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Big Pimp Jones - Jimmy Ruckus And The Five Fingers Of Death - out on Freestyle Records



Big Pimp Jones Jimmy Ruckus And The Five Fingers Of Death
Big Pimp Jones - Jimmy Ruckus And The Five Fingers Of Death
(CD/LP) Freestyle Records FSRCD081, 2010-10-04

What happens when you make a sequel to a movie that no one knows about? In the case of Jimmy Ruckus in the Five Fingers of Death, you end up getting ridiculously popular overseas... And the soundtrack you now hold in your hands? It peaked at number 3 on the Singapore equivalent of Billboard (hard to believe, since current final auction prices on them reach upwards of $2,000). And no wonder - the soundtrack picks up right where the original lets off, delivering even more fast and frenetic blasts of funk, sticking to the same basic funk-and-breakbeat vibe that worked for the first soundtrack with a few notable changes. First, the rock vibe on this album is more prevalent than on the first album, showing the influence of Hendrix and other prominent guitarists of the time. Second, some of the keyboard work is more advanced, drawing from the acid, prog-rock sound and creating an interesting contrast to the heavy heavy funk bottom laid down on the tracks. Third, it's worth noting how current some of the song topics were for the time, referencing Houston Astros pitcher J.R.Richard, Chicken and Waffles and 'Pink Salons' early in their development. Even though very few people knew about the sequel, apparently Singapore did - and they beat the rest of us to punch by about 30 years. Now the rest of the world gets to catch up.

Big Pimp Jones Jimmy Ruckus And The Five Fingers Of Death
Big Pimp Jones - Jimmy Ruckus And The Five Fingers Of Death
(CD/LP) Freestyle Records FSRCD081, 2010-10-04



Tracklisting :
01. Theme To The Five Fingers Of Death
02. 17 Thoroughly Whipped Asses
03. Crime Syndicate Strike
04. Return To Sandakan No.8
05. Slow Mo Through Plate Glass Window
06. Incident At Shizuoka
07. Hanging With Roscoe
08. Drinks At The Pink Salon
09. J.R Richard
10. The Money Drop
11. Ruckus Vs Flying Guillotine
12. The 258th Style Mastered
13. Ninja Brotherhood
14. Blurple Dancefloor
15. Under Cloak Of Night
16. Quarter-speed Technique

Links :
bigpimpjones.com
myspace.com/bigpimpjones
freestylerecords.co.uk
myspace.com/freestylerecordsuk
soundcloud.com/freestyle-records
facebook.com/group.php?gid=2397625339
facebook.com/pages/Freestyle-Records/126130671970
Distribution : kudosrecords.co.uk

Press Release :
'After this fight, you're gonna call me Master Grant. Cuz I'll grant you life or death after whippin that ass'. - Jimmy Ruckus

What happens when you make a sequel to a movie that no one knows about?

In the case of 'Jimmy Ruckus in the Five Fingers of Death', you end up getting ridiculously popular overseas.

While the original still hasn't been released despite its outrageous final auction price on ebay for the master copy, the sequel that nobody knew was a sequel experienced a wide theatrical release. In Singapore, according to box office statistics, it was the number 8 movie in terms of gross in 1978 and resulted in a mild cultural phenomenon and catch phrase ('I no want you tink I bad girl'). The movie featured a fight scene at the end of the film which featured over 20 beheadings; naked female assassins using poison lip balm; a chase scene involving a monarail, a harpoon and six bison; and one of the most bizarre sex scenes ever committed to film (trust us). Maybe the outrageousness of the film appealed especially to Singapore audiences (the movie was a disaster elsewhere). In fact, the lead actors in the film still to this day draw upwards of 3,000 people to conventions and film viewings.

And the soundtrack you now hold in your hands? It peaked at number 3 on the Singapore equivalent of Billboard (hard to believe, since current final auction prices on them reach upwards of $2,000). And no wonder - the soundtrack picks up right where the original lets off, delivering even more fast and frenetic blasts of funk, sticking to the same basic funk-and-breakbeat vibe that worked for the first soundtrack with a few notable changes. First, the rock vibe on this album is more prevalent than on the first album, showing the influence of Hendrix and other prominent guitarists of the time. Second, some of the keyboard work is more advanced, drawing from the acid, prog-rock sound and creating an interesting contrast to the heavy heavy funk bottom laid down on the tracks. Third, it's worth noting how current some of the song topics were for the time, referencing Houston Astros pitcher J.R.Richard, Chicken and Waffles and 'Pink Salons' early in their development.

Even though very few people knew about the sequel, apparently Singapore did - and they beat the rest of us to punch by about 30 years.

Now the rest of the world gets to catch up.
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