about this irresistible country is, "Costa Rica: The Last Country The Gods Made."