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

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by RedMoses, Apr 11, 2014.

  1. RedMoses

    RedMoses Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2012
    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!
  2. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011

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


    Mar 1, 2005
    Wheeling WV
    Endorsing Artist: Crook Custom Guitars
    Classic TOP!
  4. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    There is a just released live double CD from 1974 called Hipper Than hip that flat out kills!
  5. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    One of my all time favorite bands tighter than tight.
  6. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    I'm going to get that one too.

    I might as well just get their entire catalogue.

    You Got to Funkify
  7. 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.
  8. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    I recently picked up a used may be a tough find. Happy hunting.
  9. squidtastic

    squidtastic Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2013
    Rocco killing those 16ths! :bassist:
  10. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Banned

    Feb 19, 2006
    west suburban boston
    Is there a tower of power box set?
  11. ejmy


    Nov 30, 2008
    Yep, and he can take credit for a huge part of TOP's success.
  12. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
  13. gbrooding

    gbrooding Supporting Member

    Dec 22, 2011
    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.
  14. One of my favorite bands of all time.
  15. Ewo

    Ewo a/k/a Steve Cooper Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    Huntington WV
    Yeah. I think Rhino put it out. A compilation of selected studio recordings.

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


    Dec 12, 1999
    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.
  17. ahc


    Jul 31, 2009
    No. Virginia
    Can't cut loose without that juice!!!
  18. bluesblaster


    Jan 2, 2008
    lenny pickett LP lenny pickett LP lenny pickett