The BusBoys - Minimum Wage Rock & Roll (1980) [1999, Remastered Reissue]
R&B, Soul, Pop/Rock, Rock & Roll | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 37:05 Min. | 283,95 Mb
Label: Arista/Rattlesnake Venom Records (USA) | Cat.# BUS3101 | Released: 1999-07-13
In the 1950s, rock & roll started out as black music, but you wouldn't have guessed that to pick up Rolling Stone or Creem in the early '80s by that time, rock was almost exclusively the province of skinny white guys, and black artists were only to be found on the R&B charts, as if Chuck Berry, Little Richard, and Jimi Hendrix had never happened. So if there was more than a bit of novelty in the music of the BusBoys, that's not to say that what they were doing wasn't important or necessary as one of the first African-American groups to emerge to national prominence in the new wave scene, the BusBoys were willing to embrace the contradictions and confront the stereotypes that faced black musicians playing what had come to be known as "white" music.