poison to the mind


benedict back on the team

If you're going to do a half-arsed NWA reunion in 1999, then I s'pose it's not too awful to draft Snoop in. (Obviously a whole-arsed reunion with Yella standing to the side being useless, and the D.O.C. doing the lines he wrote would have been ideal, and possibly Eminem standing in for Eazy in the confrontational-whiny-voice stakes would have been a more interesting half-arse, but politics innit?)

The concept does fall apart, though, when your reunion only extends to one live appearance on a TV show, and then said TV show releases a compilation album featuring only a Snoop Doggy Dogg cover from your performance. I mean, it's probably down to whose publishing was easier to clear or something but FUCKING COME ON!

N.W.A - Nuthin' But A "G" Thang (live on Farmclub)

At least I knew to be disappointed going in. I haven't even listened to half the horrid nu-metal nonsense, and most of the hip-hop is lame me-and-my-posse shouting unsubtly over boomy instrumental versions (okay, Eminem - The Real Slim Shady (live on Farmclub) is alright, if hardly essential), BUT!!! the five bucks or whatever I paid was totally worth it just for Mya's "Case Of The Ex." Yes, it's just a PA, and it's got a tedious "my album drops on the 23rd" plug at the start, but I had never heard the song before, so hurrah for Farmclub.com for introducing me accidentally.

Mya - Case Of The Ex (live on Farmclub)

I'll recommend you do try and find a copy in the 5-for-$20 bins at JB like I did, but if you're a mad keen fan of Bionic Jive or something, then Live & Unreleased From Farmclub.com does appear to still be in print. Unlike the URL itself.

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