Del! The Funky Homosapien* ‎– No Need For Alarm

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You're In Shambles 3:27
Catch A Bad One 3:47
Wack M.C.'s 3:36
No Need For Alarm 3:28
Boo Boo Heads 4:37
Treats For The Kiddies 3:59
Worldwide 3:23
No More Worries 3:27
Wrong Place 4:37
In And Out 3:44
Don't Forget 4:38
Miles To Go 3:08
Check It Ooout 5:09
Thank Youse 3:07

Versions (19)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
7559-61529-2 Del! The Funky Homosapien* No Need For Alarm(CD, Album) Elektra 7559-61529-2 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
PRCS-8889 Del The Funkyhomosapien* No Need For Alarm Album Sampler(Cass, Promo, Smplr) Elektra PRCS-8889 US 1993 Sell This Version
none Del Tha Funkee Homosapien No Need For Alarm Instrumentals(2xLP, Album, TP) Elektra none US 1993 Sell This Version
61529-1 Del! The Funky Homosapien* No Need For Alarm(2xLP, Album) Elektra 61529-1 US 1993 Sell This Version
61529-1 Del! The Funky Homosapien* No Need For Alarm(2xLP, Album) Elektra 61529-1 US 1993 Sell This Version
61529-1 Del! The Funky Homosapien* No Need For Alarm(2xLP, Album, Whi) Elektra 61529-1 US 1993 Sell This Version
61529-2 Del! The Funky Homosapien* No Need For Alarm(CD, Album) Elektra 61529-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
CD 61529 Del The Funky Homosapien* No Need For Alarm(CD, Album) Elektra CD 61529 Canada 1993 Sell This Version
7559615292 Del! The Funky Homosapien* No Need For Alarm(CD, Album) Elektra 7559615292 Australia 1993 Sell This Version
61529-2 Del The Funky Homosapien* No Need For Alarm(CD, Album, Club) Elektra 61529-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
7559-61529-4 Del Tha Funkee Homosapien No Need For Alarm(Cass, Album) Elektra 7559-61529-4 UK 1993 Sell This Version
61529-4 Del Tha Funkee Homosapien No Need For Alarm(Cass, Album) Elektra 61529-4 US 1993 Sell This Version
C 102355 Del Tha Funkee Homosapien No Need For Alarm(Cass, Album, Club, Whi) Elektra, BMG Direct Marketing, Inc. C 102355 US 1993 Sell This Version
none Del Tha Funkee Homosapien No Need For Alarm(Cass, Album, Promo) WEA Records Ltd. none UK 1993 Sell This Version
TEG 75506-1 Del Tha Funkee Homosapien No Need For Alarm(LP, RE) Traffic Entertainment Group TEG 75506-1 US 2004 Sell This Version
61529-1, TEG 75506, TEG 75506-1 Del Tha Funkee Homosapien No Need For Alarm(2xLP, Album, RE) Elektra, Traffic Entertainment Group, Traffic Entertainment Group 61529-1, TEG 75506, TEG 75506-1 US 2005 Sell This Version
61529-1, TEG-75506-CD Del! The Funky Homosapien* No Need For Alarm(CD, RE, Dig) Elektra, Traffic Entertainment Group 61529-1, TEG-75506-CD US 2013 Sell This Version
E93 Del! The Funky Homosapien* No Need For Alarm(2xLP, Album, RE, Unofficial) Not On Label (Del Tha Funkee Homosapien) E93 US Unknown Sell This Version
7559-61529-2 Del! The Funky Homosapien* No Need For Alarm(CD, Album, RP) Elektra 7559-61529-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version

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tiddlerz

tiddlerz

July 8, 2019
referencing No Need For Alarm, CD, Album, 7559-61529-2
genius albums. way before its time. dbly viyl. just kidas having fun and expressing themselves, but but but SF in the 90s wasnt nornal, it was magic.
maroko

maroko

February 8, 2011
referencing No Need For Alarm, CD, Album, RP, 7559-61529-2

Without trying to depict in a circumlocutory manner why is this Del Tha Funkee Homosapien's finest moment, I’ll come out with it and say his flow is perfected here, lyrics get laid over juicy underground old school phat beats, the spinning rhythms are constantly hilariously fresh, while the man himself, through a superlative accumulation of precise details or story narrating capacities, he can bring any scene vividly to life. Just check out Wrong Place.
Catch A Bad One is an epochal underground anthem for the ages. Feel that bent violin loop and the cracking beat, courtesy of Casual, who could not take a wrong step back then. It’s arguably the finest track he’s ever come out with, along with the more serious classic Del’s Nightmare.
Doing just about anything from tearing whack MCs spinal chords, crushing opponents ribs, talking shit about b****es, handling beef up in the neighborhood, cracking jokes and a whole array of other things. Check out his virulent verbal assault on Wack M.C.’s:
"What a jerk
you need to find rhymes that will work
You need to desert the rhymin’ field
you’re a nerd
your rhymin’ yields and stops
my rhymin’ shield deflects your puny rhymes
so do decline – any challenge!"
The production is flawless, not quite as mellow as on "’93 ‘til infinity", but along with Casual’s debut album, these three present the best the Hiero boys have to offer. Plenty scratches, great and well placed samples, jazzy beats, sometimes coupled with saxophone or piano passages.
The overall flow of the album is pretty innocent, mainly thanks to Del’s wit and flawless punch lines. A vast improvement upon his first album, yet not as futuristic, and ‘robot’ obsessed as some of his later albums. Even the cover art reeks quality, with the cool use of colors, his name written in graffiti and all, pure eye candy.
If my memory will me justice, I don’t recall this being as gargantuan as the first Souls Of Mischief album (haven’t listened to that one in literary ten years), but Del’s work has more replay value, and he maintained a high quality level of output during the whole time. Actually cross that, last thing I heard with his name on it was Deltron 3030, which I consider to be his second best to this gem.
I also see ha released an album on El-P’s once high and mighty Def Jux powerhouse. I wonder what it sounds like. Maybe it’s time to take another brief dive in this stuff. I remember the early Hieroglyphics stuff being particularly impressive, and this is a gem like few others you’ll come across. I remember having a ‘wow’ expression all over my face days after hearing "No need for alarm" for the first time. Top drawer stuff if you were down with any of the early Oakland orientated stuff!
barryblunt

barryblunt

March 29, 2010
edited over 9 years ago
referencing No Need For Alarm, 2xLP, Album, 61529-1

Besides the official Traffic repress there is an almost identical counterfeit pressing that came out around 2002/03 which has also been pressed in the USA.
It's easy to identify though:
- Most of the Elektra logos are missing
- The labels have a white background (with the big red E missing), instead of fading gray
- The SRC stamps in the rounout grooves are missing