MOJO PRESENTS: Up Yours! Punk’s Not Dead (2003), Trojan Explosion (2002), The Roots Of Hip Hop (2003)

Three more freebies from MOJO. Up Yours! Punk’s Not Dead is one of MOJO‘s earlier releases celebrating the punk movement, “then and now.” A generous 26 track comp. Trojan Explosion is a righteous 20 song collection of reggae tunes from the famed label. The Roots Of Hip Hop is from 2003, the second of four early ‘Music Guides’ from MOJO. But don’t dismiss it as hip-hop. It’s a ‘roots’ album that features the likes of James Brown, The Bar-Kays, Jimmy Castor, Al Green, Blood Sweat & Tears (?), and others.  There’s over 90 more MOJOs in our archives (click the gray bar). More next Sunday.

MOJO: Up Yours! Punk’s Not Dead (March 2003)
THE CLASH 1977 (1:42)
THE STROKES The Modern Age (3:29)
THE ADVERTS One Chord Wonders (2:48)
THE HIVES Main Offender (2:34)
VIC GODARD Ambition (3:08)
HOT HOT HEAT Get In Or Get Out (2:50)
ERASE ERRATA Tongue Tied (1:40)
X-RAY SPEX Identity (2:23)
THE HUNCHES Lisa Told Me (2:14)
JOHN THUNDERS Chinese Rocks (2:54)
PART CHIMP Cover Me (5:01)
THE UNDERTONES True Confessions (1:53)
THE CATHETERS Pale Horse (2:40)
SEX PISTOLS Submission (4:18)
YEAH YEAH YEAHS Our Time (3:22)
ATV Action Time Vision (2:34)
THE LIBERTINES The Boy Looked At Johnny (2:37)
BUZZCOCKS Orgasm Addict (2:14)
SLEATER-KINNEY Combat Rock (4:46)
THE ONLY ONES Another Girl, Another Planet (3:01)
MUDHONEY Urban Guerilla (5:10)
THE DAMNED Neat, Neat, Neat (2:42)
THE WARLOCKS Caveman Rock (3:39)
IGGY AND THE STOOGES Search And Destroy (3:29)
SWEARING AT MOTORISTS Timing Is Everything (2:17)

MOJO Presents: Trojan Explosion (August 2002)
THE WAILERS Mr. Brown (3:31)
DELROY WILSON Better Must Come (2:46)
NINEY Blood & Fire (3:07)
THEO BECKFORD Easy Snappin’ (2:41)
CRYSTALLITES Undertakers Burial (2:59)
JOHN HOLT Ali Baba (2:40)
SLIM SMITH Everybody Needs Love (2:17)
THE MAYTALS Pressure Drop (2:57)
JOHNNY CLARKE None Shall Escape The Judgement (3:39)
JUNIOR BYLES A Place Called Africa (2:40)
JOE WHITE I’m So Proud (2:56)
THE UNTOUCHABLES Tighten Up (2:38)
KEN BOOTHE Artibella (2:09)
THE ETHIOPIANS Everything Crash (2:31)
HARRY J ALLSTARS Liquidator (2:52)
GREGORY ISAACS Don’t Let Me Suffer (3:28)
DRUMBAGO & THE DYNAMICS Dulcemania (2:16)
THE UPSETTERS Dollar In The Teeth (2:33)
JIMMY CLIFF Hard Road To Travel (2:32)

MOJO Music Guide: The Roots Of Hip Hop (Sept 2003)
GRANDMASTER FLASH Adventures Of Grandmaster Flash On The Wheels Of Steel (7:12)
LEE DORSEY Get Out Of My Life Woman (2:28)
LOWELL FULSON Tramp (3:06)
RUFUS THOMAS Itch & Scratch (Part 1) (3:13)
THE BAR KAYS In The Whole (2:56)
THE MAD LADS No Strings Attached (2:32)
JAMES BROWN Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose (6:28)
BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Lucretia Mac Evil (3:07)
THE JB’S The Grunt (Parts 1 & 2) (3:32)
THE DRAMATICS Get Up & Get Down (3:12)
AL GREEN Here I Am (Come & Take Me) (4:17)
FLAMING EMBER Gotta Get Away (4:24)
THE JIMMY CASTOR BUNCH It’s Just Begun (3:44)
KOOL & THE GANG – NT (6:28)
CYMANDE Bra (5:05)
PARLIAMENT Flash Light (5:48)
THE FATBACK BAND King Tim III (Personality Jock) (4:09)
FUNKY 4+1 That’s The Joint (7:51)


  • Willard
    August 14, 2011 - 08:49 | Permalink

    Search HERE

  • August 14, 2011 - 14:09 | Permalink

    The Punk one is pretty bizarre, The Reggae one is particularly savvy, and the Hip Hop one looks interesting, not sure what to make of Blood Sweat and Tears inclusion. I’d likely have gone with “Celebrate” by Rare Earth instead.

    • Willard
      August 14, 2011 - 14:13 | Permalink

      I haven’t studied it yet, but I’m guessing there’s something in the BS&T tune that got sampled somewhere along the line… maybe.

