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
(1969)
Live at the Sex Machine
(1971)
Live at PJ's
(1971)
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 & early '90s. 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

References[edit]

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

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