Help me learn more about the Herbaliser's _Take London_
November 16, 2005 8:31 PM   Subscribe

Help me learn more about The Herbaliser's album _Take London_.

The Herbaliser's album _Take London_ has some interesting characteristics. The skit tracks in particular are very curious, they have a 60s police/gangster beat, and some pretty interesting vocals laid/crosslaid over the tracks. I'd like to know from what movie or show the vocals and beat were from, if they weren't originally created, and i'd like to hear more specific albums with similar skit tracks from the same era. Can you help me satisfy this sudden addiction?
posted by arimathea to Media & Arts (4 answers total)
I think “I Know a Bloke,” at least, is from Sexy Beast. The horn/bass riff that repeats on the skits reminds me of The Taking of Pelham One Two Three score but I’m not sure that’s what it's from.
posted by hilker at 9:31 PM on November 16, 2005

Not skit tracks, but look into the Troublemakers, a French electronic duo. A lot of their work includes movie samples (or very well-done vocal tracks that sound like movie monologues). One of their tracks, "Black City," has a line from Taxi Driver serving as its vocal hook: "someday a real rain will come and wash all the scum off the streets."
posted by chrominance at 11:39 PM on November 16, 2005

The exchange in the intro -- "Could be London next." "Ah, no ... I run London." -- is from The Long Good Friday (1980) starring Bob Hoskins.
posted by grabbingsand at 9:01 AM on November 17, 2005

And this line from "Geddim" --

"Well dear, it's just that I'm getting tired of this hiding in doorways and sneaking in and out of places. Always keeping under cover. Why, I'm beginning to feel like a criminal."

--- is from 1933's 42nd Street.
posted by grabbingsand at 9:05 AM on November 17, 2005

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