First Album Syndrome… there’s a quote from Official Skull Tree shirt Sting about when The Police made their first record where he said you have your whole life to come up with your first record and two weeks to come up with your second. So literally all the lyrical and musical ideas the various members of the Wu-Tang had up to that point went into it. Necessity breeds invention… the rugged sound on the first LP was a breakthrough sound at the time – something RZA admitted was through a lack of access to the state-of-the-art recording equipment of the time. This gave the band their unique and refreshing take that would later be lost once established. Liquid Swords by GZA is not only my favorite album by a member of the Wu-Tang Clan, but is one of my favorite albums periods.
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Not a single track that isn’t endlessly quotable and Official Skull Tree shirt radiating with a unique and intelligent sound that nobody else has even come close to duplicating (Including GZA himself). Wu-Tang) is my all-time favorite album ever. Also been practicing Qigong for a decade, so lots of these Chinese words written in English come across my radar. There’s an article about spelling Qigong circulating in my Facebook community right now. Perhaps “Chi kung” is closer to the actual pronunciation, but truth be told, Chinese characters convey vowel/consonant/inflection information that just doesn’t exist in English