Light in the Attic, our favorite dusty-fingered label of obscure and fascinatingÂ delectables, agrees whole-heartedly with you that There’s a Riot Goin’ OnÂ is arguably the best album of the 1970s, or any decade for that matter. Â Through the grime and thick, smoky haze, Sly’s 1971 masterpiece set the stageÂ 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. Â Prior to that release, however, Sly started a label called Stone Flower, beginning Sly’s experimentation with drum tapes and minimal lofi electronic music. Â 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. Â Check out the teaser below, and listen to samples of each track after the ‘BUY’ link. Â 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 â€śtip-onâ€ť jacket
-Color vinyl editions:
+ LITA Vinyl Subscriber Exclusive â€“ 200 on â€śPurpleâ€ť colored wax
+ LITA.net Pre-order Exclusive â€“ 200 on â€śLime Greenâ€ť wax â€”> limit 2 per customer
+ LITA Shop Exclusive â€“ 100 on â€śSmokey Greyâ€ť wax â€”> limit 2 per customer
-Special limited edition hand-numbered 18â€™â€™ x 24â€™â€™ screen print illustrated by Jess Rotter.
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive