Best Song Ever (This Week): The Funkees' "Acid Rock"
by Dave Segal
on Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 10:06 AM
Soundway Records is slated to release an 18-track collection by the Funkees titled Dancing Time: The Best of Eastern Nigeria’s Afro Rock Exponents 1973-77. It’s an infectious, filler-free document from that African nation’s fertile ’70s psych-funk scene. Of the many highlights on the disc, the most inspirational is “Acid Rock.” Closer to regimented funk of the Meters and bold organ flourishes of Jackie Mittoo than to the virtuosic distortions of Jimi Hendrix, the song nonetheless takes you to a better, more exalted place. By all rights, it should be at least three times longer than its sub-3-minute duration.