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Posted by jcom 
Stick Figure
May 12, 2019 01:58AM
Saw them at RedRocks. Had no idea how good they are and I was blown away. Worthy of headline, or on deck, at SNWMF.











Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 05/12/2019 02:04AM by jcom.
Re: Stick Figure
May 12, 2019 11:07AM
not a huge fan of most Cali type Reggae bands (don't hate 'em either), but gotta admit I DO like Stick Figure's sound. Play them a lot of my radio show.
Jah Son
Re: Stick Figure
May 12, 2019 07:23PM
Stick Figure is more a one man operation than people think
Re: Stick Figure
May 12, 2019 07:29PM
Agreed, Scott is a true prodigy, but his band has stuck together for quite a while now. Scott is a self taught guitarist, bassist, keyboards, and producer. Stick Figure was his High School nickname. He's from Massachusetts, I believe.

I, too, am not a big fan of the Cali explosion. However, I do like Stick and Tribal Seeds a lot, and I have to give props to Slightly Stoopid. Rebelution is kinda cheesy to me and I'm not a fan of SOJA.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 05/13/2019 09:33PM by jcom.
Re: Stick Figure
May 13, 2019 04:01AM
I totally agree jcom. I tend to dislike pretty much all Cali Roots bands (I like to refer to it as Surf Reggae), but Stick Figure immediately stood out to me and are the exception. That Scott guy is very talented and humble!
Re: Stick Figure
May 13, 2019 03:18PM
Just my opinion.. all of these "cali reggae" bands are talented. If they had black skin and spoke in patois MOST people would love them and be quite happy with their popularity. Instead like most things in this country.. race plays a major factor in how things are viewed.
Re: Stick Figure
May 13, 2019 09:37PM
^^^ I guarantee if Stick Figure was on the sound systems in a Jamaican or any other island bar...nearly everyone would be like "Damn, this @#$%& is bangin". Oh, I don't like Pepper either. They have a misogynistic message that people were not down with at Redrocks. Lots of mention of pussy and vagina. A lot of the peeps, including our crew, sat down and weren't into them at all, especially right after Steel Pulse. Then Stick Figure came on and the venue was glowing!
Re: Stick Figure
May 14, 2019 12:44AM
A lot of people on this phorum are pretty cool, but I’m not a big fan of Jcom. He sucks. spinning smiley sticking its tongue outthumbs down
Re: Stick Figure
May 14, 2019 02:29AM
not to kill the vibes but i tried to listen to those 2 songs you posted and it does not do it for me. and its not because of the guy skin color but thanks for sharing anyway i didn't know those guys
Re: Stick Figure
May 14, 2019 04:54PM
Hard pass.
Re: Stick Figure
May 14, 2019 05:19PM
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Ninja
Just my opinion.. all of these "cali reggae" bands are talented. If they had black skin and spoke in patois MOST people would love them and be quite happy with their popularity. Instead like most things in this country.. race plays a major factor in how things are viewed.

lol ^
Re: Stick Figure
May 14, 2019 05:59PM
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Ninja
Just my opinion.. all of these "cali reggae" bands are talented. If they had black skin and spoke in patois MOST people would love them and be quite happy with their popularity. Instead like most things in this country.. race plays a major factor in how things are viewed.

lol ^

If Cali Reggea bands had black skin and spoke in patois, they would not be part of the genre known as Cali Reggae. It has less to do with your location and much more to do with the lyrical subject matter and overall sound. Basically they prefer a high nasal register and a lot of light topic, non-spiritual subjects. It is like the bubble gum music of reggae. A pass for me as well, except...Stick Figure.
Re: Stick Figure
May 14, 2019 06:27PM
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treez
A lot of people on this phorum are pretty cool, but I’m not a big fan of Jcom. He sucks. spinning smiley sticking its tongue outthumbs down

