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Monster on a Leash
     

Monster on a Leash

by Tower of Power
 

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In contrast to the many soul veterans who who have turned to urban contemporary sounds in the hope of staying on the staying on the charts, Tower of Power has stuck with the type of horn-driven, live-sounding funk and soul that put the Bay Area band on the map. Tower was long past its prime by the time Monster on a Leash was

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In contrast to the many soul veterans who who have turned to urban contemporary sounds in the hope of staying on the staying on the charts, Tower of Power has stuck with the type of horn-driven, live-sounding funk and soul that put the Bay Area band on the map. Tower was long past its prime by the time Monster on a Leash was released in 1991, and had experienced its share of personnel changes. Lead singer Tom Bowes, although a passionate and competent belter, is hardly on a par with Lenny Williams. Even so, this is a respectable and decent effort from a band that remained artistically viable by staying true to itself. Unapologetically '70s-sounding, the album falls short of the unmitigated excellence of Back to Oakland and Urban Renewal, but isn't significantly different in its approach, content or attitude. While novices would do better to start with either those gems, this is an album that diehard Tower enthusiasts shouldn't pass up.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/21/1991
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074644738728
catalogNumber:
47387

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Performance Credits

Tower of Power   Primary Artist
Emilio Castillo   Tenor Saxophone,Vocals,Background Vocals
Steve Grove   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Nick Milo   Keyboards
Francis "Rocco" Prestia   Bass
Lee Thornburg   Trombone,Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Vocals,Background Vocals
Stephen Kupka   Baritone Saxophone
Greg Adams   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Background Vocals
Tom Bowes   Vocals
Russ McKinnon   Percussion,Drums

Technical Credits

Emilio Castillo   Producer
Schmitt   Engineer
Greg Adams   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Pete Kudas   Monitor Mixer
Danny Seiden berg   Composer

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