Gil Scott-Heron - Reflections (1981) [2006, Remastered Reissue]
R&B, Jazz, Jazz-Funk | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 41:07 Min. | 236,84 Mb
Label: Arista/Sony BMG Music Entertainment Jazz (EU) | Cat.# 82876820822 | Released: 2006-05-29 (1981)
Although a major across-the-board hit always eluded the poet, singer, and activist Gil Scott-Heron, this album does contain one of his best-known songs. "B-Movie," an extended attack on Ronald "Ray-gun," unleashes 12 minutes of vitriol about the then recently elected president. Beginning with the declaration "Mandate, my ass," it's a laundry list of fears about Reagan, fantasizing that his election meant "we're all actors" in some surreal film. Delivered over a taut funk groove, parts of it are still funny.