February 12, 2008
Drop Bombs Like...
After receiving numerous requests for this album, I decided "what the hell" and pulled this gem out from the crates. Hard to believe that this underrated record from 1980 fetches a whopping $120 on (import) compact disc since going out of print several years ago. I was fortunate enough to find it on vinyl when I first starting using samples in '02, and even then I was surprised that it cost me like $18 at the time (methinks the dealer cheated me 'cause the vinyl can still be found on eBay for under $10, if you know where to look). Even though I've always been a fan of fusion jazz, the main reason I picked this record up is 'cause one of my heroes chopped the hell out of the track "Shinto" for "Discipline". After owning this album for like four years I finally went ahead and flipped the beautiful "All I Want" for a super-super rough version of "You're On My Mind", which made its way onto the Dream, Interrupted album and has since been fleshed out into a better quality version that none of youse will ever hear.
This album didn't get too many positive reviews when it first came out, but f**k that...if you're into mellow grooves and albums with kimono-rockin' honeys on the front, Odori -- which is supposedly Japanese for "dance" -- is for you. Get it before it's gone...as much as I don't want to, I stick to the 21-day window pretty well. (download)