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Sly and the Family Stone

Postby BOB WHELK » 08 Oct 2017, 11:53

good?

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Re: Sly and the Family Stone

Postby C. » 08 Feb 2018, 21:46

Tremendous singles, albums perennially overrated
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Re: Sly and the Family Stone

Postby Matt Wilson » 08 Feb 2018, 22:09

Stand! and There's a Riot Goin' On are the two LP keepers, the rest you have to cherry pick.
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Re: Sly and the Family Stone

Postby C. » 08 Feb 2018, 23:10

Come on Matt, say something interesting.
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Re: Sly and the Family Stone

Postby Matt Wilson » 08 Feb 2018, 23:24

good?
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Re: Sly and the Family Stone

Postby C. » 08 Feb 2018, 23:26

“they did some good albums and some that weren’t so good”
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Re: Sly and the Family Stone

Postby Sneelock » 08 Feb 2018, 23:27

some were gooder. some were less good.
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Re: Sly and the Family Stone

Postby Matt Wilson » 08 Feb 2018, 23:28

overrated
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Re: Sly and the Family Stone

Postby Sneelock » 08 Feb 2018, 23:37

I like them better than eating crackers in bed.
I think the albums are pretty darned solid starting with Stand and ending with Sylvester's nasal cartilage.
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Re: Sly and the Family Stone

Postby bobzilla77 » 08 Feb 2018, 23:56

Matt Wilson wrote:Stand! and There's a Riot Goin' On are the two LP keepers, the rest you have to cherry pick.


Yeah I think so. Riot Goin On is very close to being a perfect album, one that sets up its own sonic universe and lives there. It sounds utterly unlike anything else.

There is finally a live album by them, cut at the Fillmore East, that came out last year on Sony Legacy, and it is great. It was made while touring Dance To The Music, so missing most of their biggest hits. But damn they were something on stage. I hope they finally get it together to release some more live stuff that covers their better known songs.
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