Numero 1244 Issued in a pressing of just 500 copies, 1973’s Boscoe documents an explosive live act unclouded by the passage of time. Free of studio polish or perfectionism, every bass run booms, every vocal rumbles over a patina of reverb. Before Side A ends, we witness the invocation of death, a war for peace that black America must fight, Malcolm X’s violent passing, brains already in the grave, God’s damning of us all, and a glib parody of “The Star Spangled Banner,” all delivered by a crawling funk fusion as eager to blast us awake with harsh words as with insistent horns.
Dimensions: 12", 8 tracks Materials: Vinyl
Numero Group (Little Village)
In the growing noise of the so-called reissue field, The Numero Group remains distinct in its quality: deeply researched, expertly resuscitated and lavishly packaged box sets, playlists and ephemera of historic music from the 1950s-1990s. Founded in Chicago in 2003 by Rob Sevier and Ken Shipley, for more than 15 years Numero has committed to unearthing precious lost sounds for new audiences, with an unparalleled ear for potential and spirited eye for detail.
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