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5.0 out of 5 stars Can't Get This Funk Out Of My Face ..., 2 July 2002
This review is from: Head Hunters (Audio CD)
Interesting that reviewers mention "guitar", because there isn't any.The fact that it isn't missed - indeed, that you assume it's there - speaks volumes for the integrity of the sound. It's one reason why it will never date; everything works together to create a snap-tight funk that grooves but never stagnates, never bores. Play it at any time to feel a whole lot better. The mix of electronica and accoustica (?) was never handled more deftly than here. And everyone except the pipe-sucking jazz purist loves this album, even my mum. Great to dance to, great on headphones, great heard from an open window on a summer's day ...
Great cover, too. And now, stupidly cheap. Buy one for your mum, too.
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Initial post: 5 May 2008 21:46:24 BDT
there is a guitar in it - a bass!

Posted on 16 Dec 2008 08:11:11 GMT
Timeslicer says:
There are some guitars on the album: on 'Chameleon' it's the third instrument introduced in the 31st second, on 'Watermelon man' there's one at 1:18. There's no wah wah pedal attached, though. Herbie uses the wah on his claviers and electric piano.

Posted on 24 May 2010 11:35:59 BDT
The "guitar" in Chameleon is actually the bass playing right at the top of its register.

I'm a little more convinced about the presence of a guitar on Watermelon Man. I do wonder whether it might be Hancock's Clavinet, although the sound is a good deal richer than the classic funk Clavinet sound as heard elsewhere on the album (and everywhere else in the world circa 1973).

From memory, there's no guitar player credited on the album, which would rather suggest that there isn't one playing, although I admit it certainly sounds like it on Watermelon Man.
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