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Trouble Funk-Live (Infinite Zero/American)

 

Somehow Go-Go music -- a tantalizing '80's gumbo of funky dance beats and whipsmart throwdown vocals with a little doo wop vocalisms thrown in for good measure -- never quite caught on outside of the Washington D.C. area, even though it helped lay the groundwork for most of today's rap and funk. E.U. (Experience Unlimited) came closest to breaking out of the scene with the hit "Da'Butt" in 1988.

 

While E.U. were a good band, Go-Go's masters were Trouble Funk. Live, an hour long concert album was released on a small label in 1982 and quickly became a collector's item, (the Beastie Boy's License To Ill is just one of many hip hop albums that sampled generously from Live.)

 

Henry Rollins and Rick Rubin have finally rescued it from the classic lost album ranks. If this one doesn't get your booty moving, you got formaldehyde in your veins. (6/96)

Jay S. Jacobs

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