The Meters Rejuvenation
Track 7, 'Hey Pocky Away', along with 'People Say' The Meters Rejuvenation best song on the album, and released as a single the two singles are bonus tracks. It's also been covered by the Grateful Dead. A classic drum riff backed-up with piano instantly give this tune away when it comes on in a playlist.
It's a superb mid-tempo funk anthem with a great The Meters Rejuvenation chorus, the horns blast out some nice notes to bang the song home and good vocals. Always puts me in a great mood: "Lying back groovin', riding in your car.
Don't make no difference, where you are. Feel good music. In your soul. Makes your body, wanna rock 'n' roll ". From this positive upbeat number there's a nice contrast to the sadder, extended funk-jam of 'Ain't no use'. Clocking in Bobby Jackson The Bobby Jacksons Cafe Extra Ordinaire Story over 11 minutes this is easily the longest The Meters Rejuvenation of the album and gives a chance for the band to show-off what they do best; playing tightly as a group and building The Meters Rejuvenation.
It opens with Frank Hunter And His Orchestra White Goddess couple of sung verses about wanting to be set free, but the singer knows he "wouldn't last a day".
A couple of guitar tracks allow the groove to be maintained whilst Leo solos over the top between verses. Some sung words after the second verse as Leo solos more before the music quietens down, announcing the beginning of the jam at almost This is where they get a chance to really show their playing as there are no solos in the previous tracks. The group-playing is great, starting with piano before kicking into guitar.
Ziggy continues to provide a funk-drumming class, and understated piano chords keep the groove going throughout and the individual musicians never ruin the groove with over-the-top flashy playing. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy.
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