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September 17, 2008


Eric Colin

Your right, there is definitely some jive-assed-ness in the Motown Psych_soul canon, but the high marks it receives for charm makes up for it.

For this here gentleman's money, my favorite Whitfield production would have to be the Temptations "Take a Stroll Through Your Mind".
Not that I have any allusions that the Temps strolled through anyone's mynd, more less their own, but the track is just so right on that you can't help but be moved by it!


Ball Of Confusion, Papa Was A Rollin' Stone, Car Wash: pop minimalism at its most thrilling, one-chord wonders that never stand still even for a second. RIP indeed; absolutely, one of the greats.


Smiling faces show no traces of the evil that lurks within...John Fucking McCain and Sarah Fucking Palin, anybody?


So sad. Truly one of the greats. Funny, I didn't see any mention of his passing in the 'media' -- guess he doesn't rate with Republican-created financial disasters and all the other mayhem flying around out there. Ball of confusion, indeed!

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