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HaDag Nahash
2000 Hed Arzi Records

HaDag Nahash means Snakefish is Hebrew. Their lyrics are spoken rhythmically to the beat rather then sung. The vocals have a lot of inflection. Lots of jazzy, funky rhythms with horns, saxophones, bass guitar and record scratches. There are some political lyrics such as We’re No Suckers, Shalom Salaam Peace and Jerusalem. Songs are long and a little bit sarcastic. Jerusalem opens up with children reciting a prayer then breaks into a heavy, minor key beat. The downbeat chorus of children sing "Jerusalem here I am/Jerusalem sheh ben" It ends with middle eastern riffs. The song Shalom Salaam Peace seems to be mocking the oft-recited media catch phrases.

Most songs are upbeat, fast, funky and danceable. Mabit is heavy on bass guitar and saxophone solos. There is a bonus track in French. This is the group’s debut album.



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