Caution! Steep Hill Use First Gear (Myrrh MST-6515) 1974

 

 

Opening with an Earth Wind & Fire-ish mover, Larnelle and crew’s follow-up album has more of a bite to it. Funkier, more electric guitar, loads of horns. As with the first lp, it’s mostly derivative – proficient but not much to distinguish it. Lyrics of titles like ‘Get In Gear’, ‘Share The Feelin’, ‘Together’ and ‘Do You Like The Sound Of The Music’ don’t give much to dig in to, but I guess the intent here is more positive-message entertainment. A pair of Seals & Crofts tunes are done and ‘Give Me A Break’ dishes out a serious portion of mega-heavy funk. Mildly intriguing. (The Archivist by Ken Scott, 4th Edition).

 

Tracks:

01 – Get In Gear
02 – Share The Feelin’
03 – Ridin’ Thumb
04 – Hey! Goody Goody
05 – Do You Like The Sound Of The Music
06 – Together
07 – Give Me A Break
08 – Sudan Village
09 – Future Of Rock And Roll Is In Our Hands
10 – I’m Goin’ Home

 

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