Boomkat Product Review:
Giving funk an independent stance during the Sixties and Seventies, Indianapolis's Rhythm Machine were a band who loved the genre's many and varied crevices - with this eponymous LP a great cross section of their bass rich sound. Founded by bass player James Boone and guitarist James Brantley, Rhythm Machine were ahead of the game in terms of fusing fathom deep bass with kick heavy drums and layers of guitar to produce a fresh and funky sound that avoided all the clichés. Resurrected by break-miners and the likes of Keb Darge, 'Rhythm Machine' the album was originally released back in 1976 and saw an overlap between funk's golden age and the soul revolution. Featuring stone cold classics such as 'Put A Smile On Time', 'Everybody's Chippin' and 'Can't Do Without You', this reissue (wrapped in its original packaging) will draw in anyone who favours their funk run through with a dose of melancholy and high-energy vim. Rhythm stick!