Soul Strut 100: # 36 - The Invaders - Spacing Out

RAJRAJ tenacious local 7,484 Posts
edited December 2012 in The Soul Strut 100
I will slowly be unveiling the Top 100 Soul Strut Related Records as Voted by the Strutters Themselves.

# 36 - The Invaders - Spacing Out



The list so far:

# 100 - Jr. and His Soulettes - Psychodelic Sounds
# 99 - Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul
# 98 - Donny Hathaway - S/T (1971)
# 97 - Bernard Wright - ???Nard
# 96 - Tom Scott - Honeysuckle Breeze
# 95 - People Under the Stairs - Question in the Form of an Answer
# 94 - Harlem River Drive
# 93 - Black Moon - Enta Da Stage
# 92 - Marvin Gaye - Here, My Dear
# 91 - Muddy Waters - Electric Mud
# 90 - Les McCann - Layers
# 89 - Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland
# 88 - Leroy Hutson - Hutson (1975)
# 87 - ESG - S/T (1981)
# 86 - Can - Tago Mago
# 85 - Bohannon - Stop & Go
# 84 - WILLIAM DEVAUGHN - Be Thankful For What You Got
# 83 - Power of Zeus - The Gospel According to Zeus
# 82 - Gang Starr - Hard To Earn
# 81 - The J.B.???s - Doing It to Death
# 80 - Parliament - Osmium
# 79 - McNeal & Niles - Thrust
# 78 - The Lafayette Afro Rock Band - Malik
# 77 - Earth, Wind, and Fire (1971)
# 76 - Dr. Dre - The Chronic
# 75 - Black Sabbath (1970)
# 74 - Trap Door / An International Psychedelic Mystery Mix (2006)
# 73 - Bob James - One
# 72 - Matthew Larkin Cassell - Pieces
# 71 - The Beginning Of The End - Funky Nassau
# 70 - Big Bear - Doin??? Thangs
# 69 - Steely Dan - Aja
# 68 - Quasimoto - The Unseen
# 67 - Curtis Mayfield - Curtis/Live! (1971)
# 66 - Al Green - Im still in love with you
# 65 - The Beatnuts - Street Level
# 64 - Archie Whitewater - Archie Whitewater (1970)
# 63 - Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth - Mecca & the Soul Brother
# 62 - Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die
# 61 - The J.B.???s - Food For Thought
# 60 - Don Blackman (1982)
# 59 - Niagara - (Tiddies)
# 58 - Can - Ege Bamyasi
# 57 - Whatnauts - On the Rocks
# 56 - The Mohawks - Champ
# 55 - McDonald and Giles (1971)
# 54 - Darondo - Let My People Go
# 53 - Dorothy Ashby - Afro Harping
# 52 - Beastie Boys - Paul???s Boutique
# 51 - Mulatu Astatke - Mulatu of Ethiopia
# 50 - Lyman Woodard Organization - Saturday Night Special
# 49 - Isaac Hayes - Hot Buttered Soul
# 48 - Lyn Collins - Think (About It)
# 47 - James Brown - In The Jungle Groove
# 46 - Bill Withers - Still Bill
# 45 - Stevie Wonder - Innervisions
# 44 - Silver Apples - S/T
# 43 - Mobb Deep - The Infamous
# 42 - Lyn Christopher (1973)
# 41 - Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire de Melody Nelson
# 40 - Gang Starr - Step in the Arena
# 39 - Diamond D - Stunts, Blunts, & Hip Hop
# 38 - Terry Callier - What Color is Love
# 37 - David Axelrod - Song of Innocence

Please discuss your reactions to this record. The thread will be archived later here.

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"Spacing Out" is a 1970 ultra-rare Psychedelic Funk album by The Invaders. The album is now much sought-after with original copies on Duane Records label selling for up to $1000.

The band was formed in Bermuda and the LP, along with a couple 45s, were released in Bermuda and the US. One of the best instrumental funk albums ever recorded with funky percussions and flute, a nice Latin touch and psychedelic echo-sounds. Includes two versions of the Isley Brothers "It's Your Thing", Temptations' "Can't Get Next To You" and a version of the Meters' "Look A Py Py".


http://hippy-djkit.blogspot.com/2010/10/invaders-spacing-out-1970-bermuda.html

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  • Does anyone know how to spot an OG from a fake? Lol jk

  • LaserWolfLaserWolf Portland Oregon 11,517 Posts
    :feelin_it:

  • watershed release in the cave-funk genre

  • RAJRAJ tenacious local 7,484 Posts
    Somebody REALLY liked echo and reverb

  • SPlDEYSPlDEY Vegas 3,180 Posts
    I've ALWAYS wanted a copy of this record. Hard as F---!! What was the backstory of this one again? If memory serves me.. I remember some bugged out story. Correct me if I'm wrong..

