Eugene McDaniels,'Headless Heroes of The Apocalypse', released on Atlantic in 1971 is one of the dopest albums I've ever listened to. It's one of those rare albums that is both informative, protest music but still incredibly soulful and beautifully melodic.
The album has been sampled to hell and back by the hiphop community, Organized Konfusion, A Tribe Called Quest, Pete Rock, Common, Madlib have all used his ish. It's nuts to think that if he never made this album some of my favourite songs might not exist!
The first track on the album,'Lord is Back' is about how the concept of god is a state of mind!
The next track 'Jagger The Dagger' is about how Mick Jagger from the Rolling Stones is the devil! The following track, ' Lovin Man' is all about how men have become scared to display emotion and love within society!
And the last track on the album is 10 minutes long and is about the Europeans landing at Plymouth Rock, and what they did to the Indians when they landed, the song is called 'The Parasite'!
The album is heavy on the political and unconventional thought, which is probably why the vice president of the United States, Spiro Agnew tried to supress the record when it was first made!
I've never really heard another record that is so profound politically and even philosophically, and yet so beautiful sonically. It's as if Eugene uses music to help add power and resonance to his message.
This track is called 'Headless Heroes', It's not even one of the better tracks on the album but it's the only track they have on youtube! It's still pretty dope though! The political content is mad deep, 'Niggers and Crackers! Political pawns in the Master Game... Basically cannon fodder!' and the track mad funky! It's been sampled by Beastie Boys on 'Get It Together' and Pete Rock on 'Soul Brother No.1'.
One of my favourite crews Organized Konfusion on one of my favourite tracks called 'Black Sunday', which features a sample of 'Jagger The Dagger'.
Cop that Eugene McDaniels MP3 its only £6.32 on iTunes or wait till I figure out how to upload on here.