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Reply #30 posted 01/26/19 6:34pm

anc282

SoulAlive said:

anc282 said:

How's the audio on this DVD? I noticed that one of the reviewers on Amazon is complaining because the sound was bad on the streaming version.

yeah,I saw that negative review on Amazon,but my DVD copy sounds fine.

Thanks. That was about the only thing stopping me from checking this out.

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Reply #31 posted 01/26/19 8:11pm

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Thanks I most def will check this out thumbs up!

Keep Calm & Listen To Prince
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Reply #32 posted 01/26/19 8:41pm

Germanegro

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Just watched it. Scratch my earlier comments. This is not a ‘hit’ piece at all. I don’t know what to say other than see it for yourself and see how it affects you. It’s got some rare footage and pics in it. Parts of it is really hard to watch. To describe it in a word, heartbreaking.

Ono! I knew there were drugs, and likely mismanagement, as key people moved on from the juggernaut with their own solo careers, but heartbreaking--I could not have guessed!

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Reply #33 posted 01/26/19 9:16pm

mrwiggles

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I have to ask.....in the 70s,was it really OK to come out onstage naked? lol Seems like there would have been a law against that? lol






Hahaha I take it you've received your copy. Technically speaking that footage is from spring 1981. Which is even more scan'lous. It was about that time Tipper Gore got started with that whole parental stickers album censorship.
There is a video of the DC gig on that tour floating around for decades now. However, it's edited. Never have I seen the excerpts from that gig they used in this doc. There is a brief snippet of Bootsy's set from the show too. Where oh where is the rest of it!

I know fans who boycotted the doc. They refuse to watch it. My opinion is anyone seriously into The Funks needs to sit down and watch this. I'm a Cancer sign, a little more sensitive than most. This will hit different people in different ways. It gets a lot more personal than any of the previous funkumentaries.

It's a heartbreaker for sure, I damn near broke down crying myself listening to Debbie's story. Audio is crap on my disc but still essential viewing.
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Reply #34 posted 01/27/19 6:06am

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This is all such BS whining from former p-funk members. There is only one person who has kept the circus going for over 50 years and that is George Clinton.

Bernie Worrell was not on Atomic Dog or Knee Deep. Bootsy Collins was not on the groundbreaking first Funkadelic albums or the last Parliament albums.

It takes money and resources to promote acts, go on tours, make that all work and profitable. GC made business mistakes, got screwed by labels and in some cases - Zapp... - musicians he worked with.

All these ex-members live(d) off the p-funk legacy, even when they had very little to do with it. When the "original Parliaments" launched their version of Funkadelic around 1980s, they tried to copy styles and concepts of mid-1970s Parliament that they did not invent (see below). Later they would do songs live that were created long after they left George Clinton's band.

You will hear much less complaining from Bootsy Collins. He does have his grudges against GC, but he built his own career and has acknowledged how hard it was on him to have to run his own band after Parliament, the pressures and responsibilities that come with it.

George Clinton wasn't the only drug addict in the band and you cannot solely blame him for getting everybody else hooked. Bootsy had his mid-1980s meltdown before he got clean. The entire music industry in the late 1970 and 80s was coked up.

GC got himself sorted out in the last ten years, in his seventies, and has revitalized p-funk. All the former members can reap the rewards in one way or another.

The "original Parliaments" were still doing Temptations rip-off dance steps when George Clinton had already moved on with the times:







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Reply #35 posted 01/27/19 1:39pm

SoulAlive

the problem is that things were so chaotic and so unorganized in the P-Funk camp.There should have been real contracts/paperwork and everything should have been done by the book.It's absurd that George was "paying" these people with drugs nuts What's even more ridiculous is that,in 1983,George was broke and signed away the publishing rights to all those classic P-Funk jams.Mind you,this was the same year that "Atomic Dog" became one of the biggest GC hits ever! Later,when many of those songs were sampled by rappers,the writers didn't get a cent.

