Live at the Sex Machine

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Live at the Sex Machine
Live album by Kool and the Gang
Released February 1971
Recorded May 1970
Genre Funk
Length 48:26
Label De-Lite
Producer Gene Redd
Kool and the Gang chronology
Kool and the Gang
Live at the Sex Machine
Live at PJ's
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Live at the Sex Machine is the first live album released by the funk band Kool and the Gang. The album was released in 1971, and reached #6 on the Billboard R&B Albums chart. Not only was it a Top 10 album, it stayed on the chart for 33 weeks; an impressive time span compared to most albums of the era. Although the band's huge success would not come until a few albums later, this release was popular with the R&B market. Like most of their early catalog, it was sampled by several artists during Hip-Hop's "Golden Era" of the 1980s and early 1990s. The track "Funky Man" was sampled in "Smack My Bitch Up" by The Prodigy.

Track listing[edit]

Side I
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "What Would the World Be Like Without Music / Let the Music Take Your Mind"   Kool & the Gang, Gene Redd 4:29
2. "Walk On By"   Burt Bacharach, Hal David 5:15
3. "Chocolate Buttermilk"   Kool & the Gang, Redd 2:09
4. "Trying to Make a Fool of Me"   Thom Bell, William Hart 4:29
5. "Who's Gonna Take the Weight?"   Kool & the Gang, Redd 6:20
Side II
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Pneumonia"   Kool & the Gang, Redd 5:22
2. "Wichita Lineman"   Jimmy Webb 5:27
3. "I Want to Take You Higher"   Sylvester Stewart 4:13
4. "Funky Man"   Kool & the Gang, Redd 3:24
5. "Touch of You"   Eddie Jackson, Jerry Jones 4:14
CD release bonus track
No. Title Writer(s) Length
11. "Kool It (Here Comes the Fuzz)"   Kool & the Gang, Redd 2:58


  1. ^ Kurutz, Steve. "Kool & the Gang: Live at the Sex Machine" at AllMusic. Retrieved 27 October 2011.

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