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Fuzz-Laden Psychedelic Guitar Funk!
“How do you describe Eddy Senay’s music? Instead of going in-depth on the guitarist’s technique and genre, it’s a lot easier to show the cover of the 1972 LP Step By Step and say, 'This is what he sounds like.' The cover photo, featuring Senay in a zip-up butterfly collared sweater and newsboy cap complete with pompon sitting on the steps of a redstone Detroit church, sums up the artist and his sound. It has all the accoutrements of the era resting on the solid foundation of the Motor City and its musical background. '[I] said we didn’t want to be too technical or overly fancy,' recalls Senay. 'We want to keep it simple, funky, and plain. We want to keep it as raw as we possibly can get it.' And as listeners of his two understated classic albums can attest, what you see is what you get.”
– Kevin Herron (Wax Poetics)
The Detroit axeman’s second opus brings Senay’s singular style to a set of indispensable instrumentals chock full of finesse. Eddy is again backed by a crew of masterful musicians, and together they employ a wide range of influences including Latin flows and vivid themes that are befitting of Blaxploitation cinematics. Featuring the oft-sampled “Cameo,” this slab of fiery funk is proudly pressed by Third Man in the Motor City!
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