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Reply #36 posted 01/27/19 2:12pm

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Bernie is featured on both "Computer Games" & "Uncle Jam Wants You"...."Computer Games" was his last featured. From "Up For The Downstroke" to "Trombipulation", Bootsy was featured as one of the sole songwriters/performers

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Bernie Worrell was not on Atomic Dog or Knee Deep. Bootsy Collins was not on the groundbreaking first Funkadelic albums or the last Parliament albums.

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Reply #37 posted 01/27/19 3:41pm

mrwiggles

HuMpThAnG said:

Bernie is featured on both "Computer Games" & "Uncle Jam Wants You"...."Computer Games" was his last featured. From "Up For The Downstroke" to "Trombipulation", Bootsy was featured as one of the sole songwriters/performers



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Bernie Worrell was not on Atomic Dog or Knee Deep. Bootsy Collins was not on the groundbreaking first Funkadelic albums or the last Parliament albums.




I might stand corrected and may have to check the LP but I think Bernie is listed as being on You Shoudnt Nuf Bit Fish as well. I know he was in the road band for that brief tour into 1984.
GC has always told the story of how Atomic Dog came together. But here you get to hear more detail from Chong. I’ve never seen it actually re-enacted like they did it here either. Actually having to prop him up and hold him steady at the mic,
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Reply #38 posted 01/27/19 3:52pm

SoulAlive

I only recently found out that Bernie is also featured on Mtume's 1983 smash hit "Juicy Fruit".

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Reply #39 posted 01/27/19 6:11pm

SPYZFAN1

Wow! eek ..I never knew Bernie played on that.

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Reply #40 posted 01/28/19 12:54pm

CoolMF

I'm on it- it's available for $4.99 rent on iTunes.

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Reply #41 posted 01/30/19 8:26am

CoolMF

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I'm on it- it's available for $4.99 rent on iTunes.

YOU CAN LEAVE THE ROOF ON THIS SUCKER!!! I watched it last night and want my $4.99 and 55 minutes back- no George, no Bootsy, no Sly, some interesting (but not enough) early promo footage, and lots of revisionist history. Sorry, but you can't fit the story of the Funk Mob into 55 minutes...

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Reply #42 posted 01/30/19 12:43pm

SoulAlive

George was asked to participate and he agreed....but then he backed out at the last minute
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Reply #43 posted 01/30/19 2:03pm

mrwiggles

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CoolMF said:


I'm on it- it's available for $4.99 rent on iTunes.




YOU CAN LEAVE THE ROOF ON THIS SUCKER!!! I watched it last night and want my $4.99 and 55 minutes back- no George, no Bootsy, no Sly, some interesting (but not enough) early promo footage, and lots of revisionist history. Sorry, but you can't fit the story of the Funk Mob into 55 minutes...



The producer says he's got enough material for an 8 hour documentary.
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Reply #44 posted 02/01/19 1:52am

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Award-winning documentarian Bobby J. Brown exposes countless dark secrets of the Hall of Fame band Parliament Funkadelic. Members open up about the unorthodox methods in which they were paid, heavily exploited, and the creativity behind this unique genre of music. The Iconic band is known for providing one of the most flamboyant, over-thetop live concert experiences in music, which at times made the stage show pale in comparison. Experience the “Mothership” land live on stage, and groove with the songs “Flashlight”, “Chocolate City”, “Tear the Roof Off”, “Make my Funk the P-Funk”, “The Mothership Connection” and “Atomic Dog.” The group’s rise to the top began in Plainfield, New Jersey in the mid 1960’s as the Parliaments, The younger musicians of this dynamic band formed the group Funkadelic. Both groups Parliament and Funkadelic, were the first musicians making music for two different record labels. The name “Parliament- Funkadelic” became the catchall term for the multiple bands. This is the untold story of the rise and fall of the greatest funk band ever.

hmmm

that's no secret is it? they got fucked, Bernie worrell moved to my town a few years before his death, his girlfriend or wife, whichever it was, hated GC, didn't even like him posting a memorial on his FB.

