A solid album's worth of original and cover material played by Minneapolis's number-one roots blues-rock band.
Classic bar-band approach to it all, whether tackling low down blues, country-rock twangers or New Orleans funk. Great you-are-there recording quality to the proceedings; the only thing missing is the beer and the pretzels.
Marcus Miller followed his debut LP, Suddenly, with this self-titled PRA/Warner Bros. album released during summer 1984. His fusion of funk/R&B/jazz is well-balanced on this effort and better represents his formidable talents as a bassist/songwriter/producer/vocalist/multi-instrumentalist. The high-energy "My Best Friend's Girlfriend" charted R&B and became a dance hit with its 12" version becoming a post-release favorite. Funk workouts like "Unforgettable" and "Juice" are balanced by crystalline ballads "I Know the Perfect Guy," "Is There Anything I Can Do," and "Nadine." [Some of the songs are listed on the 2000 JVC CD The Best of Marcus Miller.]