The Night Tripper introducing The Meters. An occasion which begs the question, could things really get any funkier? Nuh-uh. The aforementioned footage is culled from the television special, Dr. John’s New Orleans Swamp — the 1974 season finale of the Chicago based Soundstage series. Whoever had the stones to make this happen deserves doubloons aplenty, along with an extra slice of king cake.
To quote George Clinton, ‘funk is its own reward’. And, really, there is nothing funkier (in every sense of the word) than New Orleans — specifically, The Meters. The above video document is a blessing — […]
In continuing with the string of New Orleans related posts leading up to Mardi Gras, here is a Meters show from 1977 I’ve posted on the Drunkard the past two January’s. Call it tradition. Look for […]