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Genres: Pop, Rock
First time on CD for this spin off band from Frank Zappa's mothers of invention. Formed in 1972 by Jimmy Carl-Black (the American Indian of the group) features other members of the group plus Tjay Contrelli formerly of Lov... more »
First time on CD for this spin off band from Frank Zappa's mothers of invention. Formed in 1972 by Jimmy Carl-Black (the American Indian of the group) features other members of the group plus Tjay Contrelli formerly of Love. Features bonus track not on the original album.
The Indian of the Group
Edward A. Granados | Sherman Oaks, Calif. USA. | 01/06/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"What can anyone say about the unique Jimmy Carl Black ex drummer and Indian of the group Mothers of Invention. Jimmy Black at his finest with a great lineup that I had the chance to see perform this album at an in store concert(Tower Records) for the release of this album. the opening song "Low Riding Man" shows his Los Angeles influence, a nice tune that gets you moving with horns by the great ex Mothers Bunk Gardner and the very inovative ex "Love" member TJ Contrelli. A nice laid back tune "Siesta" with some very mellow flute stands out as does the song L.A. County Jail 59'which has TJ on vocals and horns in the story of the stay at LA's finest junkie hotel around. The song "Other Man" has some nice vocals and harmony from Denny Walley and Tom Leavey. you will notice some very distinct horn patterns reminiscent to the old Mothers sound, ala Bunk Gardner. Jimmy Carl Black has always been way ahead of his time in this project as well as The Grandmothers collection. A must for his fans of any era."
Unique and Quite Good
Fred Rayworth | Las Vegas, NV United States | 08/03/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I found this album browsing a record store in London during one of my visits there. I saw the album cover and there he was! Jimmy Carl Black! My favorite "Indian." I just had to get it!
When I got back to Spain, where I was stationed at the time, I put it on, and to this day, I still think about Low Ridin' Man, a classic cut! The rest of the album also has some great moments that like the other reviewer said, reminds one of the Mothers in spots, thanks to Bunk Gardner.
I sure wish this album could have gone further, as it deserved a much better reception than it got.
All I can say is, Jimmy, rock on!