Saturday, January 27, 2007

Heavy Heavy Heavy!

Buddy Miles Express: Train
Expressway To Your Skull (Mercury, 1968)

Funkadelic: I Bet You
Funkadelic (Westbound, 1970)

At the beginning, I was thinking to post something about "You're the One (That I Adore)" performed by Buddy Miles Express. Because the tune remind me another track of Sly Stone "Time". First minutes sung in "You're The One" seems to be near of "Time / Needs another minute, at least / Take your time / But you've got a limit". By moment I wonder if Buddy Miles haven't get influenced Sly Stone during this year. Maybe "You're the One (That I Adore)" have influenced "You're The One" performed in 1970 by the Little Sisters in the Stone Flower Production. I guess Buddy Miles on the drums completly stoned in the sleeve of Riot but he's still not credited.

Expressway To Your Skull is the first album of Buddy Miles Express, second is
Electric Church
and the third We've Go To Live Together is right a remaining of "Everybody People" that the Band of Gypsys played during the Live in January 1970. I believe it was in 1968 that Buddy Miles Express, Cream and Jimi Hendrix Experience were touring in concert in the worldwilde.

Heavy drums in "Train" is an equivalent sound drums played by Ramon Tiki Fulwood. Surely Expressway To Your Skull's album, as well as Band Of Gypsys's project were highly recommended by George Clinton when he turned into the first Funkadelic album. After the death of Jimi Hendrix, he asked Eddie Hazel to find an equivalent guitar form. And the sleeve in the direct influenced of The Chambers Brothers's
New Generation album. Or "vice-versa". A sort of generation of mandala sleeves. By the way, get the heavy drums in mind sounded with psychedelic fuzz.

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