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One of the best albums of the 70s. It just has this wonderfully murky feel to it.
Stand! is fantastic as well.
Smokey, washed in a dope haze, soulful and yet so fiery as well.
Tell me about Stand!
or an actual one?
I really like the contrast between the two albums, it's a bit of a lame cliche to use the terms 'light' and 'dark' but there is that fundamental difference between them.
I only have There's A Riot Goin' On and want more stuff like it/from Sly
Stand is the 'upbeat' record (at least on the surface), and is excellent, though the 13-minute jam Sex Machine can test the patience sometimes. It's hard to believe it and There's A Riot... are consecutive albums at times.
Curtis Mayfield I'm told...
if you want something like Riot i'd probably go for Fresh, the album after it. Same sort of drugged out, overoverdubbed funk with a frown. But less good
I do dig my 13 minute jams.
groovy stuff and fairly badass, but filler in a very literal sense
Any more dark heart overdubbed funk you could recommend?
i suppose some Curtis is kind of dark, but that's more from the "social conscience" edge of the spectrum, whilst Sly is just desperate
Issac Hayes - Hotbuttered soul, Early Prince albums & check out BBE records for some damn fine deep funk compilations
I have a few Funkadelic records and a couple of Isaac Hayes ones. Will look for some Parliament and BBE records.
Just so you know, if you like the more spacey funk stuff also well worth trying some Sun Ra, Thelonious Monk and Herbie Hancocks - manchild lp, they're more jazz based but are still as funky as it gets
The Baby Huey & The Babysitters album Living legend is brilliant http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=7e_KH97BSr0
I've really been enjoying Attica Blues by Archie Shepp recently, though that's more jazz-y http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=hzJ_OWhmyss
might give it another spin now actually.
i love stand! too, though. mainly for 'i want to take you higher', which might just be the greatest song ever made.