    August 14, 2011 - 14:34 | Permalink

    Ah, Trojan Explosion. I finally found my copy of that a week or two ago. I was going crazy looking for it… it turned up in my closet.

  • Rochacrimson
    August 14, 2011 - 15:21 | Permalink

    Hi Willy!
    How can i see all archives in new blog?
    Great to see you back in this new great site!

    • Willard
      August 14, 2011 - 15:28 | Permalink

      Good to see you Rocha. No real hoops… you can scroll, or click the links on the right side of the page. Everything we have is linked there.

  • Rochacrimson
    August 14, 2011 - 16:14 | Permalink

    Thanks Willy!
    I understand now the problem!
    In explorer and firefox…i can see the right side of page…but in google chrome it’s impossible to see the right side of page!

    • Willard
      August 14, 2011 - 16:55 | Permalink

      Cool… thanks for the alert. I’ll post something for Chrome users. I’m supposed to udate my WordPress, which I’m guessing will take care of that issue. But, I’ve read so many problems people are having with WP updates, I’m afraid to do right now. Once I get a little more acclimated around here I’ll give it a shot. Thanks again, Rocha.

  • August 14, 2011 - 19:57 | Permalink

    I vacillate between Firefox and Chrome and haven’t had any problems.

    • Willard
      August 14, 2011 - 20:18 | Permalink

      That’s good to hear. Hate for it to be widespread.

  • shmoopatties
    August 15, 2011 - 00:14 | Permalink

    Thanks for these. Trojan Explosion? Really, that’s the best title they could dream up? Sounds like a disaster requiring the morning after pill.

  • August 15, 2011 - 05:56 | Permalink

    Thanks heaps Willard!

  • G
    August 15, 2011 - 12:46 | Permalink

    Just looked through the tracks for the so called “Roots Of Hip-Hop” and am amazed that there is no mention of “The Meters” – many of their songs/instrumentals were ‘sampled’ (needless to say w/out being credited) by and for different Hip-Hop artists. I’ve always enjoyed the ‘mojo’ samplers and, even moreso, appreciate the help of The Captain – but this sampler seems to be off of the ‘mojo’ – just thinking out loud and, as always, apprecaiat the Wormhole and the archives of The Boat and appreciate, as do all, the Captain’s work.

    All the best


    • Willard
      August 15, 2011 - 13:14 | Permalink

      Well… these MOJOs are never perfect. The themes are one thing, but what music they can actually license is sometimes something else. Keep in mind, too, this is from 2003, before MOJO had even started doing CDs on a regular basis. To be honest, I’m not defending this disc, as I haven’t studied it and don’t know the threads and themes they’re working. But – while I know you’re not complaining (thanks) – there’s always one fact that will curb any criticism about MOJO‘s CDs. The price tag. Thanks for chiming in.

  • Steve
    August 15, 2011 - 15:32 | Permalink

    Hi Willard,

    I thought I saw a note from you the other day asking if anyone had the Dec. 2003 ’18 Tracks From The Year’s Best Albums’ MOJO CD, which I do have. Can’t find the note anymore though.

    Let me know if you still want it & any other MOJOs that are missing here.

    Thanks as always for this blog!


    • Willard
      August 15, 2011 - 16:04 | Permalink

      Hey Steve,
      Thanks for answering the call. Yeah, we did have a note, but our pal Alex offered up 2003 and we’ll be posting it in a couple weeks. The absolute only MOJO we’re looking for is Born In The USA, Volume 2 – The New American Songbook (January 2006). There’s a pic of it over on the right hand side of the page. If you’ve got that one… then our MOJO collection will be complete (once we get everything posted, that is). Many thanks.

  • Steve
    August 15, 2011 - 23:32 | Permalink


    I’m about 98% sure I do have the MOJO Jan. 2006 ‘Songbook’ CD but won’t know for certain until I look thru the pile again tomorrow. Please feel free to email me to explain how you would prefer I send it to you.

    Will be in touch again tomorrow. All the best-


  • August 16, 2011 - 16:07 | Permalink

    what’s wrong with hip hop???

    thanks for the mojo stuff, as always, it’s mojo-riffic!

    • Willard
      August 16, 2011 - 16:48 | Permalink

      A little goes a long way.

  • August 17, 2011 - 12:48 | Permalink

    The Hip Hop roots disc makes a case for how & where this style of music developed. Lowell Fulsom? Hell yeah! (altho’ they shoulda had Joe Tex in there somewhere)

  • Katie
    August 23, 2011 - 07:18 | Permalink

    That up yours comp, that Sleater-Kinney track… that was such a huge part of the person I turned into. I remember listening to that cd over and over and over again and then seeking out Sleater-Kinney albums at the used record store (omg 2003 was so cooooooool) ugh I am drowning in nostalgia.

    • Willard
      August 23, 2011 - 10:40 | Permalink

      Can the 2000s be considered nostalgic? I guess I’m old.

  • Anonymous
    July 17, 2013 - 04:58 | Permalink

    Hola Captain could you put up a new link for the Trojan Explosion? Cheers!

    • Willard
      July 17, 2013 - 12:28 | Permalink

      New link up, thanks.

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