Yeah - pretty sure this was the other issue which put me off it at the time - I thought the skits were proper bad. Again though, think I was being a bit harsh. They range from fine to awful (I think I could happily live the rest of my life without ever hearing Georgie Bush Kids again), but don’t really distract from a pretty great record.
Pretty much come around completely from my knee-jerk reaction of about 25 years ago now, and rate this quite highly. Think it does sound dated - it couldn’t possibly have come out any other time other than the early 90s - but also think that it’s aged well, if that makes any sense.
Production is nice throughout. DJ Muggs is obviously a massive influence - think Joe the Butcher (thanks Chairman) probably listened to the first Cypress album on repeat for a while before putting this together - but tbf, that sound was absolutely massive back then, and this came out before Black Sunday, and House of Pain and Funkdoobiest’s first albums.
Think the rapping is actually pretty great as well, now. Fairly large Chuck D influence, but they do it well. Lyrically find them fairly impressive too. Originally had them down as just shouting slogans, but the lyrics are deeper than I gave them credit for.
Most of all though, I give them big respect form being able to pull off an overtly political album without coming off as didactic or preachy. It’s really difficult to do (in any genre) but can now add this to the handful of ‘political’ albums that I like and listen to regularly. Cheers again Furry!