8 Songs, 36 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

In 1968, eager to appeal to psychedelic rock fans, Chess Records urged Muddy Waters to expand his audience by making a heavy rock record. Backed by members of the Chicago soul-rock band Rotary Connection, Muddy turned out an album full of crunching, distortion-soaked riffs and big, booming beats. Not only did it achieve its aim in boosting Muddy's profile, it proved influential to a new generation of musicians. Most of the tracks are hard-rocking revamps of classics from his existing repertoire ("Mannish Boy," "The Same Thing," etc.) but he also amps up The Rolling Stones' "Let's Spend the Night Together."

EDITORS’ NOTES

In 1968, eager to appeal to psychedelic rock fans, Chess Records urged Muddy Waters to expand his audience by making a heavy rock record. Backed by members of the Chicago soul-rock band Rotary Connection, Muddy turned out an album full of crunching, distortion-soaked riffs and big, booming beats. Not only did it achieve its aim in boosting Muddy's profile, it proved influential to a new generation of musicians. Most of the tracks are hard-rocking revamps of classics from his existing repertoire ("Mannish Boy," "The Same Thing," etc.) but he also amps up The Rolling Stones' "Let's Spend the Night Together."

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Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
44 Ratings
44 Ratings
Mateorocks ,

Jaded elitists

This is a GREAT album, and well worth the strange price ($7.92?) "She's Alright" is a fantastic song by Muddy, and this album is a great introduction to a legend. Just very different from his other stuff, and that doesn't have to be bad...

rockulikeahurricane ,

Electric Heaven

I don't care what any of the reviews say about this album. This is one of the greatet albums of all time. Just because it is isn't contemporary blues doesn' mean that it won't blow you're freakin mind. Open up your'e ears all of you critics and give this S*** a chance. Word.

JoVega ,

Great Album...

just buy it... it is one of the many albums you have to hear for yourself to to judge. Everyone has a different opinion on this one. I love it.

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