Oakland, CA's Eugene Blacknell released a handful of cool 45's over the years, but his guitar mastery and band leadership skills were sadly confined within the bay area.
This record would be legendary if only for the intro drum break, and by the time the band comes in with a super funky bed of percussion, organ stabs, and bubbling bass, we're already in funky heaven. It all sets the stage for Eugene himself to come in with a fried out fuzz and wah-wah drenched guitar part that is simply unbelievable.
One of the bands I play in is the LA based Wyldewood Green - this record is essentially the template of what we're cookin' up.
EUGENE BLACKNELL & THE NEW BREED - GETTIN' DOWN