History Music / Jamiroquai

26th Jul '17 7:35:29 AM Origin
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* NiceHat: And how! Look at this page's image for just one example.

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* NiceHat: And how! Look at this page's image for just one example. Just as the picture quote says, if there's space in the Tropes pantheon for a representative for this category, Jay Kay would arguably be heading the queue.
26th Jul '17 7:34:06 AM Origin
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** It's been seven years since the last album and ''Automaton''. The title song's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmlmOk4ubcU video]] shows a new NiceHat, incorporating [=LEDs=] and ''moving fins''!

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** It's been seven It was ''seven'' years since the last album between their latest two albums, ''Rock Dust Light Star'' and ''Automaton''. The title song's When the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmlmOk4ubcU video]] shows for the latter's TitleTrack showed up a month or so before the album's release, a new NiceHat, NiceHat was very much present and correct, built from plastics and incorporating [=LEDs=] and ''moving fins''!
22nd Jul '17 12:51:54 PM VyperVic
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* AlbumTitleDrop/TitleTrack: Every album in their discography except for ''Synkronized'' and ''A Funk Odyssey'' have a track in their listing that shares their name.

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* AlbumTitleDrop/TitleTrack: AlbumTitleDrop / TitleTrack: Every album in their discography except for ''Synkronized'' and ''A Funk Odyssey'' have a track in their listing that shares their name.
22nd Jul '17 12:50:20 PM VyperVic
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* AlbumTitleDrop/TitleTrack: Every album in their discography except for ''Synkronized'' and ''A Funk Odyssey'' have a track in their listing that shares their name.
** ''The Return of Space Cowboy'' comes from the lyrics of ''Space Cowboy''.
22nd Jul '17 12:07:16 PM VyperVic
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*** One is concern about scientific progress going too far, environmental concerns and problems on a global scale eg ''Emergency On Planet Earth'', ''Corner Of The Earth'', ''Virtual Insanity'', ''Too Young to Die'', ''Planet Home''.
*** Another is getting high eg ''High Times'', ''Space Cowboy'', ''Travelling Without Moving''. ''High Times'' does show a more serious side to drug usage.

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*** One is concern about scientific progress going too far, environmental concerns and problems on a global scale eg ''Emergency On Planet Earth'', ''Corner Of The Earth'', ''Virtual Insanity'', ''Too Young to Die'', ''Planet Home''.Home'', and ''Automaton''.
*** Another is getting high eg ''High Times'', ''Space Cowboy'', ''Travelling Without Moving''. Moving'', and ''Dr. Buzz''. ''High Times'' does and ''Dr. Buzz'' do show a more serious side to drug usage.usage, with the latter exploring the use of drugs as an escape mechanism, specifically among the American youth.



** It's been seven years since the last album and ''Automaton''. The title song's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmlmOk4ubcU video]] shows a new NiceHat, incorporating LEDs and ''moving fins''!

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** It's been seven years since the last album and ''Automaton''. The title song's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmlmOk4ubcU video]] shows a new NiceHat, incorporating LEDs [=LEDs=] and ''moving fins''!


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** "Nice and Spicy" on the Japanese "Automaton".


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*** In the same vein, ''Dynamite'' could be a reference to Film/NapoleonDynamite, which featured the band's "Canned Heat" as part of its soundtrack.
** "Dr. Buzz" namedrops Film/ForAFewDollarsMore and references Theatre/AnnieGetYourGun.
16th Jul '17 2:59:57 PM VyperVic
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Jamiroquai is an English band formed in 1992 with singer Jay Kay as frontman. The original line-up included Jay Kay (vocals), Toby Smith (keyboard), Stuart Zender (bass), Nick Van Gelder (drums), Wallis Buchanan (didgeridoo), and Alec Moran (pipeau), though as of 2011 the only original members left are Jay Kay and Derrick Mc Kenzie (drummer circa 1994). The band was formed after Jay Kay's unsuccessful attempt to become the lead singer of fellow [[TheNineties Nineties]] jazz/soul band The Brand New Heavies. Jamiroquai has released seven studio albums, the latest of which was released in October 2010. Although originally scheduled for 2015, the eighth album ''Automaton'' was revealed (complete with the full video of the title track) to be aiming for a March 31st 2017 release.

