Amnesty- Free Your Mind
Amnesty- Free Your Mind

Amnesty- Free Your Mind

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Label: Now-Again

Reissued 1/20/2023

First time on colored vinyl. Based in Indianapolis in the early 1970s, the group released only two obscure 45s in their recording career. Birthed from the same scene as the Ebony Rhythm Band, Amnesty had a political edge similar to LA Carnival and the hardest brass section since The Kashmere Stage Band. In 1973 Amnesty recorded five hard, vocal funk numbers alongside some ballads and a handful of demos based around nothing more than guitar accompaniment. Only two songs were released; Amnesty's biting, difficult-to-categorize prog/rock/soul/funk stretched far beyond Indianapolis's bounds but the band didn't have a label to take them to the next level. Five decades after they were recorded, these songs are funk arranged with dangerous complexity and performed with precision - arguably the most unique funk to originate from Naptown and some of the best music of its kind.

Track listing:

  1. Can I Help You?
  2. Love Fades
  3. Mister President
  4. Free Your Mind
  5. We Have Love
  6. Lord Help Me
  7. Three Cheers For My Baby
  8. Trouble Will Remain
  9. We've Come A Long Way
  10. Liberty