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Thursday, April 30, 2009

1980


by Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson


ARISTA RECORDS
AL 9514
1980
33 1/3


PRODUCED BY GIL SCOTT-HERON, BRIAN JACKSON, AND MALCOLM CECIL FOR SPICE INC.
ARRANGED BY BRIAN JACKSON





SIDE A:



SHUT 'UM DOWN
ALIEN HOLD ON TO YOUR DREAMS
WILLING
CORNERS

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SIDE B:



1980
PUSH COMES TO SHOVE
SHAM MOT (THE SHAH IS DEAD/CHECKMATE)
LATE LAST NIGHT

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Editor's note: I was expecting some afro-centric, disco-boogie, space-age message to the future but all I got was a sociometric sockdolager! Yeah, the brutha has a sermon on how to save the world and it starts with not being THE MAN. Not in racial terms but rather in global ones. Love your brother and save the planet etc. Can't we all applaud the sentiment if not the message? Well...we can all appreciate the afro helmet of the dude on the left regardless of our politics, caste or aesthetic views.

1 comment:

andaloudog said...

That dude on the left is Gil Scott-Heron. Sounds like you'd never heard of him. An American classic.