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  • The Best of Mandrill [Polydor, 1975] C+

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The Best of Mandrill [Polydor, 1975]
I approve of their Latin-funk concept and I'm struck by their name--a mandrill is one mother of a baboon, and what do you think a man drill might be? But their music has proven disappointingly tame. Even the big hit sequence on side one--"Fencewalk" to "Git It All" to "Hang Loose"--isn't exactly a rampage. Which is probably why the hits weren't go-rillas. C+