Q: What’s funkier than the Meters?
A: The Meters when they back up Betty Harris on “There’s a Break in the Road!”
Oh, that’s funky, that’s funky! Like nine cans of shaving powder, that’s funky!
Goddam, I don’t really think there was a better era of soul music than the late sixties-early seventies transition from soul to funk. Tight, snappy grooves, with lots of snare and complex rhythms that just jump out at you. And the Meters were the best!