(January 2, 2016): Eugene McDaniels – Headless Heros

From the 1971 album, Headless Heros of the Apocalypse.  This LP was recorded by McDaniels after 3 years away in Denmark and Sweden.  It continues in the jazz-soul protest vein reflected in McDaniel’s 1969 tune, “Compared to What” and followed up on the 1970 Outlaw album.  As John Duffy on allmusic.com recounts, when Headless Heros was released, “the legend goes, Spiro Agnew himself called Atlantic Records to complain about the album’s incendiary lyrics. Promotional efforts dried up, and since then, the album has become one of the great rare gems of the funk era.”

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