Formed in 1994 by Michael Franti, Spearhead fused Hip Hop with Soul, Jazz, Funk, and Reggae. “People in the middle” was the first track on their debut LP entitled “Home” which was released on Capital Records in 1994.
The video features a live performance of the track “People in the middle” that was recorded at Bullet sound studios in the Netherlands in 1994. Spearhead whet on to record 6 albums including their debut “Home” the most recent being “The sound of sunshine” released in 2010.
Hear Home and you immediately hear why Michel Franti disposed of Disposable Heroes and created Spearhead. Where the Heroes’ arty beatscapes were mechanical and heavily sampled, Franti’s new joint is all natural: a “real” band, soulful backing divas, melodies, loose and funky beats. The title track’s just Franti with acoustic guitar, singing quietly. Vernon Reid adds a cruel solo to “Caught Without an Umbrella”; “Love Is da Shit” revives Go-Go. And whether he’s anxiously awaiting the results of a
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