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Sir Sly Ry
04-14-2012, 04:07 PM
Who's a fan? I just ordered "Maggot Brain" (Funkadelic) and "Mothership Connection" today. They sounded pretty ace one time through. I'm digging this kind of stuff. What else do I need to hear by them? I checked out "One Nation Under a Groove" today but that album wasn't really up my album except for a song or two. I'm checking out Funkadelic's self-titled right now though and it's sounding pretty rad.

I also ordered Herbie Hancock's "Thrust" (which will compliment my copy of "Headhunters" nicely).

This is good music.

Adam
04-14-2012, 05:16 PM
Don't let anyone tell you that a rock band can't play funk music. Also that a funk band can't play rock music. UNDERTHESUN UNDERTHESUN

Sir Sly Ry
04-14-2012, 05:18 PM
I get it!

Balrog
04-14-2012, 07:39 PM
Mothership Connection is my favorite Parliament album but The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein is a pretty close second. I'm a fan of all their stuff but you'd be safe just picking out the singles off their other albums.

I'm not as familiar with Funkadelic as I should be, I've only got a handful of songs and I only sought them out because I liked a sample from some other rap song.

Sir Sly Ry
04-14-2012, 07:51 PM
See I'm 99% an albums guy, so I'm looking for albums.

I'm very close to getting the mp3 amazon downloads of the first two Funkadelic albums. Hell, one song reminded me of Deep Purple. It's quiet a bit different from Parliament, it seems.

I bet though that "Maggot Brain" is a safe bet for a Funkadelic album. Go ahead and get it.

Abominable K
04-14-2012, 10:12 PM
Maggot Brain rocks pretty hard for being a funk album. I love both bands, but haven't listened to too much of them.

Olli T
04-14-2012, 10:22 PM
I can dig it. You should get "Ahh... The Name Is Bootsy, Baby" by Bootsy Collins at least. "T.P.O.A.F.O.M" is another one I have and I like it.

Abominable K
04-14-2012, 10:38 PM
Free Your Mind And Your Ass Will Follow (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMNiQZrfOlo) is incredibly trippy!

ghosttaster
04-15-2012, 05:23 AM
8 posts and still no mention of Standing on the Verge of Getting It On?

Y'all crazy.

Stephen
04-15-2012, 09:38 AM
I've got Free Your Mind..., Maggot Brain, Let's Take it to The Stage and Mothership Connection. They're all pretty good, though none of them knocked my socks off like I'd hoped.

Mothership Connention is the one must-own, though a vinyl version of Free Your Mind would be worth it for the album art.

I like stuff that's not based on jams and weird shit, like the Isley Brothers and Curtis Mayfield. Music that's funky, but not funk in the freak-out, psychedelic sense.

Sir Sly Ry
04-15-2012, 01:37 PM
I guess I like the jammy type stuff more than you. Just got amazon downloads of Free your Mind and Funkadelic. These will hold me over until Maggot Brain arrives....

Eventually I'll have to investigate some more Parliament as well.

taosterman
04-15-2012, 02:33 PM
Funkentelechy vs. the Placebo Syndrome and Motor Booty Affair are fabulous Parliament albums. Everyone else already hit upon my favorite Funkadelic.

The Raider Dr. Jones
04-15-2012, 08:19 PM
Motor Booty Affair is a concept album about teaching Sir Nose D'voidoffunk to swim and it's a hoot in my opinion.

The Motor Booty Affair tour also gave Zapp to the world, my favorite P-Funk spin-off act.

Speaking of spin-off acts, the hip-hop group Digital Underground were in their way the direct successors to P-Funk, and their second full album, Sons of the P, is an awesome funk-hip hop fusion that is still pretty underrated.

MikeDinosaur
04-16-2012, 10:50 AM
It largely depends what you're looking for out of them. I've never actively disliked an album from their golden years, but it took me a while to come around to their more disco-y stuff. Funkentelechy is my favorite album from that period, though. Every jam is built on a great little tune, and unlike One Nation, where Michael Hampton's good-but-kinda-cliched guitar playing is at the forefront, Worrell and Bootsy are pushed right up to the front. If you've come around on that stuff with Mothership Connection you have a lot of options. Uncle Jam Wants You has one of the most-sampled songs of all time in "(Not Just) Knee Deep" (seriously, Dr. Dre lifted the bassline into three songs on the same album!
g funk intro
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulw6tL7I6QE

who am i
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbI2TS0fW4Q

doggy dogg world
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyGdhvtklc8)

But if you're more into metal their earlier Funkadelic stuff will probably be what you love best. I love pretty much all of Eddie Hazel's guitar work on Funkadelic, Free Your Mind and Your Ass Will Follow (greatest album title ever?), Maggot Brain, Cosmic Slop, and Standing on the Verge of Getting it On. His solo album, Games, Dames and Guitar Thangs is great too and it just showed up on Amazon mp3. After that, I dunno. I'm a huge fan but there are still albums of theirs I haven't heard.

