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The Mark III – Marvin Whoremonger

Now-Again — May 4, 2016 | Comments (6)

15-17 year old Las Vegas high school kids doing X-rated basement funk. This rare private press from 1976 is being reissued for the first time by Now-Again Records this fall as a part of Now-Again Reserve: a deluxe vinyl subscription.

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Here’s the story of one of funk’s most sought-after albums: Marvin Whoremonger is a concept-piece executed by a Vegas hustler, pairing the troubled musings of a transient vocalist (Marvin Neroes) with the exuberant funk of a teenage trio. Much of the album was recorded in a single take, then embellished by session musicians in Hollywood with synthesizers and a large horn section.

Producer Cholly Willians declared in the liner notes that the album would lead to international stardom for all involved. When Whoremonger was released in 1976, behind a garish, anonymous jacket, it failed immediately. Forty years later it has aged well, and stands as an immediately accessible – yet bizarre – exercise in late-period, real funk music.

Marvin Whoremonger is the third release of Now-Again Reserve.

6 Comments »

  1. YESS!

    Comment by Chilly C — May 4, 2016, 6:56 am
  2. So sick

    Comment by Ez — May 4, 2016, 5:38 pm
  3. Woooh!!

    Comment by jason — May 5, 2016, 12:32 am
  4. Do we know actual ship date yet?

    Comment by Lucas — October 4, 2016, 1:01 am
  5. @Lukas: Yes, we expect it to ship by October 15th.

    Comment by admin — October 4, 2016, 1:12 am
  6. Got mine last week and IT IS BRILLIANT. Sounds sooooo good, kills the original (if memory serves correct haha!).

    With all due respect to the first two Reserve titles, this is the best one yet and is going to be very very hard to beat in the future.

    FYI I noticed the moon is missing on the cover of the reissue . . . 😉

    Comment by J. P. — October 18, 2016, 12:30 pm

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