24
Aug
08

Parliament / Funkadelic at Their Sublime Best

We grew up in the late 60’s – early 70’s on Brill Building pop and Motown pop-soul, followed by all the ’70’s FM rock scene threw at us. Though dimly aware of the crew of George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, and, here, Eddie Hazel, the output we were exposed to (“Formaldehyde”, “Dookie Stick” their costumes and stage personas) reduced them to little more than an extended black-culture toilet / pothead joke.

But just click on this clip of the title track of “Maggot Brain”, and listen as Mr. Hazel channels the angels through his sublime guitar playing;

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