Musings on the Most Ridiculous Band I Can't Stop Listening To

Toots, Tits; Tits, Toots*

All bands should be forced to include Louie Louie on their first album. There’s nowhere to hide in that song.

 

*Bonus points for identifying the title.

15 Comments

    • FormerlyNoThoughts

      I saw Toots and The Maytals open for The Who; it wasn’t pretty. Put another way, being the opening band for The Who in a big sports arena isn’t a winning proposition.

      • Grady

        Carlin

        • dj5000000

          Nice. I can hear the bit right now.

      • steveb2973

        True, but I’ve seen a couple of bands pull it off, most notably the Dead themselves (Oakland Coliseum, 1976). Also the Clash (same place, 1982). Lynyrd Skynyrd (Cow Palace, 1973) didn’t fare so well. The Who’s crowd wasn’t into Southern rock, especially from a then-unknown band. That concert is infamous for other reasons, however: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3O-N8MZ9ilk

        • Carlos

          Fantastic never saw this before, I was at another show where a drummer came up out of the crowd to replace one He was better than the original though, I remember seeing one of jimmy page passing out on stage too.

  1. J. Eric Smith

    Awwww . . . Sad morning news. Watched a film called “Yardie” a few weeks back. It was good. Partially set in Kingston gangster scene circa 1972. That made me then put “The Harder They Come” OST on the home and car jukeboxes. Toots’ two cuts are so so good on that album. Probably heresy, but I think “Sweet and Dandy” may be the best thing on the LP.

    • Tor Haxson

      Not heresy, but really a toss up between “Sweet and Dandy” and “Pressure Drop”

  2. Carlos

    Roots, Toots and Boots! Funky Kingston remake is a classic. Saw Toots many times – he was a big part of many lives and his music will live on forever. In an unrelated note ‘ the Catch a Fire‘ classic album series on amazon prime is great and directed by Jeremy Marre. “Rockers” the best movie with the best soundtrack/musician actors is also in amazon prime. RIP Toots.

    • Tor Haxson

      Thanks for the tips Carlos, will try and catch those movies

    • Billyray

      Thank you for the suggestion. RIP Toots.

  3. Bobert

    Love this album “Toots in Memphis”

  4. dj5000000

    The Jamaican Elvis as my friend Josh calls him. Saw Toots do a full NYE set with Woody Hayes a while back. Fuck this ronus.

  5. Meryl Shakedown Streep

    Never thought I’d see the Carlin sketch get brought in here – well done.

  6. Luther Von Baconson

    RIP Toots.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVoXUGolOlo

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