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Dem Vinyl Boyz Ep 38 - Sly and the Family Stone
Dem Vinyl Boyz listen to the band ‘Sly and the Family Stone’ which was an American band that emerged in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The band was known for blending a variety of genres, including funk, rock, soul, and R&B, and for their socially conscious lyrics.
Their album “There’s a Riot Goin’ On” was released in 1971 and is considered to be one of their most iconic works. The album was recorded during a period of personal and political turmoil for the band, and its title reflects the tumultuous social and political climate of the time.
The album features a stripped-down sound and a darker, more introspective tone than their previous works. It also includes extensive use of studio effects and layered instrumentation, which was a departure from the band’s previous, more upbeat sound. The lyrics of the album deal with themes such as drug addiction, social injustice, and the search for inner peace.
Despite its experimental nature, “There’s a Riot Goin’ On” was a commercial success and was highly influential in the development of funk and hip-hop music. The album’s title track, as well as songs like “Family Affair” and “Runnin’ Away,” are still considered to be classics of the genre.