Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Headhunters

Herbie Hancock's classic 1973 album Headhunters is just so infunktious and beautifully executed I can't imagine anyone not loving it. Headhunters is like a hot day off in your favorite city with no obligations, so the possibilities are endless. Go have some ice cream, smoke some rat weed out of an apple in your favorite park, throw a frisbee to a dog, finally break the ice with that cute guy or girl you been thinking about. Life is good, but it is short, get crackin'.

13 comments:

d said...

thank you. such a good palette cleanser.

Anonymous said...

tight. the hearse always amazes.

Winds of Vile Flatülence said...

Aww yeaa thanky.

Anonymous said...

The Sextant and Thrust LP's are just as good.

ido said...

I'm not a big jazz guy either. But that has got to be one of the best album covers featured on The Hearse. So I'll give it a shot.

kellyminnis said...

One of the best fusion albums. If you like this one try the two right before it (Crossings and Mwandishi). Just as funky but weirder, more psychedelic. After this one Herbie got more and more mainstream, more like R&B than fusion. But alas, that's pretty much what happened to all of fusion after 1975.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful! I need to dust off my old lp & crank it!

Sean

Thomas said...

For all that enjoy this, check out the 2002 recording 'Instrumentals' by the The Nels Cline Singers. Amazing jazz guitar that punks and metalheads can appreciate. Awesome.

http://www.cryptogramophone.com/index.php?module=Crypto&func=album&id=113

Johnny P said...

Dude I totally picked up the 7" with Chameleon and Watermelon Man on it last weekend. So goooood.

black aspirin said...

Romantic Warrior is me fave fusion. You can't go wrong with Stanley Clarke, Al Dimeola, Lenny White and Chick Corea. These early to mid 70s Herbie albums are pretty good though.

ack blaspirin said...

Whoops I meant Return To Forever, Romantic Warrior is the title of an album. Lysdexics of the world untie.

Trane said...

check out herbie in miles davis bands from the 60s. even better if tony williams is the drummer.

Drewsus said...

I just noticed the helpful Genre links and found this... Funny, I like this record a lot...