    Psychedelic Carribean funk 45 recorded in the Bermuda Triangle... By some funky ass hotel lounge band.

    Right?

    - Diego

  • SPlDEYSPlDEY Vegas 3,180 Posts
    Bermuda Triangle steez in '69



    - D

  • SPlDEYSPlDEY Vegas 3,180 Posts
    Sturgis Griffin Jr. aka DJ Sergio Dean on congas & the mystery continues..

    Sergio Dean - sdean@sirius-radio .com




    - Sherlock

  • SPlDEYSPlDEY Vegas 3,180 Posts


    Stan Gilbert - The Invaders Bass player?

    - Diego

  • SPlDEYSPlDEY Vegas 3,180 Posts
    John Burch - Guitar


    - Holmes

  • Without doubt, one of my all time favorites. Exotic, mysterious, and Raw.

  • SPlDEYSPlDEY Vegas 3,180 Posts
    Lloyd Williams - Flute & Alto sax:

  • SPlDEYSPlDEY Vegas 3,180 Posts
    What happened to super producer Jean-Paul Salvatore? How'd he go from Managing a pre-Pink Floyd David Gilmour to Bermuda?

    "Our manager at that time, Jean Paul Salvatore, fancied himself a bit as an Andrew Loog Oldham svengali rock-n-roll manager. Then he said ???It???s flower-power now, so from now on you???re the Flowers" - David gilmour



    - ?

  • DuderonomyDuderonomy Haut de la Garenne 6,999 Posts
    Never seen a real copy for sale in the field, not even as a shop wall piece.

  • mattBmattB (FTB) Anywhere 673 Posts
    Great record. Happy to recently upgrade from mp3 to vinyl boot.
    Looking forward to the final upgrade sometime in the future at which point I can release the boot to ebay with a vague description and see what happens.
    ;)

  • OligeeOligee 289 Posts
    Cool record, I've had the reissue for a few years. Need to revisit. Don't really see how it rates higher than numerous other records on the Strut 100.

  • YemskyYemsky 515 Posts
    Duderonomy said:
    Never seen a real copy for sale in the field, not even as a shop wall piece.

    Not sure whether I am confusing this... Isn't this the one of which somebody in London had a box full in the 80s which they put outside their house with a "please take" sign?!?!?

  • i know one dude with a copy, never seen it aywhere else. how many were pressed up?

  • roistoroisto 846 Posts
    Got it.

    I once saw an ad in a 1970s Finnish music magazine of a record shop blowout sale. A list of basic rock records included the Invaders LP being sold for the equivalent of ca. 1$.

  • nrichnrich 934 Posts
    NerdAlert said:
    Need to revisit. Don't really see how it rates higher than numerous other records on the Strut 100.

    Cannot disagree more. This deserves to be right where it is

  • LamontLamont 1,079 Posts
    Is the chart on hiatus ? Been waiting for Hanged Man Soundtrack

  • ageage 1,121 Posts
    There was a discussion about this lp some time ago on waxidermy and the variance of pressings there are out there. I was lucky to find my copy sometime ago and bought it for a really nothing(I want to say a dollar, but it could have been $5.00 or a little more than that, but not too much more (this was at big al's record barn when it was on the el camino and bought it just on the strength of the title).

    That day was probably one of my better days at that shop (although at the time, he had a separate 45 shop that his wife used to help with and a big chunk of my bay area records were bought)

  • absolutely mindblowing record, would be in my personal top 20 if i had to make one.

    i did a little research recently. how is it possible that people pay up to 400??? for a repress of this record when it is absolutely easy to figure out what the OG is?! (see the previous Soulstrut threads on this record for example...)

    is there something about the seccond press i have missed? or is it just the fact that the first press is even more expensive and not easy to obtain?

    the last seccond press sold for arround 360 ??? which is insane in my opinion.

  • parallaxparallax no-style-having mf'er 1,266 Posts
    It would be in my top 20 as well. I can't think of any other record that sounds anything like it. The heavyweight bass, delayed horns, pounding drums...ridiculous. I get chills just thinking about the first 5 bass notes from "Spacing Out". Fuck. Maybe this is a top 10 for me.
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