The Budos Band II
Label: Daptone Records
Long-distance runners describe a sense of euphoria at the point of physical and mental exhaustion -- the "runner's high." Listening to The Budos Band II must be something akin. There is hardly a moment to catch one's breath while the Staten Island 11-piece pushes through the carapace of Afrobeat into a spirit world of instrumental grooves. Do not be surprised if, while playing this record, your speakers begin to spontaneously sweat.