Countless bands have covered the songs of Sly and The Family Stone and for good reason. The music they created conveyed strong social messages anchored by a brilliant combination of rock, soul, funk and R&B. The music was infectious and the lyrics powerful. But without the bootie-shaking funk that the band perfected, these messages most likely would not have had the far-reaching effect that they achieved.
The Clinton Administration proves just how strong these songs are, even without the lyrics. It