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Mandrill – 1973 – Composite Truth

Mandrill – 1973 – Composite Truth

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Release code: ODI3005707
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Release Info: Mandrill – 1973 – Composite Truth

Intro review by AMG, Main review by S. St Thomas Rip, Research, Posting and additional info’s by Nikos Composite Truth is Mandrill’s most successful album, commercially as well as artistically. Although the band’s sense of freewheeling experimentation had been tempered, its gradual transition to a straight-ahead funk band was made perfect with two of the biggest hits of its career: “Hang Loose” and “Fencewalk.” “Hang Loose” is all over the place (in a good way), moving from a grooving funk jam to mid-tempo guitar skronk and back, all part of an impassioned call to peace. “Fencewalk” also had several transitions, with a crooning chorus and an extended middle section powered by heavy brass and a screaming guitar solo. Elsewhere, Mandrill turns in a very convincing impression of a salsa band (“Hágalo”), breaks into killer loose-groove funk (“Don’t Mess With People,” with a splendidly undecipherable vocal), and stumbles only with the long, rasta-fied San Francisco tribute “Polk Street …

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