Chetigol

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    • Max Romeo

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      Chetigol

      Searched for "Max Romeo" and didn't find anything in the entire forum archive so don't come and say something like: "I know of at least five other threads just like this one", you know why you shouldn't say that?, because you're wrong! I've used the most secret weapon to make sure... THE SEARCH BUTTON! (subliminal message: learn to use the search button people...).

      Well to get to my actual point:

      Max Romeo... he left home when he was just 14 years old to work on a sugar plantation, cleaning irrigation ditches. At the age of 18 he won a local talent competition and moved to the capital of Jamaica, Kingston, in order to achive a successful musical career.

      In -66 he had his first hit as a memeber of the group The Emotions with the Ken Lack produced song "(Buy You) A Rainbow". The Emotions which also included Kenneth Knight and Lloyd Shakespeare went on to make several hit singles. In -68 the singer now known as Max Romeo felt cinfident enough to start a solo career. He worked with producer Bunny Lee and recorded a number of pop songs, mainly love ballads, but they failed and he returned to The Emotions. During this time he began to work as a sales representative for Lee "Scratch" Perry and did some recording for the new band he had formed, The Hippy Boys, which would later become the dub outfit The Upsetters.

      Later on in -68 Max Romeo wrote new lyrics for the rhythm track of Derrick Morgan's "Hold You Jack" and handed them over to "Scratch". Derrick Morgan turned to Max Romeo to sing the lyrics he had written. The result, "Wet Dream", was an instant hit in Jamaica, although in the UK it was met with a radio ban despite Max Romeo's somewhat-disingenuous claim that the song was actually about a roof that has a leak. Still, the ban only made it more popular and the single charted in the Top Ten in the UK Singles Chart spending almost six months therein before featuring on his LP "A Dream".

      In 1970 Max Romeo set-up Romax, an unsuccessful record label and sound system. He recorded several singles, mainly with old producer Bunny Lee, before going on to work with dub musician Niney Holness. This was followed by a period that saw the release of a series of politically charged singles. The democratic socialist People's National Party chose his song "Let The Power Fall On I" as their campaign theme for the 1972 Jamaican general election. After this Max Romeo syarted working with producer "Scratch" again, producing the classic singles, "I Chase the Devil" and "Three Blind Mice". Shortly after this the pair fell out leaving Max Romeo to self-produce his follow-up album "Reconstruction" which is generally considered to be a relatively bad album.

      He moved to New York in -78, where he co-wrote the Broadway musical "Reggae" which he also starred in. In -81 Keith Richards (The Rolling Stones) played on Max Romeo's album "Holding Out My Love to You".

      Since the 90's he has enjoyed some success and has seen The Prodigy sample his track "I Chase the Devil" for their -92 UK Top Ten hit "Out of Space". Kanye West also use samples from "I Chase the Devil" to produce Jay-Z's hit song "Lucifer".

      ...Max Romeo, yeah, that's what this thread is about. I want to discuss his history, his achivments, his carrer and his songs with people that are interested. I wrote this fact from what I know about him after a school project I made a couple of years ago that has the title Max Romeo, I hope that it will help people that know of him but not his history. Well just start discussing Max Romeo in general!

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    • Toots & The Maytals

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      Chetigol

      (Searched for it and didn't find anything so I think it's okej to start a topic about them then)

      Well, Toots & The Maytals, in my opinion the very best reggae band I have ever heard. I Bought their CD, Pressure Drop The Definite Collection, a dubble CD with a really good selection of their songs 8 months ago and fell for it right away. After I had worked my way through that CD about twenty times I went online and bought 10 Trojan Limited Edition Box Sets, 2 Max Romeo CDs and of course a Bob Marley dubble CD.

      Well that has actually nothing to do with Toots & The Maytals but now I've told all interested how I found my way to reggae music.

      This thread has one reason, that is to discuss Toots & The Maytals and their music. I'll leave you to it...

      ... but maybe I should say something of what I think of them first, besides that I think they are the greatest reggae band I've ever heard so far. I really don't know that much about them but my absolute favorite Toots song is One Eye Enos but all the songs I've listened to are great.

      I shall provide you guys with a link to their website if you are interested: tootsandthemaytals.com/toots/

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    • Knights of the Old Republic I & II

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      Chetigol

      Saw one or two threads when I searched for KotOR but they were posted like a year ago so I thought that it would be nice with a new thread with that topic (If a mod disagrees you can just lock this one, but please give it a chanse).

      Well, I'm a fan of both games and like to discuss them so I thought this would be a great place to start. I was thinking, just to get some sort of a discussion started we sould discuss the differences between BioWare's job with KotOR and Obsidian's job with KotOR II: The Sith Lords, possitive and negative aspects of their differences.

      I think that BioWare did a great job with KotOR and that Obsidian did a great job with KotOR II: The Sith Lords but BioWare still did a better job. They developed characters more deeply and their main story (and some times side quests to) is more interesting than Obsidian's. One thing that seperates their preformances is that Obsidian had to cut stuff out of the story to meet Lucas Arts deadline and I don't think BioWare had the same problem.

