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Whatnauts  - On The Rocks

  • Whatnauts

    On The Rocks LP (1972)

    Stang Records

Ranked #57 in the Soul Strut 200

Third and final LP from the Baltimore soul group The Whatnauts.  The group had moderate success delivering their brand of sweet, harmonized soul that was all the rage in the early 70s.  1972's On The Rocks is very much like their previous albums with exception to the incredibly powerful psychedelic soul cut "Why Can't People Be Colors Too?".  Its breakdown embodies the very core of hip hop, first championed by A Tribe Called Quest for the track "Oh My God" off their praised Midnight Marauders LP.  Outside of the east coast, original presseing were rarely ever seen.  Add some campy cover art and you have the ingredients of a wall of fame classic.  The Whatnauts would sneak back into the mix in the early 80s with the boogie classic "Help is on the Way."


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