"Sisters and my brothers/day is comin'"
That line alone, and its accompanying track, are enough to make me believe in a brighter day. You read music reviews and sometimes have to wonder, what happened to the rest of the country? There is life outside New Orleans, Nashville, Austin, New York, and Los Angeles. This proves, in spades, that all over the country funk was happenin'. The resurgence in "digging" for obscure funk tracks has inspired folks to look for, and find, great music where you'd least expect it.
Dyke was hiding out in Phoneix, Arizona and, thankfully, hasn't been lost to history. "Funky Walk" starts with a guitar riff that's as tough as anything recorded. If that doesn't make you smile, you're a stiff in a pine box. "City Dump" is straight-up, down-and-dirty blues, and it couldn't have happened to a better subject (hanging out in the city dump).
My favorite is track, though, is 14 -- listed as "My Sister's and Brother's Day Is Comin'". If I had a small country (or a large country) and I needed a national anthem, this would be it. In the same vein I also highly recommend a Meters track that only appeared as a single, called "Stretch Your Rubber Band". Put 'em together, and you've got a one-two funk-soul punch that'll knock em' dead every time.