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Mano Negra — Sidi H' Bibi
Album: Puta's Fever
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Released: 1989
Length: 2:34
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Haïli haïli sidi h'bibi faïn houa (bis)
Sidi h'bibi ahoua
Massah'rini ahoua
Lam'hazbini ahoua

Oua h'bibi malou oun'sani

Haïli haïli sidi h'bibi faïn houa (bis)

Ana m'rid ana m'rid Hata m'rid mabia
Haïli haïli sidi h'bibi faïn houa (bis)
Ijini oua ijini oua ijini bah'ma
Haïli haïli sidi h'bibi faïn houa (bis)

Sidi h'bibi ahoua
Massah'rini ahoua
Lam'hazbini ahoua
Oua h'bibi malou oun'sani

Haïli haïli sidi h'bibi faïn houa (bis)
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so Awry, so Perfect!
A brazen rip-off of "A Pillow of Winds" by Pink Floyd.
I saw Mano Negra live at The Roxy (or The Whiskey) on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles back in 1989 (or 1990). One of the best live shows I have ever seen. They were like a cross between The Clash and Fishbone. Incredible energy!
 walchenbach wrote:
i find neither the music nor the album art appealing.

 
I agree, appealing might be the wrong adjective, fascinating, luscious, juicy, desirable and fanciable fit a lot better :-)
Gogol Bordello with higher quality Meth.
{#No}{#No}{#No}
 gerardjfe wrote:
I'm writing from Barcelona, Catalonia. Please, give a reference. This guy called "hígado" (which in Spanish means "liver"...) is following the irrational way (used by many Spanish right-wing party supporters) to insult those who think different (or like them). He never supported ETA terrorist group. Remember, supporting basque separatism doesn't mean to support a terrorist group which has similar political ideas. Accusation without proofs sucks, many people in Spain is already fed up with that kind of modern Inquisition. Guys don't ask him for references, he just...doesn't have them, because they just...don't exist.

 
I have to go play this entire CD tonight....so much energy from back in the day!

I haven't found anything to support 'higado's' comment either...not that I would necessarily vote for airwave censorship of music based on the singer's affinities anyway.  Perhaps higado is thinking of the association with Zapatista movements?
Indy Cindy H' Bibi.
Pass the Ouzo
 Decoy wrote:
is this the new Gogol Bordello?

 
If anything, Gogol Bordello is the new Mano Negra.

But I prefer Manu Chao to Gogol's vocalist. 
@stalfnzo specifically and the rest of THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD in general ... ;-}

Reading the comments is a compressed time capsule of all that is wrong with the modern society!!! (jk ... {#Drool})

I especially love the reference to Reagan and the "one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter".  What a sad commentary on civilisation ...

Regardless ... it's a cool song, and you can actually dance to it!!! ;-} 

Gypsy punk, my favorite music, perfect for a Saturday night ! Let's dance everybody !!!! I love it :) great sequence ! ( until now and Florence and the Machine... way to kill the mood and lose energy... )
Read this thread from the beginning. Fascinating. Deserves a 7 just on its own.
album art direction by Russ Meyers
is this the new Gogol Bordello?
If I were drunk, I'm dead certain I'd like this song better - a lot better.
INteresting! I recall getting into these guys right about the same time as Les Negresses Vertes. Similar verve! Glad to hear it here on RP...


This is a GREAT band, with great dynamics, very inventive, polystylistic, highly energetic, amazingly intelligent musically and I think undeservedly underrecognised internationally. And thank you for posting the video, korven, it's great!..................
.........Just rock ? aussi la musique africaine, flamenco, ska, salsa, reggae roots et blues.ademas également chantaient en espagnol francesy anglais arabe certains plus xD étaient les meilleurs



Good stuff. Maybe npt for all occasions but good stuff.
 prickelpit96 wrote:

Even if they would do, it would be forbidden in your country. ;)

 
I'll assume the smiley face means your comment is joking, as I believe the USA leads the world in porn production, among many other industries where we are world leaders.  (I'm a US citizen installing wireless and fiber networks at the brand-new King Abdullah Seaport.)

I own two Flash albums from 1972, which I bought because it was Peter Banks and they had "superb art" on the album covers.  CDs will never be able to match the LP's 12-inch format for displaying art on the jacket..
  
