You’d better buckle the fucking chinstrap on your novelty afro, because your wig is about to get blown back. BLACKROCK (emphasis mine) were part of a movement that looked to capitalize on the commercial success of Jimi Hendrix with some pseudo-psychedelic (read: reverb and noodly, meandering guitar solos) singles that still managed to remain firmly rooted in beat-based, soulful music. The end result is what you hear here - a barn burner of thundering piano and drums that makes me want to run and buy a bible so I can jump out my chair waving it and yell “Oooh lawd”.
So, smack the play button, because as Ley often says to the ladies, you’re about to experience the best 4 seconds of your life - specifically, the break in this jam at 0:54 to 0:58, which you may recognize as the main hook in Black Milk’s ‘Deadly Medley’ (recommended listening as well). Goddamn, that break makes me want to punch a hole in the wall of the Apollo Theatre’s green room, MC Serch style.
Today’s gem, originally from a 45 that was b/w the equally fearsome ‘Bad Cloud Overhead’ was also featured on the compilation “Chains & Black Exhaust” which traffics solely in this type of pseudo-soul meets garage shit, so if this has you adjusting your dockers, you know where you can find more.