|Performer:||B. B. Seaton /Mike Chung & The Now Generation|
|Title:||The whole world's down on me / For the good times|
|Other format:||AA AUD VOC RA AIFF AHX MIDI|
For The Good Times (LP). Mikey Chung, The Now Generation, Lloyd Charmers - Crying In The Chapel, Sunshine Reggae (7").
For The Good Times (LP).
For the Good Times" is a song written by Kris Kristofferson, first recorded by singer Bill Nash in 1968 before appearing on Kristofferson's own debut album in April 1970. After a recording by Ray Price became a number-one hit single in June of that year, the song established Kristofferson as one of country and popular music's top songwriters while giving Price his first chart-topping country and western song in 11 years.
The Chosen Few b/w The Now Generation - Shaft 7" single 1971 Crystal Records (likely second USA issue shown), Among the American film genre now known as Blaxploitation, one of the most remembered & influential was Shaft released in 1971 & starring Richard Roundtree. Chung, of Chinese Jamaican descent, grew up on Tewari Crescent in Jamaica, later moving with his family to the Vineyard Town area of the city, attending St. George's College. He began his career in music as the guitarist for the Mighty Mystics, The Virtues (1967–69), Generation Gap, and the Federal Studios house band the Now Generation Band,before playing with artists such as Jacob Miller and Inner Circle in the 1970s. As a member of Word, Sound and Power from 1978, along with Sly & Robbie, he backed Peter.
About a month after the song’s release, producer Mike WiLL Made-It spoke with NPR about working with Kendrick and how the song came to be, amongst other things: With HUMBLE. I knew that beat was going to capture a moment. It just felt real urgent. That beat feels like my generation, right now. The first thing that came to my head was, Be humble. Could reference the burning of heretics. With Kendrick front and centre in a white hoodie with ‘Dreamer’ in the top left, he may be presenting himself at the leader of the nonconformist movement in hip-hop.
The intriguing acoustic intro, the crazy yet unique as hell riff, John's drumming is out of this world with each new part of the song, and don't even get me started on the melodic, beautiful chorus with some of Serj's best vocals. Every section to this song feels like a new tune but blended together so well to make a melodic, yet headbanging metal track. Such a good and emotional song. Daron's vocals are excellent but for me it's Ser's backing vocals that make the song as good as it is. Plus Pewdiepie used it as the outro for his videos. Beats the hell out of the rest of the rest of the top ten excluding a few awesome tracks. The best system of a down song is chop suey but I'll vote for this one because I think it should be way up higher on this list. Awesome song, it deserves to be much higher on the list - top 10 at least! But System of a Down is such a great band that even their less popular songs are fantastic!
It takes time Too much time To deny All my lies Though I love them Like the truth in your eyes. Lights are out I'm alone Gotta feed my need Staring at the phone Feel the pressure in my head Growing fast. I've got time Endless time I turn the TV on To distract my mind When you see me Remember old, old good times. Good Times, you know I keep doing it Good Times, you know I keep doing it Good Times, you know I keep doing it Good Times, you know I keep doing it. No means no I didn't do it No means I know I didn't do it No means I keep doing it No means you know I keep doing it.