UNDERTAKERS BURIAL * CRYSTALITES * SONG BIRD 1035 * UK
A slightly different take on the concept of violence and death by Derrick Harriott's Crystalites, this time instead of the Rude Boys being the subject the song takes it's cue from the 'Spaghetti Westerns' - so called because most of them were financed by Italian companies. The introduction is spoken (with a quasi Spanish/Italian accent) accompanied by the tolling of Church bells, signifying a burial, tells of how, because they are burying the undertaker, they will now have nobody else to build them any coffins! Sounding like Chico Marx, one graveside mourner reflects, Still "It is'a better to'a be up'a here doing'a something, than'a to be'a down'a there doing'a nothing". Great stuff. The Rhythm is The Kingstonians Singer Man.
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