lundi 12 mars 2018

Buck 65 - Weirdo Magnet (Cassette Version)

This is a new rip from my og cassette copies.

The cd version of Weirdo Magnet released by Warner in 2002 is quite different than the original cassettes (yeah, the album was released on 2 cassettes) from 1996. 
Tracklist is completely different, from 40 to 23 tracks (to fit the new format), the cassette total length time is a little bit more than 2 hours, and the cd is 50 minutes. Not only there's tracks missing but weirdly enough there's a good portion of the cd tracks that are not on the original cassettes: the intro for instance, or the track with Sixtoo... Those are pretty good tracks too though.

Also, most importantly, it seems that all the rapping parts have been re-done by Buck. It's pretty obvious on Year Zero for example, you definitely hear the more uptempo style of the Stinkin Rich era on the tape as the cd version is the more "grown-up", slower and deeper voice of Buck.
Obviously the mixing has been redone too and sounds better on the reissue.

But what happened to that missing hour of OG Buck 65 then?

After a long search on slsk years ago I finally found a rip of the cassette but the quality wasn't that good: the dub was overpitched, bitrate was meh and last track was missing.

More recently I've been able to get og copies of the cassettes (without having to put my house for sale, right discogs?). Now here's the dub off it. Enjoy!

Throw It!
Shopping For Shoes
Taster's Choice
Cat Piss
Thought So
Boogie'n Frenzy ft. M88Kenzie
Amber Valletta
Chin Music '96
Stranded Without Pants
Beatles Break

Who You Frontin' For?
Plus Signs And Positivity
Urine Trouble
Shalom Harlow
Kiss My Ass
Fuckin' Chicks, Huh?
You're Pissin' Me Off
Shout It Out ft. J.O. Smooth

Come Home
Year Zero
You Know The Science
Baron Karza
In A Bad Way
Wild Life Pt.1
The Bassment Show

State Of The Art
Wild Life Pt.2
Style #386
The Back Of My Hand
Male Model
Wild Life Pt.3
Speak Of The Devil
This Is A Joke
Swung At A Bad Pitch

3 commentaires:

  1. tiens un bon ptit album de hip hop allemand old school si t'es passé a coté peace and real hip hop 4evaaa

  2. Just got the CD version in the post today and was curious about the tape version. Thanks for posting this. You rule!