In the late sixties The Indications were running the Kansas City scene, occasionally including cowboy hats and Native American regalia to find steady work. Founder Curtis Liggins would get them to Damon Studios in 1969 to record their lone original single. A-side, "Funky Monkey Right On," opens on a "Shaft"-esque hi-hat pattern before breaking into a near-psychedelic, guitar-fueled workout. An up-tempo and socially aware dancer that belies its genesis as a hasty also-ran comprises the flip. Liggins' career was cut short when, homebound from a 1972 gig in Iowa, his band's driver lost control of their vehicle, ending his life.