“1980” by Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson - album review

TJR says

They're looking all Star Trek on that cover, but what were Scott-Heron & Jackson trying to tell us about the LP? Said the latter: “To those of us living in 1979, it felt like 1980 was the twenty-first century. With 1984, the Orwellian doomsdate, right around the corner, we were concerned. Even though the Vietnam War was years away, many of us still saw a glimmer of hope in the seventies. But now there really wasn't, as Gil laments in the song '1980,' 'Even no way back to '75, much less 1969.'” How I wish this state-of-the-nation address was delivered in a harder-edged brand of funk. I keep hanging in, hoping for a change back to the “Revolution” glories but it's just not happening. As it is, their jazzy brand of R n B has next to no chance with me.

The Jukebox Rebel
30-Mar-2011

A1 [05:28] 3.5.png Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson - Shut ‘Em Down (Gil Scott-Heron) Disco / Funk
A2 [04:09] 3.3.png Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson - Alien (Hold On To Your Dreams) (Gil Scott-Heron) R n B
A3 [04:16] 3.9.png Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson - Willing (Gil Scott-Heron) R n B
A4 [04:47] 3.7.png Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson - Corners (Gil Scott-Heron, Brian Jackson) R n B
B1 [06:20] 2.5.png Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson - 1980 (Gil Scott-Heron) R n B
B2 [03:37] 3.1.png Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson - Push Comes To Shove (Gil Scott-Heron) R n B
B3 [04:04] 4.3.png Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson - Shah Mot (The Shah Is Dead / Checkmate) (Gil Scott-Heron) R n B
B4 [04:25] 4.0.png Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson - Late Last Night (Gil Scott-Heron) Disco / Funk




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