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Jimmy G. and the Tackheads

  • Federation of Tackheads [Capitol, 1985] B+

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Federation of Tackheads [Capitol, 1985]
Those who bewail George Clinton's drum-program conversion should get a load of the rhythm chip he has working on this collaboration with former Slave laborer and master of his own Aurra Steve Washington--not to mention Mr. G., a kid brother George hopes to save from a life of petty crime and presidential aspiration. The industrial-strength whomp of these willfully simple-minded tracks makes the big beat of the notorious "Hydraulic Pump" sound like something Trick James might cross over on. One nice thing about simple-minded--when it hits you you feel all right. B+