DEEP STREET SOUL: Kick Out The Jams (feat. Tia Hunter) b/w Greenbacks (feat. Shirley Davis) – 2009 – 7” review

Rating: ★★★★★

Dirtier and grittier than sex in a gravel pit, this inspired cover of The MC5’s seminal garage rock anthem has to be contender for best new soul/funk 45 of the year. The lead single from Melbourne funk band Deep Street Soul’s self-titled LP due November (yes, another world class funk band from the city that’s already given us The Bamboos and Cookin On Three Burners), it comes with sassy sister-funk vocals from New York‘s Tia Hunter and pays homage to Wayne Kramer and co. by lacing the funk guitar with the subtlest of garage-rock inflections. Then, before your bad self is even close to recovering from that one, there’s another dope sister-funk cut on the B-side – the Shirley Davis featuring, Hammond-toting, hip-shaking Greenbacks. All of which shenanigans should convince you beyond doubt that they most definitely done kicked ‘em out. Read album review HERE
Released 12 October on Freestyle

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