Jam Pony Express
Jam Pony Express
M.B. Later members included Lock Cool Jock, Sporty "J" and Big Ace. Jam Pony's claim to fame was "regulating" on the microphone by cutting the music down and talking over the lyrics to create a new song. J.P.E.
dropped an LP in 1994 on Express Records, which is affiliated with 2-4-1 Entertainment in Tampa. Architect Frank Lloyd Wright once compared his craft to musical composition in terms of artistic approach. Would that the great man had stuck around long enough to hear Shudder To Think, whose many-sided musical compositions possess something akin to the obtuse beauty of Wright's creations. On Shudder's major-label debut, Pony Express Record, the band takes its unique songwriting and instrumental capabilities to a new level. The songs on Pony Express are made of sharp angles and turns, curious time signatures, hard rock guitar riffs, and singer Craig Wedren's insatiable falsetto.
Shudder To Think is actually a different band on this album, which is the studio debut of guitarist Nathan Larson and drummer Adam Wade. The pair fit in well with Shudder's quirky art-rock leanings and Larson actually becomes an integral part of the band, helping write five of Pony Express' songs. Though the strange song arrangements and constructions were present on much of Shudder's past work, the new lineup takes this unique aesthetic a step further as Larson's guitar steps out in the mix, giving the music a much harder edge. As if to catch up, Wedren somehow becomes even more flamboyant than before, thus stretching the music in many directions. He breaks into a full operatic croon two measures into the album, and begins dropping such evocative imagery as "the case of her bones are softer than loose meat" or "my mouth is a cold sore display case." Wedren's vocal style is as much Freddie Mercury as it is J.
Robbins, yet it's securely out of the reach of either A strange band, for sure, and an even stranger album. It makes one wonder what Sony was supposed to do with Shudder To Think from a marketing perspective. As a major-label debut, it probably alienated some of Shudder's more indie-cred-obsessed fans, but there's no way in hell any of these songs were going to climb up the Billboard charts. Still, something about Pony Express Record's unwillingness to be just another major-label cash cow gives it a glow of originality.
The music itself is even more original than the idea, resulting in a highly underappreciated, forward-thinking record. 1. Throw the D. - 2 Live Crew 2. Bass Rock Express - MC ADE 3.
Supersonic - J.J. Fad 4. The Cars with the Boom - L'Trimm 5. Give It All You Got (Doggy Style) - Afro Rican 6.
Just Give the DJ a Break - Dynamix II 7. Drop the Bass - DJ Magic Mike and MC Toney B. 8. Me So Horny - 2 Live Crew 9. Baby Got Back - Sir Mix-A-Lot 10.
Whoomp! There It Is - Tag Team/Whoot! There It Is-95 South 11. Boot the Booty - MC Cool Rock & Chaszey Chess 12. Bass Computer - Techmaster P.E.B. 13. We Want Some Pussy - 2 Live Crew 14.
Sally (That Girl) - Gucci Crew II 15. Shake It - MC Shy D 16. Miami El Negro - DJ Laz and Danny D. 17. Welcome to the Planet of Bass - Maggotron 18.
Creep Dog - MC Cool Rock & Chaszey Chess19. Now Dance - Byron Davis & The Fresh Krew 20. Let's Get This Party Started - DJ KJ & MC Kooley C. 21. Ghetto Bass - 2 Live Crew 22.
Get It Girl - 2 Live Crew 23. Gotta Be Tough - MC Shy D 24. Revelation - 2 Live Crew 25. What I Like - 2 Live Crew 26.
Boom! I Got Your Boyfriend - Danny D. & DJ Wiz / Boom! I Got Your Girlfriend - MC Luscious 27. Jealous Fellas - Dimples T. / Jealous Girls - JDC 28.
I Wanna Rock - Luke 29. Tootsee Roll - 69 Boyz 30. Ghetto Jump - Krush 31. Stomp N Grind - Half Pint 32.
Commin' In Fresh - Double Duce 33. DJ Magic Mike Cuts the Record - DJ Magic Mike 34. Shake Whatcha Mama Gave Ya - Poison Clan 35. C'mon N Ride It (The Train) - Quad City DJ's 36.
Dazzey Dukes - Duice 37. Da Dip - Freak Nasty 38. Scrub Da Ground - Splack Pack 39. Dunkie Butt (Please, Please, Please) - 12 Gauge 40.
