Stand (Exp)

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JAN:0828767591223 売上ランキング:音楽で8398位

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  1. Stand!
  2. Don't Call Me Nigger, Whitey
  3. I Want To Take You Higher
  4. Somebody's Watching You
  5. Sing A Simple Song
  6. Everyday People
  7. Sex Machine
  8. You Can Make It If You Try
  9. Stand! (single version, mono)
  10. I Want To Take You Higher (single version, mono)
  11. You Can Make It If You Try (unissued/cancelled single version, mono)
  12. Soul Clappin' II (previously unreleased)
  13. My Brain (Zig-Zag) (instrumental track, previously unreleased)
In 1967, Sly Stone was unabashed: his debut, A Whole New Thing, claimed high ground--it was new, big time. He knew it. By 1969, the newness was transformed, Sly was imploring listeners to Stand! and breaking new ground. The snarl of "Don't Call Me Nigger, Whitey" with its droning organ and wah-wah guitar had claws, it was unmistakable. And the full-on blast of harmonica, fuzz guitars, and horns that opens "I Want to Take You Higher" just cemented the claim: Music would unite and fight and kick and get you high. "Everyday People" almost seems an anomaly in this company, a breezy harmony vocal backing, simple piano framing, long horn lines, and a churchy chorus. It's the biggest hit from Stand!, a true pop gem. What you get with the rest of the album (and Sly's early catalog overall) is sui generis. "Sing a Simple Song" has scouring, wordless shouts, a heavy beat backed by multiple voices half-atop each other, horn riffs jetting across guitar riffs, and an abrupt, scrambling end. It's a tight and tough embrace, an open door. It's 1969. --Andrew Bartlett