New Snarky Puppy album

Described as “led Zep meets P-Funk” in a recent review, here’s the flagship video release from Snarky Puppy’s new, live recorded album We like it here. An astonishing level of coherence, fantastic control of dynamics, compositional complexity and damn funkiness characterise this band’s performances, which just get better and better.
They are on tour in Europe again this year, unmissable for anyone with the slightest interest in the funkier side of the musical spectrum.

1971

He’s Gonna Step On You Again – John Kongos
Freedom To The People – The Heptones
You Know You know – Mahavishnu Orchestra
Dig Deep In Your Soul – Bobby Boyd Congress
Feel Flows – The Beach Boys
The Lady With The Braid – Dory Previn
People Make The World Go Round – The Stylistics
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1990

Bonita Applebum – A Tribe Called Quest
Cherry-Coloured Funk – Cocteau Twins
Groove Is In The Heart – Deee-Lite
Welcome To The Terrordome – Public Enemy
Sons & Daughters – Neville Brothers
Black Boys On Mopeds – Sinead O’Connor
Elli Shatr Enhaa Tgannen – Samir Ali & Sahar Hamdy
Only Love Can Break Your Heart – Saint Etienne
Namlhanje – Abdullah Ibrahim

1970

Laughing At Me – Alice Cooper
Mahlalela – Letta Mbulu
Viva Tirado – El Chicano
You Never Come Closer – Doris
Metamorphosis – Ananda Shankar
The Ghetto – Donny Hathaway
Mama Told Me Not To Come – Three Dog Night

Your Loyal Subjects: “Subjection”

Like Black Flag beating Muse to death in a back alley, while James Brown holds the coats – Your Loyal Subjects have come to pummel your ears and face into the ground before holding the whole sordid mess in front of a mirror for contemplation.

“Subjection” has some of the best, most dynamic, face melting riffage that I’ve ever heard, and with incredibly intelligent political/ personal lyrics thrown in for good measure. Loud guitars and loud drums are one of life’s sheer visceral pleasures, and this LP has them in spades, as well as more funk than George Clinton’s trousers after he’s worn them for a month.

YLS have been a staple of the Edinburgh underground music scene for ages, and make more noise than every other Edinburgh band combined –  at a recent gig of theirs, halfway through their set,  the sheer metal racket they made attracted a pack of half naked vikings in from the street (they proceeded to stage dive, lick their own sweat off the walls, and pretty much smash the whole place up).

Your Loyal Subjects “Medicine”

Your Loyal Subjects “Objects”

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Oh yeah, I designed the sleeve, by the way..