Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Black Radio Won't Play This Record
Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
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Mother's Finest at their heaviest !
firebird phil | 02/20/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"John's trash-metal guitars , Dion's technical drum-playing, the power vocals from both Glenn and Joyce and Wyzard's metallic funk bass make this record the ultimate funk and metal marriage.
Here we find lyrics of concerned citizens and the musical power to get the message through. No other band looks or sounds like Mother's Finest. They 've never followed the fashion ( except maybe for "If Looks Could Kill")and were never part of any big musical movement. As a result they never hit the big time status and are only known by true music lovers. Buy all of their albums and enjoy the incredible talents of these heady funk-rockers."
Baddstuff | astoria, ny United States | 02/18/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Oh my God does this CD kick tremendous butt! Living Colour has got absolutely nothing on this band. If you like funky metalized guitars and grooves, this CD is a no-brainer! Check out the tracks LIKE A NEGRO, ATTITUDE, and GENERATOR and all your questions will be answered. Absolute balls to the wall rock/funk.
This reminds me of the kind of stuff guitarist Stevie Salas does, another favorite of mine. I'm willing to bet black radio totally ignored this band. They can't handle what this band had to offer and that's a damn shame! GET THIS CD!!!"
Doggone! Ya better get out of the M.F. way (Mother's Finest
capaBILLity | Somewhere Out There, NJ USA | 05/01/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Heard the name of the band before. Never heard a song by them before this. Curious. Heard Fishbone, Bad Brains, Living Colour, Jimi Hendrix and all that. I am now dying to buy an album just to find out what is the hype about the 70's black rock outfit, Mother's Finest. On Amazon, I listened to snippets of the 'Very Best of Mother's Finest-Not Yer Mother's Funk' and that Southern rock n' roll wasn't really moving me to vibe to them. I had to try again. 'Black Radio Won't Play This Record'. What a title. Why? I asked, and then I ordered the out-of-print disc, placed the CD in the player and I was blown away. This ain't yer Southern rock n' roll.
Joyce (Tina Turner sound-a-like hard rocking woman she is) and Glenn (sounds like AC/DC's now lead vocalist without the yelling), do what Joyce sez they've 'been doin' for years' and not a drop of age affecting them. Move, get out of their way! Plus no disrespect to Glenn but my goodness, Joyce wails on every song she sings on (which is more than half of the disc).
The first song I just cannot get out of my head. "Like A Negro", you can't tell most people that rock n' roll was invented by Blacks, especially Blacks and I'm Black (sorry a Negro). But the thing about black bands doin' rock is that they don't talk about that high life, drugs and all. They try to make a comfort zone without the party-hype. Songs like "Love, Peace, Freedom", the last track, will never give M.F. exposure. That's why black rock artists fail, and don't forgot it's because they are black also (no, get outta here). Rock n' rollers don't want to hear positivity from "negros" either. Hi, Spacey T. (who helps John Hayes metalize the album).
There is not one song on this album that dissapoints the listener. "Cry Baby", the break-up ballad in the middle of the album puts it at a screeching halt while your head is still bangin' from the first few tunes. "Crack Babies", "Generator", "Attitude", "Move (Get Out Of My Way)" and "Shirt" are just mind blowin' jams, my favorites. "Power" has to be the most amplified song on here (turn the volume down a notch towards the end of the song). Check out the thrash at the end of "The Wall". "Stop!" is a safe-sex message to ALL, not just the young.
Musically, this is a heavy-metal masterpiece unrecognized big time! I am not really a heavy-metal fan but it does give me a thrill when my people make an attempt to join in on what is actually ours. If you are experimenting the M.F. (like me), their older albums were more soft rock/R&B to hard rock recognized only if you wanna start from M.F.'s chicken scratch first (1972 or 1976). If you start here, you may not wanna go back in time. Right here is just fine with me. I recently heard "Iron Age" which is considered their hard rock epic. I'm sorry but "Black Radio..." kills "Iron Age" severely in my ears (ringing) and this CD is out-of-print? Are you kidding me? This is one non-stop headbangers ball.
'Like a rebel without a cause, I play my music to NO applause' God Bless Mother's Finest then and now (still touring like Fishbone after all these years)."