Sly & the Family Stone – There's a Riot Goin' On - New LP
"Since it took almost two years to make, the fifth album by Sly & the Family Stone had everyone salivating in anticipation. Sly did not disappoint! 1971's There's A Riot Goin' On finds the Bay Area-based genius getting funkier than before, even as his artistic vision becomes darker. Some may have been disappointed that Sly didn't simply re-create the chart successes of earlier singles, but who can argue with the flat-out brilliance of turning recent big hit "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)" on its head to create the mind-boggling "Thank You For Talkin' To Me Africa" Two of this hypnotic album's tunes" Family Affair" and "Runnin' Away" were gigantic hits."