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Thievery Corporation — Liberation Front
Album: The Richest Man in Babylon
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7.3

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Total ratings: 2327









Released: 2002
Length: 4:56
Plays (last 30 days): 3
(instrumental)
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Got my toes tapping… didn’t know them before this listen. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
Levitt Pavillion, Denver, July 9, 2021:  It was an absolutely magical evening; I can't help but love 'em forever!
These guys know how to lay down some good grooves.
Sounds like a good song for a high school stage band to cover.
That's twice in three days I thought I was listening to Fat Freddy's Drop from NZ. Very cool
 terpskins1 wrote:
I love Thievery's groovy stuff like this, of which there is a lot.  But I can't enjoy their shows because only the first third is this stuff.  Second third is reggae, which is ok, but not what I listen to Thievery for.  And then the final third is rap, which I hate.  sigh...
 
They actually have shifted their shows, it used to be that way, I've seen them 2x in the past couple of years and no rap except for maybe 1 song, and maybe 2-3 reggae songs. May depend on the tour and where they are too - their talented and can do quite a range of music.
I love Thievery's groovy stuff like this, of which there is a lot.  But I can't enjoy their shows because only the first third is this stuff.  Second third is reggae, which is ok, but not what I listen to Thievery for.  And then the final third is rap, which I hate.  sigh...
Need more of this!
Agree.... great listening
 
LaurieinTucson wrote:
Funkalicious!
 

 DJ_BellsEye wrote:


Wise king, er... not so wise?
Try listening to the whole album (sublime) or the Mirror Conspiracy... These guys are gods.
 
They put on seriously good shows.
 JeriF wrote:
For Love of Money, O'Jays.... just sayin' ...
 
Or the theme music to The Mod Squad

Fela, anyone?
 JeriF wrote:
For Love of Money, O'Jays.... just sayin' ...
 
I was hearing AWB's "Pick up the pieces."
 thewiseking wrote:
This is tryin hard to be funky............and missing by a mile
 
Huh? How?
REG: Right. You're in. Listen. The only people we hate more than the Romans are the fucking Judean People's Front.

P.F.J.: Yeah...

JUDITH: Splitters.

P.F.J.: Splitters...

FRANCIS: And the Judean Popular People's Front.

P.F.J.: Yeah. Oh, yeah. Splitters. Splitters...

LORETTA: And the People's Front of Judea.

P.F.J.: Yeah. Splitters. Splitters...

REG: What?

LORETTA: The People's Front of Judea. Splitters.

REG: We're the People's Front of Judea!

LORETTA: Oh. I thought we were the Popular Front.

REG: People's Front! C-huh.

FRANCIS: Whatever happened to the Popular Front, Reg?

REG: He's over there.

P.F.J.: Splitter!
sorta tedious
For Love of Money, O'Jays.... just sayin' ...
Great track .. I just wish they'd done one more take with the horns tuned slightly better. The high chord they're punching is a little sour. Still, had me bopping in my chair.
 thewiseking wrote:
This is tryin hard to be funky............and missing by a mile
 

Wise king, er... not so wise?
Try listening to the whole album (sublime) or the Mirror Conspiracy... These guys are gods.
 thewiseking wrote:
This is tryin hard to be funky............and missing by a mile
 

No.
RP needs moar Thievery Corporation
This is tryin hard to be funky............and missing by a mile
Love it
Funkalicious!
 willmcnaught wrote:
{#Dancingbanana_2}  {#Bananasplit}

 


 Kokoloco53 wrote:

SORRY, I usually like Thievery Corp, but I've been hearing too much catatonic music today on RP, Dec 5, 2015. What's up?

I'll tune back in again next week.

 
You find this "catatonic"?  Hmmm...
I couldn't agree more.
 
willmcnaught wrote:
{#Dancingbanana_2}

 


Nice rotation!
{#Dancingbanana_2}
Zzzzzz....
 zurcronium wrote:
Fred is dead, that is what I said. Curtis Mayfield 

 
hey, how about some "Pusher Man" & "Superfly",...really Bill, please

Nujazz, post-funk, grooves.  What's not to like, huh?
 
 PopKombo wrote:
This time they've gone too far,  This time, the gone too far.  This time, they've gone too far!

 
i told ya, i told ya, i told ya, i told ya

SORRY, I usually like Thievery Corp, but I've been hearing too much catatonic music today on RP, Dec 5, 2015. What's up?

I'll tune back in again next week.


