Something about this 80s innocence (Musical Youth - Pass The Dutchie)

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    CalicoSkies Most Honored Senior Member

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    I was 2 years old when this came out, and I don't remember hearing it on the radio in the 80s (maybe it was more popular in the UK?). I first heard this song around 2005 or so, but like most 80s music, I liked it right away. But for me, there seems to be something in particular about this song that reminds me of innocence and hanging out leisurely with friends & family before everyone got distracted by smartphones and the internet. Also for some reason, it reminds me of times during the summer when it can get so hot that I feel like staying somewhere cool and don't really feel like being very active.
     
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    I wish I could've lived in the 80's so I could buy a 60's 2-bedroom house for $60 grand that's worth 300k nowadays lol.
     
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    It's about smoking weed lol
     
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    I've heard "dutchie" was a substitute for the original lyric which had the word "kutchie", with "kutchie" being Jamaican slang for a pot that holds marijuana. Since Musical Youth had fairly young members, they changed it to "dutchie", which is just a Jamaican cooking pot.
    https://www.songfacts.com/facts/musical-youth/pass-the-dutchie
     
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    Idk. On occasion, I have been told to pass the dutch to the left.
    We weren't cooking nothing.... well, maybe some brain cells.
     
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    It was a number 1 hit in the UK about '81/82
     
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    Looks like he's playing a mini strat LOL
     
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    I remember it being played in the U.S. on both radio and MTV in the 80’s. It definitely made a splash in the states. I’ve always liked that one, love me some reggae bass lines. That one has been used in countless reggae songs.
     
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    That was my understanding as well... dutchie referring to what was basically a blunt rolled in a Dutch Masters cigar.
    That makes sense, since Dutch Masters are a Caribbean brand.
    I did a quick search and found that apparently it could also be, as mentioned, a kutchie, which also refers to a pot pipe as well as a cooking pot.
     
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    Not only a drug link, but in later years some of the band ended up incarcerated on drug related offences.
    Not quite so innocent after all...….
     
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    Speaking of Musical Youth, here's some hot stuff baby!

     
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    I believe it was paraphrasing this ol' classic....

     
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    Some nasty stuff out there back in the days.
    Mostly exogenous substances.
    Don´t ask me how I know.

    Life is good,
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    Here's the original. Dutchie is a Jamaican cooking pot but was used as a substitute for the original word that was deemed unsuitable for such young musicians.

     
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    It was number one in the summer of 1982. I was 19.
     
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    mtv wore that one out when mtv actually played music videos, i remember it well.
     
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    Some good stuff too
     
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