Funkadelic was an American band that was most prominent during the 1970s. The band and its sister act Parliament, both led by George Clinton, pioneered the funk music culture of that decade. Relative to its sister act, Funkadelic pursued a heavier, psychedelic rock-oriented sound. The group that would become Funkadelic was formed by George Clinton in 1964, as the unnamed backing section for his doo wop group The Parliaments while on tour.
Album · 1970 · 13 Songs. As heavy as Led Zeppelin, as free as Jimi Hendrix, and as soulful as anything on Motown, Funkadelic is one of pop music’s most auspicious debuts. After training for years with various R&B groups in the Detroit underground, George Clinton and his multitude of players broke through in 1970. The music herein represents the far side of the other side.
Redirected from Mommy, What's a Funkadelic?) Funkadelic is the debut album by the American funk band Funkadelic, released in 1970 on Westbound Records. The album showcases a strong bass and rhythm section, as well as lengthy jam sessions, future trademarks of the band. The album contains two remakes of songs from The Parliaments, an earlier band featuring George Clinton: "I'll Bet You" and "Good Old Music".
This album cover is a nucleus or seed waiting to develop, the next album FREE YOUR MIND has that same seed developed fully, and MAGGOT BRAIN has it hatched or born from the earth. From there the subject in question (FUNK) is observing the world and warning the citizens of earth while spreading the FUNK. establishes a number of Funkadelic-isms straight away. An aggressive bassline sets the stage for the song, and it stays rock- solid the whole way through. Yet it never veers off into solo territory.
Funkadelic’s sound, unlike that of some of P-Funk’s later work (. Maggot Brain) can actually be encapsulated in a single phrase: trippy 60’s soul with guitars. The catchy 60’s soul of Motown and the hard electric guitars of Jimi Hendrix flow through Clinton’s otherworldly fingertips to make a beautiful sound that echoes throughout the course of the 47 minute duration of this beautifully hypnotic mess of an album. But why stop with that song when there are so many other great points in this album" In fact, let’s start with the intro: Mommy, What’s A Funkadelic.
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