…Well, 1993 alive.
As I and anyone of my friends from the 90s – especially those who worked for Ruffhouse, and that was a considerable lot, to be sure – will tell you, Philadelphia live hip-hop unit, The Goats, were the best at what they did; which, at the time, just happened to be deeply politicized, wackly humorous (or humorously wack) rap-funk-rock.
When they weren’t busy sleeping on your floor (a story for a whole ‘
Between the two totems, they legendarily and professionally recorded at live record at The Khyber – their second home – that forever has been relegated to weird cassettes and wild rumors. Until now.
The kinda-sorta release of “Live at Khyber Pass, July 4th 1993” sounds the musky magic call of The Goats at its most dynamic, rude crude, polemic driven and funny-forceful with the rare “Real Phillie Blunts” and a Clash cover (“I’m So Bored with the U.S.A.”) segueing into “Burn The Flag” as the live jam’s finest, funkiest moments.