September 15, 2010


If there was any doubt that Dam-Funk is a serious boon to humanity, the album cover for his Adolescent Funk collection ensures that his old photo albums need to receive reissue treatment next. My only lament is that this was not released in time for Eric Harvey’s excellent Pitchfork column from yesterday, focused on the rise of retro photographs for album covers. Needless to say, should the Vampire Weekend woman have seen this photo, she would’ve been powerless and polo-less when faced with the forces of the all-white suit.

Compiled by the Big Bad Wolf and culled from his 88-92 days, Adolescent Funk is what it sounds like. It’s raw and unrefined, but filled with plenty of Damon Riddick’s trademark groove. For anyone interested in the early years of one of the best musicians currently working, it’s recommended and further evidence that along with Sir Mix-A-Lot, Dam is one of the reasons why white guys appreciate more than just a motor-less Jane Fonda.

Mp3: Dam-Funk-“I Like Your Big Azz (Girl)”

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