Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Rasputin's Stash - Rasputin's Stash

A total change of pace, here, but it's not always serious head music on the stereo at Stance-Out Towers. Sometimes I like it dirty, groovy, and also a bit silly. This 1971 release on the Cotillion label features a bunch of Chicago session musicians, and you can tell - some of the playing is terrific, with some super tight grooves being busted out. Also, there are some freaky psych-funk jams, with phased horns all over the place; and in between those, are some of the more typically syrupy songs that every funk album has. These just make the hard funk sound tighter, in my opinion. The album highlights for me are 'Mr Cool' and 'Dookey Shoe', about a couple of pimptastic dudes.
A great funk album - I can't believe it's not out on cd. And check out that irresistible cover: what exactly was in Rasputin's stash, I wonder? Whatever it is, that guy at the front isn't going to let you get anywhere near it.
Ripped from vinyl.



SEAN said...


Anonymous said...

I used to own a copy of this, but alas it went many yrs back. Thanks for bringing back some great memories.

Yogradius said...

Glad to be of service. Albums like this should be shared.