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Jamiroquai is an English band formed in 1992 with singer Jay Kay as frontman. The original line-up included Jay Kay (vocals), Toby Smith (keyboard), Stuart Zender (bass), Nick Van Gelder (drums), Wallis Buchanan (didgeridoo), and Alec Moran (pipeau), though as of 2011 the only original members left are Jay Kay and Derrick Mc Kenzie (drummer circa 1994). The band was formed after Jay Kay's unsuccessful attempt to become the lead singer of fellow [[TheNineties Nineties]] jazz/soul band The Brand New Heavies. Jamiroquai has released seven eight studio albums, the latest of which was released in October 2010. Although originally scheduled for 2015, the eighth album ''Automaton'' was revealed (complete with the full video of the title track) to be aiming for a March 31st 2017 release.
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** In video clips, fast cars. ''Cosmic Girl'' has a video clip which could be simply described as "Jay Kay drives cars fast". Which is a little odd considering their stance on the environment. ''Travelling Without Moving'' has an intro which is a Lamborghini going up to 5th gear.

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** In video clips, fast cars. ''Cosmic Girl'' has a and ''Cloud 9'' have video clip clips which could be simply described as "Jay Kay drives cars fast". Which is a little odd considering their stance on the environment. ''Travelling Without Moving'' has an intro which is a Lamborghini going up to 5th gear.
16th Jul '17 2:32:25 PM VyperVic
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVMtKQMAZqw Cloud 9]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYijOKaHhzI Superfresh]]
25th Jun '17 9:12:28 PM TroperBeDoper
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* ChartDisplacement: Their sole Hot 100 entry was "Alright", which (despite being a fan favorite) is far less famous than "Virtual Insanity" and "Canned Heat".



* ExecutiveMeddling: His 2002 album "A Funk Odyssey" was subject to this. It was originally going to be quite different:
** Titled "2001: A Funk Odyssey" as it would have been released in 2001, and was going to sync up with 2001ASpaceOdyssey.
** Would have had "Do It Like We Used To Do" and three interlude tracks on it. Might also have included his soundtrack contribution "Everybody's Going To The Moon" and its intro track "Titan", which were constant fixtures of his setlist at the time. There were also three outtakes "Cannabliss", "Shoot The Moon" and "A Funk Odyssey" which would have been included had they been finished on time (they all were played live).
** "Main Vein" had been intended as a duet with his girlfriend of the time, but as they broke up, the lyrics were changed to be about the failure of the relationship. It is the only song where the title phrase doesn't appear in the lyrics, indicating it might have been in the original.
** Did not originally include "Love Foolosophy"; it was written when the label demanded another single.
** Several tracks were edited down and "So Good to Feel Real" was changed to being a hidden track in keeping with trends at the time. The order was also changed to give prominence to the intended singles, which means that the b-side has a seemingly random flow to most of it.



* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: The original vinyl version of "Emergency On Planet Earth" has an extended version of "If I Like It, I Do It" that has never been released anywhere else.



* NoExportForYou : The Japanese single version of "The Kids" is an alternate, earlier recording to the version on "Return Of The Space Cowboy". The Japanese label wanted a new release to promote the band's tour and they quickly recorded "The Kids" which they had been playing on tour. Not satisfied with the original, it was decided to not release it in the UK.
** "Getinfunky" (an early Deeper Underground) was released as a Synkronized bonus track in Japan and Australia but not released at all in the UK.
14th Mar '17 4:12:25 AM onionmaster
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* NoExportForYou : The Japanese single version of "The Kids" is an alternate, earlier recording to the version on "Return Of The Space Cowboy". The Japanese label wanted a new release to promote the band's tour and they quickly recorded "The Kids" which they had been playing on tour. Not satisfied with the original, it was decided to not release it in the UK.
** "Getinfunky" (an early Deeper Underground) was released as a Synkronized bonus track in Japan and Australia but not released at all in the UK.
10th Mar '17 1:57:07 PM onionmaster
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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: The original vinyl version of "Emergency On Planet Earth" has an extended version of "If I Like It, I Do It" that has never been released anywhere else.


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* RegionalBonus: Several:
** "Emergency On Planet Earth"'s Japanese pressing has the inner sleeve pic as the front cover, which is what was originally intended.
** Light Years (Live) on the US "Return Of The Space Cowboy".
** Space Cowboy (Stoned Again Mix) on the Japanese "Return Of The Space Cowboy".
** "Do You Know Where You're Coming From" and "Funktion" on the initial UK and Australian special editions of Travelling Without Moving. The later pressings just include "Funktion" and have a different back cover. The Australian edition also has a whole bonus disc of remixes.
** "Deeper Underground" on the UK "Synkronized" and on the Japanese "A Funk Odyssey".
** "Getinfunky" on the Japanese "Synkronized" and on the Australian bonus disc for the album. This has the distinction of noExportForYou in the band's home country of the UK, although it is merely an early instrumental demo of "Deeper Underground" as opposed to a new track in its own right.
** "Time Won't Wait" on the UK, US and Japanese pressings of "Dynamite". It was supposed to be on all of them, but was subject to ExecutiveMeddling.
** "That's Not The Funk" on the Japanese "Rock Dust Light Star".
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