Life 'n Perspectives of a Genuine Crossover

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Life 'n Perspectives of a Genuine Crossover
Urban Dance Squad, Life 'n Perspectives, front cover.jpeg
Studio album by Urban Dance Squad
Released 1991
Genre Hip hop, rap rock
Length 57:54
Label Arista
Urban Dance Squad chronology
Mental Floss for the Globe
(1989)Mental Floss for the Globe1989
Life 'n Perspectives of a Genuine Crossover
Persona Non Grata
(1994)Persona Non Grata1994

Life 'n Perspectives of a Genuine Crossover is the second album by Dutch band Urban Dance Squad. The album showcases an even more diverse mix of music genres than their debut album, genres including hard rock, hip-hop, funk, blues, ska, Caribbean music and an Indian flavour on "Bureaucrat of Flaccostreet". AllMusic calls the album "aimless", particularly in comparison with their first album.[1] Critic Steven Blush, who interviewed the band in New York just prior to the album's release, called it "stellar".[2]

The album, unhelped by a single (to the dismay of label boss Clive Davis), did not sell particularly well and the band was unhappy with the label's marketing efforts. The UDS left Arista and signed with Virgin Records.[3] A version of the album from 1999 released by Triple X Records includes a second CD, containing a UDS show in Tokyo, 1992.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Comeback" – 4:27
  2. "(Thru) the Gates of the Big Fruit" – 4:15
  3. "Life 'N Perspectives I" – 1:02
  4. "Mr. EZway" – 3:40
  5. "Thru the Eyes of Jason" – 3:30
  6. "Routine" – 5:01
  7. "Life 'N Perspectives II" – 1:14
  8. "Son of the Culture Clash" – 3:28
  9. "Careless" – 4:00
  10. "Grand Black Citizen" – 3:50
  11. "Life 'N Perspectives III" – 0:56
  12. "Harvey Quinnt" – 3:32
  13. "Duck Ska" – 3:07
  14. "Life 'N Perspectives IV" – 1:22
  15. "For the Plasters" – 4:27
  16. "Wino the Medicineman" – 3:26
  17. "Bureaucrat of Flaccostreet" – 4:57


  1. ^ Bogdanov, Vladimir (2001). All Music Guide to Electronica: The Definitive Guide to Electronic Music. Backbeat Books. pp. 489–90. ISBN 9780879306281. 
  2. ^ Blush, Steven (January 1992). "Urban Renewal". SPIN. p. 19. Retrieved 20 July 2016. 
  3. ^ Hoos, Willem; Dominic Pride (29 April 1995). "Urban Dance Squad Hits US with Virgin Debut/Urban Dance Squad on Comeback Trail with Virgin Debut Set". Billboard. pp. 10, 21. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Urban Dance Squad – Life 'N Perspectives Of A Genuine Crossover". Discogs. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 

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