Limited vinyl LP pressing. Reissue of this classic funk album. Among guitar aficionados, they don't come much heavier than acidÂdrenched enigma Eddie Hazel. A founding father of Funkadelic and responsible for the blazing "Maggot Brain" solo, he released just one album. A concentrated dose of guitarÂdriven psychedelic soul and loping funkÂrock, Game, Dames And Guitar Thangs (1977) was coÂproduced by George Clinton and features the full Mothership crew. Despite impeccable credentials, the album sank and dropped out of print for years, becoming a soughtÂ after collector's item for funkateers ever since. Possessing a rare ability to be showy whilst maintaining subtlety, Hazel took Jimi Hendrix's style to his own new level. Here, his fuzzÂtinged wahÂfuelled guitar licks shimmer across seven brain-bending tracks, showcasing highly inventive virtuoso playing and searing riffs. The LP famously opens with the most soaring, soulful version of "California Dreamin'" you've ever heard. Eschewing the structure of The Mamas & The Papas' hit, Hazel slows the pace, adding a pronounced longing to create a truly emotive reworking. Virtually unrecognizable, Hazel's exquisite arrangement recalled Hendrix's rendering of Dylan's "All Along The Watchtower" and his delicately distorted guitar work propels the track into the stratosphere.
So Goes The Story
I Want You (She's So Heavy)
What About It?
California Dreamin' (Reprise)
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.
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