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Just a show of hands. How many of you, when seeing this cover in the dollar bin section would have passed this up? Don’t worry, it’s not a big deal if you did. But you can never judge an album by it’s cover. Especially, when you flip it over to the back. You’ll see exactly one of my criteria for buying a record:

General Cain-Back

When you have more keys and synths then you have vocals, with a dude in a jheri curl with some Gazelles then it’s an instant purchase.

General Caine was fronted by Mitch McDowell who if you remember your record collecting history was the frontman for Booty People with several members of War. Anyway, this was, in my opinion, General Caine’s finest work. What did you expect when the opening track is titled “Body Bomb?” Get ready for a huge fat-synth’d 40 minute ride!

Yellow Pages” is definitely the crowning achievement of this album. When the opening of the track begins with a lady calling up a hotline in order to get freaky, you know it’s going to be funky! It’s an infectious groove laced with square waved bass lines. The break down is just perfect for the dance floor with it asking “Wanna be freaky, do you wanna be freaky?” mixed with the whimsical keys just makes this track perfect!

There is also some truth on the back cover. “The Earth Has Music For Those Who Listen.” I can’t think of any thing more appropriate for the state of nightlife music in Charleston right now.

General Caine-Dangerous

Label: Tabu Records ‎– FZ 38863
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 1983
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Funk

Tracklisting:
A1. Body Bomb
A2. By My Side
A3. Yellow Pages
A4. Upside Down
B1. Ooh, Aah
B2. The Bus
B3. Get Closer
B4. True Love

Buy General Caine – Dangerous on the Discogs Market Place

 

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