There’s a Riot Goin’ On

Inspired by Sly and The Family Stone’s 1971 album, There’s a Riot Goin’ On. It is emblematic of a comedown. A comedown from the high optimism of the 60’s. A comedown from the spiritual awakening. A comedown from the sexual revolution. A comedown from the creative union that had reached its zenith in Woodstock, 1969. No one personified that comedown like Sly Stone, who was in the throws of a dependence on cocaine and PCP at the time. The result is funk like you’ve never heard it before. Has a comedown ever sounded so good?

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