Thursday, 01 May 2008
K L Poore
Boo! is genius. Boo! is funk. Boo! is America.
And the Was (Not Was) boys, Don & David, have risen from the R&B graveyard to give us a fright which, like all good horror stories, is rooted in the idea that something has gone incredibly wrong (or is about to) but no one notices because they’re way too busy doing whatever.
Boo! is jammed with hot melodies, funky ball-bustin’ bass, and two of the greatest voices in music, "Sweet Pea" Atkinson and “Sir” Harry Bowens. But, as outstanding as those things are, they’re not what make Boo! so incredible. It’s incredible because it’s filled with amazing songs which, if you pay close attention, will scare the holy shit out of you. It’s as if they’re holding up a fun house mirror so we can see our ugly reflections, with the only ...