Goldie Lookin Chain - Greatest Hits

Welsh hip-hop grabs the first Album Of The Month award.

19th September 2004 · Last updated: 5th October 2016
 

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Album Of The Month

Album coverI first heard of this band when their song Half Man Half Machine was getting airplay. I loved it. Comical hip-hop from Wales! Then a single Guns Don't Kill People, Rappers Do hit the UK Singles Chart at No.3 - they were no longer obscure. I loved that single too, so I couldn't wait to get the album, which went in at No.5 in today's UK Album Charts. Their sudden success is surprising perhaps, but who can resist a fun band like this? Not me.

The lyrics are full of references to old school rappers, 80s computers and everyday references (like buying cheap jewellery from Argos). Different rappers share the limelight giving a variety added to by the great samples. Their style is not really anything new, but they do it well. Some tracks border on pointless (unless you're in the band I guess) but others are simply hilarious.

I decided the only way to describe this album was with a short selection of extracts, which you'll find listed below. I had to first edit the swearing - when these guys have a sticker on the CD saying 'Parental Advisory Explicit Content', they aren't joking!

Great fun.

Extracts

  1. Half Man Half Machine MP3 (1:25) 669Kb
  2. You Knows I Loves You MP3 (1:21) 634Kb
  3. Guns Don't Kill People, Rappers Do MP3 (1:01) 477Kb

Don't miss their Official Website too, where you can watch videos and play daft games. It's designed to look like a well-worn arcade machine (though the graphics look like the Commodore 64, complete with tape loading effects!)

For fans of: The Streets, De La Soul, Subsonic 2, Eminem, Bloodhound Gang.

Comments (8)

Comments are locked on this topic. Thanks to everyone who posted a comment.

  1. Hilary:
    I love this CD. I don't know whether to be proud or ashamed to admit that I'm going to see 'em when they play Liverpool.
    My favourite songs are definitely 'The Maggot', 'Self Suicide', 'You Knows I Loves You' and 'Your Mother's Got a Penis'.

    I love the 'it cost me twelve pound, from argos.. elizabeth duke!' line. lol.
    (I'm also getting my friends obsessed, and since they're being dragged along to the gig with me, they'll be converts soon enough).

    Posted on 22 September 2004 at 8:05 pm
  2. Chris Hester:
    Did anyone catch them playing live at Radio 1's One Big Weekend last week in Birmingham? I heard a repeat of their live version of 'Guns' which was great! They had to change a lot of the words mind!

    You can listen to clips here:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/aod/radio1_aod.shtml?r1obwrewind

    Also at Birmingham was the first tribute band - Mouldy Lookin Stain! (UK DJ Chris Moyles and his crew.) Download his version ('Dogs Don't Kill People, Rabbits Do'!) here:

    http://pod-135.dolphin-server.co.uk/~chris/soundvault/pafiledb.php?action=file&id=1082&idP=


    Check this unofficial site for tons of Chris Moyles stuff!

    http://chrismoyles.net/mw/

    Archived recordings including songs (!) are here:

    http://pod-135.dolphin-server.co.uk/~chris/soundvault/pafiledb.php

    Posted on 22 September 2004 at 8:45 pm
  3. siobhan:
    they are totaly brilliant!

    my favourite songs are your mothers got a penis, soap bar, half man half machine and the maggot. oh and you cant forget you i knows i loves you! especially the arrrgos line.
    I went to see them last week and touched their hands and got gobbed on! was so chuffed, im workin to convert my mates, shouldnt take long cos glc are cool!

    Posted on 15 October 2004 at 11:02 am
  4. dan:
    The glc rock funny as cant get enough of it :-D

    Posted on 18 October 2004 at 10:39 am
  5. Cheyne:
    Your mother has a penis...:-D

    Posted on 19 October 2004 at 4:57 pm
  6. Chris Hester:
    Download Mouldy Lookin Stain's 'Dogz Don't Kill People (Wabbitz Do)' below - for 1 week only! Proceeds go to charity.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/chrismoyles/features/mls_download.shtml

    Posted on 21 October 2004 at 8:10 pm
  7. Valkyrie:
    I really want the lyrics to You Knows I Loves You.

    Help anyone?

    Posted on 22 October 2004 at 8:49 pm
  8. Chris Hester:
    Look what I found!

    http://www.glcforum.com/forums/

    They have a Lyrics section!

    Posted on 22 October 2004 at 9:12 pm