- Album name: Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley
- Artist name: Robert Palmer
- Year: 1974
- Number of discs: one discs / two sides
- Collection: Selman
Level of familiarity before listening
I remember Robert Palmer from VH1, back when I used to watch television in the XX century, but I don’t think I’ve heard anything he recorded before the 1980s.
What I expected
I associate Robert Palmer with 1980s new wave or synth-pop, but this record is from 1974, so I’m not really sure what to expect. Maybe disco?
What it was actually like
This wasn’t a disco record. I would say the dominant sound was actually funk, which I wouldn’t have guessed but which I guess makes some sense. I thought the title track Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley was a solid funk song.
There were also some very bluesy parts, like Blackmail. And at other times, I detected some reggae influence.
I liked this record!