Saturday, 16 June 2012

SATURDAY NIGHT JUKEBOX! - SL2 - 'On a Ragga Tip'



SL2 - 'On A Ragga Tip' (1992)

Here's a great 90's rave classic for all you mid to late 30 somethings that were probably right bang smack in the middle of all the day-glo t-shirts and neon high tops. The video is a classic too, bad dancing and bad fashion, both of which I thought were cool back then! I've got an entirely different association with this track being quite a bit younger than the original target audience!

Ey Ey buddy call the fashion police!

This song takes me to a happy place. It is a hot and sunny day (as it usually was) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia where I grew up. I was 10 years old and had a friend over for the day. We had planned to go a for a bike ride and I thought it would be really cool if I sticky taped my mini Walkman speakers to the handle bars of my BMX so we could ride to the music. This song sticks in my mind from that tape because I thought to myself with the warm breeze and sun on my face, I'm going to remember this moment forever. I really have! It brought it all back to me too... what does a 10 year old do with their day? Well, it would be cycle to the local supermarket (the good ol' Star Market) and buy a Bear Claw donut and some Sweet Tarts and Nerds for later, hop back on the bike to pick up some friends on their bikes at the other side of the compound, go swimming at the local pool. Then later in the evening mum and dad would order pizza and we'd watch Fern Gully or Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure. Simple minds have simple pleasures but it still sounds like a great day to me!

Hop on your BMX and take a trip down memory lane with Saturday Night Jukebox here!


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16 June 2012 at 19:56

TUUUUUUUUNE!!!!
Happy memories of this in Sheffield...Monday nights upstairs at Kikis (10p per pint), Tuesdays at Fahrenheit at the Union, Wednesdays at Cairo Jax (I think), Fridays at the Leadmill and Saturdays at the Music Factory...this was invariably played a lot back then. Good times!

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17 June 2012 at 10:29

What a pretty post full memories sunshine and happiness until your walkman fell off the handlebars and you went over it and smashed what a ragga trip....good track tho

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24 June 2012 at 09:55

Sounds like just the perfect day...had the weather for it. Great improv for your in vehicle entertainment system!! Classic tune!! Bought CD single and threw down some shapes....badly.

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