Herbie Hancock - Monster - w/ Stars In Your Eyes - Majestic Funk Jazz Fusion LP

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Herbie Hancock - Monster

Label: Columbia
Catalog#: 36415
Format: Vinyl, LP

Vinyl: VG++ A couple light scuffs
Cover: Very small hole punch top left corner. Small sticker mark top right. Light wear on edges.

Country: US
Released: 1980
Style: FUNK, Future Jazz, Electro, Disco
Notes: Produced by David Rubinson & Friends, Inc. and Herbie Hancock.


A1 Saturday Night

A2 Stars In Your Eyes

A3 Go For It

B1 Don't Hold It In

B2 Making Love

B3 It All Comes Around

Latin jazz and disco/funk fused together for “Saturday Night” (including a frenetic solo from Carlos Santana), romantic soul slipped into “Making Love,” smartalecky synthetic kicks mix in with “Go For It” to prefigure bands like Was (Not Was). And then there’s the majestic Wah Wah Watson laying it down with a liquid glide on “Don’t Hold It In.” That track and the winning “Stars In Your Eyes” (which invites comparison to Boz Scagg’s “Lowdown”) are Monster’s high moments, though oddly neither was selected as one of three singles that Monster spawned. Sure, I’m a little creeped out by the fact that producer David Rubinson and associate producer Jeffrey Cohen get so much of the songwriting credit; maybe Monster is a machine. But Hancock and his cohorts have far too much talent to slip into a tired genre exercise. And who’s to say that Latin jazz is a respectable medium (Chick Corea) and funk isn’t?
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Format LP
Label Columbia
Artist Herbie Hancock