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Stewart Copeland — Koteja (Oh Bolilla)
Album: The Rhythmatist
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Released: 1985
Length: 3:20
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Wow!  Never heard this before.  Like anyone, I love what SC did with The Police, but this is fascinating.  The band puts the slow African vocals over a sort of double-time rhythm.  Never heard that before in African music, and I think it works really well.
This was one of the first CDs I ever purchased, alas virtually my entire CD collection was stolen during a B&E by a junkie in 1991, and I never re-purchased this particular CD with the insurance money. Time to check out ebay... 
One of my favourite CD's this one from Stewart Copeland!
 planet_lizard wrote:
The cover image I posted seems to have vanished - this is the one I've got, much better than the one above IMHO...



 
I would really love to find this cover version as an album - any one have it to sell maybe?! ;)
 planet_lizard wrote:
The cover image I posted seems to have vanished - this is the one I've got, much better than the one above IMHO...

 



 
thanks :-)
The cover image I posted seems to have vanished - this is the one I've got, much better than the one above IMHO...


 coloradojohn wrote:
Has a definite, catchy groove, and pushes it about as far as it can go... I like!  Oh no I hear that dreadful Pressure Drop coming up next.

 
{#Lol}
Has a definite, catchy groove, and pushes it about as far as it can go... I like! Oh no I hear that dreadful Pressure Drop coming up next.
 mblue wrote:
I had the one above as well (with Stewart holding the microphone). It came from the movie. Has anyone seen the movie? It's as odd as my favorite drummer of all time!
 


 aspicer wrote:

That cover is fantastic!  I wish that was the one I owned.... {#Rolleyes}

 


 k-man wrote:
planet_lizard wrote:

This is the cover I had which is definitely better:



Great to hear this as ever!

 
Ho Man!! What a GREAT cover that is. Thanks for sharing it (and why, Stewart, did you go with the other one?).
 

 
That cover is fantastic!  I wish that was the one I owned.... {#Rolleyes}
planet_lizard wrote:

This is the cover I had which is definitely better:



Great to hear this as ever!

 
Ho Man!! What a GREAT cover that is. Thanks for sharing it (and why, Stewart, did you go with the other one?).
 
 prickelpit96 wrote:
Isn't this the guy from 'The Police'? Think so....
 
This is the guy who was Police, I daresay. In case of doubt, have a listen to the score of Rumble Fish.
 jr2571 wrote:
Good tune- but anyone agree- bad album cover?
 
This is the cover I had which is definitely better:



Great to hear this as ever!
 bindi wrote:
Perhaps you missed the request for some KLARK KENT!   (?)

 
{#Clap}
with Ray Léma _ At the same time , Ray Léma recorded " " MEDECINE " Listen to " Peupléyo " ;-)
Stewart also did them for the tv show The Equalizer, which drew me to watch a fantastic show.
 WhiteWater wrote:

Yes! Great first album.


 
The singer for Animal Logic had a great voice. IIRC she was a grade school teacher when she got tapped to be in the band. 

For those of you jonesing to hear this song on a more regular basis, it's now available on iTunes as track 4 of the "Stewart Copeland Anthology."

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/stewart-copeland-anthology/id262351687 
 
wow, so unusual to hear this anywhere but on my home stereo. always loved this song. 
interestingly... I hear this for the first time in my life... I think: "oh, are you Sting?"... I check the playlist: "no, but you're related to Sting"

Copeland's drumming style is so distinctive you can't miss it
(or at least I can't miss it... haha)


10 (its STEWART COPELAND ffs!)...{#Lol}


 jr2571 wrote:
Good tune- but anyone agree- bad album cover?

 
I've seen worse album covers; that one's just kind of goofy.
When does Peter Gabriel start singing?
 parrothead wrote:
Give me Animal Logic!!!!
 
Yes! Great first album.

 tompoll wrote:

Not really given the story of the making of the album. Stewart captured sounds throughout his trip to Africa and incorporated many of them in the songs.
 

But still........
 jr2571 wrote:
Good tune- but anyone agree- bad album cover?
 
Not really given the story of the making of the album. Stewart captured sounds throughout his trip to Africa and incorporated many of them in the songs.
Good tune- but anyone agree- bad album cover?

Damn.  Not on Amazon MP3.  Oh, Why???
This was amazing when it came out, and still is.
A classic.
Perhaps you missed the request for some KLARK KENT!   (?)
I was thinking it was my computer that was messed up!!!  {#Lol}
what the heck happened to the html on this page? Did Stewarts syncopation throw it off?
Nice vibe.  Sounds a bit like some of the stuff I love from The Samples (Boulder, Colorado) circa 1993.
 parrothead wrote: Give me Animal Logic!!!!
 
Give me Animal Instinct!!!!

Give me Animal Collective!!!!
 Cynaera wrote:

{#Lol}  Me neither, too.  {#Dancingbanana_2}
 


I concur.
GREAT:-))!!
Bloody hell - what a blast from the past! I've only got this on cassette and therefore haven't listened to it for years. Thanks Bill.
 djengs wrote:
Don't ya just hate it when some musician uses his fame to try and force us to listen to things we might never have heard otherwise? Yea, me neither.{#Dancingbanana}
 
{#Lol}  Me neither, too.  {#Dancingbanana_2}
So excellent!!  Why have I never heard this album before?!?!
 bindi wrote:
How about some Klark Kent?
 
yes! 
 bindi wrote:
How about some Klark Kent?
 
