Sunday, March 20, 2016

I try to kick the truth (Spearhead) #530

Spearhead People In Tha Middle (live)/ Hole In The Bucket (live)/ 100,000 Miles (live)/ Positive (live) (Capitol, 1995)

Spearhead is pretty much a vehicle for American musician Michael Franti. He produces a heady mix of r'n'b, funk, hip hop and reggae.

His big hit, okay, medium sized hit, was this song. It's a lot like Gil Scott-Heron's stuff to my mind and that's a very good thing!

People In Tha Middle made it into the top 50 in the UK in 1995 and it's easy to see why.

Hidden gems: B sides are live versions that also appeared on Spearhead's debut album, Home; two of them hits in their own right - a bargain package!

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