Thursday, August 04, 2005
"If you will suck my soul...
...I will lick your funky emotions."
from Mommy, What's A Funkadelic? - Funkadelic
Holy Crap! Why didn't anyone tell me about these? I've been waiting for someone to remaster the Funkadelic catalog for years.
I'm not exactly a sound-quality snob. I'm used to listening to Dead audience tapes that sound like they were recorded on a Walkman from the bathroom while the toilets were flushing. I can deal with less-than-perfect recordings. But the original releases of these CDs sound terrible. There are parts that just make me cringe, they were mastered so badly.
But they've apparently all been remastered. To make it even better, they've all got bonus tracks. The earlier releases have quite a few extras, but the later releases seem to only have one extra track. Oh well. I'm sure the upgraded sound quality makes them worthwhile on their own. The earlier releases (Funkadelic, Maggot Brain and Free Your Mind) should be at the top of your list anyway.
To me, Funkadelic completely epitomizes Soul music. Not R&B. Not Funk (although they are quite funky). But SOUL. You can't help but shake your ass while you listen to it. It's got a groove that gets inside you and makes you wanna move. It makes you wanna move in some not-so-werk-safe ways. It's sexy as all hell. Then it turns on a dime and starts to rock hard. Ripping guitars that turn the whole thing into a party.
Everyone should have at least one Funkadelic album. Go buy one.
It's called Funkadelic Music.....It'll blow your funky mind.
I Got A Thing, You Got A Thing, Everybody's Got A Thing
Hit In And Quit It
Good To Your Earhole
mp3s are for evaluation purposes only. They're only up for a week or so. If you like what you hear, go out and buy something by the artist.
Music is the best reward, IMHO - For me today it's the smokin' piano music at http://www.claycotton.com. And I just can't stop moving - So Cool :)
I wonder if you feel it as much as I do...
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