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Mother's Finest is a funk rock band founded in Atlanta, Georgia, United States by the singers' couple Joyce Kennedy and Glenn Murdock in the early seventies. They were the "first real rock band with both black and white members", and as a result of their huge vocal and instrumental capacities they created a musically perfect blend of funky rhythm, heavy guitars and expressive rock singing. Their probably best studio album ever, the debut "Mother's Finest" from 1976 today is a rare collector's piece and contained with the ironical song "Nigizz can't sing Rock'n roll" their musical program (although they were criticized for it by an important reverend and had to suspend it from their live concerts). In 1978 they were guests in German broadcast "Rockpalast" and with one concert (recently reedited in Europe as DVD "Mother's Finest - At Rockpalast" together with a 2003 live concert) they gathered cult status in Europe which lasts until today. In the late seventies they produced more soul oriented albums and at the beginning of the eighties some heavy rock as on "Iron Age" which both weren't their appropriate genres. In the nineties they were back with "Black radio won't play this record", a perfectly produced and played funk metal album, and last CD is "Meta-funk'n-physical" from 2004 which is more hip hop
- and electronic beats-oriented. They are very great stage performers led by fantastic rock singer Joyce Kennedy and they have recorded apart from the live DVD two live CDs representing the best part of their epoch-making work in rock music. Hit songs: "Baby Love", "Piece of the Rock", "Mickey's Monkey".
Anybody else ever heard of this band? They used to open up for alot of big gigs such as AC/DC and Aerosmith back in the day... One of the most underrated bands ever. The last album they did was very uneven, but most
of their albums are great. They combine Hard Rock, Funk, Metal, and Soul in a way like no other band.