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K-JAH Script by Sir_Madness
Version: 2.0 | Updated: 10/11/06
========================================== Grand Theft Auto III: K-JAH Script and FAQ ========================================== Version 1.0 (October, 2006) Version 2.0 (April, 2015) ---Contents--- -Introduction -The Script --"Dance of the Vampires" [DOTV] --"Your Teeth In My Neck" [YTIMN] --"The Corpse Rises" [TCR] --"The Mummy's Shroud" [TMS] --"Plague of Zombies" [POZ] -About K-JAH in Liberty City in 2001 -About Scientist and the album "Scientist Rids the World of the Evil Curse of Vampires" -source tracks -About Me -Legalese ================================== Introduction (or, K-JAH!? Why!??!) ================================== Have you ever attempted to look up the lyrics of ANY K-JAH song? They're not out there...anywhere >_<. Many reggae songs in videogame-dom elude us, Make-a- Jam from Dance Dance Revolution I have found particularly evasive. I am a huge fan of soundtracks, and I like nothing better than to sing along with the tunes in a really good game like the Grand Theft Auto series. It always seems like my very favourite songs are the ones that nobody is ever going to attempt to transcribe. Presumably, one reason that reggae songs never get transcribed on the internet is because of a fear of getting it horribly wrong and offending legions of people. It is with this in mind that I offer the first ever K-JAH script and lyrics. Before I attempt putting down the entire script and information on K-JAH West in San Andreas, I thought it might be wise to test out my FAQ writing abilities on something a little smaller. A disclaimer: I am Canadian born of Native descent, and I do not presume to know anything whatsoever about Jamaican slang or culture. I have researched it somewhat to verify the correct usages and spellings to the best of my ability, but I'm probably still bound to get some things wrong. Also, I'm a little hard of hearing, so if you have any knowledge that would help improve this FAQ, or a future FAQ on the other K-JAH stations, let me know. I used tinyted's Vice City Radio kit on GTA III (it works for a wide variety of video games, including Amplitude and many others) to transfer the soundtrack to my computer for the purposes of transcription and for my listening pleasure. (thank you very much, sir ^_^) I used Audacity to split the radio stations into tracks and change them into mp3 format. You can too at http://www.tinyted.net/eddie/decode.html . I am also indebted to Splintax for his Music Hacking Guide listed under "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City" (Thank you very much for all your information ^_^) ========== The Script ========== I have transcribed these lyrics to the best of my hearing ability in karaoke format; i.e. anything vocalized will be represented phonetically, regardless of whether it appears in the official lyrics of the song. Thanks to the glorious advent of youtube, I have, at long last, gotten my hands (sort-of) on the original album and the original versions of the songs sampled. However, as I have said, my hearing/understanding/overall skills may be lacking. Therefore, any corrections necessary are respectfully solicited and gratefully appreciated. All times are listed as on the original audio file, which is 19:05 long. HW: Horace Walsh, the DJ of K-JAH Liberty City "..." represents an echo effect, rather than a fade-out. (?) represents a guess on my part of the word immediately preceding. So if I get it horribly wrong, let me know. --This is where the kjah.vb audio file on your copy of GTA:III begins, so it makes a natural starting point. -- HW: Laughing Vampires Dance! Feel the voodoo curse. ============================================= (00:00) "Dance of the Vampires" starts [DOTV] ============================================= HW: Liberty City, arise! You're listening to Horace 'the Pacifist' Walsh, on K- JAH. (00:20)LYRICS: Ohh...Yas You are a no good You are a no goo-oo-ood, god For the things that you do in front of me HW: Let's have that one again, 'cuz I liked it so much the first time. I just want more. REWIND! -- Horace rewinds the tape, and starts the song over again -- (00:51)LYRICS: Ohh...Yas You are a no good You are a no goo-oo-ood, god. For the things that you do in front of me she's... (This portion is the start of the second verse of the original. See below for details) (01:38) HW: Knowledge is king. Knowledge is king. Knowledge is king, mon. So we love the scientists here on K-JAH! (02:47) HW: Take it away and bring it back again, Mr. Scientist. Yeah. C'mon. Here we go now! (03:13) HW: Put away the weapons and turn up the bass. It's time to relax on K- JAH. SFX: 103! (03:58) HW: K-JAH rhythm-earth-air-iron music. Music for the Mummy masses. -- "Dance of the Vampires" ends -- ============================================== (04:01) "Your