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Yerba Buena — La Gringa
Album: President Alien
Avg rating:
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Total ratings: 927









Released: 2003
Length: 5:12
Plays (last 30 days): 2
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 Jelani wrote:
I don't know what to make of this; I find it to be a lot of fun, but very annoying at the same time.
Guess it's something I"d have to be in the right mood to hear, maybe I'm not in that mood right now.
Reminds me a bit of Yellow. I'm never not in the mood to hear a Yellow tune though. 
 
i love Yello anytime!     ha. ...    this one tho, i could pass.
N O .
Text in Spanish is cheap (I'm Cuban, and I understand what they are talking about). Music is ok. You will find this sound at every corner in any neighborhood there.
This tune seriously swings. What a beat! Great horns! Me gusto
would be amazing as an instrumental.
Worst song ever. 
not very good - but make me shake though - the horn riffs are very reminiscent to WAR though...
Reminds me of some of the cool world fusion acts that I get to see every July at "Sunfest" in Canada. Best world music festival I've seen. 
 ziakut wrote:
Bass part alone deserves a high score.

 
According to wilipedia, it is Meshell Ndegeocello  No wonder it is so bad ass!
Me no Popeye.
I can't work when I hear this, I HAVE TO get up and dance !!! this is great, I love it :) 
I can't stop dancing!
 
Theme music for an acid flashback while drinking tequila in a Tijuana cantina.
 ziakut wrote:
Bass part alone deserves a high score.

 
Haha I just came to say that bass part alone annoys me!
I couldn't exactly tell what bothers me in this song, but it's a 3 and it won't go higher! 
 deecee99 wrote:
I like this but I think Los Amigos Invisibles do it better.
 
wow, how many times has this been covered,
probably a lot like "Yesterday" 

btw I like this
Euskadita wrote:

Yeah, you're close
Yerba buena or yerbabuena is a cocktail made with spearmint and rum, sort of a "mojito"
La Gringa normally is a USA female, not pejorative

 
Either that or "good weed".

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woo hoo!
no can do I  {#Frown}
Me gusta.....8
rated this an 8 when I first heard it a little while ago, it's hot imo
I imagine that I have unusual tastes in music (probably why I come to RP), but I am really liking this tune. Lost of energy, great Latin beat, and they are from my hood. What's not to like?
Wow. Two Yerba Buena cuts from this terrific album in the last 2-3 days. Bueno!
 Euskadita wrote:
Yeah, you're close
Yerba buena or yerbabuena is a cocktail made with spearmint and rum, sort of a "mojito"
La Gringa normally is a USA female, not pejorative
 
¡Ah, Gracias!
Slang like that is always tricky to learn from across the ocean ;-)


 Kilroy wrote:
How do I put this nicely.... here goes:  ranchero music sucks. It should not be played.... EVER.

Look at the reviews for this song, Bill. Your listeners do not like it.
 
This is not ranchero music, but definitely sucks
Bass part alone deserves a high score.
How do I put this nicely.... here goes:  ranchero music sucks. It should not be played.... EVER.

Look at the reviews for this song, Bill. Your listeners do not like it.
You've got to like the genre to appreciate it.  Ranks W-A-A-A-Y higher than rated.
I don't know what to make of this; I find it to be a lot of fun, but very annoying at the same time.
Guess it's something I"d have to be in the right mood to hear, maybe I'm not in that mood right now.
Reminds me a bit of Yellow. I'm never not in the mood to hear a Yellow tune though. 
Was a bit shocked to see that rating too
 
Poacher wrote:
A (current) 4.3 rating? Strange that this is rated so low, I think it fits perfectly on RP for an occasional play. . . sometimes the ratings here make no sense to me, but as they are obviously a true representation of the feelings of RP listeners then I'll just have to admit I am sometimes slightly out of step with the majority. . . which to be honest, is something I have been for all my years. 
 


love this!
This is what pasticho cubano must taste like {#Yell}
 ce wrote:
Dunno, but as someone still learning Spanish, AFAIK:
"Buena Yerba" = "Good grass" (yes, that sort of grass)
La Gringa = "The stranger" (female) Does that help? ;-)

 
Yeah, you're close
Yerba buena or yerbabuena is a cocktail made with spearmint and rum, sort of a "mojito"
La Gringa normally is a USA female, not pejorative
Suddenly hungry for Mexican food and I don't know why.
Well, those kids sure are having fun!
oooh, this is really fingernails-on-the-chalkboard annoying.  *shudder*

Great holy smoking doggies that bassline makes my feet dance uncontrollably...  love it...


 
A (current) 4.3 rating? Strange that this is rated so low, I think it fits perfectly on RP for an occasional play. . . sometimes the ratings here make no sense to me, but as they are obviously a true representation of the feelings of RP listeners then I'll just have to admit I am sometimes slightly out of step with the majority. . . which to be honest, is something I have been for all my years. 


 fede550 wrote:
Why are most spanish songs aired at radioparadise so horrible?

