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Best Of: Give Up the Funk
Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock, Classic Rock
For legal reasons too complicated to dive into, George Clinton forged two bands, Parliament and Funkadelic, out of what had just been one. In loose terms, Parliament was thought to be the more commercially viable of his in... more »
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For legal reasons too complicated to dive into, George Clinton forged two bands, Parliament and Funkadelic, out of what had just been one. In loose terms, Parliament was thought to be the more commercially viable of his insane clown posses, so it's not surprising that most of the tracks on this essential package made it to the radio. And radio never had it so good, since Parliament's idea of Top 40 included timeless dance-floor manifestos like "Flashlight," "Bop Gun," and "Give Up the Funk." This collection is a party on a platter and then some. --Amy Linden
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E. Powers | USA | 12/26/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"George Clinton was as much a pioneer as Jimi Hendrix and The Beatles. His psychodelia in music cannot be limited to just that era. The words to the songs are the mark of genius and the group gathered around him always puts in a superior performance. This is a timeless piece that should be in every funk fan's collection."
More songs but less order than The Bomb (Greatest Hits).
PFunkster | Iowa City, Iowa (USA) | 01/18/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The music on this, or any Parliament/Funkadelic CD, deserves five stars. As a compilation, however, I'm only giving it four stars. The liner notes and the number of songs is an improvement over the previous Parliament compilation (The Bomb/Greatest Hits). The order in which the songs are presented, however, isn't. The Bomb presented the songs in chronological order giving you a good feel for how Parliaments music progressed. This compilation, however, doesn't present the songs in a recognizable order. That takes away from the overall feel of the CD. It's still a great PFunk compilation but I recommend looking at The Bomb first. In my opinion, which one you decide to get after comparing the two is just a matter of personal taste."
E. Powers | 10/01/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"pure funk, exellent for waking up early on the way to school, work, or wherever you go in the morning. George Clinton'll have you dancing by the time you'll get there."