It's interesting that after that forced attempt to Philly
-ize himself into some sort of "plastic soul
" man (circa Young Americans
-- and all he got was that lousy t-shirt and Carlos Alomar
probably had his funk
iest moments to date with "Sound and Vision", and other parts of the original Side One of Low
. All he had to do was go to Berlin
, and Tony Visconti instead of his suitcase-full-of-coke
, and enlist Mary "Those Were the Days
" Hopkin (Mrs. Visconti) to handle the "doo-doo-doo..."
Berlin: The Epicenter of Da Fonk. For a few days, anyway. Bonus points for learning lyric brevity.