Talk:Sly and Robbie

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Superthruster?[edit]

Could some Sly and Robbie expert write up something about their music video Superthruster? I had hoped I could find some information here about who animated it, directed it, etc.

--Robotech_Master 23:41, 26 December 2005 (UTC)

Re: Superthruster...

Palm Pictures produced the music video.
A company called Wonderland, based in London, UK, produced over 20 minutes of footage for the video.
On completion of the music video, there was discussion about producing a Wu-Tang Clan feature-length animated film in the same technique.
--Spackey (talk) 14:09, 14 October 2009 (UTC)

This is interesting. Any source for that (sorry to be OCD about that...) I tried to google it myself, but did not find it :( Jenser (talk) 19:29, 30 October 2009 (UTC)


200,000 Songs?[edit]

Despite the attestation of the source, it is simply not credible that they've played on 200,000 recordings. Over the 30 years of their collaboration, that would be more than 18 songs per day, every day of every year. No chance. Tom Duff 22:49, 24 August 2006 (UTC)

Actually, the way that reggae music works is by riddims (rhythms), which means that more than one song can be on the same riddim. So basically Tom Duff, you can take each riddim that Sly & Robbie made and mulitply it by an average of about 10 songs per riddim. Blackjays 00:58, 18 February 2007 (UTC)

So fix the article to say that! Otherwise anyone that can do a little mental arithmetic is going to think the article is nonsense. Tom Duff 22:02, 18 February 2007 (UTC)

Well, the source of this estimate (Allmusic) says "one statistician estimated that together they've played on approximately 200,000 tracks, and that doesn't count remixes, versions, and dub". So the implication is they've actually played on 200,000, not that is an estimate where all their "riddims" ended up. It seems to me that it's obvious nonsense. 18 songs a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, for 30 years? Funnily enough it's now been quoted back at them in an interview, no doubt by some journo who has "researched" it on Wikipedia, and they up the ante to 1,000,000! Tianimu (talk) 10:13, 3 March 2012 (UTC)

Sligo Festival[edit]

Why does this get included in the top section? In the context, who cares?

Partial Discography[edit]

Since Sly & Robbie have made so many albums, it will be easier to find a specific album if the albums were written in chronological order for the year of the production and not for the names of the albums. Bahrt 14:09, 5 April 2010 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 89.150.95.155 (talk)

Sly and Robbie discography[edit]

Support split - Discography section takes up close to half of the page and should be split to a new article entitled Sly and Robbie discography. --Jax 0677 (talk) 23:01, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

  • Actually, it's not that bad since the overall content is rather lacking. --StarcheerspeaksnewslostwarsTalk to me 05:10, 12 January 2016 (UTC)

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