This Generation (CD)


The Lions

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Amoeba Review

02/25/2013

"You can't roll a spliff on no MP3," sings Malik Moore on the title track of the new one from L.A.'s own beloved kings of vintage rocksteady, The Lions. And boy is he right, I've tried. The song celebrates what the band hopes (and we all hope) are signs that this generation is going "back to roots." This 12-piece ensemble (including members of the late great Hepcat) lovingly updates the warm, positive, summertime sound of classic late '60s & early '70s Jamaican music -- it's a party from the needle drop! The rhythms rock steady, the horns cry tough, and the singers harmonize like conscious angels. It's out on vaunted underground hip-hop label Stones Throw, and though this is their first foray into reggae, it's right in line with the dusted, crackly funk of labelmates Dilla, Oh No and Madlib. The ice cream truck turned Rasta truck on the cover is the mobile soundsystem of DJ Black Shakespeare, and this new Lions record is easily as much fun and funky as any of the original platters he spins around town. Also available on an all-45 set with dub versions!

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Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Bird On A Wire
The Lions , Malik Moore 03:35
2.
This Generation
The Lions , Malik Moore , Black Shakespeare 03:51
3.
Picture On The Wall
The Lions , Leroy Sibbles 03:13
4.
Revelations
The Lions , Black Shakespeare 03:30
5.
New Girl
The Lions , James King 03:59
6.
Pieces Of A Man
The Lions , Alex Desert 04:24
7.
More Higher Ways
The Lions , Black Shakespeare , Malik Moore 05:04
8.
Jamie's Cryin'
The Lions , Alex Desert 02:46
9.
Be Easy
The Lions , Alex Desert 03:36
10.
Padre Ichiro
The Lions , Malik Moore 03:51
11.
Roll It 'Round
The Lions , Black Shakespeare 03:51
12.
Let's Go Out
The Lions , Black Shakespeare 02:26

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