The Mano Negra album cover would indeed be forbidden in Saudi Arabia.  Which is why I'm still staring at it 15 minutes after the song has ended.  And will save it as a "favorite" on my browser.  (Saudi is starting to mess with my head.)
Is something wrong with my speakers or is this heavily distorted?
 japkil wrote:


come on, americans are that puritanical, it's really sad!
in europe is what i think you could call real freedom!
 
..so you think you know "real freedom"? Just because you live
in europe? You must be joking....

Cat Stevens (Yusuf) on Crack.  Yes, that's it.


 Decoy wrote:
sounds like Cat Stevens...and Gogol Bordello are collaborating these days.
 
Maybe they are, but this album's over 20 years-old.  Nice cover art - I believe that's Tempest Storm.
Bonjour à toute la communauté de Radio Paradise,
et je suis ravie d'entendre la Mano Négra, excellent groupe de rock français !
Manu Chao is the man
sounds like Cat Stevens...and Gogol Bordello are collaborating these days.
 nerakdon wrote:

Oh, come now.  We're not *that* puritanical.
 

come on, americans are that puritanical, it's really sad!
in europe is what i think you could call real freedom!
 walchenbach wrote:
i find neither the music nor the album art appealing.
 
I do.
i find neither the music nor the album art appealing.
Oooo! This is fun!
Definitely a ditto needed for this song:

 
Pyro wrote:
Reminds me of Gogol Bordello....
 
And not in a good way (is there a good way to be reminded of Googol Bordello?) 

 prickelpit96 wrote:

 

Even if they would do, it would be forbidden in your country. ;)

 
Oh, come now.  We're not *that* puritanical.
 zenhead wrote:
they don't make album covers like that any more.
 

 

Even if they would do, it would be forbidden in your country. ;)


they don't make album covers like that any more.
That was cool.{#Cool}
I do like what Mano Negra has done with this song.

It's a traditional love song coming from North-Africa. No one knows exactly when and where it was born (somebody here?). There are arabic covers, berber language covers (amazigh), hebrew...
I heard it in so many different versions, all of them a long time before Mano Negra or Manu Chao covers, they belong to a certain part of my childhood, when as a child I danced on this in the suburbs where most of the Algerian immigrants were living at that time. The oldest version I remember is the one by Salim Halali...a legend in his style

Diifferent covers of this song here https://www.mesk-ellil.com/?p=1347 - there is a player embedded in the page

{#Bananajam}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananajam}
jo' ... que pasa'os! dig the A/Vs ;-) {#Laughing}

 Dickieb68 wrote:
nice album cover {#Think}
shame about the 'music'
 
I'm digging both.

Dickieb68 wrote:
nice album cover {#Think}
shame about the 'music'


I don't get it. What's to hate about it (yeah I'm seriously asking)?

nice album cover {#Think}
shame about the 'music'
This sounds like East and West have met and our worst fears about such a thing have been realized.

greetings Mr. José-Manuel Thomas Arthur Chao  -  

** 7**


 lunar1963 wrote:

Except that Mano Negra is at least 10 years older ....

 
This album is from 1989, nearly 20 years...


 topherg87 wrote:

Yeah! My thoughts exactly.
 
Except that Mano Negra is at least 10 years older ....

 Pyro wrote:
Reminds me of Gogol Bordello....
 
Yeah! My thoughts exactly.


