Spin #25 : Cypress Hill : Black Sunday

Updated: Aug 6

Musicians on Album: B-Real (vocals), Sen Dog (vocals) and DJ Muggs (DJ - arrangements, mixing and programming).

Cypress Hill : Black Sunday Year Released : 1993 (2018 repress) Produced by DJ Muggs, T-Ray Label: Ruffhouse, Columbia Price Range: $60+AUD Speed: 33 1/3RPM Album Before : Self-Titled (1991) Album After : Temples of Boom (1995) Further Listening : Cypress Hill : Skull & Bones (2000) LP : 2 x Green LP Mood for enjoying: Easy Friday night spin to get into the weekend with a mix of amped up and slower songs. Track Listing:

LP 1 Side A

I Wanna Get High - 2:50

I Ain't Goin' Out Like That - 4:27

Insane In The Brain - 3:30

Side B

When The Shit Goes Down - 3:13

Lick A Shot - 3:23

Cock The Hammer - 3:49

LP 2

Side C

3 Lil' Putos - 3:30

Legalize It - 0:47

Hits From The Bong - 2:41

Side D

What Go Around Come Around - 3:43

A to the K - 3:28

Hand On The Glock - 3:33

Break 'Em Off Some - 2:43

What's in the Sleeve ? 2 x Green/yellow/blue fleck LP in paper sleeves with writing credits and unfortunately no lyrics included.

" Comin' out the slums! It's da hoodlums. I'm pullin' my gat out on all you bums. So bring it on when you want to come fight this, Outlaw, kicking like Billy Ray, Cypress Hill. Chill, I'll bust that grill " ~ I Ain't Goin' Out Like That - Side A

Welcome to Spin #25 - Cypress Hill - Black Sunday

It has been so many years since listening to this album but I have decided to choose 'Black Sunday' by Cypress Hill for this week's Spin. It is very nostalgic for me and I remember being introduced to this band by my childhood mate, Blake probably at the age of 13 or 14. It was a huge record that came out in 1993 and you will probably know more songs that you think once you start spinning this one.

I do love to listen to rap/hip-hop records with my Sennheiser headphones on so I can turn them up loud. The bass just comes through so well in my headphones so I've decided to spin 'Black Sunday' on the Sherwood Turntable (PM-9805) and Sherwood Receiver (RX-4508).

From left to right: Sen Dog, B-Real and DJ Muggs


Drop the Needle (of course means place the stylus nicely on your wax):

I find myself singing the lyrics in my head before they come up, as I remember just how much I used to play this on CD back in the day. I guess in the early 2000's was around the time I started to get more into rap/hip-hop and nu-metal due to friends or my sister influencing my listening experience. Cypress Hill just had that certain energy and I do feel it coming back again when the stylus plays the sounds of the first track, 'I Wanna Get High'. It is a very slow song that gives you the 'impression' these guys