Mix It Up - DJ Uncle Al 41. Shake That Ass Bitch - Splack Pack 42. Return To the Bass Planet - Maggotron 43. Ignition - Dynamix II 44.
The Cabbage Patch - The Gucci Crew II 45. Move Somethin' - 2 Live Crew 46. Return of the Bass That Ate Miami - Maggotron 47. 122 BPM - Jive Rhythm Trax 48.
Techno Bass - Dynamix II 49. Square Dance Rap - Sir Mix-A-Lot 50. Love You Down - INOJ 51. Swing My Way - KP & Envyi/Shorty Swings Both Ways - 3-Way Playaz 52.
Time After Time - INOJ 53. Shake Shake - Jonny Z 54. Shake a Lil' Somethin' - 2 Live Crew 55. Nasty Dancer (remix) - Kilo 56.
Kitty Kitty - 69 Boyz 57. 2 Much Booty (In Da Pants) - Soundmaster T. 58. Lose My Money (Honey) - Prince Raheim and Crazy Legs 59. Hold Up, Wait a Minute - DJ Smurf 60.
Ooh Lawd (Party People) - DJ Smurf and PMHI 61. Do Your Duty - Beat Master Clay D. & The Get Funky Crew 62. Shake the Joint - Breezy Beat MC 63.
Worse 'Em - Triple M Bass 64. The Beat Is Fresh - Prime Choice 65. Posse on Broadway - Sir Mix-A-Lot 66. My Boo - Ghost Town DJs 67.
Wiggle Wiggle - Disco Rick 68. Party - Dis N Dat 69. Rodeo - 95 South 70. Red Alert - DJ Laz 71.
Shake It, Do the 61st - Anquette 72. Let it Go - Afro-Rican 73. Chicken Head - MC Zeus 74. Smurf Rock - Gigolo Tony 75.
That's Right - DJ Taz feat. Raheem the Dream 76. I Will Always Be There for You - Anquette 77. Pop That Thang - DJ Smurf feat.
Kizzy Rock 78. Scarred - Luke Campbell 79. My Baby's Daddy - B-Rock & the Bizz 80. Raise the Roof - Luke feat.
No Good But So Good Party 81. Do the Damn Thing - 2 Live Crew 82. Lap Danz - Top Secret 83. Show Me Love - Kilo Ali 84.
Whatz Up Whatz Up - Playa Poncho and L.A. Sno 85. Bad Bass Music - Bass Cube 86. Butta (Miami Bass mix) - Pamp & Da Knox 87.
Girls (Southside mix) - DJ Smurf feat. DJ Taz, DJ Kizzy Rock, and June Dog 88. All of Puerto Rico - Afro-Rican 89. Shake (Miami Bass mix) - Pamp & Da Knox 90.
Ride Out - DJ Trans 91. When Will I See You Smile Again? - Ricky Bell 92. Woof Woof - 69 Boyz 93. Bass Is What We Want - MCB 94.
Esta Locha (Part Bass mix) - To Kool Chris 95. Latin Swing - Jonny Z & DJ Laz 96. Freak It - Lathun feat. Da Brat 97.
As We Lay - Dana Harris 98. Way Out - J.J. Fad 99. Everlasting Bass - Rodney O. 100.
Get it Boy - Fresh Celeste & M4sers101. Dial-a-Freak - Uncle Jamm's Army 102. Throw the P. - Anquette 103.
Esa Morena - DJ Laz 104. Rapp Will Never Die - MC Shy D 105. I Need You - B.V.S.M.P. feat.
Stevie B. 106. The Bass That Ate Miami - Maggotron 107. The Miami Bass Machine - Bassadelic 108. Mentirosa - Mellow Man Ace 109.
Bass Overdrive - B.O.S.E. 110. He is DJ Crash - Gigolo Tony 111. Roll It Up - Success N Effect 112. Pump That Bass - Original Concept 113.
Janet Reno - Anquette 114. Ride - Sir Mix-A-Lot 115. Bass Generator - Dynamix II 116. (Push It) Grab It - L'Trimm 117.
Make It Mellow - Missy Mist 118. Is It Love? - JJ Fad 119. Way Out - JJ Fad 120. Space Jam - Quad City DJs 121.
Cutie Pie - L'Trimm 122. Crank It - MC ADE 123. Lookout - MC ADE 124. 808 Volt Megamix - DJ Battery Brain 125.
