When it comes to early 80’s funk and disco, there’s so much gold that can be found that came out before my life time! This boogie jam was released in ’81 and is just a 122BPM dance floor cooker! Everything about this jam is great! The infectious bassline, the break, the bassline in the break, the vocals that tell the story of a DJ spinning records, and the rap at about the 5 minute mark. It’s just a beautiful jam that really, really works! It’s 7 minutes of pure greatness.
I don’t know too much about Secret Weapon as a band other than the fact that they had only one full length album that was released on Prelude records. If you aren’t familiar with Prelude Records, they were a dance label that was formed in 1976 and stayed around during the height of the club funk/disco era until 1976. Prelude themselves had a lot of great artist’s releases. Some of the artists that were on this label during it’s run were D-Train, France Joli, Jocelyn Brown, Unlimited Touch, and The Saturday Night Band. So if you come across a release that is from Prelude, it’s a pretty sure fire shot that you’re getting something danceable and would probably work well on the dance floor. Just something to keep in the back of your mind.
Secret Weapon does have a full length album by the same title that I do have somewhere in my collection. Just got to unpack, dig through and find it. However, until then the 12″ single will definitely wet your palate for more of this obscure early 80’s boogie band.
Label: Prelude Records – PRL D 535
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Promo
A1. Must Be The Music (Vocal)
B1. Must Be The Music (Instrumental)