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Bullfrog

  • Bullfrog [Ropeadope, 2001] B+

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Bullfrog [Ropeadope, 2001]
They claim jazz so hard that either they're inordinately proud of that stupid flute feature or they don't know what they're doing, which is nailing an instrumental funk situated somewhere between the MG's and the Meters. Master DJ Kid Koala is one crucial attraction--probably supplied the cracker-barrel riffs on their name. Another is rapper James "Blu Rum 12" Sobers, whose "Reverse Psychology" mines a tradition that goes back to Dr. Hook's "Levitate." B+