They also supposedly still put on one of the best live shows of any rock band, even if George Clinton has to sit in a rocking chair and blaze up every once in a while during the set.

taosterman
04-16-2012, 10:54 AM
and unlike One Nation, where Michael Hampton's good-but-kinda-cliched guitar playing is at the forefront, Worrell and Bootsy are pushed right up to the front.

I've never been a big fan of One Nation beyond the title track, which is of course amazing. It sounds like Funkadelic trying to be Parliament (and yes, I'm aware of how little difference there can be), awkwardly.

christoffing
04-17-2012, 04:55 PM
Yeah, One Nation is overrated. It's all about Mothership Connection, Funkentelechy vs. The Placebo Syndrome and Standing on the Verge of Getting It On

Sir Sly Ry
04-17-2012, 07:59 PM
Can anyone explain what happened between "Maggot Brain" and "America Eats Its Young"? They sound like two completely different bands.

taosterman
04-17-2012, 08:01 PM
America Eats Its Young is loaded with additional musicians, whereas Maggot Brain is just the core lineup.

Sir Sly Ry
04-17-2012, 08:33 PM
Is every album post-Maggot Brain like that then?
The first three are so RAW. American Eats Its Youngs sounds like a totally sober band playing it safe. I mean some of it is still cool but damn...

MikeDinosaur
04-17-2012, 10:16 PM
I've never been a big fan of One Nation beyond the title track, which is of course amazing. It sounds like Funkadelic trying to be Parliament (and yes, I'm aware of how little difference there can be), awkwardly.

It's true, though. I started out thinking there was NO good reason to abandon THE ROCK! But, then you listen to One Nation, and they're so clearly leaning on their weakest link while Bootsy and Bernie Worrell are busy going into outer space in the background. Disco-ing it up was pretty much the only choice they had, and they wound up doing some of their best work again when they did.

I don't know what's going on in "America Eats its Young." I listened to it once and didn't come back to it. They did so much that you can take you can take your time revisiting the stuff that doesn't grab you. But if you want that raw sound plenty on Cosmic Slop and Standing on the Verge will keep you happy.

Sir Sly Ry
04-18-2012, 02:04 PM
Oh shit, One Nation IS an album I checked out already. And I wasn't really into it (might of had a cool song or two).

Cosmic Slop is next to check out then!

taosterman
04-18-2012, 03:04 PM
Oh shit, One Nation IS an album I checked out already. And I wasn't really into it (might of had a cool song or two).

Cosmic Slop is next to check out then!

Who says a funk band can't play rock? Me, if that song is the evidence!!

christoffing
04-19-2012, 05:39 AM
Who says a funk band can't play rock? Me, if that song is the evidence!!

Standing on the Verge of Getting It On, on the other hand...

Sir Sly Ry
04-20-2012, 12:13 PM
I started listening to Mothership Connection on the way to school this morning. Oh my gooooood. The bass playing. <3

The Raider Dr. Jones
04-20-2012, 02:14 PM
Ed Roman's custom shop will still sell you your own Bootzilla bass:

http://www.edroman.com/guitars/abstract/starbass.htm

http://www.edroman.com/guitars/bootsy/images/bootsy-collins.jpg

Sir Sly Ry
04-20-2012, 03:29 PM
I wish my literal penis looked like that.

Stephen
04-20-2012, 07:07 PM
Mine does.

Sir Sly Ry
04-20-2012, 07:32 PM
No it doesn't
Your's looks like this. (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f7/Callosobruchus_analis_penis.jpg)

Stephen
04-22-2012, 07:36 AM
Can we turn this thread into the crazy lookin' animal penis thread? I think we can. (http://www.newscientist.com/data/images/ns/cms/dn18316/dn18316-2_387.jpg)

Sir Sly Ry
04-22-2012, 08:58 AM
Wow....that is.....funky.

Stephen
04-22-2012, 09:21 AM
Wow....that is.....funky.

And what do we want? The FUNK (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UypeE3zTwBs)

My greatest regret is that I wasn't at the concert featured in that video.

