The Commodores-“Assembly Line”

Occasionally, you hear a song for the first time and stop whatever is you’re doing, because said song is so awesome that it demands your complete attention. I’m not sure how I lived for...
By    July 15, 2009

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Occasionally, you hear a song for the first time and stop whatever is you’re doing, because said song is so awesome that it demands your complete attention. I’m not sure how I lived for so long without having heard “Assembly Line,” from The Commodores debut album. Especially considering I played Little League and High School baseball with the son of Wak King, the trumpet and synth player. I suppose I associated them with the cod-piece funk  of later leisure suit years–that and the name Wak. Thanks to Ivan of Hip-Hop is Read and Dom Kennedy of Hold the Throne for including this in their Stankonia sample set, and of course, 3-Stacks and Sir Lucious Leadfoot for sampling it on “Humble Mumble.”

The other day I made some careless remark about how everyone needed to love the new Very Best song. I’m prone to doing stupid things when I’m sober. Because it’s songs like this that really deserve the full weight of endorsement. Plus, fun fact: it was co-written by the woman who wrote “Tainted Love.”

Download:
MP3: The Commodores-“Assembly Line”

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