UK Release Date: 12 March 2001
Formats: CD / LP / Digital
Status: Out Now
"Stonking debut. [A] groovy mash of ace beaty pop and funky '60s and 70s-styled R&B, Latin, soul and funk" Time Out
"A joyful romp through Hammond-flecked funk and acid jazz-tinged songs"Music Week
"Music to make your head explode with joy" Whats On
"A fusion of funky beats, groovy guitars, swirling Hammond organ and bongos a go-go. Fun and funky" 4/5 - OK!
"A mind warp of mod bop, beats and blurred boogaloo vibes" Evening Standard
"A dash of psychedelic mod-funk-jazz seasoned with the merest sprinkle of Madness" 8/10 - The Mix
About This Release
Big Boss Man released their debut album 'Humanize' in 2001. Creating a clear definition of the Big Boss Man sound - a hip Hammond hybrid of 60's and 70's drenched R'n'B, Funk, Latin, Jazz, Soul and Pop. Recently recut on LP due to demand around the release of their third album 'Full English Beat Breakfast'
Since its release, tracks from the album have featured on numerous compilations albums. Many tracks from the album have been hugely successful with music placements in film, TV and advertising. A selection of tracks from the album were used as the soundtrack to the BAFTA nominated short film "Sweet" which featured Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt of The Mighty Boosh. In 2009 the dancefloor killer that is 'Sea Groove' was used by the International Red Cross for a nationwide campaign in the USA. The original 7" now being valued at £25 in the official Record Collector guide - although that's if you can find one! It's is long deleted. 'Party 7' was also picked up in 2006 for Nike's Worldwide World Cup 'JOGA TV' campaign featuring Thierry Henry and Eric Cantona and was subsequently reissued backed by 'Kelvin Stardust' the lead cut from BBM's second album Winner as a limited 45.
Humanize was recently recut on vinyl due to demand around the release of their third album 'Full English Beat Breakfast'.