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#216: Look-Ka Py Py by The Meters

6.08.2012

Look-Ka Py Py by The Meters (1969)

Favorite Track(s): "Look-Ka Py Py" and "Funky Miracle"

Thoughts: What the what?  I have never heard of this band!  But they are New Orleans funk, and I suppose that isn't quite my area of expertise.  The album title makes me laugh, though.  Sounds a bit like a failed Greek fraternity (speaking as someone whose entire knowledge of fraternities/sororities comes from watching Greek and knowing my friend Kristen).

Anyway, after listening to the album, I can only assume it was ground-breaking for its time, because the majority of this funk felt mediocre and generic to me.  I so prefer Parliament or Funkadelic or Prince or James Brown.  Compared to those artists, this felt like elevator music.  According to wikipedia, The Meters are considered progenitors or funk, and that they went on to influence many other funk bands.  So I guess that's why they're so close to #1.  But personally I won't be revisiting this album.

Is This Album Better Than The River?: Nope, nope, nope.  Come on, RS  List, at this point I should be hearing albums that will CHANGE MY LIFE.

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