Davros sock drawer Posted October 26, 2004 Share Posted October 26, 2004 "The bigger the headache, the bigger the pill. And I'm the big pill baby..." I'd forgotten just how awesome the whole Parliament/Funkadelic/P-Funk George Clinton phenomenon was, especially in the mid to late 70's, until my mate brought over a DVD of their live Mothersip Connection tour the other day. Basically, in terms of stage act, vocal performances, musicianship and pure old fashioned entertainment, this knocks most of today's live acts into a cocked hat. From the opening lead break from the giant furry-hatted lead guitarist to the so ludicrous it's fantastic Mothership landing of Dr Funkenstein himself, the whole thing is just a blast from start to finish. I'd love to have been there. One thing I'd forgotten was quite how guitar based this stuff is (it's been a while since I listened to any Funkadelic). I think I counted 4 guitarists amongst the 30 odd people that eventually end up on stage (incl Bootsy Collins and Sly & the Family Stone), and there is some really nice work going on. Very Hendrix-y, but also some more subtle work (plus amazing vocals) from Eddie Hazel. The fact that one of the guitarists is wearing a nappy is a clear bonus! Highlights are Standing on the Verge of Getting it On, Cosmic Slop, and the whole introduction of the Mothership sequence. Right, I'm off to buy the whole back catalogue (well, One Nation Under a Groove and Standing on the Verge at least...), as the only stuff I've got at the moment is on tape. Oh, and it was this DVD I watched: Inspiring stuff. Let's take it to the stage, sucker! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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