In what truly has to be one of the most far out arrangements of a soul song I’ve ever heard, Eugene McDaniels (The Left Rev. MC D) went for the golden nail in his song Cherrystone from his “Outlaw” LP offering. Post-revolution hangover says let’s try it again, just with no bras or balls this time. A man of film and song, politics and the cloth, both of McDaniels’ records on Atlantic have a wild amount of exploration on them. The delivery ranges from Jagger to Diamond, the lyrics and tunes themselves pull off the rails almost every time only to find the groove again, or one that’s more on its own terms. Venture on, dear reader.
Side note: His “Headless Heroes of the Apocalypse” album got then-VP Spiro Agnew to offer up a cease-and-desist to Atlantic records regarding its release.
D/L later if I feel like mp3 hunting.
These are not the bones you are looking for. Presenting ACTUALIZE Zine, a pictographically enunciated blast of appreciated hours at Kinkos, resulting in a fine-tuned page flipper. It’s like a prison movie.
Limited to a run in of 35, many of which sold at our Laugh Your Taxes Off variety show, but the residuals will be in the Blacktooth Store (sidebar) until they’re gone.
Here we find our lovely duo branching out to more progressive and illicit material. The label thought it was too heavy handed at the time and dropped the band almost immediately. Joke’s on those silly suits, however, because when SILVER & GOLD released the song anyway, it was their most massive hit to date, hitting #1 for 12 weeks straight on the billboard top 100 in 2013!!!!! It was also featured on season finally of Grey Anatomy.
This is the joint that brought the group multi-north-american-national success. It was a smash hit on the Canadian billboard’s heat seekers, climbing all the way to #4 in the spring of 2013. 9 weeks strong!
A #2 hit in non-com College radio in the fall of 2012!
The first big presence our duo had in the game. After this put them on the map they were able to start throwing weight around more. Stick around to see how they explore different subject matter and grow as artists as we here at Blacktooth recap the long-legged, high-striding career of Silver & Gold, as we lead up to Laugh Your Taxes Off, April 15 at the Crying Wolf with our exclusive real life Q&A with the boys.
One of the most powerful artists with one of their most blistering creations, Curtis Mayfield’s “There’s No Place Like America Today” has one foot on the gas and one foot kicking against the goads. The whole record is a complete work, from the Mayfield-produced-Baby-Huey cover of “Hard Times” to the soul-purifying horn arrangements by Curtom’s man in house, Rich Tufo (see 0:38 on in “So In Love”). Hard to top Superfly on any angle, but damn if Curtis didn’t drop the other shiny shoe fresh off the dance floor and into the gutter next to Dylan’s vomiting whore. Truthful, grooving, clear-eyed Mayfield: Pro & Fit.
Listen: Curtis Mayfield – Billy Jack