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The Commodores: Caught In The Act (Motown import)

Pete Makowski, Sounds, 12 April 1975

THERE'S A new breed of soulmongers on the loose, since the emergence of bands like the Isleys, The Ohios and BT Express, funky music has taken a whole new turn. Instead of taking one riff and killing it to death, parts one and two, bands are becoming more constructive with their material, instruments, studio techniques and producing what some people refer to as progressive soul. They've taken a lot of tricks from the funk innovators (James Brown, Sly etc) but have used them so much better than their stagnant predecessors that their plagiarism is excusable.

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