Strength in Numbers is an album from rap, metal, and funk pioneers 24-7 Spyz. It is the only album to feature Jeff Brodnax, who replaced original vocalist P. Fluid in 1991. On their third effort, the Spyz concentrate on simpler and more direct songwriting, toning down much of their hardcore punk roots and replacing it with Motown-infused heavy metal.
The Seattle grunge movement overpowered the music industry in 1992, leaving the Spyz without a record contract or media attention in the midst of their creative peak. After the release of the album, the Spyz would take a break before reforming their classic lineup in 1995.
Like many 24-7 Spyz albums, this recording is out of print and is hard to find.
1. Break the Chains
2. Crime Story
3. Judgement Day
5. Got It Goin’ On
6. My Desire
9. Earth and Sky
10. Room #9
12. Last Call
13. I’m Not Going
14. Traveling Day
Samples (songs 6 to 18): http://www.allmusic.com/album/this-is24-7-spyz!-strength-in-numbers-mw0000778033
This is my stuff here… 4 real!!!
As a musician and a fan of various genres of music I must say that Black Rock is much needed. It seems like rock and roll has been completely co opted by white folx. Don’t get me wrong, I luv me some Metallica and Black Sabbath and Led Zep. But I dearly miss Jimi, Eddie Hazel and the soul that black people have always put into rock and roll.
this album (as well as Living Colour’s Times Up and Fishbone’s Reality of my Surroundings) showed a strength and maturity that truly had me convinced that Black Rock was here 2 stay. The guitar riffs and solos on here are monstrous, the bass lines xxxtra phat and the drums are 2 tight (sorry, Anthony was not as tight as this white boy). This was the Spyz peak album 2 me. I liked some of what they have done since, but most of it pales in comparison. I still have this in my CD wallet (it’s been there since it came out) and I don’t anticipate putting it away soon