 
This one is horrible and and plays right into cheesy Latin stereotypes, right enough, but RP does play some pretty good Spanish-language artists on a regular basis. Calexico, Los Lobos and Cuban artists come immediately to mind.

Why are most spanish songs aired at radioparadise so horrible? Moreover, why do they almost always belong to "caribbean" genres? Some Piazzolla's tangos are heard now and then, but if the idea is to keep music as "native" as possible, other latinamerican artists/genres may be included (e.g. the great Mercedes Sosa).
All in all, I am not liking this rather obtuse representation of latinamerica and its music.

 Zeke19 wrote:
queso queso queso
 
w/ chips no doubt.

HEY GRINGO LOCO, TU NO SABES COMO SE COME LA PIÑA!!

SSSSAAABROSURA TOTAL!!!

VENTE  PA'CA{#Sunny}

VERY BAILABLE BILL ,THX A LOT, LA SALSA ES LA MUSICA DEL FUTURO

I'll pass. When I want to hear Cuban dance music I turn to Cubanismo!

 gregorbill wrote:
So the band's name means "good grass." Perhaps that's what I'm missing in order to enjoy it...
 
Naaa its a "miracle drug" but it can't do EVERYTHING.....
YUCK......

 
Saw them live at Jazzfest here in Mtl two weeks ago on an outdoor stage and they did have a fair amount of synths on stage along with the real percussionist, who was indeed solid. In order to appreciate this ya'll, ya really gotta see them dancing and going nuts on stage. Context is everything sometimes. BillG wrote:
Unless I'm very much mistaken, all of the percussion & drum parts on this are played live by actual humans (a very talented crew of NYC & So. American session players). Hard to get that solid of a groove from a machine. Not that I have anything against electronic drum tracks & loops - but that's not what's happening here.
asdojfn345 wrote:
When you play this scong, I turn off the radio. It gives me a headeach.
:iamwith: yeah, my "headeach" too! (and WTF is a scong?) :mrgreen:
I'm sorry, but anyone giving this song a 10 needs their head examined, starting at the ears (defective maybe?). I mean, if you can give this a ten, you can give half of the music in the world a 10, and then, what are all those other numbers for? :-k
queso queso queso
this song would be more enjoyable had i not just heard it yesterday!!! thanks!
So the band's name means "good grass." Perhaps that's what I'm missing in order to enjoy it...
holy hell. what have we done to deserve this punishment? this is making me want to rip my ears off and stomp on them. i guess i'll just switch the station instead. yuck.
LaChinchon wrote:
You mean you are turning into a hydra? Scongs will do that every time. :p
:lol: So then it would be a good segue with T.Rex' "Get it On." ("...you got the teeth of the hydra upon you...")
Seriously annoying.
Businessgypsy wrote:
I don't understand Spanish, but everybody around me speaks it rapid fire and nonstop - is this about visiting porn sites?
Dunno, but as someone still learning Spanish, AFAIK: "Buena Yerba" = "Good grass" (yes, that sort of grass) La Gringa = "The stranger" (female) Does that help? ;-)
I don't understand Spanish, but everybody around me speaks it rapid fire and nonstop - is this about visiting porn sites? Anyway, it makes sense followed by Wall of Voodoo's Mexican Radio . Bill be all about the context.
:? even "world" music has its fair share of cheese, i suppose.
Originally Posted by asdojfn345: When you play this scong, I turn off the radio. It gives me a headeach.
You mean you are turning into a hydra? Scongs will do that every time. :p
I like this but I think Los Amigos Invisibles do it better.
Make it stop!!!!!
it's fun but it gets tiresome rather quickly... :sleep:
Originally Posted by asdojfn345: When you play this scong, I turn off the radio. It gives me a headeach.
have to agree.
Yeah! :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana: :2dancingbananas:
When you play this scong, I turn off the radio. It gives me a headeach.
So this is what Ricky Martin is doing these days.
not bad but am i the only one who thinks this sounds like.. how to say... DISCO?!!?!?! i mean damn.
There HAS to be better music representative of its homeland than this! :cry:
Tapping my zapatos!! :clap:
I guess I could give it more than a 3 if I didn\'t hear it every farking day. :( Makes me look back fondly on the days of \"Somewhere over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World\".
I can do without the Latino-salsa-merengue-cha crossover in my rock music. Cuban "charanga" is great in its place . . . but for me that place is not called "rock music." Good for dance venues. And I am allergic to brass instruments in rock. To me they are like putting salt in coffee--some more so than others. :rolleyes:
Originally Posted by dignan2: Ricky f*****g Martin sh*t. :evil: :frustrated:
Are you kidding? These guys are great! Nothing "Menudo" about them! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
It\'s not outstanding but I like this one. I keep find myself turning up the volume on the headphones everytime I hear it. :bounce:
Ricky f*****g Martin sh*t. :evil: :frustrated:
