Monday, 2 January 2017

Las/wɛl/ kuh m-plee-tist /ˈse·ries | 05

[kuh m-plee-tist]
a person who attempts to complete a collection or set,
especially a collector who wants to collect an example of every item in a particular field:

The Men Xperience  • La Mancha Negra The Black Stain

1. P Spot
Guitar, Bass, Live Drum Loops, Keyboards, Lead Vocals
Adamhead • Rap
Duane Snite • Intro Rap
Elsa Cornish • Backing Vocals
Kozio • Funky Clavinet
Vincent Henry • Saxophone
Bruce Purse • Trumpet

2. LSD
 Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Lead Vocals
Keziah Jones • Lead Vocals
Bedhead • Drums
Reggie Powie • Bass

3. Give It Away
 Guitar, Keyboards, Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals
Elsa Cornish • Lead & Backing Vocals
Reggie Powe • Bass
Pierre Andre • Saxophone
Bedhead • Live Drum Loops

4. Mr. Intellectual
Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Live Drum Loops, Lead Vocals
Elsa Cornish • Vocals
Umar Bin Hassan • The Last Poet
Donald Blackman • Electric Piano Solo

5. Sam Wake Up Call
Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Live Drum Loops
Umar Bin Hassan • The Last Poet
Bruce Mack • Keybords

6. End The Sin
Menace • Guitar, Keyboards, Lead Vocals
Elsa Cornish • Backing Vocals
Sandra Smith • Backing Vocals
Bill Laswell • Bass
“Fatty” Black • Live Drum Loops

7. Nu Age Aquarius
Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Vernon Reid • Guitar Solo
Elsa Cornish • Lead & Backing Vocals
Lady Zara • Vocal Ad-libs
Toby Kasavan • Piano Solo
“Fatty” Black • Live Drum Loops

8. Plunk
Menace • Lead Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards
Joool • Rap
Elsa Cornish • Chant, Ad-libs
Toby Kasavan • Chants
Reggie Powe • Bass
Vincent Henry • Saxophone
Bruce Purse • Pocket Trumpet
Kozio • Funky Clavinet
Bedhead • Drums Loops

9. Hold On
Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Percussion, 
Live Drum Loops, Lead Vocals
Elsa Cornish • Backing Vocals

10. Backdoor
Menace • Guitars
Elsa Cornish • Vocals
Bill Laswell • Bass
Pierre Andre • Sax Madness
Bedhead • Live Drums Overdubs & Trumpet

11. Truth Of Sex
Menace • Guitar, Keyboards, Lead Vocals
Lady Zara • Lead Vocals
Bootsy Collins • Bass
Maceo Parker • Saxophone
Bastard Bob • Drum Loops
George Clinton • Inspiration

USA recordings engineered by Julian Baker & David Crafta at 
Undersound Ground Studios, New York City
Bill Laswell & Umar Bin Hassan recorded at Greenpoint Studios, 
Brooklyn, New York by Bob Musso
Programming engineer: Julian Baker at Night Owl Studios, NYC
London recordings recorded at Trinity Studios, London
London production coordinators: Hooch, Annette, Chris, 
Jaspar the Vinyl Junkie, 
and the rest of the Nu Funk Mission, Funkin Pussy Crew

Album production coordinator: Duane Snipe
Management: Dick Vos of World Events and Projects, Holland

Produced, arranged and mixed by

Label: P-Vine Records ‎– PCD-5354
Format: Flac
Country: Japan
Released: 1998
Genre: Hip Hop, Funk / Soul
Style: Screw, Favela Funk, Funk


  1. Always a pleasure checking make sure my MusicHertz. This is one I've never heard of or read about until a few minutes ago. Will be listening shortly and will direct my ears to Selection 4 & 5 to hear Umar - a voice that should be heard more often. I see that, at that same time, they were, at least in NY, working with Maceo. What it must be like just to be in those studios when Laswell and (pick some of the musicians he has and does work with regularly on different projects) others are creating their musics. Thanks for giving us the chance to hear some of their creations. Many thanks for the music and your efforts