Prime Music
Buy Used
$16.34
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by momox com
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Please allow 1-2 weeks for delivery. For DVDs please check region code before ordering.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Mental Floss for Globe
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Mental Floss for Globe Import


See all 7 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Listen Instantly with Prime Music Album
Other Formats & Versions Amazon Price New from Used from
Audio CD, Import, December 28, 1999
$20.19 $16.34

Amazon's Urban Dance Squad Store

Visit Amazon's Urban Dance Squad Store
for all the music, discussions, and more.

Product Details

  • Audio CD (December 28, 1999)
  • Original Release Date: 1900
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: EMI Import
  • ASIN: B0000074OY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #951,344 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Fast lane
2. No Kid
3. Deeper Shade Of Soul
4. Prayer For My Demo
5. Big Apple
6. Piece Of Rock
7. Brainstorm On The Uds
8. The Devil
9. Famous When You're Dead
10. Mental Floss For The Globe
11. Struggle For Jive
12. Man On The Corner
13. God Blasts The Queen

Editorial Reviews

CD Album

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
5 star
11
4 star
1
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
1
See all 13 customer reviews
Their music was a flawless blend of rap, soul, punk, pop, and alternative.
Church of The Flaming Sword
Urban Dance Squad came out with an album in 1989 that changed the way people listened to music.
W. Perry Aggers
The live CD that accompanies this re-issue, taped in Hollywood, 1990, is nice to have.
Michel Aaij

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Church of The Flaming Sword on November 1, 2001
Format: Audio CD
Back in the ancient year of 1990, very few fused rap with rock. You had Aerosmith and Run DMC doing a remake of the former's "Walk This Way." You had Anthrax doing the hilarious and rockin' "I'm The Man." You had Faith No More doing "Epic." And my personal favorite was an incredible band from San Francisco called Mordred that was so cool that they did Rick James' "Superfreak" before MC Hammered made it into "Can't Touch This" - like I'd want to. But I think the first band to make a full-time job out of it was Urban Dance Squad. Their music was a flawless blend of rap, soul, punk, pop, and alternative. And for a band that didn't have very many role models, they did a bang-up job. While Limp Bizquick and countless others show how bad rap-rock can be, UDS showed how good it could be. Instead of hearing about Fred Durst whining about how he can't get any or Kid Rock's wannabe pimp posturing, UDS brought smart and insightful pre-gangsta old school lyrics to the table. If you like both rap and rock but not rap-rock, you may just be pleasantly surprised by UDS's MENTAL FLOSS FOR THE GLOBE. You might also want to check out LIFE & PERSPECTIVES OF A GENUINE CROSSOVER too.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Michel Aaij on February 5, 2003
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I have had to settle for listening to the UDS debut album on tape for years; finally I got smart enough to order this reissue, with the bonus live CD (more on that later). What a great album this is, still...
The Squad, formed in Utrecht (not in Amsterdam--there is more to the Netherlands than just Amsterdam) in 1987, apparently dissolved itself for the last time in 2000, after an impressive set of albums, and after leaving audiences overwhelmed all over Europe as well as a few happy places in the US (they played at the New York New Music Seminar twice, in 89 and 90). "Mental Floss" was their first album, and still one of the best on the list. Other reviewers have listed the bands influenced by them and their explosive combination of rap and rock, so I don't have to do that again--it would be nice if some of those artists would pay their dues.
Even though I think this album is fantastic, I don't consider it a perfect effort--there are true gems on it, but also a few not-so-good tunes: I've never cared much for "The Devil" or for "Big Apple." However, songs like "No Kid" (there's a real hardcore version of this semi-acoustic song out somewhere), "Fast Lane," and "Brainstorm on the UDS" more than make up for that. The Rudeboy's style has always been unique--over the top, edgy, fast--and he's backed up by a set of great musicians. Silly Sil's funky bass, welded tightly with Magic Stick's aggressive but sober drums, form a solid background for DJ DNA, a truly innovative DJ, and Tres Manos, a guitar player who was never satisfied playing in just one style (the latest from him: he plays pedal steel in a band called the Yearlings)--he ranges from howling electric to blues (like that other dude you couldn't pin down--Jimi H.).
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 13, 1999
Format: Audio CD
This album is a must have for anyone who likes music that is hard to catagorize. That is, this is a blend of rap and rock like you have never heard before. This album was very ahead of its time, as the rock and rap music is becoming more and more popular, and this is the grandaddy of them all! You will not be dissapointed. From the radio smash of "Deeper Shade of Soul" to the catchy songs of "Prayer for my Demo" and "No Kid", this is a must for people who like rap without all of the hardcore.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By W. Perry Aggers on November 20, 2001
Format: Audio CD
Urban Dance Squad came out with an album in 1989 that changed the way people listened to music. Problem was, only the band and their few fans knew about the impact from the get-go. Grossly overlooked, this band is the source of pretty much every musical style that blends r&b, soul and hip hop with rock or metal influences. From Korn to Sugar Ray, from RATM to Roots, from Beck to Kid Rock, these guys beat them all to this sound by about 3 to 8 years. "Struggle for the Jive" is heavy aggro-rock at its finest, "Fast Lane" out-smacks Prodigy and "Deeper Shade of Soul" features one of the best blends of mellow soul, sampling and loopy guitar work I've ever heard. Seeing these guys live was something else. Totally under appreciated band that more people seriously need to recognize.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By MJ.Janssen@student.unimaas.nl on January 20, 1999
Format: Audio CD
The Urban Dance Squad is a highly versatile band. They can play everything, as can be heard on this album, their debut. Rock, groove, hip-hop beats, reggae, they mix everything so that an exciting new sound emerges. Highlights include Fastlane, their US hit Deeper Shade Of Soul, Struggle For Jive and Brainstorm On The U.D.S.
What makes this disc really interesting is that it comes with a bonus live disc of their 1990 tour. Here, the energy explodes from the CD. For more than one hour you hear why they were the hottest thing. If you always wanted to know where Rage Against The Machine came from, or what would happen if the Red Hot Chili Peppers had a DJ then this disc needs to belong in your record collection.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 29, 1999
Format: Audio CD
You don't like too much rap, but you do like rock. And Rage Vs Machine isn't your thing. Be prepared to like Rap ! Because UDS has been a pioneer for years in crossover between Rap and Rock. The only thing is they have bad distribution circuit, and it is hard to find all their albums (only two listed above). This one is their first and it is amazing, the guitar playing range from bluesy, funky, rock, some more heavy stuff. The drummer is awesome. Not mentionning the D-J whom put just the right stuff together. For the long time that i listen to their stuff, i discover something new each time i go through their songs. This Band from Netherlands deserve to be better known than a lot of other bands that keeps trying to copy each others. Urban Dance Squad is as good in concert than on every album they made so far.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?