The Meters - Zony Mash

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The Meters - Zony Mash

What’s that smell? It’s The Meters—New Orleans’ undisputed kings of soul-funk—and their new collection of singles, rarities and unreleased tunes. The Meters’ best material stands alongside anybody in the genre—from James Brown and Parliament Funkadelic to Sly & The Family Stone. With Leo Nocentelli’s minimalist, percussive guitar hooks, the ultra-tight hi-hat chops of drummer Zigaboo Modeliste, Art Neville’s tasteful organ accents and George Porter, Jr.’s deep-in-the pocket bass grooves, The Meters, in their late-’60s, early-’70s heyday, were funk personified. And Zony Mash captures the band in this period. Highlights include “Stretch Your Rubber Band” and “Under The Weather,” but the whole disc is strong, from the jump.

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