FUNKADELIC

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Though it often took a back chair to its sister group Parliament, Funkadelic furthered the notions of black rock begun by Jimi Hendrix and Sly Stone, blending elements of '60s psychedelia and blues plus the deep groove of soul and funk. The band pursued album statements of social/political commentary while Parliament stayed in the funk singles format, but Funkadelic nevertheless paralleled the more commercial artist's success, especially in the late '70s when the interplay between bands moved the Funkadelic sound closer to a unified P-Funk style. In the grand soul tradition of a backing band playing support before the star takes the stage, Funkadelic began life supporting George Clinton's doo wop group, the Parliaments.

After having performed for almost ten years, the Parliaments had added a rhythm section in 1964 -- for tours and background work -- consisting of guitarist Frankie Boyce, his brother Richard on bass, and drummer Langston
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FUNKADELIC Funkadelic album cover 3.43 | 6 ratings
Funkadelic
Jazz Related Rock 1970
FUNKADELIC Free Your Mind...And Your Ass Will Follow album cover 3.73 | 8 ratings
Free Your Mind...And Your Ass Will Follow
Jazz Related Rock 1970
FUNKADELIC Maggot Brain album cover 4.23 | 13 ratings
Maggot Brain
Jazz Related Rock 1971
FUNKADELIC America Eats Its Young album cover 4.37 | 7 ratings
America Eats Its Young
Funk 1972
FUNKADELIC Cosmic Slop album cover 3.88 | 4 ratings
Cosmic Slop
Funk 1973
FUNKADELIC Standing on the Verge of Getting It On album cover 3.93 | 5 ratings
Standing on the Verge of Getting It On
Funk 1974
FUNKADELIC Let's Take It to the Stage album cover 4.47 | 6 ratings
Let's Take It to the Stage
Funk 1975
FUNKADELIC Hardcore Jollies album cover 4.31 | 4 ratings
Hardcore Jollies
Funk 1976
FUNKADELIC Tales of Kidd Funkadelic album cover 3.77 | 4 ratings
Tales of Kidd Funkadelic
Funk 1976
FUNKADELIC One Nation Under A Groove album cover 4.12 | 8 ratings
One Nation Under A Groove
Funk 1978
FUNKADELIC Uncle Jam Wants You album cover 2.92 | 4 ratings
Uncle Jam Wants You
Funk 1979
FUNKADELIC The Electric Spanking of War Babies album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
The Electric Spanking of War Babies
Funk 1981
FUNKADELIC Connections & Disconnections album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Connections & Disconnections
Funk 1981
FUNKADELIC By Way of the Drum album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
By Way of the Drum
Funk 2007
FUNKADELIC Toys album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Toys
Funk 2008
FUNKADELIC First Ya Gotta Shake the Gate album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
First Ya Gotta Shake the Gate
Funk 2014
FUNKADELIC Shake The Gate Version Excursion album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Shake The Gate Version Excursion
Funk 2015
FUNKADELIC Reworked By Detroiters album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Reworked By Detroiters
Jazz Related Electronica/Hip-Hop 2017

FUNKADELIC EPs & splits

FUNKADELIC U.S. Music with Funkadelic album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
U.S. Music with Funkadelic
Funk 2009

FUNKADELIC live albums

FUNKADELIC Funkadelic Live - Meadowbrook, Rochester, Michigan 1971 album cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
Funkadelic Live - Meadowbrook, Rochester, Michigan 1971
Funk 1996

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FUNKADELIC Music for Your Mother album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Music for Your Mother
Funk 1992
FUNKADELIC The Best of Funkadelic album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best of Funkadelic
Funk 1994
FUNKADELIC Ultimate Funkadelic album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ultimate Funkadelic
Funk 1997
FUNKADELIC Finest album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Finest
Funk 1997
FUNKADELIC The Very Best of Funkadelic - 1976-1981 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Very Best of Funkadelic - 1976-1981
Funk 1998
FUNKADELIC The Original Cosmic Funk Crew album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Original Cosmic Funk Crew
Funk 2000
FUNKADELIC Funk Gets Stronger album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Funk Gets Stronger
Funk 2000
FUNKADELIC Suitably Funky album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Suitably Funky
Funk 2000
FUNKADELIC Motor City Madness album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Motor City Madness
Funk 2003
FUNKADELIC The Whole Funk & Nothing but the Funk album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Whole Funk & Nothing but the Funk
Funk 2005
FUNKADELIC Funkadelic album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Funkadelic
Funk 2007

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One Nation Under a Groove
Funk 1992

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FUNKADELIC Cosmic Slop

Album · 1973 · Funk
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Funkadelic stand at a crossroads on Cosmic Slop, with a mixture of tripped-out psychedelic funk freakouts such as March to the Witch's Castle co-existing somewhat uncomfortably with more straight-ahead funk material such as Nappy Dugout. The imminent resurrection of Parliament to represent the more horn-driven and funk-focused side of the P-Funk psych-funk morass would soon resolve this tension, but for the time being it results in an intriguing album which will grow on listeners who aren't put off by the occasionally jarring changes in tone, atmosphere, and musical style. Then again, if you've listened to the preceding Funkadelic albums up to this point and enjoyed them you probably have broad enough tastes to cope.

FUNKADELIC America Eats Its Young

Album · 1972 · Funk
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The double album is a risky prospect for any band; you need a really killer set of material to justify putting out two discs at once rather than trimming out the fat and issuing one really good disc of concentrated awesome. In the case of America Eats Its Young, the problem is exacerbated with the extremely eclectic nature of the material - you've got gonzo jams and freakouts, classic funk anthems such as A Joyful Process, and a whole range of different musical styles and experiments in between. Personally, I don't like everything on the album, and whilst there's enough that I do like to keep me interested, I do think a bit of editing might have resulted in a greatly superior piece.

FUNKADELIC Maggot Brain

Album · 1971 · Jazz Related Rock
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Funkadelic's third album opens with Maggot Brain, perhaps the greatest improvisation the band ever recorded. Wisely, George Clinton opted to mostly mute the rest of the band's performance on this (you can just about hear them in the background) in order to shine a spotlight on Eddie Hazel's glorious guitar solo, which surely ranks as one of the best ever.

The album follows this up with some short-form songs, finely crafted funk gems which show that the songwriting side of the band has finally caught up to the improvisation side - the best one probably being the menacing and confrontational You and Your Folks, Me and My Folks. The concluding long composition Wars of Armageddon is a wild freakout replete with demented samples and vocal snippets to create an audial cartoon of a demented world. Overall, the album is the culmination of all of George Clinton's musical development to this point, and I certainly have sympathy for the view that Funkadelic's albums after this at best only managed to equal this one - never exceed it.

FUNKADELIC Free Your Mind...And Your Ass Will Follow

Album · 1970 · Jazz Related Rock
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On Free Your Mind And Your Ass Will Follow, Funkadelic mix up wild bluesy psychedelic jams reminiscent of their debut album with more structured songs that reveal the funky path the band would eventually take. Both of these approaches come together on the classic title track, a pulsating, pounding funk masterpiece which is the first sign of the band emerging from the shadow of Jimi Hendrix and carving out a brilliant new direction of their own. The groovy Funky Dollar Bill is probably the best of the structured songs, whilst the closing Eulogy and Light (on a similar anti-capitalist theme) finds Clinton indulging in avant-garde tape experiments. Although this outro gets a little tedious, the album otherwise shows fantastic levels of musical development over the debut and points the way to the classic Maggot Brain.

FUNKADELIC Funkadelic

Album · 1970 · Jazz Related Rock
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Funkadelic's debut album features a far greater emphasis on loose, improvised jams and far less in the way of structured songwriting than any subsequent album in the band's catalogue. The influence of Jimi Hendrix'x blues-drenched psychedelic jam sessions on Electric Ladyland seeps through every pore of the album, but George Clinton and cronies include a range of other influences - there's some undeniably soul backing vocals, for instance, and there's also the first flickerings of the P-Funk mythology in some of the bizarre vocal declarations. It's certainly the band's least accessible album, and critics might accuse it of not being a very funky album, but as far as avant-psyche soul/blues mashups go there's nothing quite like it.

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