JAMES BROWN "KING HEROIN" (7")

JAMES BROWN "KING HEROIN" (7")
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“King Heroin” is one of James Brown’s finest moments, at the time an urgently needed reality check on the growing heroin crisis swallowing much of inner city America, and appreciated today as one of the most breathtaking pieces of haunted funk and conscious soul ever released. Reissued here in all its glory and featuring the impossible to find instrumental reprise on the B-Side, “King Heroin” once again hits the streets to combat the uncertainty of post civil rights era urban malaise. Much more than a “message” record, more than a few of which James Brown & company put out with preachy fervor, “King Heroin” holds no bars in its blunt reviews of addiction and its painful fall-out, all from a man who himself struggled with the beast inside for decades. Beyond the sweet irony remains one of the most disturbing and starkly beautiful downtempo soul records ever, a perfect encapsulation of a lost era only dreamt of in weak blaxploitation Technicolor vision today. An essential piece of eternal soul history.

 
 

   
Tracklisting
Side A.  
1. King Heroin
 
Side B.    
1. King Heroin (Inst.)
   

 
   
Artist Title  
JAMES BROWN KING HEROIN  
     
Label Cat.#  
POLYDOR PD.14666  
     
Year Format  
2010 7"  
     
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