This guy? {#Arrowd}

Clark Kent?
How about some Klark Kent?
Don't ya just hate it when some musician uses his fame to try and force us to listen to things we might never have heard otherwise? Yea, me neither.{#Dancingbanana}
 parrothead wrote:
Give me Animal Logic!!!!
 
Give me Animal Instinct!!!!

Give me Animal Logic!!!!
rgio wrote:
I always thought I was a Copeland fan...until I read the comments here and realized I was merely a rookie.

Does anyone here have the "Klark Kent" / "Klerk Kant" EP in its original translucent fluorescent green vinyl inkarnation?
Klark Kent EP cover at stewartcopeland.net / Klerk Kant album cover at AMG
(The actual VINYL was (IIRC) translucent fluorescent green, the cover was merely fluorescent green)

Anyone?
Anyone?
Bueller?

I have seen/touched/borrowed/played it, but now I only have a copy on cassette in the attic somewhere.
(BTW there's loads of KK on youtube)

 maryte wrote:


Me too.  And me too.  {#High-five}
 

and me too
ow. i bought this album in the 80´s. haven´t heard it for a loooooong time.
 Welly wrote:
I bought this album when it was first released, lo those many years ago. Still listen to it today.
This guy was so ahead of his time.
 

Me too.  And me too.  {#High-five}
 K-BILLY wrote:

 