Yes, BT Express.
 
hayduke2 wrote:

oh,  "Heeeeeerrrrrrrre commmmmmesss the express,  expressssss!!!"       that one?

 


 a_genuine_find wrote:


awb
This is what I am reminded off...

 
Yep this is what it reminds me of also...good stuff.
 zurcronium wrote:
Fred is dead, that is what I said. Curtis Mayfield 

 
Different tempo, different beat, different song entirely, though these guys were obviously influenced by Curtis and a lot of other soul artists of the 1970s - which is not a bad thing.  Anyhow, the song title is "Freddie's Dead".
Fred is dead, that is what I said. Curtis Mayfield 
love TC!
These guys are just amazing !
9
 zenhead wrote:
i like thievery corp, but this is repetitive and sounds like loops. gets boring very quickly. let's move on.

 
It probably is composed of loops, and certainly is repetitive, but I expect that it's written to be danced to, not to be listened to at a desk. Most dance music is repetitive, of necessity. IIRC TC come out of the club scene, and in my local record store their stuff is filed under Dance. Remember that TC comprises just two guys using samplers, so they have to use loops.
This time they've gone too far,  This time, the gone too far.  This time, they've gone too far!
MFSB. Philly soul lives.
i like thievery corp, but this is repetitive and sounds like loops. gets boring very quickly. let's move on.
Completely agree!  

Caught them at Lolla this past year.

They had everyone moving in one massive kickin' groovy dance fest.



foothillfreak wrote:
It's hard to believe, but these guys are even better in concert. Dont miss them!

 


{#Daisy}
 Elroweho wrote:
When will this madness end!!!!1  {#Beat}

 
when you leave......{#Nyah}
funkify yo life....{#Yell}{#Bananasplit}
 Rotterdam wrote:

This sort of reminds me of Tom Scott and the LA Express (I think they were called). They were from the 70's, I think. 
I like this. A bit of disco, but not crappy disco. Sort of. What am I trying to say, anyway?  

 
oh,  "Heeeeeerrrrrrrre commmmmmesss the express,  expressssss!!!"       that one?
Schweet! Dance party!
 Jelani wrote:
Someone please tell me what this reminds me of?
I think it's something from the '70's and I'm just not able to get it.
Aaaaarrrrgh! 

 
This sort of reminds me of Tom Scott and the LA Express (I think they were called). They were from the 70's, I think. 
I like this. A bit of disco, but not crappy disco. Sort of. What am I trying to say, anyway?  
My God,there is no end to this crap!!!!!
 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


 
So, the richest man in Babylon is Pliny the Elder? And all this time I thought he was Roman.
When will this madness end!!!!1  {#Beat}
 SpamNRice wrote:
Inter-stellar groove to the fandango of time and rythmic truckin...
 
what he said
Inter-stellar groove to the fandango of time and rythmic truckin...
This starts out as a 7 or 8 for me.   After 2 minutes it quickly drops points.   By the end, I'm rating it a 2 or 3 — except I never get to the end because of PSD.
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 Jelani wrote:
Someone please tell me what this reminds me of?
I think it's something from the '70's and I'm just not able to get it.
Aaaaarrrrgh! 
 
It definitely has that '70s groove going on, much like War and Average White Band, as mentioned earlier, also reminiscent of something by Curtis Mayfield.
 a_genuine_find wrote:


awb
This is what I am reminded off...
 
Yes!!!! That's it!!! Pick up the Pieces!!!!!
Thank you!!! 
 Jelani wrote:
Someone please tell me what this reminds me of?
I think it's something from the '70's and I'm just not able to get it.
Aaaaarrrrgh! 
  
I think the horns remind you of War around '71 or '72 (Slippin' into Darkness).


Theme song for Ocean's 15...... was there a 14?
Starsky, Fela, and Duke!
 foothillfreak wrote:
It's hard to believe, but these guys are even better in concert. Dont miss them!
 
Cannot agree more emphatically.  These guys burn down the house!

"THAT'S why this song has got the funk!  It's Thievery Corporation!"  (Of course, silly boy.)


 Jelani wrote:
Someone please tell me what this reminds me of?
I think it's something from the '70's and I'm just not able to get it.
Aaaaarrrrgh! 
 

awb
This is what I am reminded off...
Someone please tell me what this reminds me of?
I think it's something from the '70's and I'm just not able to get it.
Aaaaarrrrgh! 
It's hard to believe, but these guys are even better in concert. Dont miss them!
Love love love this! Woo hoo! {#Bananajam}
 socalhol wrote:

I concur!!
 
