I'm sure this has been posted before, but for some newbie just joining de clash world here is the "The Greatest Clash Ever". I posted this not for its musical significance, but as an attempt to discuss why in fact king Addies lost the greatest clash ever. I only posted the Addies side I'm sure everyone has listened the Jaro side till dem clyde and rightfully so, Jaro performed extemely well that night. But I also, contrary to what others may say, believe that King Addies played extremely well also; if not for a few mistakes. Why did Addies loose? I've been playing and replaying this CD now for the past two weeks and it is clear that if Addies had done a little more preparation, Matterhorn had chose his speeches more carefully and Addies had played the way they played against Bassodyssey a year earlier the outcome could have been different.
-1st. During the early parts of the dance, I'm talking about 10pm-11pm or so Matterhorn and Babyface played too many "early warm tunes" not the kinda more hype tunes like Jaro was playing in their early rounds. Matterhorn insisting that "him have de bomb dem fe later or something to that effect". The biggest mistake Addies made in the early rounds, however, was insisting that Jamaica people bias "and him dunn know say a Jaro a dem sound". Trust me there can be nothing worst than a selector telling the crowd that they are biased. That's total diesrespect. How did he think people would treat him after that!
2nd Addies underestimated the fact that Jaro would be so aggresive in cutting counteractions to 4 of their biggest tunes. Jaro cut not one but 4 counteractions. Starting with the Anthony Malvo and Beenie Man combination "jaro dis any pussy anybody any mista man" A counteraction to Addies, Bounti killa 'You dis de big bad Addies with weapon like these" . Simpleton's double crossing of king Addies by providing Jaro with the counteraction to addies 1/4 to twelve was like the dagger in the coffin. Addies must have felt so betrayed. The Wayne World counteraction, to Mad Cobra's "Dis me and me big gun" was surely a counteraction one would never forget.
3rd Matterhorn and Babyface stated emphatically that they would not play the same way they played against Bassodyssey, this was a grave mistake. had they played the same way they played against bassodyssey the flow of the dance would have been better and tune selection would have been more consistent, not this up and down shit they were doing. One culture tune then a fast tune, two slow tune then a fast tune etc.
If you think about it, what tune did Jaro play that was bigger thatn the Tony Braxton and Jodeci.
This is the 1st part of the Tony Braxton dub "And I can't stop thinking about how you showed your face today and i can't stop thinking about how you test King Addies, addies i can't get you outta my mind no matter how I try if jaro sound should play tonight then they will surely die. Chorus- If I ever hear Jaro Sound play again, if i ever hear that tin pan sound again.... "BIG TUNE SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE NAIL IN THE COFFIN FOR JARO). However, addies could not maintain that momemtum and subsequently lost the clash.
To all who love the mighy King Addies Sat April 22nd 1995 will go down in Sound Clash history. - The Greates Clash ever.
Would love some feedback.
PS: me know say a old ting, but this is a classic it deserves to be discussed time and time again
PT1st then Pt1