Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Tunesday: "Rite of the Ancients," The Budos Band

Staten Island's own is the greatest instrumental funk act going. Period. Well, except when the fellas do something silly like perform covers; not gonna link to "My Girl" or "Day Tripper" because I know you don't need to hear those.

Budos throws down tight jams, loaded with call-and-response riffs and rhythmic wizardry (Latin percussionists are the business) that remind us that some things from the '70s are worth remembering (funk and supreme afros are the first two that come to mind). The band's tracks churn, you burn calories while running; it's a good formula.

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