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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Review: EEK A MOUSE - "Peeni Walli" - Gorgon Records 7"

I recently recieved the Gorgon Records 7" (repress) of Eek A Mouse's "Peeni Walli" tune which tells the real life tale (or should that be tail!) of "Eek's" almost deadly road accident in Jamaica in a his humourous "singjay" style, full of Jamaican patois which really brings out the more serious side of the song in an almost "black humour" or fatalistic kind of way.

For those who don't know, a "Peeni Walli" is a small fly with a glowing abdomen, like a small Fire Fly.

Over a wicked 80's riddim (pre digital) which sounds like Sly & Robbie (the rimshots sound like "Sinsimilla " 1980 era Uhuru) "Eek" (real name Ripton Hylton!) nasily retells his exciting story.........

"Riding On My Bii-cy-cle, Got Knocked Down,  By A Motor Cycle, In Front Of A Motor Veh-i-cle
Luckily I Was Jah Jah Disciple Biddameng!

I Lay On The Ground I Was So Injured, So Unconcious Did Not Know What To Do
I Lay On The Ground I Was So Injured , So Unconcious Did Not Know What To Do

Yeah Man When The Bike Really Hit Me , I See Stars & Peeni Walli!  Beddimeng! Beddimeng!
Pain All Over Me, Me Think Me Get Shock By Elec-tricity Beddameng! Beddamengah!

I Lay Down On The Ground I Was So Injured, So Unconcious Did Not Know What To Do 
I Lay On The Ground I Was So Injured, So Unconcious Did Not Know What To Do

Yeah Man Me Said At The Public Hos-pi-tal
Crowd Gather Around Like It Was A Funeral Aye! Alameng!

Some Say A Accidental Or God-dung Youth, A Look Pon A Fat Gal! Alamen!

Riding On My Bi-cy-cle, Got Knocked Down By A Motor Cycle In Front Of A Motor Vehicle
Luckily I Was Jah Jah Disciple Alameng!

I Lay On The Ground I Was So Injured, So Unconcious Did Not Know What To Do
I Lay On The Ground I Was So Injured, So Unconcious Did Not Know What To Do

Yeah Man, When The Bike Really Hit Me, Me See Stars & Also Peeni Walli! Bedameng! Beddameng!
Pain All Over Me, Me Think Me Get Shocked By Elec-tricity
I Lay On The Ground I Was So Injured, So Unconcious Did Not Know What To Do......."

Not so common for a reggae tune is the searing lead guitar solo that's featured at the halfway point of this record, but not to worry as it dosen't detract from the very "roots" sound that permiates this release. Top stuff & a excellent pressing to boot!

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