This is just too fun to watch.....distracting me from my work.....
Paistes & Tamas...sounding so good!
I bought this album when it was first released, lo those many years ago. Still listen to it today.
This guy was so ahead of his time.
Is that a UFO tracker he has there on the cover? {#Hungry}
Copleland is just an amazing percussionist.
Wilson Pickett ---> Copeland = Peanutbutter and pineapple.
This album is so excellent! I was stoked to find it on CD... Thanks for playin' it!
Grantus wrote:
GREAT to hear this again after so many years! Thanks for digging it up! I still have it on vinyl! Hee heee. Yes chil'n, this is the drummer from the Police.
Indeed! I remember this one from college--good stuff! Thanks, RP, for your always impeccable taste.
GREAT to hear this again after so many years! Thanks for digging it up! I still have it on vinyl! Hee heee. Yes chil'n, this is the drummer from the Police.
prickelpit96 wrote:
Isn't this the guy from 'The Police'? Think so....
Yep.
Isn't this the guy from 'The Police'? Think so....
What an awesome groove--I'm dancing!
I said what I meant and I meant what I said: Stewart and his cohorts on this album groove divinely!! :bananajumprope:
His soundtrack for the PS game Spyro the Dragon remains one of my favorites, and I can hear the similarities here. Lovin' it.
Copeland = godlike if there ever was one!
I can't wait to hear him again with andy & Sting...
Stewart? Excellent!! Bill, if you can dig it up, his Klark Kent has some Kool tunage.
i have this on vinyl and haven't played in over 20 years. thanks
I thought this was someone covering Phish's NICU at first.
Oh my goodness!!! Shivers down the spine!
redeyespy wrote:
"I hate my interests." :lol:
Great movie! (Ghost World)
wondertoofar wrote:
the first two albums by the Police are still the only thing I can tolerate from Sting.
Yeah. I dont like Megadeath either.
wondertoofar wrote:
the first two albums by the Police are still the only thing I can tolerate from Sting.
How is this relevant? This music has nothing to do with Sting.
wondertoofar wrote:
the first two albums by the Police are still the only thing I can tolerate from Sting.
Ditto... :war:
the first two albums by the Police are still the only thing I can tolerate from Sting.
sergeant_x wrote:
How very cool to hear. I always thought I was the only person ever to buy this CD. It was in fact, the very first of the new fangled 'compact disc's that I bought.
I've got it too - and I've uploaded Liberte to the LRC, so if you ever listen to that stream, keep an ear out for it and *please* give it your thumbs up!
kazuma wrote:
Sting ought to be sending Stewart Copeland 1/3 of everything he makes from the day they met until the end of time.
Actually, I read that Sting's Police publishing royalties are (or at least were) a three-way split that broke down something like this: 34.5% to Sting (since he wrote) 33.5% to Stew (as the founder of the band) 32% to Andy (since he came later) I seem to recall reading in Sting's autobiography that this arrangement would later (ironically) be one of a number of reasons that lead to their breakup. Disaggreements about percentage points, expiration dates, and so forth came into the picture. It's interesting that their song credits never reflect this arrangement. They always say "words & music by Sting" or "words by Sting, music by Andy Summers," etc. Bands like Van Halen, The Cure, Duran Duran, and even sometimes U2, give song credit to all band members - even when it's obvious in bands like he Cure or Van Halen that there is one or two members who are actually the main writing force(s). I do recall reading an interview with Stewart where he said that song credit always went to the guy who first brought in the song. In the few cases where he and Sting share credit, it was because Sting refused to sing Stews lyrics and re-wrote them. The rest of the time, Sting would bring in the songs and Stewart and Andy would then arrange them. You can get a sense of this with a song like "Shadows In The Rain" which appears on both a Police album (ZENYATTA MONDATTA) and one of Sting's solo albums (THE DREAM OF THE BLUE TURTLES). The latter is closer to the way it was originally written.
kazuma wrote:
Sting ought to be sending Stewart Copeland 1/3 of everything he makes from the day they met until the end of time.
i love you.
Hi there, water aka Kel here. I would love to get my hands on a copy of the cd reissue of Klark Kent. I too had the vinyl and it got lost between moves and a husband! I adore SC. We share the same birthday! I'm such a Police geek. dmax wrote:
Not only did I buy Rumblefish, I have the original vinyl and the CD reissue of Klark Kent. I'm pathetic.
I always thought I was a Copeland fan...until I read the comments here and realized I was merely a rookie.
Sting ought to be sending Stewart Copeland 1/3 of everything he makes from the day they met until the end of time.
I was in the audience of Rumblefish when it first came out and was immediately entranced by the score. I bought that soundtrack, then, The Rythmatist. It kind of bugged me years later when the music industry press was heaping accolades on Paul Simon for his nascent African riffing, while I couldn't win an argument citing Copeland's earlier work for similarly pushing the envelope because no one had heard the album.
One of the first CD's I ever bought, along with Stella by Yello. I remember taking the CD's around to various high-end audiophile stereo shops and "pressure testing" expensive and esoteric amps and speakers with them... :goodvibes.gif:
:clap:
sergeant_x wrote:
How very cool to hear. I always thought I was the only person ever to buy this CD. It was in fact, the very first of the new fangled 'compact disc's that I bought.
Same here. Probably in the first 10, but then the very first was GHOST IN THE MACHINE.
dmax wrote:
Not only did I buy Rumblefish, I have the original vinyl and the CD reissue of Klark Kent. I'm pathetic.
"I hate my interests." :lol:
redeyespy wrote:
From a forgotten(even imdb doesn't have an entry for it) 80s documentary;the former Police drummer traverses the dark continent to observe and study the polyrhythms of various tribes. This soundtrack is worth seeking out. See also Copeland's work on RUMBLE FISH, TALK RADIO, WALL STREET, several others. For the true obsessive, have a listen to Klark Kent's(Copeland's alter ego) recordings.
Not only did I buy Rumblefish, I have the original vinyl and the CD reissue of Klark Kent. I'm pathetic.
Lots of people wrote:
I always thought I was the only person ever to buy this CD.
Me too!!! There's a pattern here to see, but the point is still not clear to me. ;-)
Gregorama wrote:
I believe that this preceded Paul Simon's "discovery" of African Rythms by at least a couple of years. Fantastic eclectic album. Would like to hear some more cuts from it. Has Copeland's punctual rythms throughout and wonderful arrangements.
The album sounds a bit dated now, but since I listened to it repeatedly back in the day, I still like hearing it once in a while. Also, I suspect this predates Peter Gabriel's afri-pop, too. FWIW, D.
8)
Great. I wish my vinyl copy of the Rumblefish soundtrack had not gotten ruined recently.
Excellent...Excellent...
Gregorama wrote:
I believe that this preceded Paul Simon's "discovery" of African Rythms by at least a couple of years. Fantastic eclectic album. Would like to hear some more cuts from it. Has Copland's punctual rythms throughout and wonderful arrangements.
Great cut. Thanks for the insight.
sergeant_x wrote:
How very cool to hear. I always thought I was the only person ever to buy this CD.
I had the same feeling. I bought this so many years ago. Ahead of it's time I'd say.
I have two copies of Stewart's CD. Very cool to hear it today! Thanks!!!
And I was the other guy who bought The Rhythmatist. The film is sort of a vanity project but is interesting showing what he could do with the early digital technology. Loved it along with Stewart's Rumblefish tracks. Bravo, Bill. More Stewart! :bounce:
How very cool to hear. I always thought I was the only person ever to buy this CD. It was in fact, the very first of the new fangled 'compact disc's that I bought.
:drummer: A fantastic cut from a great album by an amazing talent. I've been inspired to jump rope to this album, and I hate exercising! I think this album deserves to be given a new life here on Radio Paradise...it's a rare gem- if you play it, I think people will buy it.
I believe that this preceded Paul Simon's "discovery" of African Rythms by at least a couple of years. Fantastic eclectic album. Would like to hear some more cuts from it. Has Copeland's punctual rythms throughout and wonderful arrangements.
From a forgotten (even imdb doesn't have an entry for it) 80s documentary;the former Police drummer traverses the dark continent to observe and study the polyrhythms of various tribes. This soundtrack is worth seeking out. See also Copeland's work on RUMBLE FISH, TALK RADIO, WALL STREET, several others. For the true obsessive, have a listen to Klark Kent's (Copeland's alter ego) recordings. EDIT: 10/20/05- imdb.com finally has a listing for this doc.