Creating music for a new world

When people think of music they think of sounds that form together to form something magical. Music has been around for as long as people have been around – and we have been making music since as early as we were using rocks – using not just our mouths but basic objects around as instruments.

However as we progress – in this blog I am only talking about music with a voice over an instrumental. As you can imagine – what makes a song popular is not just how good the melody is – or how talented the voice star is – but also what is being said. As you can imagine it is important to capture the zeitgeist – or in other words – what is most popular. Keep in mind that when you hear pop stars sing on your television and their highly subscribed to YouTube channels it’s not just a great song – it was written by someone else – and the rights to it purchased for the belief that it tackles current issues and stays in the zeitgeist.

So I wanted to talk about how music has progressed but let’s take something very simple.

Cigarettes.

For you see in the past there were many songs that referenced cigarettes but now as we get older and more mature as a society cigarettes in songs are on the way down – it is quite an interesting way to look at things – the truth is that most of these songs are no longer in circulation. Now days you would find it more likely that someone will sing about a Bare Brush then they would about cigarettes.

Of course drugs are still on the table – when it comes to capturing that popular zeitgeist a musician is always having to content with many different factors – and in the end many of those factors are outside their control. To become a popular musician requires having a number of attributes – and some of those may be there while others may not.

So we have to content with music for a new world – and especially in these highly politicized and divided times you also have to look at what can be said and about who – and how that will impact your user base. Unfortunately – with so much research being done about customer tastes it’s no surprise that so much music is bland and unoriginal – the same thing being done over and over again.

However we hope that our album will continue to be authentic and insightful for all those that have enjoyed it. We definitely didn’t have a research team however we liked what we heard so we put it out as an album.

We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it.

Lyrics Continued

Some more lyrics from our album – available below!

Martine
Babaloo International
Come with me or you will drown says the monkey pulling up a fish safely atop a tree
Come with me or you will drown says the monkey pulling up a fish

Dimanche matin je fais la grasse matinee avec la grosse Martine
Et puis a grands coups de martinet je l’envoie
me faire des tartines

Babaloo International, organique and original
Babaloo international, Babaloo aye

Caca D’Lo
Babaloo International
Se llama caca d’lo. Se fue de carrera. He thinks he’s the king he thinks he’s the pope but he’s just the asswipe of the gyroscope. Se llama caca d’lo se fue de carrera. He thinks he’s the coolest thinks he’s the best he’s the taint of WMFS. eh! Mes fesses. The dj. From hell that nobody likes abuses his power for personal gain, he thinks he’s all that he needs to be nice,has no taste at all and he’s super lame. Program director blow it out your ass cos we didn’t play some stupid wedding. We were booked you don’t need to be so crass, you’re a chocha face and a ding a ling. You’re a bombo clot and a ding a ling.

Logan Airport

Babaloo International
Here I am with a half a day to kill again. I go to the airport where they think I’m insane. I stand and stare at the flight numbers on the screen for Bolivia, Colombia, Peru, or Chile. And I see all the pretty girls of Bogota. They go “Bruno vamos pagocar la cumbia.” And I dance and I dance and I’m having a blast. Here come the security people on my ass.

Salsaton del guevon / reggaeton del guevon
Babaloo International
Epa muchacha escoucha lo que te voy a decir, oye senorita ven aqui y dame tu mano. Mamacita ayuda me porque no quierro mas soffrer,vente guapa ven aqui y no me agas mas dano. Mira loca yo tengo un problema me sente mal mi pierna ‘sta dormida no puedo caminar ya no siento mas nada me sente nuna position qu’estaba muy mala, la torpor es total, no puedo mover me pa vente al frigo y trae me una cerveca. Reggaeton del guevon. Oye papi que es lo que tu quierres de mi…

Babaloo Aye
Babaloo International
I don’t wanna work and I don’t wanna study. All I wanna do is lie in bed and be lazy. Then when I wake up all I wanna do. Is put on the Mambo have a beer and a party., not easy to pull off oh no not easy to just lay in bed all day everyday you see. I need some help so I start to pray, I start to pray to Babaloo aye. Babaloo , Babaloo aye, Babaloo you gonna make it easy yeah, Babaloo Babaloo aye, Babaloo now show me what will you do.

