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Wednesday, September 30
Collecting all of Stone Flower's singles, plus some previously unreleased tracks, I'm Just Like You is a satisfying listen on the surface. It's also a behind-the-scenes peak of sorts for Sly Stone's transition from the over-the-top, mostly good time funk bandleader of the late 60's, to the more introspective and world weary studio wizard he became in the early 70's. Some of the tracks found here (and not just the demos) have an ephemeral feel. Even if they weren't the culmination of an idea, they are still a fascinating portrait of a monster artist and producer in process, as well as the only document for a few stellar acts who never did much of anything outside of their tenure with Stone Flower.
Posted by Adam at 9/30/2015 02:42:00 PM