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ARTIST
TITLE
Headless Heroes of the Apocalypse
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
SD 8281LP SD 8281LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
11/26/2007

Exact repro, manufactured by Rhino under license from Atlantic Records. Originally released in 1971, supposedly shortly after which then-Vice President Spiro Agnew demanded the album be shelved for its content. Heavily sampled freak-funk-jazz classic (J Dilla once hid a copy in some bushes) with a Last Poets lyrical bent. "Sampled to death by the '90s hip-hop elite, including Beastie Boys, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, and A Tribe Called Quest, this administration-upsetting LP showcases this former 'jazz freak' as a slightly less cerebral Gil Scott-Heron, with his direct, socially-conscious lyrics laid over some of the funkiest soul-jazz of the early '70s. A ridiculously rare-groove find for years, the influence of the LP is incalculable, forging a path for hip-hop and soul that would continue to keep the music and message of the album relevant to this day. The man would later produce hit records for Roberta Flack, Gladys Night, and Nancy Wilson, but for for a time Eugene was not trying to please anyone, but just kicking back at The Man a little."