Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Del The Funky Homosapien - Sleepin' On My Couch 12"


Elektra (1991)

Every Wednesday, in honor of Ed Lover Dance Day from Yo MTV Raps, I take a break from rock and roll to write a little bit about hip hop. In the late 80s and early 90s hip hop ruled my musical life. During this often called 'Golden Era' I discovered so much incredible music. As I am slowly replacing the CDs I've had for twenty-five plus years with vinyl copies, I'm going to talk about some albums that had a really important impact on me during some very formative years.

If you've been reading any of my Wednesday posts, you've definitely read mention of Del The Funky Homosapien. He & his Hieroglyphics crew are responsible for my favorite releases in the history of hip hop. I had decided that I needed to get my hands on the various golden era singles from those groups as the B sides and remixes were sorely missing from my collection on vinyl. The second 12" single that Del released was also from the I Wish My Brother George album, "Sleepin' On My Couch."

As a single, it's not really all that interesting.  Just the album version fo the song along with the instrumental.  On the B side is "Ahonetwo, Ahonetwo," the same as the B side for the "Mistadobolina" single.  Though this time out, it's just the album version and the album version instrumental.  No remixes here.  More than anything, I wanted this in my collection for the artwork and just for completist purposes.

As big a Del fan as I was and despite how frequent the "Mistadobolina" video got played on Yo MTV Raps, I have zero memories of ever seeing the video for "Sleepin' On My Couch" get played.  I've seen it on the internet since then, but back in the day, I'm not even sure I knew it was a single from the album.  It's a great fun song and was always one of the album tracks I gravitated towards, but I guess as a single, it just didn't make the same inroads as "Mistadobolina" did.

Del The Funky Homosapien - "Sleepin' On My Couch":

Del The Funky Homosapien - "Ahonetwo, Ahonetwo":

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