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.

 

The Details

- 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 “tip-on” jacket

-Color vinyl editions:
+ LITA Vinyl Subscriber Exclusive – 200 on “Purple” colored wax
+ LITA.net Pre-order Exclusive – 200 on “Lime Green” wax —> limit 2 per customer
+ LITA Shop Exclusive – 100 on “Smokey Grey” wax —> limit 2 per customer

-Special limited edition hand-numbered 18’’ x 24’’ screen print illustrated by Jess Rotter.

Price $21

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