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Release the whole ... thing not just bits n pieces
Michael W. Noll | St. Louis, MO United States | 03/08/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"They should have made this one 2cd's. The music on this cd is awesome 5 stars but when ever the Meters start rockin the folks at Rhino decided to fade the end of a few jams out to make it fit on one CD. Please remaster the whole concert on two CD's. Love The One Your With fades out during a really cool vocal jam for example. Hey Pockey way Fades out also. This just screwed up my enjoyment of this cd."
Amazing Live Album
Craig Fisher | USA | 02/09/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In March of 1975, New Orleans favorites The Meters were asked to play a party hosted by Paul and Linda McCartney. The results are energetic and funk-eh! What makes this album so great is hearing Ziagaboo Modeliste nailing down his syncopated rhythms, and George Porter & Leo Nocentelli doubling up their bass and guitar lines creating snaky hooks and driving funk. Art Neville, the self-proclaimed "grandfather of the group", leads the group through classics such as Hey Pocky-a-Way, Africa, and a 10 minute long Ain't No Use. A special treat is the Cissy Strut > Cardova > It's Your Thing > Love the One Your With segue. The only misteps are that the lead vocal mic on Love the One Your With is too low, so you can only really hear Art singing back-up. I'm also not crazy about the Bread tune "Make it With You" but the enormous strength of this disc far outweighs one so-so tune, and a turned down mic. The disc is espeically appealing because they broke up and this may be the only commercially available live effort by the original line-up, and only Art Neville and George Porter currently tour with the Funky Meters (the recent reunion show not withstanding)."
Craig Fisher | 02/16/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A fierce and fiery funk gumbo. Who else could make "Make It With You" funky? And "Africa" "Ain't No Use" "Fiyo On the Bayou" and "Hey Pockey Away" are guaranteed to get you shaking your rump to the funk. A band that never got its commercial due in its day. They were perhaps too funky then and make most modern r&b sound like Pat Boone today. Rhino could do its greatest service ever by re-releasing their seminal funk albums from the early-mid 70's rather than chopping them up for compilations. There is a reason why Cabbage Alley, Rejuvination & the other original albums fetch huge prices from collectors. They are great!"