Sunday, April 19, 2009

Sunday Music: The Equals

The Equals on German television, c. 1968.

In his profile of the band in Roctober, James Porter summed it up nicely. "Imagine Sly Stone fronting the 1910 Fruitgum Co. and you've just described the Equals." Lead Eddy Grant, best known in the U.S. for his 1983 solo hit "Electric Avenue," was born in Guyana. His infectious tunes sound very Caribbean to me, perhaps a touch influenced by Shanto, the Guyanese version of calypso.

"The Equals: Puttin' Some Rock & Roll In Your Soul." James Porter. Roctober [Link]

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