Sly & the Family Stone – There’s a Riot Goin’ On

Sly and the Family Stone departed from the optimistic sound of their previous music and explored a darker, more challenging sound featuring edgy funk rhythms, primitive drum machine, extensive overdubbing, and a dense mix. Conceptually and lyrically, the album embraced pessimism, and disillusionment with both Stone’s fame and 1960s counterculture amid a turbulent political climate in the United States at the turn of the 1970s

Track listing

Side one

1.Luv N’ Haight – 4:01
2.Just Like a Baby – 5:12
3.Poet – 3:01
4.Family Affair – 3:06
5.Africa Talks to You ‘The Asphalt Jungle’ – 8:45
6.There’s a Riot Goin’ On – 0:00

Side two

7.Brave & Strong – 3:28
8.(You Caught Me) Smilin’ – 2:53
9.Time – 3:03
10.Spaced Cowboy – 3:57
11.Runnin’ Away – 2:51
12.Thank You for Talkin’ to Me Africa – 7:14

13.Runnin’ Away (mono mix single version) – 2:44
14.My Gorilla Is My Butler (instrumental) – 3:11
15.Do You Know What? (instrumental) – 7:16
16.That’s Pretty Clean (instrumental) – 4:12