Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Buddy Miles Express "Expressway To Your Skull"

Buddy Miles Express

"Expressway To Your Skull"
( LP Mercury Records, 1968 )
Catalog # 134 094 MCY

A1 - Train
A2 - Let Your Lovelight Shine
A3 - Don't Mess With Cupid
A4 - Funky Mule
B1 - You're The One (That I Adore)
B2 - Wrap It Up
B3 - Spot On The Wall

Personnel & Credits:
Bass - Bill Rich
Drums - Ron Woods
Engineer - Brian Ingoldsby
Guitar - Jim McCarty
Organ, Saxophone [Tenor] - Herbie Rich
Producer - Lou Reizner
Saxophone [Baritone, Soprano], Flute - Bill McPherson , Virgil Gonsalves
Saxophone [Tenor] - Terrence Clements
Trumpet, Flugelhorn - Marcus Doubleday
Vocals, Drums, Guitar, Organ - Buddy Miles

Although Buddy Miles' alchemical fusion of psychedelia, blues, and soul did not truly coalesce until his masterpiece Them Changes, his debut LP, Expressway to Your Skull, remains an inspired and original statement of intent, a record that's both timeless and an unmistakable product of counterculture consciousness. Each of the album's seven songs is a fascinating montage of sounds and styles acid-fuzz guitar collides with zig-zagging funk horns, and shrieking keyboards meet juke joint blues riffs head on. Not everything works a cover of Sam & Dave's "Wrap It Up" is more leaden than lively, and the instrumental "Funky Mule" feels like filler but the remaining material is brilliant, its twists and turns navigated by Miles' deeply soulful vocals and monster drumming.
By Jason Ankeny (AMG)

By Celo


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xensma said...

you are not the author of the review and i don't agree with it, funky mule is a very good instrumental funky track!!!thanks for sharing this!!

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