“Stand!” by Sly and The Family Stone - album review

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TJR says

Raising the bar again from last year's “Dance To The Music” with only the sickly pop-funk-rock chops of “Somebody’s Watching You” registering as a miss-step. “Everyday People”, #1 in the U.S. Pop Charts as the album was released, is a fantastic highlight, urging folks to think twice about their prejudices with great lines such as “I am no better and neither are you, we are the same whatever we do” and “different strokes for different folks”. We gotta live together people! The driving horns just seal the deal. This leads into “Sex Machine”, an unlikely winner which manages to stay groovy all the way to the end of it's largely instrumental 13 minutes. “Stand!” was a success artifically and commercially, a nice balance if you can get it.

The Jukebox Rebel
16-Dec-2007

A1 [03:08] 6.0.png Sly and The Family Stone - Stand! (Sylvester Stewart) Soul
A2 [05:58] 6.6.png Sly and The Family Stone - Don’t Call Me Nigger, Whitey (Sylvester Stewart) Soul
A3 [05:22] 6.8.png Sly and The Family Stone - I Want To Take You Higher (Sylvester Stewart) Disco / Funk
A4 [03:20] 4.0.png Sly and The Family Stone - Somebody’s Watching You (Sylvester Stewart) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
A5 [03:56] 6.7.png Sly and The Family Stone - Sing A Simple Song (Sylvester Stewart) Disco / Funk
B1 [02:21] 8.0.png Sly and The Family Stone - Everyday People (Sylvester Stewart) Soul
B2 [13:45] 7.1.png Sly and The Family Stone - Sex Machine (Sylvester Stewart) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
B3 [03:37] 6.2.png Sly and The Family Stone - You Can Make It If You Try (Sylvester Stewart) Disco / Funk




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