Manfred Mann's Earth Band Messin' on 180g LP
Manfred Mann rode the mid-60s British Invasion wave into the American charts with sublime pop hits like "Do Wah Diddy," "Sha La La" and "Pretty Flamingo." But this overtly commercial exterior masked a band of seriously versatile musicians equally adept at playing blues, jazz, soul, pop and any number of hybrids thereof. Featuring the band's signature genre-bending mix of highly stylized covers (Bob Dylan's "Get Your Rocks Off" and Dr. John's "Mardi Gras Day") and inventive originals ("Messin'" and "Buddah"), 1973's Messin' finds the band in dazzling musical form and on the brink of breakout success. The album was originally issued in the U.S. as Get Your Rocks Off.