Ever since the "stresshall" dayz...............lol
Re: Stick Figure
May 14, 2019 08:19PM
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RinsedRiddims
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Ninja
Just my opinion.. all of these "cali reggae" bands are talented. If they had black skin and spoke in patois MOST people would love them and be quite happy with their popularity. Instead like most things in this country.. race plays a major factor in how things are viewed.

lol ^

If Cali Reggea bands had black skin and spoke in patois, they would not be part of the genre known as Cali Reggae. It has less to do with your location and much more to do with the lyrical subject matter and overall sound. Basically they prefer a high nasal register and a lot of light topic, non-spiritual subjects. It is like the bubble gum music of reggae. A pass for me as well, except...Stick Figure.

Thank you for the intelligent answer. It is a totally different type of music and for myself and others it is not our cup of tea.

Here is a nice video of a "whitey" singing some Sanchez and getting a massive forward from the crowd.. He sounds good AF



Re: Stick Figure
May 14, 2019 08:55PM
I guess 'I suck'
Re: Stick Figure
May 15, 2019 02:56AM
No you don't suck Jcom. we all have different music taste and its good, can you imagine 8 billions people liking the same thing. that would sucksmiling smiley cheers!
Re: Stick Figure
May 15, 2019 02:13PM
SommerKind said it best! (best definition, imho.)
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SommereKind
If Cali Reggea bands had black skin and spoke in patois, they would not be part of the genre known as Cali Reggae. It has less to do with your location and much more to do with the lyrical subject matter and overall sound. Basically they prefer a high nasal register and a lot of light topic, non-spiritual subjects. It is like the bubble gum music of reggae. A pass for me as well, except...Stick Figure.
although i have not been that high on Stick Figure since his very first album... the new tune with Pepper is jus plain bad (my opinion)...
as for a white patois using reggae band that is good i'd go with Northern Italy's Rusty Rockerz (or even Mellow Mood, for that matter) - (they even speak better patois than our "reggae bands" here [when they do use it]! lol)




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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/15/2019 02:17PM by Ras Danny.
Re: Stick Figure
May 15, 2019 02:53PM
Treez and can go blow himself. Stresshall still sucks.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 05/19/2019 05:14PM by jcom.
Re: Stick Figure
May 15, 2019 05:06PM
if the only idea of spiritual you have is saying JAH.. Rastafari and calling things Babylon that have nothing to do with Babylon then I guess that would be correct. You got bands from the Carolina's being called Cali Reggae. The most Cali Reggae thing on this thread is calling Dance Hall "stress hall". So just checking though.. is Collie Buddz "Cali Reggae"? due to his light topics and lack of spiritual commentary? Most of the Spiritual Commentary coming out of reggae music sounds like it is part of the Republican Party platform. Anti Abortion, Anti Gay.. anti sexual expression in general. I prefer light commentary and bubble gum to someone telling someone else they are going to burn in hell for who they are.

People don't have to like a certain band, I used to think there was some objectivity to music but I have given up on that. There just isn't. People can like what they like. I just wish the tern Cali Reggae was used more as an adjective and less as a slur.
Re: Stick Figure
May 16, 2019 02:28AM
I’ll give that a try, thanks.

I just don’t think it’s good form to get on here and diss bands you don’t like.
Re: Stick Figure
May 16, 2019 05:38AM
I do agree that you could have picked some better videos to share jcom. Here are 2 I like from Stick Figure:







Re: Stick Figure
May 16, 2019 12:50PM
I was just trying to share. Lots of peanut gallery 'behind the computer screen' haters here. Good vids though ^^^
Re: Stick Figure
May 16, 2019 06:08PM
It's all good brothers & sisters. People can like and listen to whatever they wish. Stick Figure aren't from the Caribbean and don't praise Rastafari and what not, but you can tell the man Scott is a spiritual dude in his own way. Bless...
Re: Stick Figure
May 16, 2019 08:46PM
^^^ this
Re: Stick Figure
May 17, 2019 02:50AM
spiritual and dog lover that's fosho.
Re: Stick Figure
May 17, 2019 06:03PM
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Ninja
is Collie Buddz "Cali Reggae"? due to his light topics and lack of spiritual commentary?