Teeth In My Neck" begins [YTIMN] ============================================== (04:03) HW: All-day, all-night, Liberty City's only twenty-four hour dub music radio. Bringing peace to the conflict. LYRICS: OHH-OHH-ohh-ohh yeah... OH-ohh-ohhh OH-ohh-ohhh Oh-OHH-oh yeah.. (04:22) HW: This is K-JAH, and I'm Horace Walsh. The only pacifist in town. (04:30) LYRICS: Some will take money And make big enemy-ee-ee While iman take love and make good friends... Some are stick in pocket The other are flicking ratchet But iman is here to teach you what's right from wrong. Say you know now... (04:56) HW: Ease off the pressure, slow down your wheels, and stay off the SPANK, my brethren. (06:00) HW: You want fight? Go buy yourself a gun. You want knowledge, get yourself a scientist. Enjoy, my brethren. (06:17) LYRICS: oi-oi-oi oi-oi-oi Lord, oh yeah... (06:35) HW: Come check me in a rub-a-dub style. You know, me have no love for Donald Love, mon. LYRICS: Some are stick in pocket The other are flicking ratchet But iman is here to teach you what's right from wrong. Listen me carefully. Let's live in love and I-nity For anything you do, Jah see-ee A one love family... oi-oi-oi... oi-oi-oi... (08:05) ...unity For I and I want it to be free. Lets live in love and one harmony-ee. Say you know now... (A fade in from the second verse of the original track, see below for details) (08:30) HW: Horace Walsh say 'Simmer down the violence!' Too much blood in the city streets. -- "Your Teeth In My Neck" ends -- HW: And too many babies are crying in Liberty City. ======================================= (08:40) "The Corpse Rises" begins [TCR] ======================================= (08:43) HW: Feel the riddim, all around. We're here at K-JAH in studio two. Because, y'know. One love plus one love make TWO! So this is, studio two. With double the love. (09:01) LYRICS: Let ga'tempt this, so I do hot. (??? This remains the one lyric that escapes me, it is not in the original song, see below.) (09:23) HW: Iman say 'There's too much SPANK business gwaan.' (10:46) HW: Iman say 'There's too much SPANK business gwaan.' (yes, he says it twice in a row! It's the same clip.) -- (11:51) "The Corpse Rises" ends abruptly -- HW: Anyway, enough of that stuff. Let's have a likkle more dub. Now, what you say? Is you sayin' 'Please Horace, more dub? Please?' No fighting between man and man. Let your love grow strong. ========================================= (12:07) "The Mummy's Shroud" begins [TMS] ========================================= HW: K-JAH! Up all night long. I am the Pacifier, and this is from Greensleeves. (He is referring to the record label on which the Album is released.) LYRICS: THIS IS THE CURSE OF THE MUMMY, HA HA HA HA... HW: Welcome back to JAH, K-JAH. Time for some music now! (^_^ :you can almost hear the emoji in his voice.) (13:40) HW: Let no man trouble me with business, if business is Yardie business. (14:15) LYRICS: Some call it Firehouse, Waterhouse rock. (16:12) LYRICS: (doo-doo) The difference between I and you... (16:16) HW: soon coming, we'll be rocking steady on the beat of the morning. Stay with us now and let your light shine out. This is the Peacemaker, Horace Walsh, giving you the best of the best. Only on K-JAH. -- "The Mummy's Shroud" ends -- ======================================== (16:33) "Plague Of Zombies" begins [POZ] ======================================== LYRICS: And the good lord said Love thy brother then thyself and Everything will be made possible unto you Because He can surely turn the ti-i-i-ides He can push the tempest by... (17:18) HW: (whispers) Oh, you're scarin' me now Mr. Scientist. I'm all quiet, like a scared DJ man. (17:49) HW: K-JAH riddim section with Horace. Peace and pleasure, my people. Nothing else. Put away the guns now, bwoys! (18:22) LYRICS: ...Deedle-dee-dee (continuing from the tag of the original song, see below) And all he asked Of man and men and man and men Is that we give each other love... (18:39) HW: You see, whether you're Diablo, or whether you're a hood, don't come with no bad vibration, it'll do you no good. YEA! (19:05) -- "Plague of Zombies" ends, station loops back to beginning -- ================================ About K-JAH Liberty City in 2001 ================================ Once DJ'd by Natalee Walsh Davis in 1998, her cousin Horace Walsh finally manages to steal her job by 2001. Presumably he still smokes weed. K-JAH is still independently owned, but may now be an underground station, owing to the fact that it no longer plays any advertising. Horace may be DJ-ing on a voluntary basis. Production values have gone way down, and unfortunately, it appears that our beloved K-JAH is destined to fade away in the future as it was replaced by RamJam Radio and Tuff Gong radio in Liberty City by 2008. At the time, the station is exactly 20 years old ("Passing the bong to the left since 1981" -GTA:LCS), founded