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  • Vinyl (27 Sept. 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Import
  • ASIN: B000W1VA56
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 597,944 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Look-Ka Py Py
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3. Pungee
4. Thinking
5. This Is My Last Affair
6. Funky Miracle
7. Yeah, You're Right
8. Little Old Money Maker
9. Oh, Calcutta!
10. Mob
11. 9 'Til 5
12. Dry Spell
13. Grass [#]
14. Borro [#]

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Barry Munckton on 13 Jan. 2002
Format: Audio CD
No screaming organ solos, whaling guitar solos or 10 minute drum solos, but water tight, straight to the point, and very snappy! Arthur Neville keeps the pieces interesting with down to earth melodies and wicked licks and fills on the organ. The bass and drums hold water tight grooves throughout with some unison figures between instruments. There are tricky little guitar parts, all in all making this very funky and a must have CD to the avid funk / jazz listener. Another great album from New Orleans!
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44 of 45 people found the following review helpful
this is the funk that musicians listen to. 6 Dec. 1999
By michael parsons - Published on
Format: Audio CD
I would be outright lying if I denied the fact that this album changed my life and the way I look at music, the way I feel music. This is the album that made me take up the hammond B-3. This is the album that made me clap my hands on the two instead of the one. This album is the typification of instrumental funk, but unlike James Brown's relentless-groove all-aboard specials you get an ample handful of small, perfect morsels, each of them an example of control, poise, and musicianship. Never have I heard funk express so many seperate emotions as on this album. There are no favorites on this album; it's all impeccable. If this doesn't change your life you've eiher already heard it or you're dead.
25 of 30 people found the following review helpful
Seminal funk. 29 July 2004
By Poser P - Published on
Format: Audio CD
To paraphrase a recent truck commercial, "it's a big, tough funk album. What's not to like?"

If you're a modern music producer, please do yourself a favor and listen to the drums on this album. They're back a bit in the mix but still pop, the snare doesn't sound like the grand canyon but it's got a ring to it, and the cymbals stay out of the way of everything else while still aggressive. Quite frankly, just about every modern drum "sound" I've heard, from rock to the anemic junk that passes for funk these days to jazz, is a gutless wonder by comparison. That "metallic" snare sound that's so popular these days (on rock recordings by everyone from Pearl Jam to 311 to No Doubt to every so-called "punk" band on the radio) sucks. It just does, it's not musical, it's too "open" to focus a groove. Get over it, please, and let us know when you've got it right. Whoever produces Queens of The Stone Age or Cake can chill, though, 'cause you're close. A bit more snap and some high-end blap and you're there. Can you imagine how absolutely tough a good punk band would sound with a drum kit recorded like the Meters recorded their drum kit?

I think you get the gist that I like this album. I've lived with it for a long time now and it's never out of the crate (i.e., DJ crate). I find excuses to play cuts off this thing everywhere -- weddings, house parties, whatever. If the DJ saved your life, he probably did it with a song from this record on one that sampled it or the other two Meters albums ("The Meters", "Struttin'") from this era.

Someone wake me up when a modern "rock" or "funk" band sounds and plays half this good. Pay attention to the grooves on "Funky Miracle", "Look Ka Ka Py Py", and "Pungee". That stuff's much harder to play than it sounds, no one I've heard does it right besides the Meters themselves.

There are imitation funk bands out there these days trying to cop the old-school sound, but they don't have the chops to pull it off. Do yourself a favor and savor the real thing. The Meters is it, and this album is definitively it.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
No deeper funk alive 9 April 2005
By littlewing - Published on
Format: Audio CD
The Meters were the most underrrated band to emerge out of the late 60s/early 70s funk explosion.

This is music that would not only inform 70s r&b but would filter into the jazz of the day. And the band was just amazing -funky guitar and organ riffs, and a beautifully understated but stunningly precise rhythm section.
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
One of the best early 70's Funk Instrumentals EVER 8 Sept. 2003
By Jennifer Lightman - Published on
Format: Audio CD
If you like newer funk, such as the instrumental Beastie Boys stuff or the less heavy, more funky Red Hot Chili Peppers tunes BUY THIS. This is where it all came from. The influence this album has had cannot be overestimated.
I initially bought this album after hearing it on the speakers in one of my favorite (vinyl) record stores. I had never heard the Meters before but simply thought it was exactly the kind of upbeat groovy stuff that would be perfect for parties, drinking Abita beer and hanging out in the sunshine. This is true, but I have subsequently been blown away by how amazing this CD is.
I bought it over 10 years ago and this album has never sat long on the shelf. It seems like the grooves that were laid down on Look-Ka-Py-Py just never get old. It's very funky, a little cheesy (in a good way), and everyone seems to dig it. These guys are fantastic musicians, too.
This album is a classic and (arguably) the best of the Meters collection- a great 1st Meters album!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I Feel the Love! 27 Oct. 2008
By J. Reid - Published on
Format: Audio CD
All these comments here have made my day. It's a joy to read how much the Meters' music has influenced so many people just like me. While I have yet to buy each individual Meters album, I have been listening to the "Funkify Your Life" box set for years and it has definitely changed the way I think about and play music. While I'll never be able to play drums the way Zig does, I can only hope that some of his funk and soul have influenced my playing and have helped me move away from the Neil Peart influences I grew up on (love ya' Neil but I gotta grow up sometime!). I only wish I'd grown up in New Orleans so I could have seen brilliant musicians like the Meters when they were in their prime.

I've also been checking out "Sneaking Sally Through the Alley" where the Meters back up Robert Palmer. One of the great records of all time!

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