Rejuvenation (The Meters album)

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Rejuvenation
Studio album by The Meters
Released July 1974
Recorded Sea-Saint Studio, New Orleans
Genre Funk
Length 50:46
Label Reprise
MS 2200
Producer Allen Toussaint and The Meters
The Meters chronology
Cabbage Alley
(1972)
Rejuvenation
(1974)
Fire On The Bayou
(1975)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B+[2]
Rolling Stone 4.5/5 stars[3]

Rejuvenation is the fifth album by the funk group The Meters, released in 1974. In 2003, the album was ranked number 138 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.[4]

The front cover displays a couple of records, amongst them the Allen Toussaint's 1972 album Life, Love and Faith.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Ziggy Modeliste, Arthur "Red" Neville, Leo Nocentelli, George Porter, Jr. 

No. Title Length
1. "People Say"   5:18
2. "Love Is for Me"   3:55
3. "Just Kissed My Baby"   4:43
4. "What'cha Say"   3:29
5. "Jungle Man"   3:26
6. "Hey Pocky A-Way"   4:06
7. "It Ain't No Use"   11:51
8. "Loving You Is on My Mind"   3:19
9. "Africa"   4:01
2001 digitally remastered CD bonus tracks
No. Title Length
10. "People Say" (Single Version) 3:11
11. "Hey Pocky A-Way" (Single Version) 3:27
  • Lowell George plays slide guitar on the song "Just Kissed my Baby" (uncredited).[5]

In popular culture[edit]

The song "Africa" was covered by the Red Hot Chili Peppers on the album Freaky Styley. Throughout the song, the word 'Africa' is changed to 'Hollywood' and 'Mother Land' is changed to 'Brother Land'.

The song "Just Kissed my Baby" is used on the funk radio station in Grand Theft Auto 4 called International Funk. The song is also sampled on Public Enemy's Timebomb from the album Yo! Bum Rush the Show.

Chris Duarte covers "Just Kissed My Baby" on Texas Sugar/Strat Magik. He also covers "People Say" live.

Vdelli covers "Just Kissed my Baby" on Out of the Blues.

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band covers "Africa" on Medicated Magic.

The Grateful Dead covered Hey Pocky A-Way in concert 25 times from 1987 to 1990.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "The Meters: Rejuenation" at AllMusic. Retrieved 3 October 2011.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "The Meters". RobertChristgau.com. Retrieved 3 October 2011. 
  3. ^ Pareles, Jon (3 August 2000). "The Meters: Rejuenation". Rolling Stone (Straight Arrow) (RS 846). ISSN 0035-791X. Archived from the original on 2 October 2007. 
  4. ^ "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time". Rolling Stone (Straight Arrow) (Special Issue). 138) Rejuvenation: The Meters. November 2003. ISSN 0035-791X. Archived from the original on 18 February 2007. 
  5. ^ Turchick, Efram (22 January 2002). "Interview with Leo Nocentelli". Sundazed.com. Retrieved 3 October 2011. "That’s Lowell George playing slide on a song called 'Just Kissed My Baby' on Rejuvenation."