in the exact same year Scientist recorded SRTWOTECOV, and remains the favourite station of Yardies in Liberty City. The theme of scientists throughout is interesting in that there may be a connection to the scientist faction in GTA2. Horace 'the Pacifist' Walsh is voiced by Herman Stephens, also known as 'Self.' He is currently a musician and resides in London, UK. Commenting on his work, Mr. Stephens replied on youtube: "It brings me joy to know that the station is still bringing loving vibrations across da world." ============================================================================ About Scientist and "Scientist Rids the World Of The Evil Curse Of Vampires" ============================================================================ Scientist is Hopeton Browne, a protege of the renowned King Tubby, and is placed firmly in the Dub category of Reggae sub-genres. A very prolific sound- mixer, he has over 40 albums to his credit, and was most popular in the early 80's. He filed a lawsuit against Greensleeves Records in response to tracks from SRTWOTECOV being included on the Grand Theft Auto III soundtrack, citing copyright infringement. He subsequently lost, the US court stating that being the mixing engineer did not give him any sort of copyright over the songs or the recordings. It is unsure whether the suit was launched over disapproval of the songs appearing in GTA, or if it was a simple issue of money. King Tubby should sound familiar, he was the man behind the track "King Tubby Meets the Rockers Uptown" included in the San Andreas version of K-JAH. The Album itself was a 1981 British release on Vinyl from Greensleeves Records, Catalogue # GREL 25. It is currently available on Compact Disc. Credits are as follows: Produced, arranged, and composed by the late Henry 'Junjo' Lawes. Bass --------------Errol 'Flabba' Holt Drums -------------Carlton 'Santa' Davis, 'Style' Scott Guitar [Lead] -----Andy Bassford, Bo-Pee Bowen Guitar [Rhythm] ---Bingy Bunny, Sowell Horns ------------'Deadly' Headley Bennett, Dean Frazer, Nambo Robinson Keyboards ---------Ansel Collins, Gladstone Anderson, Winston Wright Percussion --------Skully, Sky Juice, Sticky. Featuring the Roots Radics Band (above). Rhythm tracks laid at Channel One by Roots Radics Band Mixed at King Tubby's by Scientist at midnight on Friday the 13th. June 1981 =============== Source Tracks =============== Dance of the Vampires (track 2) is based on "You are no good" by Michael Prophet (Righteous Are the Conqueror, 1980, Greensleeves Records) Your Teeth in My Neck (track 8) is based on "Love and Unity" by Michael Prophet (Michael Prophet, 1981, Greensleeves Records) The Corpse Rises (track 6) is based on "Bandits Taking Over" by Wailing Souls (Fire House Rock, 1981, Greensleeves Records) The Mummy's Shroud (track 5) is based on "Fire House Rock" by Wailing Souls (Fire House Rock, 1981, Greensleeves Records) Plague of Zombies (track 9) is based on "He Can Surely Turn The Tide" by Johnny Osbourne (Fally Lover, 1980, Greensleeves Records) All of the above were produced by Henry "Junjo" Lawes, backed by The Roots Radics, and Mixed at King Tubby's. It seems that Reggae is a small world. ====================== About Me (If you care) ====================== contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for corrections or comments My name is Isaac, and I currently reside in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. I've been a fan of videogames since before I could read, when my dad had to hold me up to the machine to play. K-JAH is my absolute favourite station in the Grand Theft Auto Universe, though I'm also partial to Flash(back) and K-Rose (I did say Alberta, remember ^_^) I am a firm believer in the idea that Grand Theft Auto neither encourages nor condones violent behaviour, and in fact may even be preventative of violent behaviour in the right circumstances. I'm currently a student, working on my Bachelors degree in Japanese Language and Literature, and I hope to be a singer in a videogame someday. I do have a slight hearing loss from my mother's extremely loud playing of Heavy Metal when I was young, so if I have made a big mistake in transcription, that's probably the reason. This is my first FAQ, and I hope it was informative, despite its short length. ======== Legalese ======== This FAQ may not be reproduced under any circumstances except for personal, private use. It may not be placed on any other web site or otherwise distributed publicly without advance written permission. GameFaqs.com maintains the exclusive right to publish this guide. Use of this guide on any other web site or as a part of any public display is strictly prohibited, and a violation of copyright. All trademarks and copyrights contained in this document are owned by their respective trademark and copyright holders. (C) Isaac Bell, aka SirMadness. All rights reserved.