|2. Evil Ways|
|3. Shades Of TIme|
|8. You Just Don't Care|
|9. Soul Sacrifice|
|10. Savor (Live)|
|11. Soul Sacrifice (Live)|
|12. Fried Neckbones (Live)|
I can't overlooked the percussion and drumming either. Its these compelling rhythms that separate Santana from many of the jam bands of the late sixties.
Anyway, this is a fine debut which almost rates on the same level as Abraxas and Santana 3.
okay bases are loaded, the game is about to start...
'Waiting' - a really smooth instrumental with brutal Hammond organ and pounding persistant percussion. Santana's guitar is relatively tame at this point, but that's just to trick the opposition at this early stage in the game.
'Evil Ways' - the Top 10 HIT, comes in, another smoothie, but lyrically sharp and passionately latin. Ready to set the game straight.
'Shades Of Time' - quite a ballad in a way, the tactics continue, but it is building up. Rolie's vocals are more edgy and his Hammond is beginning to burn with World Series anticipation. Santana's guitar is hitting it, too.
'Savor' - straight into Savor, the Latin Lysergics are really going for it now, the percussion of Areas and Carabello is beginning to fire up.
'Jingo' - it's still going on in this vein, the intimidation of the Latins is working and oh!-
'Persuasion' - they're in there! And they're leading. Everything's brutal. The Grateful Dead Devils weren't expecting that.
'Treat' - the Latins are so ahead, thay've got time to cool down. Rolie's piano skills are coming to the fore here, and the percussionists are right on the ball.
'You Just Don't Care' - they're back and they're heavy with intimidation and the All-American-Part-Nicaraguan-Part-Mexican spirit of competition and decimation. Dynamic and brutal.
'Soul Sacrifice' - the icing on the cake of total flawlessness. The world series in their sights, and no, wait, Michael Shrieve's drum solo - man that was unexpected - that's taken them to the top. They are the champions.
Bonus Tracks STATS
'Savor' a spirited feeling of celebration is in order!
'Soul Sacrifice' the track that won them the match! Now played live in the Dead Devil's faces and fifty times better. Brown's bass is superb!
'Fried Neckbones' the finale! They'll be back soon to take on the Jefferson Joints next season, hope you'll be watching, er listening!