Cold Blooded

The Bar-Kays

The final album the Bar-Kays released before Stax closed in 1975, 1974's Cold Blooded expands the "black rock" sound the band helped invent. We have it on yellow python vinyl.

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VMP Exclusive Pressing

This record was pressed by VMP and you can't get this specific variation anywhere else.

Exclusive Features
color Yellow Python
foil stamped Yes
numbered Yes
Other Features
exclusive VMP Exclusive
jacket type Gatefold
label Volt
pressing location Memphis Record Pressing (MRP)
release type Reissue
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The final album the Bar-Kays released before the closure of Stax records in 1975, 1974's Cold Blooded expands the "black rock" sound the band helped invent in their backing work for Isaac Hayes and others on the label. The Bar-Kays molded funk to be the main expression of their sound by the mid-'70s, laying the groundwork for many bands to come. They'd become superstars after leaving Stax, but Cold Blooded laid the necessary groundwork for that to happen.


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Cold Blooded
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