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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Parliament Funkadelic: One Nation Under A Groove (2006)

  • George Clinton
  • Bootsy Collins
  • Rick James
  • Garry Shider
  • Ice Cube
  • Dawn Silva

Spanning half a century, the history of Parliament Funkadelic is as varied in its musical stylings as in the rotating cast of musicians that have graced Parliament, Funkadelic and the collective P-Funk stage. From their early days as a literal barbershop quintet to the rise and fall—and rise again—of the famed Mothership, P-Funk’s five decades and counting also reflect larger changes in fashion, funk and more.

This film profiles George Clinton, the mastermind behind the band Parliament Funkadelic. It reveals how Clinton expressed the cultural alienation of young African Americans, creating an alternate universe of "aliens" that brought the redemptive power of funk to a world sorely in need of a new point of view.

Parliament Funkadelic......

If there was a secret recipe to create the funkiest all-time band I'd combine ingredients of Motown James Brown enlightened righteousness with a doo wop sound the experience of Hendrix dipped in acid-tripped Catfish deep-fried Bootsy marinated in emancipated Blackness. "On the one" soul toasted on a Hazel P-Nut roll dropped in a hard rock to steam the Stone Bern(in) out of control! This was the dream Plainfield, Oakland, Seattle, and Cleveland assembled the team...... Mr. Wone