Mother Earth - Stoned Woman
Available 10th March 2023.
In 1991 Acid Jazz owner Ed Piller and his roommate Bunny entered a tiny studio in north west London with the idea that they would try to make an album. eight months later, what emerged was a new band and one of the lost classics of the early 90s - a combination of hip hop beats, rock guitars and soulful voices that really put the band mother earth on the map. The recording process saw an ever-changing set of personnel pass through the studio, including Leftfield's Paul Daley, the Brand New Heavies' Simon Bartholomew and James Taylor. As they did so, a permanent line-up of local musicians started to coalesce into a band that would be able to play the album live. The result was an LP with a blaxploitation soundtrack feel converted into a contemporary sound. By the time Stoned Woman was released the band were a touring outfit, and the album's cuts such as Riot on 103rd Street and Stoned Woman had already become live favourites.