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Sneakin' Sally Through The Alley
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Genre: Popular Music
Media Format: Compact Disk
Release Date: 11-JUL-1990
Top Customer Reviews
To me, this is one of the best albums that I own. Interestingly enough, I am not a Robert Palmer fan, but his voice on this album I think is incredible, and very far from the "addicted to love" era. I am often amazed that it is actually him behind the vocals. Every tune has something different going on in it. Safe to say, if you are a Meters or a Little Feat fan, you will love this album. George (matters) Porter's bass lines (as always) keep a groove that is very rarely re-produced.
I think it is an excellent album to own.
And THIS album has the most dramatic Little Feat influence. That's why I love it.
This album is an absolute must-own for anyone who loves funk. Lowell George and the Meters give this album so much groove, it's positively sick.
Sailin Shoes->HeyJulia->Sally is probably the coolest three-song segue I've ever heard in a studio setting. The harmonies on Julie are hauntingly discordant (and super-cool) and Sally is just a pure funk jam. Great keys work.
Step Outside is a great mellow breather.
The next few songs are pretty cheesy, especially Blackmail and How Much Fun.
Then the album ends with a 9 minute all out jam. That drumbeat that Zigaboo lays down when the song finally kicks in, is one that I often point to as the "funkiest drumbeat ever." People rave about so many other drummers when they talk about funk, but to me Zigaboo is THE man when it comes to pocket drumming.
This album shows such a great chemistry that one can't help wonder about what would have happened if they had toured and done more albums. Dare I say this woulda been a SUPERGROUP. It could have been better than Little Feat, better than the Meters (well that's a stretch) but DEFINITELY better than "Addicted to Love" and "Power Station."
If you like obscure funk like this, check out the Pointer Sisters "Blue Thumb Sessions". Not a great album per se (lotsa garbage), but there's a couple tracks where Herbie & the Headhunters are the backing band that absolutely smoke. Mad funk. If only they'd stuck with that sound in lieu of the "Neutron Dance."
RIP Robert Palmer. At least he had ONE great album, and this is it.
Way and above the middle of the road rock he put out during the 1980's. A real gem. Prime 70's R&B with a southern/new orleans edge.
When I do get to this album it's usually 'layter'in the evening, my listening pleasure enhanced by a couple of Rusty Nails or whatever is your poison, be it a single malt or wheatgrass. Just a tip for first time listeners, I usually start with Track 3 (Sneakin') and then loop back to Track 1 and 2. Works for me folks, En'BLOODY'joy.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have had this album since the eighties. Most underrated album ever. Makes you miss the seventies. All of the other reviews only think of addicted to love era Robert palmer but he... Read morePublished 14 months ago by James Watts
Robert Palmer with The Meters as the backing band. What more could you ask for? Everything is better with a side of New Orleans funk!Published 16 months ago by S L Richardson
I owned this on vinyl an have been meaning to another copy for years. A fabulous fabulous album even all these years later. Read morePublished 20 months ago by LinnyJ