Sunday, March 01, 2009


If you enjoyed my treatment of Free Your Mind... and Maggot Brain, then I highly recommend you check out this version of FUNKADELIC's eponymous debut. Like the aforementioned albums, I find this record to be an essential record that's often disregarded because of the bad production. Funkadelic sets off the trailblazing career of George Clinton, Eddie Hazel & company in grand fashion. The highlights are probably the bookends, "Mommy, What's a Funkadelic?" and "What Is Soul?" (by the way, soul is the ring around your bathtub), but there's some excellent material in between. I find "Music for My Mother" to be one of the band's strangest trips, and perfect background music for crumbling some of your town's finest. This crew would go on to create a number of classics, but Funkadelic is a classic debut, and an interesting look inside the chaos that would come to the forefront later that year.

1. Mommy, What's a Funkadelic?
2. I Bet You
3. Music for My Mother
4. I Got a Thing, You Got a Thing, Everybody's Got a Thing
5. Good Old Music
6. Qualify & Satisfy
7. What Is Soul?



Ron said...

Jack, do you have the Toys cd from them??????, that would be cool!!

greets, Ron

Big Jack said...

Ron-- I do have "Toys", but haven't upped it. I'm in the process of packing for a cross-country move, but I'll get to it ASAP. Cheers!

Migranol said...

awesome blog, i have been downloading stuff all day long, thanx! best regards from Chile!

Ron said...

Thanx for upping it Jack,lots of fun

Matias said...

Classics never go out of style..
killer post

Pat said...

Brillant site you got here,I got all the Funkadelic stuff.Fantastic Thank you sooooooooooooo much