Father's Children - Who's Gonna Save The World [LP+7'']
As much spiritual adherents of black sounds as they
were of black Islam, Father's Children was born
in the dirt and grime of Washington, D.C., and
incubated in local producer Robert Hosea Williams'
less-than-immaculate suburban beltway garage.
Hailing from the Adams-Morgan neighborhood,
in 1973 Nick Smith, Billy Sumler, and Ted ''Skeet''
Carpenter created a lost document of gritty soul,
concerned with its own time and place, stripped of
the L.A. gloss that permeated the the group's own
1979 ''debut'' for Mercury. Unreleased until now,
Father's Children's true freshman offering is an
amalgam of sunny vocal group harmonies, fuzzguitar
solos, shimmering keys, bubbling percussion,
spiritual prophecy, and dub experiments. Who's
Gonna Save The World gets the full Numero
treatment, with extensive notes and scores of
unpublished photos. Deluxe LP edition includes
the bonus 45, ''Linda Movement'' b/w ''Intellect''
(the latter side not on the the CD).