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Main » 2007 » December » 10 » Shotgun - 1977 - Shotgun
Shotgun - 1977 - Shotgun

This Detroit outfit never got their big break & judging by this smoking slab of prime funk, it's a complete mystery how success eluded them. Oozing with the very same kind of grooves found in class acts like Brick, Slave, Cameo & the Kay-Gees, this album explodes from the opening salvo & never relents until the fade of the final cut. Packed with snappy bass lines, rubbery vocals & punchy guitars, "Shotgun" cruises along at a generally restless pace & leaves the listener satisfied in the end. How these boys never made the big leap is beyond me.


ABC 1997 LP AB979

Friday Night
A1 Shotgun 3.11
A2 Troubleshooter 3.43
A3 Good Thing 3.52
A4 Concrete Jungle 3.28
A5 Get Down With the Get Down 3.25

Saturday Night
B1 Mutha Funk 4.56
B2 Shady Lady 4.27
B3 Hot Line 4.47
B4 Dynamite (The Bomb) 3.18

The first album by Shotgun -- one of the many major label funk groups who flourished briefly at the end of the 70s. The group have a harder sound than most of this nature -- with plenty of guitars in the mix, and an overall heavier sound than you'd expect from an effort of this type. In fact, there's almost a rock/funk kind of groove going on -- one that would be more typical of early 70s crossover efforts on Epic, in the wake of Sly Stone and other artists like that. Tracks include "Concrete Jungle", "Get Down with the Get Down", "Mutha Funk", "Hot Line", "Dynamite (The Bomb)", and "Good Thing".
(Dusty Groove America)

This six-man funk outfit's debut album showcased two single releases. "Hotline" is a moderately paced funk cut with lyrics that are somewhat vague with regard to the song's message; the number peaked at #87 after seven weeks on the Billboard R&B charts. "Mutha Funk" is a pumpin' number which lives up to its title; however, the single only managed a #67 ranking after staying on the charts one week longer than the album's initial release. Most of the vocals are poorly arranged. As funky as this group's music is, many cuts are heavily doused with rock & roll. (AMG)

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