How cod reggae is Big Mountain and where do you draw the line?

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How cod reggae is Big Mountain and where do you draw the line?

Postby GoogaMooga » 03 Apr 2021, 14:13

Hello! Just back from thrift, where I bought doubles of "Free Up" by Big Mountain. It is not very rootsy at all, more like cod reggae to my ears. Obviously the duplicate will be traded in at Accord, but that gets me thinking, do I need Big Mountain at all? Think poor man's UB40, and you are getting there. More cod than UB40, but not as cod again as 10cc with their "Dreadlock Holiday". How do you feel about cod reggae? Where do you stand?

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Postby C » 03 Apr 2021, 16:51

Can you repeat the question please Googs....?




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Postby GoogaMooga » 03 Apr 2021, 17:02

???

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Postby Minnie the Minx » 03 Apr 2021, 18:01

Reggae with piscine qualities
Tends to put me ill at ease
Having said that, so does mustard
(Just the smell gets me all flustered)
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Postby GoogaMooga » 03 Apr 2021, 18:29

Minnie the Minx wrote:Reggae with piscine qualities
Tends to put me ill at ease
Having said that, so does mustard
(Just the smell gets me all flustered)


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Postby John aka Josh » 04 Apr 2021, 20:45

TBH, as the proverbial son of a beach my ex fish-knives claim, I'm not even shore there's a plaice for cod reggae.
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Postby GoogaMooga » 04 Apr 2021, 21:34

:D
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Postby Dr. Baron » 04 Apr 2021, 22:26

There is so much quality reggae out there that I don’t have in my life that I’ve never had to worry myself too much where to draw these lines. It’s never come to that.
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Postby GoogaMooga » 04 Apr 2021, 22:47

Dr. Baron wrote:There is so much quality reggae out there that I don’t have in my life that I’ve never had to worry myself too much where to draw these lines. It’s never come to that.


Well, exactly. That would normally be my approach, too. But cod reggae comes cheap here, 50 p in thrift, and at that price, it can be mighty tempting. Sometimes it is just one track, like Dreadlock Holiday, very few bands made a career out of cod. "Sunshine Reggae" is a modern classic, though, I recommend it without reservation.
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Postby Artgar » 04 Apr 2021, 22:49

Dr. Baron wrote:There is so much quality reggae out there that I don’t have in my life that I’ve never had to worry myself too much where to draw these lines. It’s never come to that.


He just wants your permission to listen to shite.
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Postby GoogaMooga » 04 Apr 2021, 23:03

Hey Artgar, guess what - I am not going to click. I don't care.
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Postby Dr. Baron » 05 Apr 2021, 00:20

Artgar wrote:
Dr. Baron wrote:There is so much quality reggae out there that I don’t have in my life that I’ve never had to worry myself too much where to draw these lines. It’s never come to that.


He just wants your permission to listen to shite.


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Postby Six String » 05 Apr 2021, 05:43

Dr. Baron wrote:There is so much quality reggae out there that I don’t have in my life that I’ve never had to worry myself too much where to draw these lines. It’s never come to that.


Is the correct answer.
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Re: How cod reggae is Big Mountain and where do you draw the line?

Postby Robert » 05 Apr 2021, 22:25

GoogaMooga wrote:Hello! Just back from thrift, where I bought doubles of "Free Up" by Big Mountain. It is not very rootsy at all, more like cod reggae to my ears. Obviously the duplicate will be traded in at Accord, but that gets me thinking, do I need Big Mountain at all? Think poor man's UB40, and you are getting there. More cod than UB40, but not as cod again as 10cc with their "Dreadlock Holiday". How do you feel about cod reggae? Where do you stand?

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I & I say Reggae = mostly Cod

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Re: How cod reggae is Big Mountain and where do you draw the line?

Postby slightbreeze » 05 Apr 2021, 23:40

John aka Josh wrote:TBH, as the proverbial son of a beach my ex fish-knives claim, I'm not even shore there's a plaice for cod reggae.

Not even Bob Marlin and the Whalers ?