Originally Posted by ANNE_MARIE: i enjoy the world music we find here in paradise but... i would be more satisfied if the selections were more organic and less mechanical. :rolleyes: too many drum machines and such.
Unless I'm very much mistaken, all of the percussion & drum parts on this are played live by actual humans (a very talented crew of NYC & So. American session players). Hard to get that solid of a groove from a machine. Not that I have anything against electronic drum tracks & loops - but that's not what's happening here.
This isn\'t Spanish and it isn\'t Mexican. It\'s Cuban dance music called \"Charanga\" and it\'s pretty darned good imho. :cool: :bounce: :bounce: :cool:
i enjoy the world music we find here in paradise but... i would be more satisfied if the selections were more organic and less mechanical. :roll: too many drum machines and such.:eek: still...i appreciate the exposure, thanks! :D
If you're from Spain, just blame it on the Mexicans...that's what the Argentines do - seems to work for them....even though Mexican music jams.
Originally Posted by ScottFromWyoming: As someone who lives in Spain, you're in a position to educate us. Start uploading, please. I'm sure there's great stuff from there that we'll never hear here unless you do. The only band I can name from Spain is Los Relampagos.
Originally Posted by qosforever: ¿Por que toda la musica que poneis en español es tan horrible? Why all spanish music that we hear in Radio Paradise is so awful? :evil:
As someone who lives in Spain, you're in a position to educate us. Start uploading, please. I'm sure there's great stuff from there that we'll never hear here unless you do. The only band I can name from Spain is Los Relampagos.
props to radio paradise for exposing me to this group. damn, great song, killer vibe. will look to buy the album (imagine that)
Originally Posted by mperry: Wow! What a locale for the galactic funkster. That the Badlands's area, isn't it? :cool:
Deadwood has an old-west main street/Vegas thing going, with boardwalks and gambling. Not far from Mt. Rushmore. Mr P-Funk's going to be at the Deadwood Jam (2 days), with John McEuen and the Young Dubliners.
I feel like I\'m in Andale Bar in Puerto Vallarta with a major buzz.
Many more like this and I will never listen to this station again. :cry: :frustrated: :evil: :roll: :eek: :oops:
Not this garbage again!!! :cry: :evil: :frustrated:
Originally Posted by ScottFromWyoming: Close your eyes and think "I Zimbra". This reminds me... George Clinton's playing Deadwood SD in a few months...
Wow! What a locale for the galactic funkster. That the Badlands's area, isn't it? :cool:
Originally Posted by hcg11: I think this song is great! Makes me want to get up and do some kind of funky spanish dance! :moon:
Yeah. I agree. Booty shakin! ;) As I posted earlier, in a similar vein, people sometimes limit themselves with an approach that heavily leans primarily toward 9's and 10's and 2's and 1's. Some of the just "ok" songs may be new, still - possibly - overcoming the prejudice of unfamiliarity. Or they may be classic/vintage cuts - regardless of genre - that are deeply and passionately enjoyed by a smaller group of people than the "mainstream" of the Paradise audience. Most of the new music judged to be bland and/or bad is removed in due course by Bill. It is good to have the opportunity to hear new sounds - regardless of era. The older material that scores uniformly in the bland/acceptable area are probably also removed, along with the songs judged to be out and out "bad/revolting" ;) But there should always be a place for songs that are considered great by a portion of the audience. I myself enjoy reconsidering my opinion at those times, listening with fresh ears. :cool:
I think this song is great! Makes me want to get up and do some kind of funky spanish dance! :moon:
This song is like havnig red hot forks stuck into my eyes. Torture. Please make it stop. Reminds me of my old neighborhood which isn\'t a good thing either. :frustrated: :evil: :cry:
Basta!!!!! Estoy hasta los huevos de esta cancion!!!! :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated: Paso de traducirlo.... :evil:
Are you all kidding?! I think this song in particular is great! It\'s just what I\'ve been wanting to hear after a rather long streak a couple of days ago of rather dull and uninspiring music that nearly put me to sleep Keep up the good work, RP!!
¿Por que toda la musica que poneis en español es tan horrible? Why all spanish music that we hear in Radio Paradise is so awful? :evil:
I\'ll agree to dissagree :> - this is just what I needed to wake me up
Originally Posted by KevinM: Ouch, this is horrible. Stop the madness.
Close your eyes and think "I Zimbra". This reminds me... George Clinton's playing Deadwood SD in a few months...
Originally Posted by KevinM: Ouch, this is horrible. Stop the madness. :cry: :frustrated: :cry: :frustrated:
Well said! make it stop :cry: :cry: :cry:
Snappy! :bounce:
Ouch, this is horrible. Stop the madness. :cry: :frustrated: :cry: :frustrated: