Redbone: Come And Get Your Redbone

An engaging collision of soul, funk, Latino and rock.

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Redbone were unique. Here were Native Americans who had a musical vision brilliantly captured on this compilation. Led by guitarist Lolly Vegas, whom Hendrix cited as an influence, they created some truly colourful music in the early 70s.

Remembered for the hits Come And Get Your Love, Maggie and The Witch-Queen Of New Orleans (all of which are here), this was just part of their considerable vocabulary.

What the band did best was to filter soul, funk, Latin and rootsy Native American rhythms through a stonking grasp of soft-rock detail.

You can hear the band’s understated virtuosity on Niji Trance and Judgement Day; it’s The James Gang with a Stax groove and tribal spirit… Originally released as a double album in 1975, this summary of the band’s first five albums shows how much Redbone were true pioneers./o:p

Malcolm Dome

Malcolm Dome had an illustrious and celebrated career which stretched back to working for Record Mirror magazine in the late 70s and Metal Fury in the early 80s before joining Kerrang! at its launch in 1981. His first book, Encyclopedia Metallica, published in 1981, may have been the inspiration for the name of a certain band formed that same year. Dome is also credited with inventing the term "thrash metal" while writing about the Anthrax song Metal Thrashing Mad in 1984. With the launch of Classic Rock magazine in 1998 he became involved with that title, sister magazine Metal Hammer, and was a contributor to Prog magazine since its inception in 2009. He died in 2021