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Amnesty – free your mind

Posted on: July 24, 2007

This is a fantastic start, it´s new and old like urbanology´s aim to present you timeless music. Why old & new? Because the songs were recorded back in the seventies, but now are re-released on Now Again Records – a (reissuing) sublabel of the fabulous Stones Throw crew. Ex-Members of The Embers and The Crimson Tide established Amnesty in the year 1972. They quickly developed a funk-style influenced by Earth, Wind & Fire; Chicago and of course Funkadelic. Now Again maintains: Amnesty are “the most funkadelic group you never heard” and they´re right! 10 tracks for yo funky ass, only a few previously released on 700 West 7-inch single.

In 1976 the group broke up, James “Red” Massie (bass guitar) wrote down the reasons in the linernotes:

“Things were going good for the group, but people were starting to get lazy. People were missing rehearsals. People were thinking they were this, or they were that. The big head thing. Drugs were a large part of it. As were women. You could say the fast pace of life dispersed us. But I never got sick of that band. Thirty years later, and I’m still excited.”

Get excited!

File took down by request from the label.


3 Responses to "Amnesty – free your mind"

Hi Friend! thanks for your nice blog, exciting and very cool! and thanks for your article concerning Amnesty band; what a wonderful surprise to listen to their fantastic LP…first track is something really special, involving mind, body, emotions…I love this album, its force is great! if you like, reply to my words, I’d be very happy
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Angelo – south Italy

whhooa, my first post is still up and people are downloading it, great 🙂

thanks for your kind words, I guess I will listen to Amnesty now again, because I didn´t for a long time and it is a fuckin great record. keep visiting urbanology, all comments are welcome

thanks to you, friend! Free your mind is a fantastic record, really, and only a few funk band got such an intensity in music and lyrics…thanks again
see you soon

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