Sex Machine

This song claims to be a cover of James Brown’s “Sex Machine,” but besides that cheesy sounding keyboard, which sort of approximates the repeated horn hits of the Brown original, it’s not really similar enough to be a cover.  Who are Le Robin Orchestral? No idea, there doesn’t seem to be any information about them anywhere, and I came across the song on a compilation. They don’t even seem to have any other songs. The whole thing is pretty mysterious.  Are those grunts and howls pasted together from various JB tunes? Or are they the work of an excellent grunter/howler applying his skills to James Brown impressions?  The same thing goes for the scratchy guitar riffs – homage to Brown’s signature style, or sample? Hard to tell. On top of it all, there are the breathy French-sounding female vocals, which are most definitely not something Brown would’ve dabbled with. Regardless of where it comes from, it’s a serious piece of funk.


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