Sir Sly Ry
04-24-2012, 07:41 PM
I know you don't like the psychedelic, jammy stuff that Funkadelic does, but surely you at last dig songs like Hit It and Quit It? That shit is my jam. (but' it's not a jamming song)

So I ordered a used copy of Standing on the Verge. Hopefully it's not the remaster that cuts off time from the last track. That really annoys me, hence I didn't get the amazon download. Not sure I was digging on that album as much as the earlier stuff (like I said, I like the jammy stuff) but some of it still sounded super rad.

Need to hear more Parliament soon, "Mothership Connection" is just so so good.

Sir Sly Ry
04-26-2012, 03:26 PM
Checking out some more Parliament...Clones sounds pretty mellow compared to Mothership.

Are there any albums post Mothership with songs like this one (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Isp-LLFCiyQ)? That bass is so badass, it makes me want to funk it up and move.

edit: fuck it, ordered Clones and Funkentelechy. Also awaiting Standing on the Verge to come in the mail.

super edit: nm, that dude selling Standing on the Verge didn't have the CD after all. Bummer.

ultra edit: found another used copy of Standing on the Verge, ordered it. Trying to get an older version of the CD as the remaster cuts off three minutes from the last track, which annoys me just thinking about it.

Sir Sly Ry
04-30-2012, 06:55 PM
Standing on the Verge of Getting it On is pretty fucking cool, guys. Good work. Let's talk about funk some more.

Balrog
04-30-2012, 07:00 PM
I'll Stay is my favorite track on that album and the song that samples it (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Fg2NRCB9Sc) is hilarious.

Sir Sly Ry
04-30-2012, 07:02 PM
Hey "I'll Stay" is playing as we speak.
I'll check out link in a little bit.

Mokrap of Croton
04-30-2012, 07:21 PM
I ordered Maggot Brain recently and it just came in! Yay! When Ryan first started on this funk kick I realized that all the P-Funk stuff we used to jam at parties belonged to my brother. Which explained why I stopped hearing it after we moved away from each other.

Is being rectified!

Ryan, check out Aka, too. Apparently Hendrix and James Brown were big over in Indonesia.

ON TOPIC (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpsN1mN0feo&feature=fvwrel)

Sir Sly Ry
04-30-2012, 07:32 PM
ON TOPIC (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpsN1mN0feo&feature=fvwrel)
WHAT THE FUCK!?!?!?!?

MikeDinosaur
04-30-2012, 08:45 PM
I'll Stay is my favorite track on that album and the song that samples it (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Fg2NRCB9Sc) is hilarious.

I'll Stay is my favorite too. For a band that's been sometimes dismissed as all about formless jams they have a decent number of ROCK SOLID pure pop tunes. I'll Stay, Hit it and Quit It, Can You Get to that, (Not Just) Knee Deep (the radio version), Flashlight... Listening to the way Digital Underground on Sex Packets can stretch little sound effects from Flashlight into whole songs, multiple whole songs, and good ones, it shows just how densely constructed that song is. That song just bangs with hook after hook after hook. It puts almost every pop song ever made completely to shame. It's a miracle.

I haven't listened to Sons of the P yet, but yeah, Sex Packets is pretty great. I remember relistening to The Chronic for the first time in years. I had just gotten into P-Funk and was excited to hear a great tribute to it. I wound up just disgusted. I've gotten more used to the aesthetics of gangsta rap to where I can enjoy it, but someone on OkayPlayer put it well when he said Dre took George Clinton's rebel music and turned it into easy listening for sociopaths. Digital Underground get it, though, their humor is very much in keeping with what P-Funk were doing. I think I knew I'd like it when I heard Shock G say, "Baby, I can see, that you dont recognize me/ Im Shock G, the one who put the satin on your panties." Of course!

Sir Sly Ry
04-30-2012, 09:05 PM
See I love The Chronic but I heard that long before I knew anything about Parliament. It's nuts though how much of that album comes straight off of "Mothership Connection". I might not like The Chronic as much the next time I listen to it. I dunno.

Sir Sly Ry
05-07-2012, 12:28 PM
"Motor Booty Affair" sounded pretty dope, at least in places, so I ordered that too. Funky music GET!!

edit: by the way, quite digging clones of Dr. Funkenstein. A little more emphasis on the horns compared to Mothership. Not bad, just a bit different. Funkentelechy is already here, waiting on me, but I wanted to absorb this album first.

Sir Sly Ry
05-10-2012, 03:33 PM
I'm going to keep posting in this thread until you fuckers start talking about funk with me.

