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December 31, 2006 6:55 PM   Subscribe

The Awesome Power of a Fully Operational Mothership First, there comes the Brides, followed by stretchin' out with Casper the Holy Ghost and some Horny Horns. Next, with people standing on the verge, the Wizard of Woo opens the Maggot Brain. A devil-dance later, all are witnesses to The Landing. The recovery of funky stuff commences, and the mother is summarily turned out, with subsequent damage to the roof. (YouTube)
posted by LinusMines (19 comments total) 23 users marked this as a favorite

 
For an overview of George Clinton, et al., the 2005 hour-long documentary Parliament-Funkadelic: One Nation Under a Groove.

And for fans of the late, great Eddie Hazel:

- Maggot Brain (1983; with Michael Hampton and Dennis Chambers)
- Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On
posted by LinusMines at 6:56 PM on December 31, 2006


I've apparently bungled my attempt at adding descriptive titles to the links (is nicetitle a misnomer?), hence an index of clips:

Brides of Funkenstein with Parlet - Together
Bootsy's Rubber Band - Stretchin' Out
Bootsy's Rubber Band - I'd Rather Be With You
Bootsy's Rubber Band with the Horny Horns featuring Maceo Parker - Can't Stay Away
Funkadelic featuring Fuzzy Haskins - Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On
Funkadelic featuring Bernie Worrell - Maggot Brain (Intro)
Funkadelic featuring Michael Hampton - Maggot Brain
Funkadelic - Cosmic Slop
Parliament featuring Glen Goins - Mothership Connection (Star Child)
Parliament - Do That Stuff
Parliament - Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker)
Parliament - Night Of The Thumpasaurus Peoples
posted by LinusMines at 7:22 PM on December 31, 2006


They say the bigger the headache, the bigger the pill. They call me the big pill.
posted by illovich at 7:25 PM on December 31, 2006


(is nicetitle a misnomer?)

Just use title.

<a href="http://www.metafilter.com" title="Metafilter Rules!">Metafilter</a>

Comes out as:

Metafilter

/Offtopic, sorry.
posted by quin at 8:42 PM on December 31, 2006


I've got jam on my legs, and I'm ready to spread.
posted by papakwanz at 8:53 PM on December 31, 2006


yeah ... THAT'S what i needed tonight
posted by pyramid termite at 8:53 PM on December 31, 2006


I think the rule for long youtube posts should be that they must include a master playlist where you can just hit play and all the videos will play one after another. This endless clicking shit is giving me RSI.

But what the hell, I was just in the mood for some funk.
posted by Eideteker at 11:24 PM on December 31, 2006


Great documentary!
posted by jouke at 2:03 AM on January 1, 2007


I saw an interview with bluesplayer Jonny Lang who said his favorite music to play was funk.

I agree.
posted by Enron Hubbard at 6:03 AM on January 1, 2007


Ok, I made a playlist for everything but the documentary. Thanks, Linus. Everyone else, enjoy.
posted by Eideteker at 7:20 AM on January 1, 2007


Thanks -some great stuff here. It's especially nice to see Eddie Hazel. Wow, he was amazing...
posted by ob at 12:26 PM on January 1, 2007


This is great. Just watched the "One Nation" doc. Any idea on where to find a higher resolution version? I tried to see if I could order it, but...
posted by Chris Brummel at 3:01 PM on January 1, 2007


Enron Hubbard: "I saw an interview with bluesplayer Jonny Lang who said his favorite music to play was funk."


Just about every musician I've ever played with would second that sentiment. Playing with a good funk band is better than sex.
posted by StrangerInAStrainedLand at 4:54 PM on January 1, 2007


ah maggot brain....thank you!
posted by es_de_bah at 5:09 PM on January 1, 2007


Playing with a good funk band is better than sex.

Playing with a good funk band is sex.
posted by Pollomacho at 5:14 PM on January 1, 2007


A while back somebody posted an ultimate trio funk show. Does anybody have a link handy? It was from some awards show or something...
posted by Sukiari at 6:11 PM on January 1, 2007


"Playing with a good funk band is sex."

I wish I could remember where I read this, but there was an MRI study done showing that sex and music stimulate the same parts of the brain. Yourself and George Clinton ("Free your mind, and your ass will follow!") are both absolutely correct.
posted by StrangerInAStrainedLand at 10:41 PM on January 1, 2007


Eideteker & quin: Thanks for the tips. Here's everything, including the documentary.
posted by LinusMines at 10:54 AM on January 2, 2007


Yourself and George Clinton ("Free your mind, and your ass will follow!") are both absolutely correct.

The kingdom of heaven is within.

I want to know if it's good to you baby, 'cause it's sure been good to me.
posted by Pollomacho at 11:58 PM on January 3, 2007


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