July 9, 2010 Playlist

"Purple Image" by Purple Image (1970)
Purple Image  "Purple Image"  1970 (USA)
Following up on last week's P-Funk Spectacular, here's a lesser-known heavy funk band from Cleveland.  Not a whole lot is known about this group, and this was their only album, but it is a doozy!  Featuring the 15 minute psychedelic soul freakout "Marching To The Beat Of A  Different Drummer" and the hard-hitting anthem "Living In The Ghetto", this is one of the greatest acid-funk obscurities you will ever come across.
There isn't any video footage of Purple Image, but here's a clip where you can hear "Living In The Ghetto" while staring at the CD cover.  Some groovy funk trailblazers who are better known would include The Chambers Brothers and Sly & The Family Stone.  Meanwhile back in Africa, Fela Kuti and his insanely funky band Afrika 70 were inventing all kinds of new dance moves.  And on a completely different note, LIARS are coming to town this week!
(N) = New Release
(R) = Listener Request

Artist Song Album Year (label) Country
James Brown Talking Loud And Saying Nothing Star Time (box set compilation) rec. 1972 USA
Fela & Afrika 70 (R) Zombie Zombie 1976 Nigeria
Tony Allen
Ayenlo Secret Agent (N) 2009 (Nonesuch) Nigeria
The Jimmy Castor Bunch Say Leroy (The Creature From The Black Lagoon Is your Father) Phase Two 1972 USA
Muddy Waters Tom Cat Electric Mud 1968 USA
William S. Fischer Saigon Circles 1970 USA
Purple Image Marching To A Different Drummer Purple Image
1970 USA
Inhumanity And Death The Bride Screamed Murder (N) 2010 (Ipecac) USA
Melvins AMAZON The Maggot 1999 USA
Melvins Let It All Be The Bootlicker 1999 USA
Melvins Skin Horse Stag 1996 USA
Black Mountain Tyrants In The Future 2008 Canada
Liars Houseclouds Liars 2007 USA
Liars Nothing Is Ever Lost Or Can Be Lost My Science Friend They Threw Us All In A Trench And Stuck A Monument On Top 2001 USA
Liars Drum & The Uncomfortable Can Drum's Not Dead 2006 USA
Proud Evolution Sisterworld (N) 2010 (Mute) USA
Mission Of Burma Fun World Vs. 1982 USA
Wand Resuscitation Distillery Blues Born Bad 2009 USA
MV & EE with The Golden Road Weatherhead Hollow Drone Trailer 2008 USA
Sanctuary Make It Real (N) 2010 (Not Not Fun) USA
Meat Puppets The Monkey & The Snake Sewn Together 2009 USA
Ancestors A Sufi And A Killer (N) 2010 (Warp) USA
Sun Araw Bump Up (High Step) Sun Ark 7" single (N) 2010 (Not Not Fun) USA
Magic Lantern Cypress Platoon (N) 2010 (Not Not Fun) USA
The Nels Cline Singers King Queen Initiate (N) 2010 (Red/Sony) USA
Flying Lotus Dance Of The Pseudo Nymph Cosmogramma (N) 2010 (Warp) USA
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti
Bright Lit Blue Skies Before Today (N) 2010 (4AD) USA
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