Sunday, August 22, 2010

Song of The Day #097

"Loose Booty" by Sly & The Family Stone

For a while I wasn't sure if that urgent backing voice in "Loose Booty" was actually saying "Shadrach/Meshach/Abed Nego"--as it's saying when sampled in the Beastie Boys' Paul's Boutique gem, "Shadrach"--but upon doing some extensive research (i.e. a Google search of "Sly stone loose booty lyrics"), I learned that they do, in "Loose Booty", say the names of those fiery furnace-going Bible characters. Now I have to rethink the meaning of this whole song. Why the Biblical allusion? Isn't the song about booty? I'm confused. (And this is why Sly & The Family Stone are one of the best bands ever; they're weird and funny and always more complex than they seem.)

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