parlando playlist #10: eek-a-mouse ● assassinator [1983]

Posted on September 27th, 2013 by Scraps.
Categories: Music, Parlando Playlist.

This is the leadoff (and titular) track on Eek-a-Mouse's (born Ripton Joseph Hylton) fifth album, Assassinator.


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Comment on September 27th, 2013.

I am was fond of Eek-a-Mouse. So I was distressed to find out this from Wikipedia:

On August 16, 2008 Hylton was arrested on charges of rape and narcotic possession. He fled the country and an arrest warrant with a million dollar bond was issued.

These charges were filed in Dare County North Carolina after a performance at the Port O' Call restaurant. He failed to appear at the first hearing and was given a failure to appear charge and his bond was set at $1,375,000.

On November 21 Eek-a-Mouse was found in Paraguay without a proper visa and deported. He was transferred to Kill Devil Hills in Dare County, NC shortly after his deportation from Paraguay and is currently [sic] incarcerated and awaiting his trial which will be held in summer of 2013. His bond is set at $1,375,000. Hylton has an immigration hold on him which would prevent him from bonding out prior to the trial due to immigration reasons.

He was charged with felony rape, felony kidnapping, felony cocaine charges and misdemeanour relating to possession of marijuana. In July 2013 he was released after a plea agreement, having pleaded "no contest" to misdemeanour charges for assault on a female and attempted crime against nature, with his time already spent in prison covering his sentence [75 days].

So, um, I'm not fond of him now, I think.


Comment on October 1st, 2013.


That track sounded not bad to me, but reggae has to be pretty transcendent to grab my ears.


Comment on October 1st, 2013.

That's funny: your sentence summed up my reggae experience, up to about ten years ago. Yet suddenly, reggae music in my head changed radically, to the point where I listened and listened, buying up lots of reggae, first various-artists compilations and then bands and singers and especially producers, and then reading histories of reggae.... it was like thirty years ago learning about jazz and twentieth-century classical.

Now when I'm playing random stuff (like playing my ipod), one of out of, oh, twelve will be a reggae song.

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