Album Reviews in 30 Seconds or Less
Psych Funk Sa-Re-Ga!
Seminar: Aesthetic Expressions of Psychedelic Funk Music in India (1970-1983)
(World Psychedelic Funk Classics)
Sounds Like: Take out your notebook and pen, this is a crash course in the way American psychedelics influenced Indian garage bands in the ’70s.
Free Association: John and Paul had the Maharishi, these kids just had a Cream record.
For Fans Of: Dick Dale, acid, sitars.
Rikki Ililonga & Musi-O-Tunya
Sounds Like: Back in the day when the yolk of Colonialism was lifted, Zambia was a fertile ground for rhythmic, funky, nationalistic music that no one knows about.
Free Association: These cats had plenty to be pissed about, plus James Brown and Jimi.
PW's Music Issue 2014