Thursday, October 1, 2009
The Great Pretenders
On my quest to find anything funky from my hometown city of Seattle I came across an album by local rock band The Great Pretenders. I guess this either originally was or had band members from the Wailers who went on to be quite successful. Keep in mind this is a rock group but like with a lot of things in the 70's is just pretty darn funky if you ask me! The opening drum break will get the break beat collectors and hip hop producers pretty amped. The song over all is ok and no disrespect to the vocalist but I personally could have done with just the instrumental. As far as I know they recorded two albums. Both live from some tavern.
The Great Pretenders - "Hand Jive"