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View Poll Results: Do HATE/LOVE/NOT GIVE A **** about them?
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Who the **** is Third World? 0 0%
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Old 06-13-2008, 11:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Third World ?hmm

Do you like them? Even though many consider them to be very commercial.

Personally i do, i love almost ever one of there many.
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Old 06-15-2008, 02:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i havent heard alot but i have a couple of there vinyls, too bad my record player is broken
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Old 07-22-2009, 08:05 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I like Third World and I've seen them in two concerts. I like their 1977 hardcore reggae album "96 degrees in the shade". Yes, they did stray from their hardcore reggae roots with songs like "Now that we found love" and "Try Jah love". I like those songs though.
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Old 07-22-2009, 10:33 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Only 3 posts about these geniuses? Deary me

Amazing band. Yeah, they're more commercial than a lot of their contemporaries, but that gives them that bit of extra spice, as they use it superbly.

I've said it before, so I'll say it again - it's all about 96 Degrees.
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Old 07-22-2009, 10:43 AM   #5 (permalink)
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i only have 96 Degrees In The Shade, courtesy of Bulldog, and i love it.
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Old 07-23-2009, 02:48 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Third World has always had a more commerical R&B sound. In concert they reminded me of Earth Wind and Fire with the same kind of slick 90 minute stage presentation with that never varied. The second time I saw Third World they played almost the exact song set and even used the same exact "impromptu" stage banter and jokes they used at a show I attended 2 years earlier. It all seem very contrived. And if I attended a Third World concert today, it wouldn't be too much different different from the two times I saw them perform in the Eighties.

Third World was formed by a group of musicians that were longtime players in Inner Circle a band that made a living playing tourista reggae for American audiences in the lounges of posh resort hotels in Montego Bay and Negril during the Sixties and Seventies. For a short lived period the band became more rasta conscious when Jacob Miller joined the band as vocalist, but this was a few years after 1973, when the three members of Inner Circle members had already departed the band to form Third World.

1865 (96 Degrees in the Shade) a song about the Maroon rebellions in Jamaica was indeed their finest moment. There is also a second song on the same album called Tribal War that is also a keeper. I think that the reason why 96 Degrees in the Shade album worked was the legendary Jamaican producer Sylvan Morris was the enginner and de facto producer of the album, although Third World took the production credit on album sleeve.

After the Sylvan Morris recording, Third World developed as long time association with American producer Alex Sadkin who was most noted for producing pop music stars like Stephen Stills, the Thompson Twins, Foreigner, Simply Red, Joe C0cker, and Duran Duran.

Alex Sandkin also was engineer on three early Wailers albums and those three albums had the worst sound mixes of all of the Wailers albums.
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Old 09-20-2009, 05:01 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I have a few of their albums and a few 12" singles from a few years ago lol. "Now that weve found love" is a really nice one
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Old 12-15-2009, 01:32 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I like their version of sattamasagana which was originally an abbysynians cut (forgive my spelling) I guess they are commercial but this type of reggae is all about dancing and their music lends itself well to tripping the light fantastic imo
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