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Hey there friends,
I know I haven't posted here in a while and I made a promise to do so more, so I thought I would open myself up to answering any 'Jamiroquai-related' questions you may have for me. I will of course answer as many as I can on this thread and dispense my incredibly 'creepy' Jamiroknowledge upon your awaiting eyes and keyboards...hehe. Anyway, please feel free to ask some in this thread and I will of course give ya all answers to the best of my ability...Cheers!
wow...you really had to pull out two whoppers of semi-hard questions for me..didn't you Sister Sandra? .. ..
Firstly, the longest 'mix/remix' of 'Cosmic Girl' I know is the 'Classic Mix' nearly clocking in at +10 minutes and the longest 'live rendition' of that song I know of is the 'retooled new funked up version' they played with a hearty regularity during the Rock Dust Light Star Tour, usually attached to a 'equally funked up version of Alright'...
Secondly, as for a 'proper' live version of 'King For A Day', only performed live a couple of times at their classic gigs on MTV Europe Music Awards/Nulle Part Ailleurs 1999 gig/NRJ Music Awards 2000, it needed to be translated better live, but I would say the best version of what is available is this one, at the following link, hope that answers your questions Sandra and thanks for participating, I await more great questions:
KING FOR A DAY (Live MTV Europe Music Awards):
hmmm....now that I think of it, that's an even HARDER question than the ones posed by Sister Sandra... ...
Anyway, I would say the chief reason that Jamiroquai didn't tour the states, on or around the April 2012 release of RDLS is that they lacked two things:
1. Corporate Sponsorship of a tour OR the means to attain it
2. Operating budget for a tour in the states would probably be more costly and would overtake all possible profits from it
I mean, they would have cut the same 'big city' tour they did back in 1999 with AFO, that is, maybe 5-6 max shows only at arenas where they could maximize the profitability of the tour. Taking in account with the still ailing world economy, America, unless your a domestically popular pop act, just isn't that much of a 'cash cow' that it used to be in live tours. I mean, yes, the fanbase does exist there, but unless they have a single that is at least in the Top 40 of the Billboard Charts and an attached new album of high quality then a wasting of money on a tour would be due costly to all involved. I hope that answers your question Giba, keep them coming! Cheers!
yes Jamirofan, you're probably right. Pure Capitalism -everything revolves around profit.
But I wish they could tour low budget to a few small venues. No spectacular show, just music.
I just can't believe they can't get some media coverage here.
I mean, a few evening talk shows and BOOM! they'd blow up all over again here.
Who's their promoter? I mean I think it's obvious what he should do.
It may also be that they simply don't want to tour US. Sometimes I think this because of their silence.
As for the "King for a Day" -I actually really liked the live version better!
And boy I don't know with the hair, but I do actually like it.
and gosh, totally reminds me of someone
Thank you for the lead, JamiroFan2000. I will re-post the information here for Brent to see!
Firstly, My Name is Charles Salamone and I am a HUGE fan of Jamiroquai and their music. I even have a tattoo to show my love for the group. I am finishing up my music degree (BA) at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (New Brunswick Campus) by Christmas time!
Moving forward with my request. I am finishing my degree with a survey of world music course. I thought about how awesome it would be if I write my final paper about Jamirquai and how their music is influenced by many different cultures, and more importantly, why they choose to use so many varieties of cultural musicality. Whether it's the African percussive influence of Sola, the Aboriginal influence throughout their MASSIVE discography with all those didgeridoos, or the lyrical nature of many songs having to do with Native American hardships, this band is clearly very world music oriented. I pitched the idea to my Professor and he LOVED it. The only catch is that I would need to score an interview with the group, or a publicist of the group. Any person directly affiliated who can answer my questions will do. My professor suggested a Skype interview, which is definitely a possibility, but I think that might be a little steep for any of the band members. It appears that they are quite busy in Kazakhstan! Is there any way that I can get a referral from here to someone in the band, or even a publicist...and if possible, do you think I could swing a Skype interview? I would love to finish my college career with a paper about these fine musicians! They have been such a big part of my life and I have shared their music with so many of my friends. Thanks for reading. I will check back regularly.
- Charles Salamone, Finishing B.A. in Music, USA, Rutgers University, New Jersey -
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