"It won’t take long—maybe ten seconds into the first cut—to know that The Meters are a primary influence on the U.K.’s New Mastersounds. The opening title track is such a ringer for “Cissy Strut” that you may check your CD sleeve to see if the discs weren’t accidentally swapped. As the album unwinds, though, the all-instrumental quartet reveals more of its own identity: a sort of acid jazz mixed with crisp early-‘70s funk grabbed from New Orleans’ finest."
Tracklist: 01.102% 02. Witness 03. Carrot Juice 04. Thirty Three 05. Colorado Sun (Jesse’s Backyard) 06. Give Me a Minute (pt2) 07. Rope-a-Dope 08. Hey Fela! 09. Bus Stop no. 5 10. Return to Gijón 11. Forgiveness 12. Talk is Cheap 13. L.A. Root Down (dub side of the pier) 14. Paranoid (is it any wonder?)