Light in the Attic, our favorite dusty-fingered label of obscure and fascinating¬†delectables, agrees whole-heartedly with you that There’s a Riot Goin’ On¬†is arguably the best album of the 1970s, or any decade for that matter. ¬†Through the grime and thick, smoky haze, Sly’s 1971 masterpiece set the stage¬†for funk, hip hop and everything in between.
Considerably darker and less optimistic than his previous albums, Riot was real talk from a musical genius on the verge of a mental breakdown. ¬†Prior to that release, however, Sly started a label called Stone Flower, beginning Sly’s experimentation with drum tapes and minimal lofi electronic music. ¬†While the label was short-lived, its impact on the future of urban culture and music was absolutely seismic.
If you’re a fan of this particular era of Sly Stone’s career, this is an absolute must-have. ¬†Check out the teaser below, and listen to samples of each track after the ‘BUY’ link. ¬†And remember, you can make it if you try.
- Compilation and notes by Alec Palao
- An exclusive new interview with Sly Stone himself
- In-depth liner notes with first-hand reminiscences of the Stone Flower era from many of the participants
- Features all five Stone Flower produced singles plus ten previously unissued cuts from the label archives
- All tracks newly remastered from the original tapes
- 2xLP housed in a gatefold ‚Äútip-on‚ÄĚ jacket
-Color vinyl editions:
+ LITA Vinyl Subscriber Exclusive ‚Äď 200 on ‚ÄúPurple‚ÄĚ colored wax
+ LITA.net Pre-order Exclusive ‚Äď 200 on ‚ÄúLime Green‚ÄĚ wax ‚ÄĒ> limit 2 per customer
+ LITA Shop Exclusive ‚Äď 100 on ‚ÄúSmokey Grey‚ÄĚ wax ‚ÄĒ> limit 2 per customer
-Special limited edition hand-numbered 18‚Äô‚Äô x 24‚Äô‚Äô screen print illustrated by Jess Rotter.
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive