Wednesday, January 13, 1999

Review - Crazyhorse Mongoose

Artist: Galactic

Posted on Wed, Jan 13, 1999 at 4:00 AM

New Orleans funkmeisters Galactic mix acid jazz, Crescent City funk, swing and R&B into a highly danceable concoction on "Crazyhorse Mongoose."

"Hamp's Hump," the album's opener, shimmies with a stop-and-go horn riff, while "Witch Doctor" mixes some slinky jazz guitar with a Stax saxophone. Although most of the songs are instrumentals, band member Theryl de Clouet sings on three songs, including "Love on the Run," which features a wicked gurgling synthesizer.

While Galactic's influences can be heard throughout -- Booker T. & the MG's, Edgar Winter and Miles Davis all figure prominently -- the band easily melds them into its own unique sound. Galactic is the best time you'll ever have outside of the French Quarter.

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