Sticky Pistil | hi-fi superfly

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hi-fi superfly

by Sticky Pistil

They rocked Woodstock. Hotter than the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Genre: Rock: Funk Rock
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1. everything is possible
0:57 album only
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2. watcha waitin' for
4:14 album only
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3. fundamental thang
6:23 album only
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4. alienated
0:55 album only
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5. contact
4:59 album only
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6. the western world
2:33 album only
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7. politics and religion
0:50 album only
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8. stick up
4:44 album only
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9. cop shop truck stop
5:45 album only
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10. can i get a ride
0:25 album only
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11. different route
3:05 album only
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12. funky baby
0:54 album only
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13. cowboy funk
6:21 album only
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14. the real thing
3:45 album only
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15. taos
2:22 album only
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16. history
1:23 album only
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17. cracker
5:01 album only
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18. soul power '99
2:47 album only
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19. thank you dj's
1:12 album only
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20. all that scratchin
6:26 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Relying on a funky bass groove oriented sound, Sticky Pistil inject samples, clever guitar hooks, and vocals that utilize influences from just about any funk band you've ever heard, from Prince to P-Funk. Whether your musical taste runs from rap to hip-hop to funk, "Hi-Fi Superfly" is a rollicking thrill ride of eclectic sounds.
Doug Cornell, AMP3 review

"Hi Fi Superfly" is certainly one of the most ambitious records I've heard in a long time. Its funk mixed with a hefty dose of sampling and DJ work, a little rock guitar, and, most importantly, a set of messages to get behind.....
Kevin Kreiner, MP3 Critic review

Sticky Pistil delivers a crop of tunes that has music classifiers and catagorizers scratching their heads. The music has alot in common with the new layered funk and trip hop (a psychedelic offshoot of hip hop). Sticky Pistil's sound is like The Lo-Fidelity Allstars with Pigeonhead on a cyber date with Frank Zappa and Captain Beefheart. Their new release, "Hi-Fi superfly", has as much in common with urban R&B and rap as it does with the psychedeleic funk of the early 70's....
from The Taos News

The bands ability to integrate a kind of nostalgic "get down funky" psychedelic sound with cutting edge hip hop lyrics and beats and end up with a great rock and roll record will definately get "hi-fi superfly" a place on the charts. comparisons to Beck, the Chili Peppers and P-Funk should be enough to make you want to dance down to your local CD store and check em out. But save the gas and visit their website instead. This band definately has internet savvy
....from Off The Ground

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ernest aguirre

never judge a cd by it's cover
I expected a retro-metal hair band, what I got was
a total surprise, these guys are funky!, rap samples and beats galore, and hey someone in the
band was into the Afros! how goddamn cool is that?
The Pistils are your tour guides as you enter
into a world of P-Funk imagery,home to pimps,
ho's,punks,cowboys & Dick Nixon, the soundtrack
is all Eddie Hazel guitar & Funkadelic, well,
funkiness, it works, the albums does have it's
throwaway tracks but the interludes & snippets
do keep this train on the Funkytown track. And
Then just like that, the Pistils change things
up on the last 3 tracks they reach deep into
their trip-hop, Massive Attack, Nellee Hooper
bag and give us something totally different,
for your listening pleasure, of course, Hey
it's The Sticky Pistils, from Taos, New Mexico
Can You Dig It!
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uziq