Great question. IMO, Collie Buddz is not Cali Reggae. He is from Bermuda and his music is internationally recognized. He does clearly fit in nicely with a Cali Reggae line up. I think a better example is someone like Jah Sun. He is from Cali, is white and you can understand his lyrics, but he does not really have a Cali Reggae sound nor does he fit in with those type of line ups. I would not consider him Cali Reggae either.

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Ninja
Most of the Spiritual Commentary coming out of reggae music sounds like it is part of the Republican Party platform. Anti Abortion, Anti Gay.. anti sexual expression in general. I prefer light commentary and bubble gum to someone telling someone else they are going to burn in hell for who they are.

I could not agree more with this statement. And I really think this hits the nail on the head for this conversation as most Americans relate to the lyrics in Cali Reggae more than Jamaican Roots Reggae because of their lifestyle. Not to mention they can understand the lyrics.

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Ninja
People don't have to like a certain band, I used to think there was some objectivity to music but I have given up on that. There just isn't. People can like what they like. I just wish the tern Cali Reggae was used more as an adjective and less as a slur.

I think you are fighting a losing battle here on a forum like this. I think we all agree to the each his own philosophy, but this is a Roots oriented forum for a Roots oriented festy. Personally, I have a difficult time disrespecting anyone who puts their art out on display as that in itself is respectable. I see how these Cali Reggae bands have paid their dues by touring extensively and building their fan bases organically by connecting with people and I have massive respect for this as an artist myself. I will say that Stick Figure does stand out in the genre as one of the more talented bands. On the other hand, I connect much more with Roots Reggae and you will rarely hear me running Cali Roots, not because of the genre, but because I play music that sounds good to my ear.

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Re: Stick Figure
May 17, 2019 07:42PM
word Treez...as a contrarian by nature I tend to always be looking up the hill.. even when I get to the top..
Re: Stick Figure
May 17, 2019 08:12PM
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DJ Treez
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Ninja
is Collie Buddz "Cali Reggae"? due to his light topics and lack of spiritual commentary?

Great question. IMO, Collie Buddz is not Cali Reggae. He is from Bermuda and his music is internationally recognized. He does clearly fit in nicely with a Cali Reggae line up. I think a better example is someone like Jah Sun. He is from Cali, is white and you can understand his lyrics, but he does not really have a Cali Reggae sound nor does he fit in with those type of line ups. I would not consider him Cali Reggae either.

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Ninja
Most of the Spiritual Commentary coming out of reggae music sounds like it is part of the Republican Party platform. Anti Abortion, Anti Gay.. anti sexual expression in general. I prefer light commentary and bubble gum to someone telling someone else they are going to burn in hell for who they are.

I could not agree more with this statement. And I really think this hits the nail on the head for this conversation as most Americans relate to the lyrics in Cali Reggae more than Jamaican Roots Reggae because of their lifestyle. Not to mention they can understand the lyrics.

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Ninja
People don't have to like a certain band, I used to think there was some objectivity to music but I have given up on that. There just isn't. People can like what they like. I just wish the tern Cali Reggae was used more as an adjective and less as a slur.

I think you are fighting a losing battle here on a forum like this. I think we all agree to the each his own philosophy, but this is a Roots oriented forum for a Roots oriented festy. Personally, I have a difficult time disrespecting anyone who puts their art out on display as that in itself is respectable. I see how these Cali Reggae bands have paid their dues by touring extensively and building their fan bases organically by connecting with people and I have massive respect for this as an artist myself. I will say that Stick Figure does stand out in the genre as one of the more talented bands. On the other hand, I connect much more with Roots Reggae and you will rarely hear me running Cali Roots, not because of the genre, but because I play music that sounds good to my ear.

Very well said my friend.
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