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This Is Madness

The Last Poets

Initial release : 1971

Douglas Z-30583

The title song of this release, the second Last Poets album, includes a reference to the Grateful Dead.


  • True Blues (Pudim)
  • Related to What Chant (Hassen / Nilija / Pudim)
  • Related to What (Hassan / Hassen)
  • Black Is Chant (Hassen / Nilija / Pudim)
  • Black Is (Hassen)
  • Time (Hassen)
  • Mean Machine Chant (Hassen / Nilija / Pudim)
  • Mean Machine (Pudim)
  • White Man's Got a God Complex (Pudim)
  • Opposites (Pudim)
  • Black People What Y'all Gon' Do Chant (Hassen / Nilija / Pudim)
  • Black People What Y'all Gon' Do (Hassen)
  • O.D. (Pudim)
  • This Is Madness Chant (Hassen / Nilija / Pudim)
  • This Is Madness (Hassan / Hassen)
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  • Omar Ben Hassan - vocals
  • Jalal Mansur Nuriddin
  • Alafía Pudím - vocals
  • Nilaja - percussion

  • Producer - Alan Douglas, Stefan Bright
  • Engineer - Tony Bongiovi

The song This Is Madness opens with the following lyrics;

All my dreams have been turned
into psychedelic nightmares
with Rosemary's Baby
pissing in my face
and Tiny Tim sticking his moldy penis
into my bleeding mind
and it cries for the strength
to repel the sanctimonious sound
of the white rock group the Grateful Dead

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The whole This Is Madness album was included on the 2-on-1 CD release;