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Reply #45 posted 02/01/19 1:54am

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Several years ago,after Bernie Worrell passed away,his wife wrote a very angry rant against George eek

Bernie Worrell's Wife Sha...ge Clinton

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ya, it wsn't long after Prince died actually. I saw him live about five years ago, stood right next to him and wanted an autograph but didn't push.

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Reply #46 posted 02/01/19 9:20am

SoulAlive

PeteSilas said:

SoulAlive said:

Award-winning documentarian Bobby J. Brown exposes countless dark secrets of the Hall of Fame band Parliament Funkadelic. Members open up about the unorthodox methods in which they were paid, heavily exploited, and the creativity behind this unique genre of music. The Iconic band is known for providing one of the most flamboyant, over-thetop live concert experiences in music, which at times made the stage show pale in comparison. Experience the “Mothership” land live on stage, and groove with the songs “Flashlight”, “Chocolate City”, “Tear the Roof Off”, “Make my Funk the P-Funk”, “The Mothership Connection” and “Atomic Dog.” The group’s rise to the top began in Plainfield, New Jersey in the mid 1960’s as the Parliaments, The younger musicians of this dynamic band formed the group Funkadelic. Both groups Parliament and Funkadelic, were the first musicians making music for two different record labels. The name “Parliament- Funkadelic” became the catchall term for the multiple bands. This is the untold story of the rise and fall of the greatest funk band ever.

hmmm

that's no secret is it? they got fucked, Bernie worrell moved to my town a few years before his death, his girlfriend or wife, whichever it was, hated GC, didn't even like him posting a memorial on his FB.

Yeah,she has been very vocal about her feelings about George.She says that,before he died,Bernie contacted George asking for "some of the money that you owe me" so that he could pay his medical bills,but George never responded eek sad those kind of stories are heartbreaking

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Reply #47 posted 02/01/19 1:32pm

PeteSilas

SoulAlive said:

PeteSilas said:

that's no secret is it? they got fucked, Bernie worrell moved to my town a few years before his death, his girlfriend or wife, whichever it was, hated GC, didn't even like him posting a memorial on his FB.

Yeah,she has been very vocal about her feelings about George.She says that,before he died,Bernie contacted George asking for "some of the money that you owe me" so that he could pay his medical bills,but George never responded eek sad those kind of stories are heartbreaking

ya, unless he just didn't have it to give he's a piece of shit for that. they all got ripped off though. Artists are notoriously bad about money, about negotiation about communication. And often, they just don't care until they do.

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Reply #48 posted 02/02/19 5:09pm

SoulAlive

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The producer says he's got enough material for an 8 hour documentary.

By now,I think it's time for a P Funk biopic.There's a rich story there that needs to make it to the big screen.

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Reply #49 posted 02/03/19 1:19am

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Yeah,she has been very vocal about her feelings about George.She says that,before he died,Bernie contacted George asking for "some of the money that you owe me" so that he could pay his medical bills,but George never responded eek sad those kind of stories are heartbreaking



George Clinton was broke himself at that point. He had all these law suits going on trying to get his rights back and then lawyers started sueing him for unpaid legal bills.

It looks like his autobiography, constant touring and other deals have put his finances in order in recent years. I think the inclusion of Insurance Man in Medicaid Fraud Dog is part of GC's attempts to make up.
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Reply #50 posted 02/04/19 8:58am

SoulAlive

modified said:

SoulAlive said:


Yeah,she has been very vocal about her feelings about George.She says that,before he died,Bernie contacted George asking for "some of the money that you owe me" so that he could pay his medical bills,but George never responded eek sad those kind of stories are heartbreaking



George Clinton was broke himself at that point. He had all these law suits going on trying to get his rights back and then lawyers started sueing him for unpaid legal bills.

It looks like his autobiography, constant touring and other deals have put his finances in order in recent years. I think the inclusion of Insurance Man in Medicaid Fraud Dog is part of GC's attempts to make up.


