Big Pimp Jones Jimmy Ruckus And The Five Fingers Of Death
Big Pimp Jones - Jimmy Ruckus And The Five Fingers Of Death
(CD/LP) Freestyle Records FSRCD081, 2010-10-04

What happens when you make a sequel to a movie that no one knows about? In the case of Jimmy Ruckus in the Five Fingers of Death, you end up getting ridiculously popular overseas... And the soundtrack you now hold in your hands? It peaked at number 3 on the Singapore equivalent of Billboard (hard to believe, since current final auction prices on them reach upwards of $2,000). And no wonder - the soundtrack picks up right where the original lets off, delivering even more fast and frenetic blasts of funk, sticking to the same basic funk-and-breakbeat vibe that worked for the first soundtrack with a few notable changes. First, the rock vibe on this album is more prevalent than on the first album, showing the influence of Hendrix and other prominent guitarists of the time. Second, some of the keyboard work is more advanced, drawing from the acid, prog-rock sound and creating an interesting contrast to the heavy heavy funk bottom laid down on the tracks. Third, it's worth noting how current some of the song topics were for the time, referencing Houston Astros pitcher J.R.Richard, Chicken and Waffles and 'Pink Salons' early in their development. Even though very few people knew about the sequel, apparently Singapore did - and they beat the rest of us to punch by about 30 years. Now the rest of the world gets to catch up.

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