7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
still diggin' that Tower of Power vibe...,
By A Customer
This review is from: Soul Vaccination: Tower Of Power Live (Audio CD)After 30 odd years, you'd probably expect the T.O.P to have set down their respective instruments and taken up crochet to while away the monotonous hours away from the studio. Thank God they haven't. This album epitomises everything that makes that distinctive 'Tower' sound. Backed by two greats - David Garibaldi (drums) and Francis 'Rocco' Prestia (bass) - the Tower of Power Horns, fronted by Emilio Castillo (tenor sax), are as tight as the jeans they first wore back in '69. This impressive line-up does not disappoint. Norbet Stachel takes the lead solo's on tenor throughout whilst Steve Kupka (aka 'the funky doctor') rasps it up with some deep baritone vibes.
Kicking off with 'Soul with a capital 'S'', this album is guaranteed to make your head move. Classics - 'What is Hip?' and 'Soul Vaccination' sound even crisper than their original studio counterparts, whilst ballads like the unmistakeable 'Your still a young man' round this feast of funk off nicely. 'Soul Vaccination: Live' is a BIG must for any T.O.P fan- check it out - you'll be diggin' it as much as I am - guaranteed.