The Perfect Release

(Get Back ) Used LP $12.00

Reissue of maverick’s second solo album (Aura 1979), that stitches together the lounge jazz of Lower Manhattan, the Brazilian pop of Tom Jobim, Nara Leao, and Caetano Veloso, the slippery funk of War, and the shifty rock skullduggery of Joni Mitchell’s L.A. studio period. Seven extended tracks, where steel drums crosscut guitar, synths shape the hallway Peacock sings into, pop stylings are slashed to ribbons, razor blade lyrics drip from her mouth like running water, the band creates gorgeous grooves, and there’s a fourteen-minute beat poetry dissertation filled with sensual riffing and rapping.