I had the absolute pleasure of seeing the Ghetto Brothers play a few months ago in the Lower East Side to promote the Deluxe re-release of their lone LP “Power Fuerza”, available on Truth and Soul Records. Truly one of the most unexpected surprises, the core members of this group were leaders of a genuine Puerto Rican street gang in the late 1960’s and early 70’s in the South Bronx, but were also musicians as well.
Their music is nearly indescribable, “Girl From The Mountain,” is a perfect representation of these guys’ mood. A tale of longing for an unattainable woman, with sugary sweet power pop melodies and harmonies with a fuzzed out guitar solo. I guess it makes sense that the Ghetto Brothers were legendary for not being quick to violence, as well as treating their women (known as Ghetto Sisters) as equals, rather than property. New Favorite LP, highest recommendation.
Ghetto Brothers- Girl From The Mountain
The good ol days.
For the first time. The Black Keys and T. Rex in a special collaboration.
So. I found an instrumental version of “God Only Knows,” which is my favorite song off of The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds. I then recorded every vocal part, backup harmonies, etc. I think there is about 20 of me on this track. Its kind of cool. Gotta work on it a bit, but not too bad so far.