FUNKADELIC — Free Your Mind...And Your Ass Will Follow (review)

FUNKADELIC — Free Your Mind...And Your Ass Will Follow album cover Album · 1970 · Jazz Related Rock Buy this album from MMA partners
4.5/5 ·
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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.
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