Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Live: Meadowbrook, Rochester, Michigan 12th September 1971
Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock, Classic Rock
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Funkin' The Joint Up
Mr. Richard D. Coreno | Berea, Ohio USA | 11/16/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Do not be alarmed by the sonic boom heard in the opening notes on the CD, Funkadelic - Meadowbrook, Rochester, MI - 12th September 1971 (WBCD-1117); this is an electrifying show of guitar-drenched rock and funk.
Guitarists Eddie Hazel and Harold Beane tear down the house on Alice In My Fantasies and Maggot Brain. The latter cut demonstrates yet again why Hazel's legacy of stretching the limits of the electric guitar is right behind Jimi Hendrix. Drummer Tyrone Lampkin - in his first show with the group - sizzles on the opening number, while adding a tasty jazz-infused flavor to the rhythm throughout the gig.
The band funks the joint up on the two versions of I Call My Baby Pussycat and gets their collective groove on during Good Old Music. The next nearly 24 minutes of music - I Got A Thing, You Got A Thing, Everybody Got A Thing and All Your Goodies Are Gone (The Loser's Seat) - is very intense, with George Clinton's Beat Generation-styled free form poetry/spoken word knifing through the mix.
I'll Bet You sets the stage for one blasting jam - You & Your Folks, Me & My Folks - with chaos ensuing as Bernie Worrell attempts to give a signal through his RMI keyboard for the vocalists to leave the stage, leading to a frantic instrumental, Free Your Mind & Your Ass Will Follow, with Clinton abruptly ending the gig with a message to the audience.
With extensive liner notes on the group and concert by Rob Bowman, this is one satisfying package for Funkadelic fans or those who want to hear a hot set by a legendary band."
Growing Pains of Funk
BKenny | New Jersey | 09/06/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I really enjoyed this CD as it took me to place where the funk is. I listened to The Parliaments and Funkadelic and it shows me how they have grown up musically! The perk to having this CD is having the liner notes as spoken by the Great Billy "Bass" Nelson. He really does not hold anything back and it is like your right at the concert. Funkadelic is shown in thid CD as great even despite the fact that Tiki is not on the drums. if he were, I believe that this CD would cost alot more..."