Endurance, or Za Gaman in Japanese, is an extreme TV gameshow where contestants have to endure humiliating, painful and often bizarre rituals. It was the original of a series of TV shows that came out of Japan that pushed the limits of what was legal, and epitomized the saying "only in Japan".
I was silly enough to think the high-pace beat/tune in this energetic french hip-hop track was actually entirely unique. Sure enough, "WhoSampled" proved me wrong as it is a cover of George and Gwen McCrae's I'll Do the Rocking. I guess there really is no such thing as an "original idea", just a creative reworking and re-imagining of what we already know or have accomplished.
It's still a badass tune though!
Re-posted from YouTube for preservation and sharing of a 35 year old cultural classic from the 1970s and illustrating how modern day "Hip-Hop" music borrows from our cultural subconscious of the creative works of past generations.
RCA Victor 1975
This ORIGINAL production by DND Films and SlimeCon Enterprises, in association with CJOH-TV, celebrates the 25th anniversary of ''You Can't Do That On Television.'' Featuring five of the original cast members, this official reunion special includes memorable moments, never-before-seen footage, and all-new scenes. The slime is back!
British politician and the leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) Nigel Farage has slammed EU bosses over European crisis. "It's even more serious than economics because if you rob people of their identity, if you rob them of their democracy, then all they are left with is nationalism and violence. I can only hope and pray that the Euro project is destroyed by the markets before that" - Farage said at the end of his speech.
This entire Fuji Rock 2007 concert line-up was absolutely incredible: The Cure, Beastie Boys, Iggy Pop & The Stooges, The Answer, Kings of Leon, Simian Mobile Disco, Muse, The Ataris, Groove Armada, Ash, Less Than Jake, Yellowcard, Tokyo Ska Orchestra, Peter Bjorn & John, Mika, Joss Stone and many, many more... but surprisingly enough to me (who's not even into techno at all) it was the closing act on Sunday night, The Chemical Brothers, who rocked the Echigo-Sanzan mountains of Niigata the hardest...