Slice It Up - Kool Rock Jay & DJ Slice 126. B Girls - Young & Restless with Eric G. 127. Tha Hop - Kinsu 128. Drop Them Chones (No Senor) - Jonny Z 129.
True Players - A-Town Players 130. Summertime Summertime - Corina 131. Saddle You Up (Bass mix) - Strawberri 132. Mamacita - Jonny Z 133.
Journey Into Bass - DJ Laz 134. Artificial Intelligence - Industrial Bass Machine 135. Lizard Lizard - No Good-N-Jiggie feat. Luke 136.
When We Kiss - Bardeux 137. Cameltoe - Fannypack 138. Drop Don't Stop - MC ADE 139. Feel the Bass - DJ Magic Mike 140.
Stump and Grind - alf Pint, Clay D, and DJ Magic Mike 141. Don't Fess - Shaquan 142. U Like Pina Colada - Da Real One 143. Must Be the Booty (Mr.
Mixx mix) - Dirty Dawgs 144. Weekendz (Freekendz) - Don Cisco 145. Feelin' Horny - Sex Kraz'd Superstars 146. Ding-a-Ling (Mr.
Mixx mix) - Hi-Town DJs 147. La Rasa - Dino Latino 148. Fire Up This Funk - Poison Clan 149. Booty Shake - The Gucci Crew II 150.
Take it to the Max - Tricky D 151. Il Na Na - 12 Gauge 152. Let Them Hos Fight - Disco Rick and Silence 153. Shake Them Titties - The Get Funky Crew 154.
C'mon Babe - 2 Live Crew 155. You Go Girl - 2 Live Crew 156. Rippin' - Sir Mix-A-Lot and Kid Sensation 157. Down Low - Freak Nasty 158.
So Def, So Fresh, So Stupid - The Gucci Crew II 159. Miami - Steven Jay Grey & Mr. Mixx 160. Bass it Baby - The Third Degree 161.
Let Me C-Ya Work it - Splack Pack 162. Dunkey Kong - Kilo Ali 163. Everlasting Bass - Rodney O-Joe Cooley 164. Moments in Bass - DJ Laz 165.
Hola Mami - DJ Laz and Danny D 166. Malice - DJ Smurf and PMHI 167. Hump All Night - DJ Laz and Danny D. 168. Tip 4 the Strip - Splack Pack 169.
Do You Hear What I Hear? - Kilo Ali 170. Baby Baby - Kilo Ali 171. Heiny Heiny - 95 South 172. America Has a Problem - Kilo Ali 173.
Stump and Grind - Half Pint, Clay D, and DJ Magic Mike 174. La Bamba - Jonny Z feat. DJ Laz 175. Hold Up, Wait a Minute - DJ Smurf 176.
Big Butt - Bobby Jimmy and The Critters 177. Trible M Bass - Worse 'Em 178. Saddle You Up (Bass mix) - Strawberri 179. Back at One (Cibola mix) - Brian McKnight 180.
Wherever You Go (Bass mix) - Voices of Theory 181. Say It (Bass mix) - Voices of Theory 182. Big Ol' Booty - Freaky J 183. Say It (Bass mix) - Kai 184.
I Like It - Sammie 185. Freak Me (Let Me Lick You Up and Down) - Booty Girls 186. T-Shirt and Pannies - Booty Girls 187. Shake Your Body - Beat Dominator 188.
Muevelo (Move It) - Brissa 189. Transbeat - DJ EFX 190. True To the Game - MC Shy D 191. Gimme What I Want - Lathun and Katrina 192.
Six Eight - Katrina 193. Let It Go - Butter 194. What It Is? - Virgo 195. Gitty Up - Salt N Pepa 196.
Lizard-Lizard-No Good - N-Jiggie feat. Luke 197. Ooh Big Momma - Lil' Jon and The Eastside Boyz 198. Ay Papi (Slammin' Sama mix) - The 2 Live Crew 199.
Callin' - Will You Players Ever Learn? (Booty mix)-Amar 200. Wet-N-Wild (DJ Laz Booty Bounce mix) - 95 South A native of Queens, New York, Mad Linx got his start in the Tampa, Florida radio scene in the early ‘90s. He moved on to WTMP, and soon became their Mixshow Director, and eventually the drive-time on-air personality. In 2002, he got a big break as the tour DJ for Angie Martinez, and by 2003 he secured a position at Tampa’s WLLD radio.
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