Monday, February 20, 2012

Los Fabulosos Cadillacs - El Genio del Dub

It's not every day a band remakes their own song. Covers are popular and great ways to either get exposure or expose music they might love. When it comes to re-doing your own music though, you just really hope it works. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Today's Spanish Ska band take a song that wasn't broken and fixed it. A risky move, but in the end it played well in their favor.

Give it a listen.


There's just something about that funkified bass line that I can't stay away from. The bass should be special though, the song is called The Dub's Genius, after all.

And then again, the original still had its special elements. That version is a bit more natural to Ska and can be found on Yo Te Avisé!

However, if you liked the better developed instrumentation and the funk filled bass, you might wanna take a look at this later album, La Luz Del Ritmo (The Light of Rhythm or The Rhythm's Light).

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The album has 6 re-made songs, 5 originals and 2 covers, making it a decent listen for the new-comer. For old fans though, it might be a slight disappointment. I mean you're taking old songs and covers and re-doing them, what hardcore fan would approve?

The covers are pretty interesting though, there's Should I Stay or Should I Go (The Clash) and Wake Up and Make Love With Me (Ian Dury), both of which are pretty cool given the language switch. Worth a listen.

It's not all funk bass and up beat fun rhymes, but that's the main air of the album. Worth checking out if they're new to you, but otherwise you should know about this album already.

14 comments:

  1. Really great song! Love how it seems so powerful and moving! Very lively!

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  2. The music is excellent, the singing was ok....

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    1. Yeah, my least favorite part of the band is the vocalist. He's iconic though, a lot of people love him.

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    2. Wow! The world is made us of so many different tastes! I loved the singing the most!

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  3. The singing was very so so at best, but the music was great, almost makes me forget about the vocals..haha

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  4. Well, if the re-do isn't as good, everyone can still just listen to the original right?

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    1. Of course. But think of it like a movie. If a re-make isn't as bad, you can always see the original. There's still something f***ed up about making the re-make in the first place, you know?

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  5. A great tune, I'll have to play it to my Ska made mate!

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  6. Ehhh... Really didn't care for this one.

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  7. I'm always leery of bands that do remixes of their own stuff. But this is on the better end of alright.

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  8. Loving that bass groove and the wah wah sound. Makes it much more funky than the regular ska of the original.

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