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EDITORS’ NOTES

Buddy Miles’ skull shattering debut boasted a title so shockingly evocative that post-punk tastemakers Sonic Youth found themselves compelled to name one of their fixture-rattling early hits in its honor. This bit of cross-cultural pollination ought to give you a decent idea of Expressway to Your Skull’s stylistic breadth. It's an album that embraces both the rock solid rhythms of classic soul, and the chaotic, genre-bending aesthetic of the psychedelic era. Though it's littered with far out sonic experiments redolent of Miles’ groundbreaking work with Hendrix’s Band of Gypsies, it is, at its heart, a deeply traditional soul album in the classic mold. Though the cavernous drums and mind bending distortion that permeates Miles’ take on “Let Your Lovelight Shine” gestures towards the diesel guzzling psychedelia of groups like Steppenwolf and Rare Earth, Miles’ Otis Redding inflected vocalizations hint at the track’s true provenance. Less an artifact of the swinging sixties than an aggressively revisionist take on classic soul tropes Expressway to Your Skull ought to appeal to fans of every stripe.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Buddy Miles’ skull shattering debut boasted a title so shockingly evocative that post-punk tastemakers Sonic Youth found themselves compelled to name one of their fixture-rattling early hits in its honor. This bit of cross-cultural pollination ought to give you a decent idea of Expressway to Your Skull’s stylistic breadth. It's an album that embraces both the rock solid rhythms of classic soul, and the chaotic, genre-bending aesthetic of the psychedelic era. Though it's littered with far out sonic experiments redolent of Miles’ groundbreaking work with Hendrix’s Band of Gypsies, it is, at its heart, a deeply traditional soul album in the classic mold. Though the cavernous drums and mind bending distortion that permeates Miles’ take on “Let Your Lovelight Shine” gestures towards the diesel guzzling psychedelia of groups like Steppenwolf and Rare Earth, Miles’ Otis Redding inflected vocalizations hint at the track’s true provenance. Less an artifact of the swinging sixties than an aggressively revisionist take on classic soul tropes Expressway to Your Skull ought to appeal to fans of every stripe.

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