As a teenager, I bought the Soul Explosion LP from a record store in the village back when it came out. I totally believed the fake backstory!!! The recordings were raw and sounded like legit 70s stuff.
I LOVED that record. Played it over and over and over. Years later, when a friend told me that the Daktaris concept was a hoax, I didn't wanna hear it. I loved my fantasy band from the 70s, with their weird cover photo and fantastic title font.
And until today, I didn't know that the Daktaris were a Daptone thing!! It's totally true what Roth says... I didn't want new stuff. I wanted "authentic" old, lost recordings. I was hip to the Dap-Kings and their retro style when it was gaining momentum in the early 00s. But I was too cool to buy neo-soul. IT HAD TO BE OLD!!! Hahahaha.
Nowadays, all I care about is if the music sounds good. And the Daktaris still sound fantastic.