That’s good to hear.He deserves to retire comfortably,after such a long,incredible career.
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Reply #51 posted 02/05/19 1:59pm

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George Clinton Announces Final Tour With Parliament-Funkadelic

George Clinton Announces ...Funkadelic

“Even though I feel like I’m just getting started, the reality is the group needs to go ahead and keep it going,” the godfather of funk said.

Last year, George Clinton said that he would retire from touring in 2019 but not before doing a final “One Nation Under a Groove” tour with Parliament-Funkadelic. Now, Clinton has announced that tour.

The “One Nation Under a Groove Tour” will begin on May 30 and end in August. Clinton revealed the tour dates in an interview with Rolling Stone.

“I would love to keep on doing this but I’ll be 78 in a few more months,” Clinton said. “Even though I feel like I’m just getting started, the reality is the group needs to go ahead and keep it going. We’ve got a new vibe in the band, and they’ve been carrying it for the last three years. I’ve been up there representing for people, but they’ve actually been turning the place out. And we’ve been selling out for the last five years, every night.”

The tour will feature openers Zapp, Fishbone, Dumpstaphunk, and Miss Velvet & The Blue Wolf. On February, Clinton and the rest of Parliament-Funkadelic will serve as the openers for the Red Hot Chili Peppers during their tour in Australia.

Check out Clinton’s final tour dates with Parliament-Funkadelic below.

George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic Tour Dates

3/10 – Northampton, MA @ Mass MOCA
4/11 – Honolulu, HI @ Blue Note Hawaii
4/12 – Honolulu, HI @ Blue Note Hawaii
4/13 – Honolulu, HI @ Blue Note Hawaii
4/14 – Honolulu, HI @ Blue Note Hawaii
5/26 – Chillicothe, IL @ Summer Camp Music Festival
5/30 – Milwaukee, WI @ Miller High Life Theatre *
5/31 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom *
6/1 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverfront Live *
6/4 – New York, NY @ Central Park Summerstage **
6/5 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Pavilion **
6/6 – Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall **
6/9 – Columbia, MD @ Capital Jazz Festival
6/15 – Tunica, MS @ Gold Strike Casino
8/2 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theater **
8/3 – Saratoga, CA @ Mountain Winery **
8/4 – Lincoln, CA @ Thunder Valley Casino ***
8/8 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo **
8/10 – Portland, OR @ Oregon Zoo **
8/11 – Eugene, OR @ Cuthbert Amphitheater **
8/15 – Denver, CO @ TBA **
8/17 – Phoenix, AZ @ Celebrity Theater **
8/18 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl **

* with Galactic, Fishbone and Miss Velvet and the Blue Wolf
** with Fishbone, Dumpstaphunk and Miss Velvet and the Blue Wolf
*** with Zapp, Fishbone, Dumpstaphunk and Miss Velvet and the Blue Wolf

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Reply #52 posted 02/05/19 4:37pm

mrwiggles

ATL gig on April 4 at Cobb Energy also. I may indeed venture forth and funk um at one of these dates.

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Reply #53 posted 02/05/19 5:13pm

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cool Just saw 'em right before Christmas...one last funkin' time.

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #54 posted 02/06/19 2:45pm

SoulAlive

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Reply #55 posted 02/06/19 2:47pm

SoulAlive

I know that these final shows are gonna be explosive! Hopefully,there will be another 'live' DVD in the future.

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Reply #56 posted 02/06/19 2:57pm

mrwiggles

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I know that these final shows are gonna be explosive! Hopefully,there will be another 'live' DVD in the future.

That fler is nice where'd u get this funk from?

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Reply #57 posted 02/06/19 4:00pm

SoulAlive

I got it from the George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic official Facebook page
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Reply #58 posted 02/06/19 4:02pm

SoulAlive

I wonder why Zapp isn’t listed on the flyer.I read elsewhere that they will be appearing on several dates.
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