There I was, in 1971 - lying on the floor of the den on a Saturday, just starting up my new LP, "There's A Riot Goin' On" on the turntable. Being used to Sly & the Family Stone's eariler works, I was totally blown away by their "new electronic" sound! Let me tell you, I had a BIG smile on my face from the first note. By the time the track, "Time" was starting, I got a knock on the door. It was Ed, who wanted me to join in on another street football game! Now, I'm THE fastest Wide Receiver on the team, so Ed wasn't gonna take no for an answer. But, I couldn't even open the door!!!! I told him through the door that I just had to listen the this album! Ed begged AND pleaded to no avail. I was hopelessly pulled into Sly's wormhole of "Time" - which stretched my ears inside-out, along with "Family Affair" - a product of Sly's groundbreaking drum machine work from his Little Sister group, "Spaced Cowboy" - I could not stop laughing, "Africa Talks To You 'The Asphalt Jungle'" - the framework for electronic jazz, "Runnin' Away" - so much guitar strumming, I don't think there were any strings left! Special mention goes to Bobby Womack's woeful vocals on "Just Like A Baby", and Rose (Banks) Stone for keyboard playing beyond the call of duty! Larry, Freddie, Greg, Cynthia, and Jerry all rode this glittering wormhole to new horizons. For Sylvester Stewart, one thing for certain was that on THIS album, whatever he was going through, be it the ups or downs, he was determined to get HIS point across! The resulting shockwave still bouncing throughout the galaxy!!!! Thanks Sylvester for the music and more to come. Somehow, street football was never the same!