Mothership Connection (Remastered) Extra tracks, Original recording remastered
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Audio CD, Extra tracks, Original recording remastered, April 8, 2003
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It was late 1975 going into '76 and the local
radio station were I lived at the time did
something really unique, and without any other
warning but to say "In a minute, some new sounds
from Parliament!" After a long commercial break,
they just came in with "Uh-good evening!..
Uh-Do not attempt to adjust your radio,
there is nothing wrong!...."
And from the opening track..
"P-Funk (Wants To Get Funked Up!)
to the closing track..
"Night Of The Thumpasaurus Peoples",
it seemed as though our local radio station
had been indeed taken over by funky freaked-out,
hip, witty & urbane spaced-out extra-terrestrial
pimps of the new groove known as "P-Funk",
which was like an underground cult & revolution
with its own slang, catch phrases, etc.
much like hip-hop (definitely the renegade child
of the Funk / R&B Soul of the late 60's to mid 70's!!)
later became to this generation!
Mind you, this was before MTV, BET or VH-1,
so THE MUSIC had to be visual and original to
inspire your imagination to create your own videos!
And then of course, there was the "P-Funk Earth Tour" which took
Parliament / Funkadelic, Bootsy's Rubberband, The Brides Of Funkenstein, etc.
on the road in a lavishly outrageous stage extravaganza
that could've definitely stood along with rock acts
of the day like KISS, David Bowie, Elton John,
Alice Cooper, etc. in it's theatricality!
This album was the one that set it off for the
P-Funk dynasty and cemented their place,
albeit far too underrated today, in pop history!!
I had this on LP & 8-track in the 70's, on cassette in
the 80's, and on CD since the early 2000's!!Read more ›
He puts on the LP... and the Funkification of suburbia has begun!
He finds the grooves and the lyrics as wacked out, weird, and just plain cool, as the guy on the cover. This is like nothing he's ever heard before! It becomes one of his favorite albums ever... through the big-hair 80s, and the depressing 90s, he always returned to be re-Funkified. When he's feeling down, he goes to the Funk ("Funk can not only move, it can re-move!") When he's feeling up, he goes to the Funk... every time is a good time for P-Funk!
Thank you George, Bootsy, and the rest!
And now I KNOW it must have been the Lollipop Man who came down from the Mothership to put this album of pure chocolate gold in that box of white-bread!!!
Things open with P-Funk (Wants to Get Funked Up), an excellent intro to the band's new direction if there ever was one. It's eight minutes of groove, with George (and Sir Lollipop Man, alias the long-haired sucka)'s hilarious, offhand spoken comments about how Funk can save your life - but only P-Funk, that is funk played by station WEFUNK, which of course comes from space. The next song, Mothership Connection (Starchild) is arguably the best of the bunch. Of course you can dance to it, and you'll probably end up singing along with the "swing low, sweet chariot stop and/let me ride" bridge. Hell, you might even burst out singing it randomly when it isn't playing. It's happened to me.
You don't hear much about the next three tracks, but they're all worth hearing, too. First off is the ironically funky Unfunky UFO, about saving a "dying world" from its "unfunkiness", which to me means "its lack of peace and unity" - it's amazing just what Clinton could do with the "funk" metaphor. Madcap genius, or what? Anyway, great message, even better song. Supergroovalisticprosifunkstication (The Thumps Bump), one of the coolest titles ever (its only rival being Parliament's own Aqua Boogie (A Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadooloop)), follows. To me, this stretches the metaphor from last tune - maybe I'm overanalyzing, but if I am I like what I'm picking up.Read more ›
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Disclaimer: this album is one of the best ever recorded. My one-star is for the fact that I have ordered and returned three copies of this particular vinyl version (cat #... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Brian A. Costello
Gotta have it for those into musical influence and PFunk trend settingPublished 3 months ago by Gerald Davis
There's no school like the Old School. Make my funk the P-Funk. The only thing better than a Parliament album is 2 Parliament albums.Published 3 months ago by a.