Friday, March 16, 2012

The Meters
"Fire on the Bayou"

The Meters' sixth album, released in 1975, was recorded in New Orleans.
It has a fairly free-form sense to it, with the band establishing funky afro grooves and the vocals vamping on top of it.

It doesn't have quite the hard edge to it as my personally-favored 'Cabbage Alley' but the band is obviously fully-grown by this point.

The band is fronted by Art Neville, part of the infamous Neville Bros. family. Explains a lot, I suppose.

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