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I should listen to more stuff like this really.
I'm not to sure what else is simular to it. Maybe some Hendrix ha some of the mad guitar and funkyness but its still petty diffrent.
Grab some jazz like Headhunter by Herbie Hancock if you haven't got it already. Its alot more subtle and clean but its got one hll of a funky swagger to it. I keep on plaing it alot recently.
Psychedelic Soul by the Temptations or if you're after some real headfuck fusion of rock, soul and a lick of funk get Mahavishnu Orchestras Inner Mounting Flame or Birds of Fire. Another goodie is Billy Cobham's Spectrum - which Massive Attack pilfered on Blue Lines.
I have been meani to grab tha for quite a while.
Those other sugestions sound brilliant too nice one.
is basically the best thing ever.
it's a cracker. I hope you also have 'One Nation Under A Groove' - it's funk brilliance.
Here's a DiScussion for you... Funkadelic or Parliament? Can you choose between the two? Is it a relevent comparison, considering what was being attempted by each side of the coin?
What does it matter? It's all good. Funkadelic basically the looser, jamming guitars band and Parliament the more-arranged horns-and-keyboards band, but there's so much cross-over it really doesn't matter. And there's the early Bootsy albums too.
but just for an interesting discussion.
As much as I like Funkadelic, Parliament's "Mothership Connection" is much better than all of Funkadelic's albums. Apart from maybe "Maggot Brain" or "One Nation..."
Hmmm.. I dunno. I'd better go listen to em all again.
Funkadelic for me. Jammier and more psychedelic.
much as i love Parliament the grimier, more psychedelic sound of Funkadelic rules for me. Parliament are sometimes a bit too anodyne, the cleaner grooves sometimes sounding a bit half hearted. Funkadelic have the raw soul power but mix it with a more primal grind (Eddie Hazel is fucking outstanding really - he's the key to so much of their stuff)
Saying that, One Nation is probably my favourite of their records and is the most Parliamentary Funkadelic album i've heard (althouh Maggot Brain and Free Your Mind come very close)
One Nation Under A Groove was originally meant to be a Parliament song but went out under the Funkadelic banner for some reason, at least that's what my funkateer mate reckoned at the time. It IS a more Parliament type song.
This thread has made me realise I need to go back and listen to the entire P-Funk back catalogue before deciding ...
Been listening to this loads lately.
In fact might listen to it NOW.
Mother Earth is pregnant for the third time....