The Meters - Zony Mash (Josie 1024)
Hey folks, it's me. I'm just popping in here to lay this one on ya... I saw The Meters last night in NYC and they were even better than they were in November... THEY BLEW ME AWAY!! Absolutely UNREAL, man... da FONK was IN DA HOUSE!
I'm not gonna go into all the facts and figures here (you can read all about 'em in our previous Meters and Poppa Funk posts), suffice it to say that it just doesn't get much better than this. These four New Orleans legends back out there funkin' it up is something you don't want to miss.
Today's selection, the B side of A Message From The Meters, was released in 1970, just before Josie went out of business. Both sides of the single were 'non-album' cuts, and were unavailable for like 30 years until Rhino put out the excellent Funkify Your Life set, and good ol' Sundazed put together a collection of b sides and rarities called (what else?) Zony Mash. Does it cook, or what? They still sound like this... very cool.
That you can go see THIS band play again, the band behind so much great Sansu Soul... the guys that Mick Jagger called "the best motherf@#king band on the planet" (for once I actually agree with him), is a rare opportunity that won't last forever.
They'll be playing the Newport Folk Festival this Sunday, August 6th and the Hollywood Bowl on August 16th.