They have performed hits for millions of music fans. The list of their clients is long, in fact it couldn’t be any longer and it includes some of the most illustrious names around: The Rolling Stones, Seal, Annie Lennox, Madonna, Mick Jagger, Nine Inch Nails, Lauryn Hill, Mos Def, REM, Charlie Watts, Tina Turner, Miles Davis, Peter Gabriel, James Brown,
Depeche Mode, Malcolm McLaren, George Clinton, Herbie Hancock, Duran Duran, BB King, The Cure, Donna Summer, Billy Idol, Al Green, African Bambaata, Mark Stewart, Tommy Boy Label, Sugarhill Gang Label and many, many more…!
They are more than just highly talented individual artists and absolute luminaries in their field.
The New York Times once called them “one of today’s most extraordinary rhythm sections”.
They aren’t just musicians, but also producers, remixers and friends and supporters of fellow musicians.
Now, after 23 years, finally there is a new album – and it almost exclusively features cover versions of artists who have inspired TACK>>HEAD.
In October 2012 the FUNKY PRESIDENT vs KING BEE ep was released....! At that specific moment in time – shortly before the US presidential election – the name couldn’t have been more apt: was KING BEE (Slim Harpo composition) a part of Funky President (James Brown composition) or was it the other way around? Who knows? Obama came out on top...!
Along with The Meters, Funkadelic, David Bowie/Brian Eno, Stevie Wonder, the Ohio Players, the album also pays tribute to two reggae giants - Bob Marley and Errol Dunkley – by getting them “into TACK>>HEAD shape”.
TACK>>HEAD have always been famous for being acerbic commentators of the prevailing political and social conditions and on the new album they again deliver a highly topical statement on our day and age… FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY“!
Nothing seems to be more central to our thinking and way of life than mammon – which nobody (or only a few) actually possess, but many get their hands on – even though they don’t deserve it…! What better time to listen to the remake of TACK>>HEAD´s biggest hit – STEALING . The band has paid tribute to Bim Sherman and immortalised his voice (they
also covered themselves because they like what they do). How does that line go?
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Bernard Fowler: lead vocals, background vocals
Keith Le Blanc: drums, percussions, drum machine programming
Skip McDonald: guitar, keyboards, vocals, background vocals
Doug Wimbish: basses, keyboards, background vocals
Adrian Sherwood: mixologist
1. For The Love Of Money
2. Loose Booty
3. Higher Ground
4. King Bee
5. Just Kissed My Baby
7. Walk On The Wildside
9. Funky President
10. I´m Afraid of Americans
12. Black Cinderella
13. Exodus (Dub)
14. Black Cinderella (Dub)
15. For The Love Of Money (Instrumental Version)