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The Meters - The Meters

 (Limited Edition)

The Meters - The Meters





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AJOS 4010H
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180 Gram Vinyl Record

180 Gram LP

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"The Meters defined New Orleans funk, not only on their own recordings, but also as the backing band for numerous artists, including many produced by Allen Toussaint. Where the funk of Sly Stone and James Brown was wild, careening, and determinedly urban, the Meters were down-home and earthy. Nearly all of their own recordings were instrumentals, putting the emphasis on the organic and complex rhythms.

"The syncopated, layered percussion intertwined with the gritty grooves of the guitar and organ, creating a distinctive sound that earned a small, devoted cult during the '70s, including musicians like Paul McCartney and Robert Palmer, both of whom used the group as a backing band for recording. Despite their reputation as an extraordinary live band, the Meters never broke into the mainstream, but their sound provided the basis for much of the funk and hip-hop of the '80s and '90s." — All Music Guide

Side 1
Cissy Strut
Here Comes The Meter Man
Live Wire
Sophisticated Cissy

Side 2
Ease Back
6V6 LA
Sehorns Farm
Simple Song

Customer Reviews (4.00 Stars) 1 person(s) rated this product.


posted on 10/16/2013
4 Stars
Reviewer: Jeff C - Australia
Being half the price of most LPs these days I had reserved expectations. However the pressing quality is pretty good and the sound is very acceptable and given that this old school instrumental funk is the bomb, I have to say this album is well worth getting. Perhaps an original pressing may sound better or worst but without anything to compare to, I have no complaints about the sound quality on this one.

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