grate song - i know of much better versions , such as" lehakat sfataim" an israeli band and shep chaled. tumbs up 4 rp 4 playing this kinda music :cheers: :cheers:
More_Cowbell wrote:
1->2 Not quite as painful as the first hearing.
Ha!
gerardjfe wrote:
I'm writing from Barcelona, Catalonia. Please, give a reference. This guy called "hígado" (which in Spanish means "liver"...) is following the irrational way (used by many Spanish right-wing party supporters) to insult those who think different (or like them). He never supported ETA terrorist group. Remember, supporting basque separatism doesn't mean to support a terrorist group which has similar political ideas. Accusation without proofs sucks, many people in Spain is already fed up with that kind of modern Inquisition. Guys don't ask him for references, he just...doesn't have them, because they just...don't exist.
Much the same as supporting Northern Ireland's independence from GB, but not supporting the IRA Provo bastards. On a separate note (as opposed to separatist note) I knew an Ignacio Lopez from your fine city back in highschool.
I'm writing from Barcelona, Catalonia. Please, give a reference. This guy called "hígado" (which in Spanish means "liver"...) is following the irrational way (used by many Spanish right-wing party supporters) to insult those who think different (or like them). He never supported ETA terrorist group. Remember, supporting basque separatism doesn't mean to support a terrorist group which has similar political ideas. Accusation without proofs sucks, many people in Spain is already fed up with that kind of modern Inquisition. Guys don't ask him for references, he just...doesn't have them, because they just...don't exist. higado wrote:
For all of you that dont know about the leader of this band MANU CHAO, he is a supporter of the spanish terrorists ETA, a band with over 2000 kills in spain. I would ask RP to not play more this terrorist since he also support economically the terrorist band with the money of the records. Thank you all
1->2 Not quite as painful as the first hearing.
Reminds me of Gogol Bordello....
prickelpit96 wrote:
o Strange discussion about the title of this album. If the name was 'Murder Death Kill' or 'A shotgun for every child' nobody would care... 'You' seem to have an interesting relationship to erotic subjects in the US while violence is accepted as a normal behaviour between the people. :ask:
If find that a strange dichotomy too. Here many parents will cringe from showing their children an R-rated movie with sex in it, but allow them to watch and R-rated movie with realistic violence. What gives? I mean... sex can be a good thing, one hopes. Violence is not.
kick ass... Manu Chao is a genius :)
one of the most creative artists. definetely a 9! anyone here who knows his semi-cuban project 'P 18' ? //edit: BTW: Strange discussion about the title of this album. If the name was 'Murder Death Kill' or 'A shotgun for every child' nobody would care... 'You' seem to have an interesting relationship to erotic subjects in the US while violence is accepted as a normal behaviour between the people. :ask:
laozilover wrote:
:ask: "Whore's Fever"?!? :eek:
Apparently slang for VD
whisky tango foxtrot? my kinda wimmin on the cover though.
:ask: "Whore's Fever"?!? :eek:
so surprised to hear this classic here. Very nice album in total, anarchic, childish sometimes, but definitely FUN!!! RadioParadise, you always know how to surprise!!! :drummer: :guitarist: :guitarist:
Whatever the risk, Chao wasn't holding his tongue on this tour. At one point he unfurled a red Zapatista flag in support of Mexican rebels in the state of Chiapas. At another, he delivered a sharp rebuke of "politicians that say lies, lies and more lies." "They say we must fight violence with violence," he continued in heavily accented English. "That's not true. We must fight violence with education." :clap:
Mari wrote:
:roflol: Lindas putas in cover art :hearteyes:
higado wrote:
For all of you that dont know about the leader of this band MANU CHAO, he is a supporter of the spanish terrorists ETA, a band with over 2000 kills in spain. I would ask RP to not play more this terrorist since he also support economically the terrorist band with the money of the records. Thank you all
Manu Chao is a poster boy of the Italian Left, and is certainly well-known as a Left political activist. In the current barkingly paranoid atmosphere in the US and UK (your 51st state) that's enough to get him labelled a 'terrorist sympathiser', but then just about anyone expressing support for any radical movement that the US/UK axis doesn't like counts as a 'terrorist'. As the old saying goes, one person's terrorist is another's freedom fighter (remember Reagan and the Contras being the "moral equivalent of the Founding Fathers"?). So the definition of 'terrorist' changes as the interests of those defining 'terrorism' change (reminiscent of Orwell's 1984), and it's not wise to ask a radio station to censor music based on the singers/groups political views and/or activities. The playlist could become a wee bit restricted these days...