ME THREE!
 rjewyo wrote:
A little James Brown influence??{#Dancingbanana_2}
 

Or perhaps Fela?
Getting funky today!  I need to go run some errands, but can't tear myself away.  Can you throw a Barry Manilow song at me so I can detach?

Thanks
A little James Brown influence??{#Dancingbanana_2}
Nice`n groovy!!
 contractor07 wrote:
All things Thievery are good  {#Wave}{#Wave}
 
I concur!!

Nice smooth groove....shades of Medeski Martin and Wood.  Layers...lots of layers.  Very good.
 Proclivities wrote:

I believe it's just a band name with little or no connection to Naomi Klein or her work, but then again, who knows...  Great tune regardless of possible laissez-faire-spirited displeasure with the band's name choice.

Just another wordplay band title related to sampling...like the Kleptones.

Surely you can come up with a few more.

And I do like this tune, and most of their stuff. My children can't figure me out {#Stupid}



 westslope wrote:

So.  Is it true that fans of Naomi Klein are also fans of Thievery Corporation? 

C'mon now.  Modern multi-national corporations are not that bad.  Many are more responsive than governments of rich, western democracies.  Activists shareholders can grind a modern company to standstill.  Governments can respond with wire-tappings, arbitrary detentions, water cannons, mace and bayonets.

 
I believe it's just a band name with little or no connection to Naomi Klein or her work, but then again, who knows...  Great tune regardless of possible laissez-faire-spirited displeasure with the band's name choice.


 zipper wrote:
This is so Starsky & Hutch.
 
{#Clap} That's it!

 right place... wrong time....Dr. John

This is so Starsky & Hutch.
{#Dancingbanana} Yep!
That's right...
I have never heard a thing I liked by this band (or arranger,  . . .or computer programmed loop?)  . . .but I like this.

These guys consistently crank out great tunes every album.
{#Propeller} NICE TUNE

This is so cool - thanks Bill.
oh yeah
Thievery Corporation remind me of the famous Emma Goldman quote: "if I can't dance, it's not my revolution". Radical politics and hoppin' toons - what a combo! 8 from the Nottingham jury.

So.  Is it true that fans of Naomi Klein are also fans of Thievery Corporation?

 

 

C'mon now.  Modern multi-national corporations are not that bad.  Many are more responsive than governments of rich, western democracies.  Activists shareholders can grind a modern company to standstill.  Governments can respond with wire-tappings, arbitrary detentions, water cannons, mace and bayonets.



I'll be seeing these guys on Friday night. Can't wait!
All things Thievery are good  {#Wave}{#Wave}
 themotion wrote:
my favorite driving around the city late at night music.
 
nice

 smehan55 wrote:
Hey, is Soul Train coming on? WTF
 
RP cain't play too much funky stuff for me. (thanks for the SlyATFS earlier, Bill)

This track has got to be a homage to Manu Dibango
LOVE THIS!  It is sunbathing music with a very large rum and coke close to hand....!
my favorite driving around the city late at night music.
FUN-ky!{#Bananasplit}
Thank you RP for introducing this wonderful artist to me.
aaaahhh boo ya shaka!!
love me some TC!!!{#Music}
ahhh
the very richest man in babylon is me
electronic homage to the 70s.
 MinMan wrote:
Is the sax sampled from Average White Band? Anyone?
 

Doesn't sound like it to me, and I've listened to a lot of AWB.  I could be wrong, but if I had to bet, that's how I'd place it.

I feel like I've entered the Ocean's... pick a number... alternate universe.
funky!

Hey, is Soul Train coming on? WTF
Heard it before I knew what it was. TC...figures.

8.
ElectricSheep wrote:
meh


        . . . do androids dream of you?

             {#Shifty}

Double smooth........... :cheers:
FlatCat wrote:
Aw shucks. For a moment there I thought it was Toxygene.
I was kind of thinking that too. I like both. Must be something about the sounds of traffic.
. . . . . .:drummer: ... :arrowu: 8
RedGuitar wrote:
Sounds like a soundtrack to a 70s "Shaft" knockoff flick.
Is the sax sampled from Average White Band? Anyone?
Inamorato wrote:
Thievery Corporation always gets such a round, soft sound from their horns.
Yeah, you're right. I wonder what that is. Alot of horn parts sound kinda grating and flattened by too much compression.
Thievery Corporation always gets such a round, soft sound from their horns.
This is great! Really nice movement :bounce:
:bananasplit:
Lets go Disco..........shiek that Bootay!
:dancingbanana_2: