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Album Review

Unfairly criticized for having one sound, Motown actually released records of many genres and styles. As is evident on Plight Of The Redman by Xit, a band of Native Americans from Albuquerque, NM. Originally released on the Rare Earth label in 1972, the title explains the consciousness and relevancy of the music. Apocalyptic tom tom beats and eerie chants introduce "Beginning," more of the same with "Nihaa Shil Hozho" a seven minute odyssey that was the only single released from this album in the 70's. It's odd that "I Was Raised" never was a single, it's commercial with a heavybottom Motown beat, a strong lead, and infectious lyrics. "The Coming Of The Whiteman" and "War Cry" employ similar jingle-jangle rock beats, only the lyrics differentiate the two. Femme Native American backing vocals highlight "Someday," and "End" which employs Phil Spector's wall-of-sound technique.

Customer Reviews

My Tribe

This The Best Music You can listen 2 if u like NDN music I send much luv 2 my uncle in this group AIM FOREVER!!!!!

love it...

...i grew up with XIT .....awesome album

f@CK YEAH

all you navajo'z still think'n you know what is up? Listen to this and everything you thOUGHT is Noise

Biography

Genre: World

Years Active: '70s, '80s

XIT are a popular Native American rock group from Albuquerque, NM. They have recorded a two-part concept album, The Plight of the Redman, chronicling the changes in...
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  • $7.92
  • Genres: World, Music, Rock
  • Released: 1972

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