Hot.
toddschmutz wrote:
I think I heard this on da Ali-G show. I think that is Borat
NIIIICCCCCEEEEE!!
ce wrote:
Interesting recent article about Manu Chao here: (click here) Now can we get back to the music please? <...> :smile:
Music = good Informative posts like this one = good. Thank you, ce.
I think I heard this on da Ali-G show. I think that is Borat
Interesting recent article about Manu Chao here: (click here) I think this gives a better picture of the man than Higado's statement below. I like this quote:
"They say we must fight violence with violence," he continued in heavily accented English. "That's not true. We must fight violence with education."
The article also states that he "recently called President Bush the world's most dangerous terrorist." and that "At one point he unfurled a red Zapatista flag in support of Mexican rebels in the state of Chiapas". Perhaps Manu Chao can be considered a revolutionary, by words rather than violence, just as hippies and punks and many many rock bands are revolutionaries, or claim to be. "Protester" is probably a better, more neutral word. Have a look at "Radio Chango: Music and revolution" (click here) to see what I mean. Both Mano Negra and Manu Chao are listed in the "Artists of the Chango" section (click here).
"Revolution !" "RadioChango" wants to transmit fiesta through music and to be at the same time a catalyst for rebellion (but not for violence) and the struggle for a better world
I like many of these artists. That does not mean I agree with the political views on this site. It does not mean that Manu Chao agrees with them, either! I don't think Manu Chao is a terrorist, or supports terrorism. Make your own judgement. Now can we get back to the music please? I like my RP with good music, a pinch of humour and without politics :smile:
From what I could learn, it's not at all clear that Manu Chao or his band is associated with terrorism. He IS associated with a number of left wing movements in support of people who are frequently considered oppressed in Western society. That would certainly be sufficient to get him labeled as a terrorist in many quarters. You know, in recent weeks I have been watching an excellent series on the History Channel called "The Revolution". It is a detailed history of the American Revolution. A good deal of the actions taken by the American patriots against those considered loyal to Great Britain could certainly be considered terrorism by modern standards. George Washington's genocidal campaign against the Iroquois Nation is a good (and sickening) example. All too often the differnce between a terrorist and a patriot is only a matter of who wrote the history.
Ag3nt0rang3 wrote:
Still waiting for that reference. Being accused of supporting Terrorism is a big deal these days, it can get someone killed. I think you owe us an explanation. (and maybe this Mano fellow some cash for defamation, but that's not my business.)
Based on the article I found it sounds like the issue is less certain or black and white than the original post suggests. See below. It doesn't particularly sound like the band supports terrorism, but then perhaps the original poster was using Bush admin. rules for supporting terrorism? https://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1969222
Ag3nt0rang3 wrote:
Still waiting for that reference. Being accused of supporting Terrorism is a big deal these days, it can get someone killed. I think you owe us an explanation. (and maybe this Mano fellow some cash for defamation, but that's not my business.)
Well anyone who's opposed to Capitalism is a terrorist supporter, right? nitwit
:puke:
Still waiting for that reference. Being accused of supporting Terrorism is a big deal these days, it can get someone killed. I think you owe us an explanation. (and maybe this Mano fellow some cash for defamation, but that's not my business.) higado wrote:
For all of you that dont know about the leader of this band MANU CHAO, he is a supporter of the spanish terrorists ETA, a band with over 2000 kills in spain. I would ask RP to not play more this terrorist since he also support economically the terrorist band with the money of the records. Thank you all
:jump:
This is pretty cool.
higado wrote:
For all of you that dont know about the leader of this band MANU CHAO, he is a supporter of the spanish terrorists ETA, a band with over 2000 kills in spain. I would ask RP to not play more this terrorist since he also support economically the terrorist band with the money of the records. Thank you all
Plus, he's obviously anti-capitalist at heart. We don't want the world falling into the hands of those communists now, do we?
magicnumber wrote:
Lived in France in the early 90s for a year where I gained an appreciation of Mano Negra. This is one you can listen to as an album. This is one of my favorites, along with Pas Assez de Toi, and Peligro. They are little known stateside, but a few years ago Manu Chao came to the area. I didn't know it but a friend (who'd never heard of him) told me about it after the fact and said it was an awesome show. I wish I could have gone.Posted 13 years ago by inindian    [ Reply ]
higado wrote:
For all of you that dont know about the leader of this band MANU CHAO, he is a supporter of the spanish terrorists ETA, a band with over 2000 kills in spain. I would ask RP to not play more this terrorist since he also support economically the terrorist band with the money of the records. Thank you all
Reference please? Or substantiate your claim.
For all of you that dont know about the leader of this band MANU CHAO, he is a supporter of the spanish terrorists ETA, a band with over 2000 kills in spain. I would ask RP to not play more this terrorist since he also support economically the terrorist band with the money of the records. Thank you all
I love the way BillG shifts gears.
Lived in France in the early 90s for a year where I gained an appreciation of Mano Negra. This is one you can listen to as an album. This is one of my favorites, along with Pas Assez de Toi, and Peligro. They are little known stateside, but a few years ago Manu Chao came to the area. I didn't know it but a friend (who'd never heard of him) told me about it after the fact and said it was an awesome show. I wish I could have gone.
I keep expecting the vocalist to break into "Istanbul, not Constantinople, now it's Istanbul, not Constantinople . . . ." That said, I like it.
Oi loike it.
Ya'll play the tuffest music.
Would that happen to be Jane Russell on the album cover? Anyone?
pcurtner wrote:
LAY OFF THE WORLD MUSIC ALREADY!
please don't be stupid ! :stop:
Very Catchy... :drummer:
damn this is fun - good energy.
I'm Moroccan and been hearing the original version of this one on every wedding I attended. Turning this into a catchy rythmic song is a challenge! Chapeau Manu 10/10
Mano Negra rules! E viva Manu Chao. :jump: Bamboulééé!!! :drunk:
iggy33 wrote:
Beats Simon spitting all over Garfunkel !!
I'm not sure anything would beat that.
...........Nnnnnno,...A bit too much of this. Eclectic OK, but Ewwwww.
Fun stuff! :bounce:
:bounce: :bounce:
...maybe even better suited for Radio Paradise... les Negresses Vertes, more subtle and flirting with electronics to boot....
Miner wrote:
This band sounds like a band I heard in the movie "Six String Samari". Does anyone know?
Does sound a bit like the Red Elvises - the band from Six String Samuri. Both albums are fun.
DavidCarrico wrote:
What a harsh follow up to "Sound of Silence" by S & G. This guy probably spits all over the mic!!
Beats Simon spitting all over Garfunkel !!
Thought Peter Gabriel was branching out even further at first.. Cool jam... Sean
What a harsh follow up to "Sound of Silence" by S & G. This guy probably spits all over the mic!!
:bounce: :jump: :bounce:. Oooh, i love mano negra (and manu chao, their former leadsinger). This music just gets me in a good - and dancing -mood anytime. :clap: :notworthy:
I heard the last twenty seconds of this song and my first thought about the lead singer was, "Wow, Dylan is really branching out..." World, schmorld. As long as it is good I don't care what genre you play here. Bring it on.
Icthy - ackthhy what?!?!!! :beat:
This band sounds like a band I heard in the movie \"Six String Samari\". Does anyone know?
:roll:
:clap:
I'm pleased to see the usual yobbos trashing songs they can't understand didn't diss this one. I stand corrected, they still managed to slither in. Oh well
Now that\'s cool to here Mano Negra on an American radio. For info the title of the album is Puta\'s fever and it\'s really good.
This group made some crazy, fun, punkish tunes. complex Manu Chao is for sure., funny that his stuff gets labeled "world music" too demanding, maybe :??: -- viva Mano Negra! :lol: :hug: :lol:
Originally Posted by pkeys: Great song, but the CD probably isn't selling too well in Spanish speaking countries;-)
I don't know about that... I was introduced to Mano Negra by a Spaniard when I was an exchange student there in '92! I LOVE this group - including all the songs on same CD as Sidi H' Bibi. (I don't know what the album is called, I only have a recorded tape from my Spanish friend.) Here's a vote to keep playing stuff like this!
:clap: World music! :clap: Spanish music! :clap: Mano Negra! :clap: Manu Chau! :clap: Sergent/Sargento Garcia! Keep playing it! I love this stuff!! :p :moon:
Great song, but the CD probably isn\'t selling too well in Spanish speaking countries;-)
Originally Posted by pcurtner: LAY OFF THE WORLD MUSIC ALREADY!
Hey, nothing wrong with world music - just this isn't that great. Lay of THIS world music.
LAY OFF THE WORLD MUSIC ALREADY!
Enough.
Then again, sometimes a song just hits you up side the head and gives you a terrible headache like this one.