Friday, 18 April 2008
Mice Elf Agin
Awesome photo by Warren P. Harris
Funk archaeology: three contrasting versions that take a Sly Stone classic ever further, mining deep strata of bitterness & isolation.
The original was never as guileless as it sounds at first. But Sly's spacier, slower, angrier retake & Magazine's ironic, haughty appropriation explore its genius more fully.
> Sly & The Family Stone: Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) (from Greatest Hits)
> Sly & The Family Stone: Thank You For Talkin' To Me Africa (from There's a Riot Goin' On)
> Magazine: Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) (from The Correct Use of Soap)
Original performance video here.