The Propositions were a Detroit-based funk band. They started as teenagers and broke up not so much later. Influences were funk and Motown bands from the early 1970's, including Funkadelic, Earth, Wind & Fire, Sly Stone and local predecessors the Fabulous Counts. However, they managed to create their own unique style by taking a dedicated instrumental direction and abandoning the vocals. Their final result, a tasty combination of funky drums, wah-wah guitar, and a full horn section, was certainly worth the effort.