Sticky Pistil's "Hi Fi Superfly" Reviewed by Kevin Kreiner, mp3critic.com Staff Writer Sticky Pistil. What a great name for a funk band. It sounds erotic and obscene; it's actually a flower part. Maybe you can get a birds and bees thing going, it could be sex, in a funk sort of way. No mistake, Sticky Pistil is a funk band, complete with big pants, danceable beats, rhythms that make you move. Got to admit, the album cover for their debut record, "Hi Fi Superfly," was so over the top that at first you wonder if this is a joke. It isn't. The first time I listened to this, I wasn't sure I was ready to believe it. Well, I'm still not sure I'm a believer, but "Hi Fi Superfly" is certainly one of the most ambitious records I've heard in a long time. Its funk mixed with a hefty dose of sampling and DJ work, a little rock guitar, and, most importantly, a set of messages to get behind. They call it funkinmental, and that's as good a word for it as any I could make up. It's funk you can think along to. It's still funk. The first two numbers, the short "Everything is Possible" and the full length "Whatcha Waitin' For?" are self-explanatory calls to action. True to the funk, Sticky Pistil doesn't push an exclusive ideology, they just ask you to stop the dancing a moment and wonder what you're going to do when you're done dancing. Then you move ahead to track three, "Fundamental Thang." Take note, kids, in the world of funk thing is spelled with an "a." That's right. This piece is good funk, clipping great lines like "get up off that thing" and "when you're hot you're hot" into a seamless mix that keeps it going for better than six minutes. This one will funk with your body and funk with your mind. It's designed to. The politics are not always new. "Contact," for instance, is the often-heard plea for humans to recognize their common humanity and come together. The DJ mix called "The Western World" is a bit more effective, mixing Richard Nixon with a soundscape and the repeated "the western world; somebody stole it." They leave you to decide who stole it, besides just Tricky Dick. In fact, the short interlude pieces, from the spacey "Alienated" to the sound effect poem "History," give the album a dimension rarely heard in the world of funk. Not all the material on this album is a winner. "Cowboy Funk" just doesn't work. The final track, "All that Scratchin'," will be appreciated mostly by those who like DJ mixes. It's all right material, but you've heard this kind of stuff before. Still, the few losers aren't bad, the worst Sticky Pistil ever gets is mediocre. Since you get twenty tracks on "Hi Fi Superfly," you can afford to ignore one or two and still enjoy the hell out of this record. Sticky Pistil set out to make a funkinmental record, one you can dance to and think about at the same time. "Hi Fi Superfly" is to the Funkateers what the Marseilles was to the French Revolution, or at least it could be. And that's something to think about. Read it at: http://www.mp3critic.com/review.asp?pm=53 [This message has been edited by uziq (edited May 24, 1999).]
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uziq


AMP3 News "Indie CD of the Week" Sticky Pistil's "hi-fi superfly" Review by Doug Cornell This is what you get when four genius's get together and form a rock band. Each of the four members of Sticky Pistil are virtuosos and have no problem displaying their talents. Twenty years ago, Sticky Pistil would have been Yes. Ten years ago, the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Today, Sticky Pistil stand alone. Relying on a funky bass groove oriented sound, Sticky Pistil inject samples, clever guitar hooks, and vocals that utilize influences from just about any funk band you've ever heard, from Prince to P-Funk. These guys "Funk with your body, Funk with your mind" ("Fundamental Thang"), and have both the chops and studio savvy to pull it off. While every track on "Hi-Fi Superfly" ranges from fun to challenging, the lyrics and insisten, driving beat of "Contact" caught my attention the first time around. Sticky Pistil don't create throw-away lyrical ideas - every song is a complete, well thought out idea: "We gotta make some big decisions, just rip that God**** cord right out of your God**** television" gives you an idea of what the boys are talking about. I found tracks like "The Western World" to be tedious, as it is an experimental bass and drums piece that layers television samples of Richard Nixon with a frenetic saxaphone and other odd sounds. But the "skip" button on your CD player is easy to find so you can jump on to more entertaining songs, like the jazzy "Stick Up" or the techno infused "Cop Shop Truck Stop" and it's fun rip-off of the classic "Radar Love" riff. Fast funk abounds ("Different Route", "The Real Thing"). The boys also show a sense of humor, as they use a "Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" whistle to introduce "Cowboy Funk", an epic six and on-half minute wild ride of guitar play, whip cracks, and irreverence. Imagine Wall of Voodoo mixed with the Chili Peppers and you'd be close. Whether your musical taste runs from rap to hip-hop to funk, "Hi-Fi Superfly" is a rollicking thrill ride of eclectic sounds. If you've got an automobile with a sub-woofer the size of the Mall-of-America, then don't pass this up - you will be rattling tooth fillings loose within miles of your car stereo. Grade: A- Students are almost too clever for their own good.
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uziq


Fertile Imaginations excerpts from a Taos News article Sticky Pistil delivers a crop of tunes that has music classifiers and catagorizers scratching their heads. The music has alot in common with the new layered funk and trip hop (a psychedelic offshoot of hip hop). Sticky Pistil's sound is like The Lo-Fidelity Allstars with Pigeonhead on a cyber date with Frank Zappa and Captain Beefheart. Their new release, "Hi-Fi superfly", has as much in common with urban R&B and rap as it does with the psychedeleic funk of the early 70's.... read the full article http://www.stickypistil.com/taosarticle.html
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