Two slices of funk from the Phillipines of all places. The so-so B side sounds like the soundtrack to a seventies cop show but you’ll really be wanting this for the ridiculous Hangmen A side Let’s Boogie Now. This sounds like the result of a live jam where the band tried to replay Sly Stone’s Thank You Falettin Me Be Mice Elf from memory whilst singing the (English) lyrics to another song (from memory) without the slightest comprehension of English vocabulary or pronunciation. Consequently the “Let’s Boogie Now” chorus rings out with all the clarity of an Obama speech while the rest is belted out with all the clarity of a pissed Englishmen having a crack at Richie Valens’ La Bamba on karaoke night. Mind you, for all I know The Hangmen could genuinely be singing the rest of the song in Tagalog or something, in which case the preceeding comment will make me look like a complete c–t.
Out now on Funky Buddah
Listen to The Hangmen – Let’s Boogie Now b/w The Soul Jugglers – Naghihintay
(N.b. the track names and samples are ass-backwards on this link)