6 April 2016, No. 144, Experience Unlimited, ‘Knock Him Out Sugar Ray’

The Dust Brothers sampled this tune for Beck, I guess, but I didn’t recognize it from “Where It’s At.” That sliding bass thing at the start is pretty cool, but I find the guitarist’s variations on the Westminster Quarters to be much more entertaining. Maybe for their incongruity? Having come out in 1980, this song is surely about “Sugar” Ray Leonard, not “Sugar” Ray Robinson. When I was a kid I had some boxing gloves with “Sugar” Ray Leonard’s signature printed on them, but I never learned to fight. Ah well. Here’s Experience Unlimited at No. 144 with “Knock Him Out Sugar Ray.”