Friday, December 10, 2010

The Haggis Horns - Keep on Moving

It's FRIDAY! Woo-Hoo!

For my fellow law students, this might not seem like a real Friday, because it's still exam period. But look at the silver lining, there are two whole days where you the school actually mandates that you can't take an exam! Four Loko's anyone? No? Fine, I'll stick to coffee and the tax code.

Anyway, since it is Friday I wanted to change up the music a little bit. Forget electro, forget classical, lets get happy and listen to some jazz funk/afro-beat/soul. The album Keep on Movin' by The Haggis Horns is a great pick me up, dance, and have a great time album. Unfortunately the album's focus is not the traditional Scottish dish Haggis.

What the album does have in spades though is horns. The Haggis Horns are an octuple (thanks Liz for the great word choice) hailing from Scotland. The band features a raunchy horn section (with trumpets and fluglehorns) a flautist, sax, guitars, keys, bass, percussion and soul. The vocals of Nia Saw on this album are just fantastic. She has a funky/soulful voice that adds to the overall sound. My favorite song was a toss up between Keep on Dancing and The Snarf Dance. The Snarf Dance starts out with a hail for the Thundercats to "Go!" and as you may have guessed, samples some of snarf's best squeals from the Thundercats series. For those of you unfamiliar with Snarf, it's this guy:

This song is just begging for a viral video. So go out and make one readers! Keep on Dancing features a kick ass drum beat, funkadelic guitar riffs, and blaring horns. If it doesn't make you want to get up and move, you're doing something wrong.

Other notable songs include, The Cockroach Grind, Puttin' on the Beef and any of the other eleven funky ass songs on this album. This is a really fun album that I thoroughly enjoyed listening to. I recommend listening to it in a place where you're not afraid to do the Cockroach Grind.

You can hear it here: The Haggis Horns - Keep on Moving

Keep on Dancing folks and as always; Keep Rocking.

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