Herbie Hancock – The Twilight Clone (1981)
For Christmas, I bought myself Herbie Hancock’s “The Complete Columbia Album Collection 1972-1988” boxset. Over the last few weeks, I have been working my way through the 34 CDs and stumbling upon many gems in many genres that I hadn’t heard before.
I reached Herbie’s “Magic Windows” LP today which was originally released in 1981. The final track on the album turns out to be a stone cold funk masterpiece which immediately warrants escalation to thebestmusicofalltime!
My immediate thought was that it sounded like a missing track from Talking Heads’ all time classic LP “Remain in Light” – a bit of digging on Discogs reveals the link .. Adrian Belew played guitar on the Talking Heads LP and on this track on the Herbie Hancock album! Most famous for fronting King Crimson, Belew has been involved in countless other collaborations including playing on David Bowie’s “Lodger” and Paul Simon’s “Graceland”.
A perfect record.