Hot Pants is the 32nd studio album by American musician James Brown. The album was released in August 1971, by Polydor Records. All tracks composed by James Brown; except "Blues & Pants" by Fred Nestley (Fred Wesley). James Brown - vocals. Bobby Byrd - vocals, organ on "Blues & Pants" and tambourine on "Hot Pants (She Got To Use What She Got To Get What She Wants)". Hearlon Cheese Martin, Robert Lee Coleman - guitar. St. Clair Pinckney - tenor saxophone. Jimmy Parker - alto saxophone.
Now reading: James Pants: James Pants. It’s a well established fact here at, er, FACT: James Pants’ Seven Seals LP was arguably the best album of 2009, but it’s inexplicably awkward release date – December – not to mention the minimum fanfare surrounding it, meant we’d barely registered its existence by the time we published our 40 Best Albums of 2010. And we just couldn’t justify including in the best albums of 2011. James Pants opens with ‘Beta’, a blast of dissonant guitar, home-built synth pattering and drums like distant hooves, immediately reminiscent of Cabaret Voltaire, Joy Division and, when Pants opens his mouth, Suicide, but a good deal more cheery than any of them. Our hero demonstrates how easily pop perfection comes to him on ‘Every Night’ – it sounds like Sebadoh if they’d gone all Marvin Gaye, in a good way.
Packed full of pseudo-satanic imagery with a ritualistic, ‘80s vibe, the concept is thick: if James Pants were the leader of a cult, The Seven Seals would be the CD he would play to brainwash his followers. The electro artist's track record as a jokester (eating sushi and shooting laser guns in a King Tut headdress for 2007’s Cosmic Rapp video) could make it tough to take him seriously, and the lofty concept is gimmicky at the least, but The Seven Seals is executed with complete maturity.
For the eccentric young artist, James Pants once again makes the statement that Pants' music has made many times before-he creates to celebrate his bizarre style, carefree of the expectations of mainstream audiences and trends.
James Pants is an American multi-instrumental recording artist. Although his music defies simple categorization, he is promoted as a purveyor of the "fresh beat," an early-80's sound with influences from 80’s soul, electro boogie, early rap, new wave, and post-punk disco.
In his own words, James Pants is a crate-digging nerd, who is uncomfortable with irony and was fortunate enough to be discovered by hip-hop maverick Peanut Butter Wolf. In his 2008 Red Bull Music Academy lecture, Pants discussed signing with Stones Throw, his approach to DJing, and his thoughts on irony in music. Hosted by Davide Bortot Audio Only Version Transcript: Davide Bortot. If there is one record that.
James Pants, Category: Artist, Albums: All the Hits, Savage, James Pants, Seven Seals, Welcome, Singles: Krista, New Tropical, Biography: Stones Throw Records-affiliated James Pants is a one-man band whose humorous dance-funk music style is informed by early-'80s R&B/soul and old-school hip-hop as well as whatever thrift-store gear he comes across in his sleepy hometown of Spokane, Washington. Monthly Listeners: 17252, Where People Listen: Los Angeles, London, New York City, Chicago, Brooklyn. Listen to James Pants in full in the this site app. Play on this site.
James Pants has been a drummer for most of his life. His previous song collections have been beat-heavy and soaked in funk. His current, self titled full length features neither live drums nor funk. It's a noisy, dance-ish album that approaches lo-fi at times and draws from the 1970's synth-punk duo Suicide. The lead single 'Darlin' channels a hazy, doo-wop vibe over a fast beat and soft, erie vocals. The result reminds me somewhat of Telefon Tel Aviv's last album wherein they traded their obsessively produced arrangements for a dirty, gloom-dance sound for the German.
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