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Epic / Music On Vinyl

Sly & The Family Stone ‎– There's A Riot Goin' On | Reissue

$39.00

Epic / Music On Vinyl

Sly & The Family Stone ‎– There's A Riot Goin' On | Reissue

$39.00

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“What makes Riot so remarkable is that it's hard not to get drawn in with him, as you're seduced by the narcotic grooves, seductive vocals slurs, leering electric pianos, and crawling guitars. As the themes surface, it's hard not to nod in agreement, but it's a junkie nod, induced by the comforting coma of the music. And damn if this music isn't funk at its deepest and most impenetrable -- this is dense music, nearly impenetrable, but not from its deep grooves, but its utter weariness. Sly's songwriting remains remarkably sharp, but only when he wants to write -- the foreboding opener "Luv N' Haight," the scarily resigned "Family Affair," the cracked cynical blues "Time," and "(You Caught Me) Smilin'." Ultimately, the music is the message, and while it's dark music, it's not alienating -- it's seductive despair, and that's the scariest thing about it.” ­ - All Music

Item description:        

Artist:

Sly & The Family Stone

Title:

There’s A Riot Goin' On

Label:

Epic, Music On Vinyl

Format:

Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered

Pressing:

Europe

Release Date:

This reissue: 2013 | Original: 1971

Genre:

Funk / Soul

Style:

Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Funk

Catalog No:

MOVLP 640

Condition:

New