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Thread started 06/27/17 9:41pm

JabarR74

Parliament or Funkadelic?

Which of these bands had the best songs?

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Reply #1 posted 06/28/17 5:17am

HuMpThAnG

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hmmm

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Reply #2 posted 06/29/17 2:38pm

TheOriginalBro
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I'm staying neutral lol

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Reply #3 posted 06/29/17 4:17pm

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I barely know the difference lol but I own 2 Parliament albums (Mothership Connection/Funkentelechy) and 2 Funkadelic albums (Maggot Brain and Uncle Jam Wants You), all of them are wonderful journeys, but Mothership Connection just feels wayyy ahead of its time, production-wise, lyrically, the breakdowns, the choice of instrumentation... A timeless piece of music.

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Reply #4 posted 06/29/17 4:53pm

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The Parliaments, lol.
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Reply #5 posted 06/29/17 5:11pm

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Parliafunkadelicment Thang cool

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Reply #6 posted 06/29/17 6:25pm

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the answer to this question, of course, is very subjective..!

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I tend to think the earlier Funkadelic work (up to '76) is better than the latter Funkadelic work - with obvious exceptions like (NOT JUST) KNEE DEEP.

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I then also tend to think the Parliament albums got better each time, from Chocolate City through MOTOR BOOTY AFFAIR. again, some of the later "Parliament" music was still great, but not as consistently so.

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in the end most of that music was EXTREMELY FUNKY.. & it comes down to whatever you happen to prefer - the brass-heavy, more "accessible" Parliament music or the "edgier" & "less-mainstream" craziness of Funkadelic..

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Reply #7 posted 06/30/17 12:35am

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funkpill said:

Parliafunkadelicment Thang cool

Thasrite. fro

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Reply #8 posted 06/30/17 2:54am

TheOriginalBro
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Same band different style but yes Parliafunkadelicment. Who remembers that poster that came with Funkentelechy?

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Reply #9 posted 07/04/17 2:40pm

SoulAlive

TheOriginalBrothaFiness said:

Same band different style but yes Parliafunkadelicment. Who remembers that poster that came with Funkentelechy?

I do biggrin I also remember the poster and iron-on transfer that came with the 1977 double 'Live' album

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Reply #10 posted 07/04/17 2:49pm

SoulAlive

I love both bands equally,Check out this amazing artwork!

P-FUNK

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Reply #11 posted 07/04/17 3:22pm

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SoulAlive said:

TheOriginalBrothaFiness said:

Same band different style but yes Parliafunkadelicment. Who remembers that poster that came with Funkentelechy?

I do biggrin I also remember the poster and iron-on transfer that came with the 1977 double 'Live' album

OH HELL YEAH!!!

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Reply #12 posted 07/04/17 4:17pm

SoulAlive

whatcha know about the pop-up characters that came with the 'Motor Booty Affair' vinyl album? biggrin
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Reply #13 posted 07/04/17 4:24pm

mjscarousal

Both

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Reply #14 posted 07/04/17 4:38pm

TheOriginalBro
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SoulAlive said:

whatcha know about the pop-up characters that came with the 'Motor Booty Affair' vinyl album? biggrin

C'mon man.... smile

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Reply #15 posted 07/05/17 8:31am

mrwiggles

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SoulAlive said:


whatcha know about the pop-up characters that came with the 'Motor Booty Affair' vinyl album? biggrin

C'mon man.... smile



Would love to have the original sealed version of this, I lost all the characters down thru the years.

Two different approaches to funk. Even though it started to overlap towards the end. Clinton has said Funkadelic is the root of it all, an attitude from which Parliament sprang, even though The Parliaments were first.

Funkadelic is underground guerrilla funk. Subversive. Parliament is more mainstream, commercial.
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Reply #16 posted 07/05/17 10:26am

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mrwiggles said:

TheOriginalBrothaFiness said:

C'mon man.... smile

Would love to have the original sealed version of this, I lost all the characters down thru the years. Two different approaches to funk. Even though it started to overlap towards the end. Clinton has said Funkadelic is the root of it all, an attitude from which Parliament sprang, even though The Parliaments were first. Funkadelic is underground guerrilla funk. Subversive. Parliament is more mainstream, commercial.

And that's the truth

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Reply #17 posted 07/05/17 10:52am

HuMpThAnG

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mrwiggles said:

TheOriginalBrothaFiness said:

C'mon man.... smile

Would love to have the original sealed version of this, I lost all the characters down thru the years. Two different approaches to funk. Even though it started to overlap towards the end. Clinton has said Funkadelic is the root of it all, an attitude from which Parliament sprang, even though The Parliaments were first. Funkadelic is underground guerrilla funk. Subversive. Parliament is more mainstream, commercial.

Handcuffs is considered mainstream?? lol

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Reply #18 posted 07/05/17 1:57pm

SoulAlive

I think it's interesting (and very cool) the way they were able to have two seperate record deals for both bands,even though it was the same members in both bands biggrin In late 1977,Parliament's "Flashlight" was THE JAM and then in early '78,Funkadelic responded with "One Nation Under A Groove"!! It's like they were (playfully) competing with themselves!

