BUDOS BAND, THE - LONG IN THE TOOTH (Splatter Vinyl) LP
Daptone Dealer exclusive colored vinyl!
LP Die cut cover, Silver & Black Splatter Vinyl, illustration by Brian (of The Budos Band) [w/ download card]
15 years after the release of their debut album, Daptone's Royal Court from Staten Island delivers a truly epic collection of new material that finds the group further bridging the gap between the farfisa-fueled Ethio-Funk stylings of their early recordings, with the psychedelic, Sabbath-inspired hellfire of late. The title track and lead single, Long in the Tooth, jumps out of the speakers with a heavy drum break (reminiscent of the B-Boy approved grooves of their early output), drenched in a pulsating, hallucinatory wall of organ, menacing horns, and a rugged guitar riff that pummels the listener into Budonian submission. Imagine Link Wray and Mulatu Astatke collaborating on an Italian horror soundtrack and you're getting close.