Tune ID-If you see my eyes red...

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Tune ID-If you see my eyes red...

Postby alastair » Tue Jan 04, 2005 6:05 pm

I had this about ten years ago on a short lived cassette that I got from a friend of a friend of a friend etc. so I never got to find out who it is. I had it just long enough for it to get stuck in my head. I'm pretty sure that it's fairly well known. It goes something like: "If you see my eyes red, you think I've been crying...my head/dread/something red?" I think that the gist of it is that his eyes are red from smoking.
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Postby Anonymous » Tue Jan 04, 2005 6:10 pm

"If you see my eyes red, that means I used zokis cream a way too much" Dirtweed


Vivian Jones
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Postby DOOR PEEPER » Tue Jan 04, 2005 6:19 pm

Zoki may well be right......Red Eye - Vivian Jones?
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Postby skunkride » Tue Jan 04, 2005 7:34 pm

Offcourse !

Vivian Jones - Red Eyes / Got A Light ( Jah Shaka 12")

Been repressed last year & is still available
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Postby Dubac » Tue Jan 04, 2005 11:17 pm

If you can't find the original 12" on vinyl, the same vocal & dub mix of Red Eyes was issued a couple of years ago on a reggae CD in the Classic Mastercuts Series. It was on the Beechwood label, I think?

(Sorry but my VA collection is in a right mess at the moment and I can't find it, but I'm sure it was on there.)
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Postby Anonymous » Tue Jan 04, 2005 11:27 pm

And on the B side of that, or at least on the 12" I got a few years back is the sublime, 'Got A Light', an even beter tune in my personal opinion.
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Postby ephteeay » Wed Jan 05, 2005 6:17 am

"got a light" imo is a good tune but gets boring i think after a few listens (the way i listen to a tune...over and over and over again continuously).. red eyes has lasted years and i still like listening to it.. beautiful horns..
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Postby Dadi Digi » Wed Jan 05, 2005 9:24 am

And then there was Bounty Killas BIG chune called "Look into my eyes"
"If you ride like lightning, you'll crash like thunder" (M.Buchanan)
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Postby alastair » Wed Jan 05, 2005 2:37 pm

Thanks! I'll check it out! :D
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Postby informer » Wed Jan 05, 2005 2:39 pm

the correct lyrics:

"If you see my eyes red, you think I've been smoking .."
'the one who cleans the s.h.i.t must remember it' (Lee Perry)
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Postby Anonymous » Wed Jan 05, 2005 2:47 pm

Killer tune, probably Vivian Jones' best.

Although the Bank Robbery album comes close.

Respect

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Postby skunkride » Wed Jan 05, 2005 3:13 pm

Anyone know the complete lyrics of this tune ...?
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