Although a major across-the-board hit always eluded the poet, singer, and activist Gil Scott-Heronthis album does contain one of his best-known songs. Beginning with the declaration "Mandate, my ass," it's a laundry list of fears about Reagan, fantasizing that his election meant "we're all actors" in some surreal film.
Delivered over a taut funk groove, parts of it are still funny. Elsewhere, Scott-Heron takes an early stab at endorsing firearm control on "Gun"; slows things down for "Morning Thoughts"; and explores reggae's rhythms and revolutionary power on "Storm Music," a direction he'd pursue more fully on his next album, Moving Target.
The disc also includes a pair Black And Blue Boogie - Various - Boogie Woogie Masters covers that offer varying degrees of success: Bill Withers ' "Grandma's Hands" is a natural for Scott-Heron 's warm baritone and a bright soul-jazz arrangement from the Midnight Bandbut the version of Marvin Gaye 's "Inner City Blues," while it swings convincingly, has a lengthy spoken-word riff that fails to embellish on the pain implicit in the original.
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