Your Dough
Babaloo International
You want my Juju, and I want your money. It’s all gonna slide smooth and easy. Let’s have a party, like a big ol’bash. Here is the Mambo, hand over the cash. You all know we want the dough today. It’s all so legal. There’s no gettin’ busted. A trade agreement, there’s nothing to dread. There’s no violence and no robbery, my Chachacha for your money.

Zaire 66
Babaloo International
Mama voila une rumba pour toi
pour te dire combien je t’aime
une rumba de Kinshasa, la bas au Congo

Une rumba pour toi
maman que j’aime tant
une rumba volee a Kinshasa la bas au Congo

Thank you to the soundproofing sydney specialist for helping us record these tracks above!

Babaloo Bio and Lyrics Breakdown

Babaloo plays a unique brand of international dance party music. Babaloo originated in Jamaica Plain, MA, a multi-cultural enclave of Boston, where the music of local punk rock bands mix with the sounds of Mambo, Bachata, Reggaeton, and Merengue that emanate from car stereos, front stoops, and bodegas. Their music is rooted in Latin and Afro-Caribbean styles, such as mambo, cha cha cha, samba, reggae, ska, and African soukous combined with the energy, presence and irreverence of the best punk rock. Babaloo creates music that is truly infectious in an atmosphere that resemble a trip through the southern hemisphere with Johnny Rotten or Joey Ramone as your tour guide. They are truly a one of a kind experience.

Babaloo is:
El Presidente al Dente AKA B – lead vocals and percussion
S. Goody – freebass
Captain Kickass – guitars and vocals
Washtub AKA Shubs – drumset, timbales, and vocals
Nova AKA Ned Zeppellin – congas, percussion, and vocals
Max Factoria – trumpet and percussion
D AKA John Lebanon – trumpet and percussion

And now for some of our hip shaking lyrics!

Chickie Boom
Babaloo International
Chickie Chickie Boom, you’ve been a bad bad girl, na Chickie Chikie Boom you didn’t share your toys, Chickie Chickie Boom you’ve a bad bad girl. you’ve been a bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad Wooohhhhh. Chickie Chickie Boom you got a lo o’class and itty bitty titties and a great big ass, but all these good things won’t help you if you’re so mean to people around you, all these good things won’t help you with such a shitty attitude. Tudo bem, tudo mal e uma coisa natural eu ti vi na tv en um programa cultural falando de bacalao en um pais tropical voce estava muito Linda, estava muito sensual. Tudo bem tudo mal e uma coisa radical, cuando voce dansa samba qualquer dia e carnival aie que bonita menina que beleza infernal teu rebolado gata bota fogo no quintal.

Let’s Call Baba
Babaloo International
It’s 4 am and Furioso has lost his head. Let’s call Baba cause he’s alive when they’re all dead now. He’s gonna be making a dress or a jacket. snorting, drinking, smoking, chez Baba c’est la fete so,
Let’s call Baba, oh oh oh oh. Let’s call Baba yeah.
Babatunde c’est notre amigo Yoruba. Behind his sewing machine, he’s awake all night. na Furioso grab his phone and say let’s call Baba. You know if we go there, it’s gonna be alright, so,
Let’s call Baba oh oh oh oh. Let’s call Baba, yeah
Hey man, you know how to get to Washington Street? Hey Juani man, get in cause we’re getting a ride now. This dude is drunk. I jump on the passenger seat. Take us to Baba man. Take a left and a right now.
Let’s call Baba.

Thank you to our wordpress developer sydney campsie for helping us with this proejct, the illustration and uploading the song to iTunes.