How Funky can it get? Tower Of Power Live '76 "Knock Yourself Out"

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  1. RedMoses

    RedMoses Supporting Member

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    I discovered this Tower Of Power album "Live and in living color" when i was 18, im 33 and it still blows me away. Ive seen TOP a few times over the years but this recording is them in thier prime and tearing the building down.

    This track "Knock Yourself Out" is a 23 min study in Funk for all instruments involved but the Bass/Drums/Keys locking up here is truly amazing, if your not familiar with this track i URGE you to absorb this, it will keep you busy for years to come. I made a reference to it to my band last night so i decided to revisit it today.

    I DARE you to sit still!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4ao7AEsc0g
  2. mellowinman

    mellowinman Perfect for Breaking the Ice at Naughty Parties Supporting Member

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    I'm just going to go ahead and get this album.
  3. mimaz

    mimaz Gold Supporting Member

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    Classic TOP!
  4. jerry

    jerry Definitely not trending Gold Supporting Member

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    There is a just released live double CD from 1974 called Hipper Than hip that flat out kills!
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  6. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

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    One of my all time favorite bands tighter than tight.
  7. mellowinman

    mellowinman Perfect for Breaking the Ice at Naughty Parties Supporting Member

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    I'm going to get that one too.

    I might as well just get their entire catalogue.

    You Got to Funkify
  8. David Jayne

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    I bought that album many years ago, when I first heard them on the radio one day. No idea who they were and as civilization was Pre-Google had to go around asking who the horn band that said 'What Is Hip' was. Bought it at a place called a 'record store.' I haven't been right since.
  9. JimK

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    I recently picked up a used copy...it may be a tough find. Happy hunting.
  10. Jay Q

    Jay Q Supporting Member

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    Rocco killing those 16ths! :bassist:
  11. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Banned

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    Is there a tower of power box set?
  12. ejmy

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    Yep, and he can take credit for a huge part of TOP's success.
  13. jerry

    jerry Definitely not trending Gold Supporting Member

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  14. gbrooding

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    Saw them 21 years ago, and have never heard a bigger wall of sound in my life! They were easily the best show I had seen. My wife was 7 months pregnant with our son, and he kicked and moved all show! He is now playing some pretty cool funk lines of his own on bass, and I really believe that his exposure to that style of music while in the womb played a part in that.
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    One of my favorite bands of all time.
  16. Ewo

    Ewo a/k/a Steve Cooper Supporting Member

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    Yeah. I think Rhino put it out. A compilation of selected studio recordings.

    IIRC the box is called What Is Hip.
  17. JimK

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    Yes, these Original Album Series can be life savers!
    I have recently picked up an early J. Geils set (pre-MTV sellout daze), an America set, & a Charles Wright/Watts 103rd St. set...the 103rd St. Watts stuff can be OOP & hard/expensive to buy...this OAS was under $20 for their 1st five albums.
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    Can't cut loose without that juice!!!
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