      Now I've said what I think, now it's you're turn...

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    • 2019 years ago

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    • armoran

      11 years ago

      Ah, will do when I can, if I can:P

    • armoran

      11 years ago

      Hahahaha, thanks maan, peace!

    • armoran

      11 years ago

      nnioce

    • The_Skald

      11 years ago

      Yeah, I could send you a copy of our CD if you want. =D

    • armoran

      11 years ago

      Thanks maan, peace!

    • The_Skald

      11 years ago

      Doin' good man.
      Started a band now we're gonna be recording this summer along with maybe playing a few live shows.
      Yeah I found your profile and was like.
      "I helped that guy.."

    • doomdiger

      11 years ago

      u need more pics

    • armoran

      11 years ago

      LoL! Cool maaan

    • armoran

      11 years ago

      Hahha, yeah, cheers for the comments man, much appreciated

    • armoran

      11 years ago

      LoL! true:P

    • armoran

      11 years ago

      Lol! Agreed:P

    • armoran

      11 years ago

      Yeah, I know what that's like! LoL!

    • armoran

      11 years ago

      Yes, just be sure to look both ways before crossing the street.

    • xxemmaxx

      11 years ago

      That probably IS the best way to go about it!

    • armoran

      11 years ago

      hehe, cool man ^_^

      Cheers, peace!

    • Ray117

      11 years ago

      Hey Thanx dude! things r good on this end. how about yours?

    • The_Skald

      11 years ago

      Old account got killed.
      O hai I'm lookamonkey by the way.

    • The_Skald

      11 years ago

      Hello,

    • ChilChil

      11 years ago

      Doesn't matter ;-)

    • ChilChil

      11 years ago

      i just got 1 question , where did you find my account. I don't want people to dump welcome text, how can i stop it?

    • armoran

      11 years ago

      Will do man, peace!

    • armoran

      11 years ago

      oh, cool man!

    • private364

      11 years ago

      hey How's life thank's for the welcome but i don't think i have any question yet so ya .

    • armoran

      11 years ago

      LoL! no problem man but yeah, Happy new years and good luck to you

    • armoran

      11 years ago

      That's true about the monopoly haha! and thanks for the comments man! good catching up!

    • samuraiseano

      11 years ago

      yo, new comic is up if interested. hope the new year finds you well!

    • armoran

      11 years ago

      LoL!, yeah!

    • samuraiseano

      11 years ago

      hey, thanks man, well the comic's up now if you wanna head over there. thanks for reading!

    • armoran

      11 years ago

      Me too =P

    • armoran

      11 years ago

      Will do :P

    • Mulisha_Man

      11 years ago

      im not really mutch of a ski person

      i mean....i kno how 2 ski but it just itsent any fun 4 me but every time i go snowboarding i have the time of my life

    • armoran

      11 years ago

      Well good luck to ya maan

    • armoran

      11 years ago

      I know the feeling dude, all the way -_-'

      No hanky panky for you for a while then aye? XD

    • Mulisha_Man

      11 years ago

      wow

      its pritty cool bein one of your only friends on your friends list smiley0.gif

    • Mulisha_Man

      11 years ago

      vote for me HERE plz smiley0.gif

      rember to vote for Mulisha_man

    • purehalo

      12 years ago

      hey man i gave you like 6 mods in the pic by accident

      well wont' hurt anyone

    • woot_cheese

      12 years ago

      Mod point Plawks? o.O

    • dacops

      12 years ago

      yer ill have a mod point but wats the catch?

    • armoran

      12 years ago

      Lol hahaa, cool =P

    • Tracex13

      12 years ago

      Hey some people may call me a cheap ass i think of myself as the guy who saves the birthday party as

      A. The music sucks at all of my friends parties except for my friend davids we go to dave and busters this giant arcade and stuff it rules they have hotties on roller skates bring you drinks while playing :)

      B. Their parents always buy em lame gifts Ex(a jacket)

      C. It shows my friends how much i listen to their favorites and hates

    • armoran

      12 years ago

      Lol no big maan

    • armoran

      12 years ago

      xD funny

    • Tracex13

      12 years ago

      ahh youl pull through on your grades man and see what did i tell ya cds always work if i cant figure out what to get my friends im like fuck it here ya go linkin park cd lol

    • armoran

      12 years ago

      =P my bad

    • armoran

      12 years ago

      faith??

      =P "young one" =P

    • Tracex13

      12 years ago

      oh and thanks for the image comment man ...meant alot especially the good luck

    • armoran

      12 years ago

      it is much, far too late for me

    • armoran

      12 years ago

      =P, (I'm fuck low) lol

      there goes that boredom again

    • armoran

      12 years ago

      I know....now where my fuking mod

    • armoran

      12 years ago

      it is far too late, but meh, would you buy a present for someone you don't like?

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