Sunday, March 15, 2009
Black Merda Force Of Nature
News from Vampi Soul:
Black Merda, the first all black rock band to write and play their own music in the late 1960s and early 1970s, are considered to be Black Rock pioneers as well as the originators of their own style of Black Psychedelic Rock.
They released two albums in the 1970's "Black Merda" (Chess 1970) and "Long Burn The Fire" (GRT 1972) which weren't properly promoted when first released, but are now seen as Black Rock classics by a growing number of international music fans. Their 2005 release "The Folks From Mother’s Mixer" (Funky Delicacies 2005) containing both of 1970s albums on one CD, is lauded as the most creative, lyrically and musically diverse albums of that genre.
Now they're back! Like the Phoenix from its ashes! and the Butterfly from its cocoon, spreading their wings in the 21st century, funkier and musically diverse as ever, with a new batch of songs, to take you on a magical musical trip, that'll have your heads and minds bouncing and tripping, in some new directions and happy positions.
So sit back, and relax, and enjoy the Funk-Rock majesty of Black Merda's "A Force Of Nature".
Extensive liner notes by rock critic Michael Hurtt (Mojo magazine etc.)