>>Bob: the younger people contributing to this BB should understand and hear the funk of the -the Meters". They a true Americana music!!<<
I had no idea that you were into the Meters, you are correct they need to be understood. When i hear their music it automatically makes me think of:
"10FootHighAfroChickenFatBurntHairOnTheStoveBBQSauceDrippin DownYourArmsAllTheWayToYourArmPitsProjectApt#2C FUNK"
Now I realize that a few of you reading my previous statement have NO CLUE as to what I just described. However I also know that quita a few of you know EXACTLY what I meant!
That's how the Meters sound!...........
"Gut Bucket SWAMP FUNK"
These badd boys were the creators of the ultimate party music, totally instrumental, somehow ghetto/country at the same time.
But what am I really talking about, eh????
A few of you out there STILL have no idea what I'm talking about, some may think I should have this keyboard taken away from me,some of you will NEVER get it.
The Meters are one of the GREAT tragedies of FUNK......they coulda/shoulda been the BIGGEST FUNK STARS in the Universe!
That's right.....I said it.....Maybe I'm crazy?
Think again......if you were on the scene in say 1971 and someone mentioned the term FUNK to you you would have thought of the music of the Meters as being "generic funk"
Indeed the definition of it. Hell they managed to do all that without ever having any hit records outside of Black radio, they didn't wear any funny costumes, have any freaked out/wigged out drug induced lyrics, spacey album covers filled with cartoon art, dammit......they hardly had any
lyrics at all to speak of, just a bunch of "vooodoo chants, field hollars and chicken sounds".
I'm soooooo glad you brought these guys up, it's easy to forget about them, but they are also true originators.
They are in the same category of Miles, Jimi, James, etc.
It's a shame they never became the stars.......they deserved to be.
A few of you still don't know just who or what the hell I'm rambling about.
"Who Are The Meters"?
Well I gotta tell ya.....there isn't much to be said about them ya gotta listen to the music and "feel the funk".
They have NO PERSONALITY to speak of, yet in many ways they DEFINE it all for me.
OK......some of you are thinking that I am wacked out at this point "Who Are The Meters"?...."What Are Their Essential Albums"? "@What Do The Critics Say"? ...."Which Web Sites Should I Go To"?, "Are They Still Around"?,"Where Can I Hear Their Music, "What The hell Is The Big Deal Bob"?
Just do me a favor, humor me for a moment and click on the "Go To" menu, http://pages.prodigy.com/funk/cissy.wav" and listen to a brief 34 second .wav of the song "Cissy Strut" and then come back and lets all talk about the FUNKY METERS....stone cold NAWINS FUNK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!