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Reply #19 posted 07/05/17 5:23pm

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SoulAlive said:

I think it's interesting (and very cool) the way they were able to have two seperate record deals for both bands,even though it was the same members in both bands biggrin In late 1977,Parliament's "Flashlight" was THE JAM and then in early '78,Funkadelic responded with "One Nation Under A Groove"!! It's like they were (playfully) competing with themselves!

George quite the businessman cool

lol on this one

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Reply #20 posted 07/05/17 6:02pm

SoulAlive

great businessman,indeed
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Reply #21 posted 07/05/17 7:47pm

mrwiggles

HuMpThAnG said:



mrwiggles said:


TheOriginalBrothaFiness said:


C'mon man.... smile



Would love to have the original sealed version of this, I lost all the characters down thru the years. Two different approaches to funk. Even though it started to overlap towards the end. Clinton has said Funkadelic is the root of it all, an attitude from which Parliament sprang, even though The Parliaments were first. Funkadelic is underground guerrilla funk. Subversive. Parliament is more mainstream, commercial.

Handcuffs is considered mainstream?? lol



Truth be told none of it was truly mainstream. That is what makes it special, he was able to get some chart success and sell millions of records with music that sounded like nothing else at the time.
Parliament tended to be somewhat more accessible than Funkadelic and it's ironic that Funkadelic had the biggest hit of the whole thang with One Nation.

Like I always say he crossed Funkadelic over into chart success on its own terms. All the while still keeping that subversivenss and rock edge on some of it. I discovered Parliament with Flashlight. When I bought the One Nation album my ears said now this is something else right here.
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Reply #22 posted 07/06/17 5:24am

HuMpThAnG

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mrwiggles said:

HuMpThAnG said:

Handcuffs is considered mainstream?? lol

Truth be told none of it was truly mainstream. That is what makes it special, he was able to get some chart success and sell millions of records with music that sounded like nothing else at the time. Parliament tended to be somewhat more accessible than Funkadelic and it's ironic that Funkadelic had the biggest hit of the whole thang with One Nation. Like I always say he crossed Funkadelic over into chart success on its own terms. All the while still keeping that subversivenss and rock edge on some of it. I discovered Parliament with Flashlight. When I bought the One Nation album my ears said now this is something else right here.

cool

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Reply #23 posted 07/06/17 5:46am

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R & B ( Rhythm & Business) and George did just that did business 2 bands on 2 different labels and made all the cash.

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Reply #24 posted 07/06/17 10:53am

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HuMpThAnG said:



mrwiggles said:


HuMpThAnG said:


Handcuffs is considered mainstream?? lol



Truth be told none of it was truly mainstream. That is what makes it special, he was able to get some chart success and sell millions of records with music that sounded like nothing else at the time. Parliament tended to be somewhat more accessible than Funkadelic and it's ironic that Funkadelic had the biggest hit of the whole thang with One Nation. Like I always say he crossed Funkadelic over into chart success on its own terms. All the while still keeping that subversivenss and rock edge on some of it. I discovered Parliament with Flashlight. When I bought the One Nation album my ears said now this is something else right here.

cool




PF is its own genre altogether. And I dunno about that "great businessman" stuff either. If that's the case why did everyone in the bands, himself included wind up penniless?
Only one that ended up with some money is Bootsy, mostly due to his work outside of George's camp and some monies he made when a broadcast company built a tower on his property.
For most acts this music bizzness is a no win proposition.
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Reply #25 posted 07/06/17 10:55am

HuMpThAnG

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mrwiggles said:

HuMpThAnG said:

cool

PF is its own genre altogether. And I dunno about that "great businessman" stuff either. If that's the case why did everyone in the bands, himself included wind up penniless? Only one that ended up with some money is Bootsy, mostly due to his work outside of George's camp and some monies he made when a broadcast company built a tower on his property. For most acts this music bizzness is a no win proposition.

i wonder if Boots own his WB publishings hmmm

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Reply #26 posted 07/06/17 11:04am

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HuMpThAnG said:

mrwiggles said:

HuMpThAnG said: PF is its own genre altogether. And I dunno about that "great businessman" stuff either. If that's the case why did everyone in the bands, himself included wind up penniless? Only one that ended up with some money is Bootsy, mostly due to his work outside of George's camp and some monies he made when a broadcast company built a tower on his property. For most acts this music bizzness is a no win proposition.

i wonder if Boots own his WB publishings hmmm

That's a great question...Let me see what I can dig up , Shit I can't find anything regarding ownership

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Reply #27 posted 07/08/17 2:57pm

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OMG, I love them both!! I grew up listening to those jams!!

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Reply #28 posted 07/08/17 3:38pm

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I have 3 of the original Motor Booty Affair vinyls, and two are not even assembled yet.

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Reply #29 posted 07/08/17 3:48pm

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I have 3 of the original Motor Booty Affair vinyls, and two are not even assembled yet.

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Oh wow lucky you. I first received the vinyl for Christmas 1978. Over the years I squandered away all the pieces. I do have a picture disc of the album.
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