Wednesday, August 02, 2006
Herbal Nation's "We Love the Herb" named GMMA Song of the Year
That little cannabis chorus, combined with pulsating funk rhythms and James Brown-style horns, lifted "We Love the Herb" by Providence's Herbal Nation to new heights as it was named Song of the Year by the Global Marijuana Music Awards, based in Australia.
I'm a longtime fan of the band and the song, which has been reviewed several times in High Times over the years. As a GMMA jury voter, I excitedly gave it the most points on my Song of the Year scorecard. My other favorites were "Chillies & Tomatoes" by Texas Belairs and "Love to Smoke" by the Individuals.
Here's the complete list of winners:
Song of the Year
"We Love the Herb" - Herbal Nation
Album of the Year
Herbal Nation - Herbal Nation
Best Rap Song
"Heaven for a Cheefa" - The Individuals
Best Country Song
"Chillies & Tomatoes" - Texas Belairs
Best Reggae Song
"African Herbsman" - Superdude
Best Rock Song
"Pothead Punk" - Superdude
Best Pop Song
"Cannabis" - Assi Rose
Best Blues Song
"I Thought You Knew" - The Individuals
Best Experimental Song
"Ever Been to Amsterdam?" - Jet Baker
Best Comedy Song
"100 Cone Billy" - Herb Superb
"A + B = X" - Los Guys
"Mr. Zag" - Paul Bullock
HERBAL NATION PHOTO COURTESY OF HERB-N-FUNK.COM
Thanks for a great post! I also feel that HN is a great musical act, but brings a level of serious activisim to the table that is refereshing in today's self absorbed times.
Thanks for a great post. HN brings some great funk, plus a serious commitment to the cause that is refreshing in today's self absorbed world.