Mokrap of Croton
05-10-2012, 08:56 PM
I got Standing on the Verge... the other day. It's is super rad. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lxwwlHz6eE)

Sir Sly Ry
05-11-2012, 07:04 AM
The first song is so righteous. Excellent guitar solo.
Funkentelechy by the way is a damn good album. Very good indeed. Recommended for everyone who is cool.

Sir Sly Ry
07-17-2014, 10:02 PM
Ok I am reviving this and making this the...

ALL MOTHERFUCKIN' PURPOSE THREAD OF GODDAMN FUNK

I have the essentials by Parliament and Funkadelic. I might revisit some stuff by Funkadelic but I have accepted the fact that Parliament is an anomaly and nothing is going to sound like them.

So!

The first two Cameo albums, yes. I got them recently. Good shit, man. Recommended. Check them out. I myself will check out more Cameo in the near future.

Added Sly and the Family Stone - "Stand!" to my collection.

Also Amazon downloaded the reissue of the first Defunkt albums with bonus tracks. Super hyped up funky jazzy jam music. It hits hard, and on the right sound system it sounds pretty fucking killer.

I have a long list of funk to check out. I made a list based on a thread from another forum. If anyone wants it I could send it maybe attach to a post in this thread. I'll be checking out a lot of funk this summer. But I'm giving you folks some gold so far. Let's discuss.

Googleshng
07-18-2014, 12:02 AM
This album on your list yet? (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgkhThEMRr8)

Sir Sly Ry
07-18-2014, 06:06 AM
Not yet, but "Future Now" by Pleasure is. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFPbIkNBlbw)

taosterman
07-18-2014, 08:47 AM
Added Sly and the Family Stone - "Stand!" to my collection.

That one's probably the best, but every Sly album through Fresh is great and worth hearing.

dhawks
07-18-2014, 09:54 AM
Whoa, this is eerie... Unrelated to this thread, I just listened to Maggot Brain for the first time today, and immediately bought it. Amazing album.

Sir Sly Ry
07-18-2014, 10:20 AM
Yeah, Sly sounds pretty solid all around. I'll revisit later, sooooo much stuff on the list. I just ordered the album from Pleasure that I just linked. Cooooool music.

And yes Maggot Brain is aces. Well I'm not crazy about a track or two, but the good stuff is sooooooo good. Great dancing tunes too.

Mightyblue
07-18-2014, 11:38 AM
Depends on your taste for chiptunes (or otherwise electronic music), but Yoann Turpin (http://yoannturpin.bandcamp.com/album/rhythmnbits) does a lot of stuff that's pretty funk/jazz inspired.

muteKi
08-04-2014, 11:03 PM
If you want brassier stuff in the key of funk, looking up some James Brown is definitely something you'll want. Wouldn't be a bad idea to listen to some more disco-styled stuff too; Grooveline by Heatwave is pretty much the distinctive disco-as-funk song -- though it has a pretty slow, heavy bassline.

Sir Sly Ry
03-27-2016, 08:09 AM
The Motor Booty Affair tour also gave Zapp to the world, my favorite P-Funk spin-off act.

Speaking of spin-off acts, the hip-hop group Digital Underground were in their way the direct successors to P-Funk, and their second full album, Sons of the P, is an awesome funk-hip hop fusion that is still pretty underrated.
I was just coming back to this thread to talk about my recent discovery of Zapp, only to realize I should have paid better attention to you about four years ago.

I'm checking out the third Zapp album at the moment. I liked the first two and the third is off to a good start. I may need some Zapp in my cd collection.

And for those not familiar, this is the song (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVW235wOV9w) that turned me on to them. First track from the first album and perhaps their best known track? Regardless, it's super funky. That Zapp track in particular is electrofunk, kind of like George Clinton's first album "Computer Games", and specifically like Atomic Dog. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s24OWgJJDls)

muteKi
03-27-2016, 05:19 PM
More Bounce to the Ounce is a delightful song, but I have to say it's really the only bit of the Zapp oevure I'm familiar with.

Sir Sly Ry
03-28-2016, 05:16 AM
Going through their first three or four albums, I kept hearing bits that I've heard before, from hip hop artists that sampled them. Actually, I think mostly 2Pac.

Balrog
03-28-2016, 07:05 PM
Have you checked out any of Bootsy Collins solo work?

husf6po76mU

Sir Sly Ry
03-29-2016, 10:39 AM
I just did for the first time the other day. My initial impression was.....Bootsy worked better in the constraints of Parliament and Funkadelic. His "goofy" vocals are especially obnoxious in the solo stuff. I mean, I didn't sit down and listen through entire albums, so there's probably some gems in there. But I kind of wish he'd play more and talk less.