UK only vinyl pressing! With each successive release, Funkadelic was streamlining it's sound, a process culminating in such early '70s classics as Cosmic Slop. The group's acid rock-heavy early work had metamorphosed into straight-up, party hearty funk, with lyrics that alternate between the serious (the title track) and the humorous 'No Compute'. It may not be as awe-inspiring as their masterpiece, Maggot Brain, but, more than any other Funkadelic album, Cosmic Slop stresses the importance of the almighty groove. The album opens with one of Funkadelic's funkiest tracks ever, the largely instrumental 'Nappy Dugout'. It's clear from the start that Funkadelic, despite a revolving cast of characters, is one of the tightest bands around. Westbound. 2006.
UK LP pressing! Jimi Hendrix's untimely death in September of 1970 left a gaping hole in the funk-rock genre. With 1971's Maggot Brain, Funkadelic showed that they were rightful heirs to Hendrix's throne. This is the album where everything seems to come together for the legendary band. Most obviously, the songwriting is sharper and more focused. As on their previous releases, epic instrumental compositions dominate. But this time they are much more coherent and less reliant on studio trickery and psychedelic effects. Maggot Brain is unquestionably one of rock and funk's all-time classics. Westbound. 2006.
Standing on the Verge: The Best of Funkadelic [Import]
UK double vinyl LP pressing. 2009 collection that incorporates material from their recordings with the Westbound and Warner labels. 2009 is the 40th Anniversary of Funkadelic's first release and this compilation celebrates that landmark. Over a period of 12 years from their Westbound debut album to the release of 1981's the Electric Spanking of War Babies, Funkadelic, piloted by George Clinton, redefined the way that black music was recorded and presented. They scored 20 R&B chart hit singles and a dozen chart albums, but their influence was far greater. Standing on the Verge includes the two #1 R&B singles 'One Nation Under a Groove' and '(Not Just) Knee Deep', sample favorites such as 'I'll Bet You' and 'Undisco Kidd' and dance floor monsters such as 'Cosmic Slop' and 'Better By the Pound'.
1 Cosmic Slop
2 Standing on the Verge of Getting It on
3 You Can't Miss What You Can't Measure
4 One Nation Under a Groove
5 Better By the Pound
6 Sexy Ways
7 Loose Booty
8 (Not Just) Knee Deep
9 A Joyful Process
10 Whatever Makes My Baby Feel Good
11 Can You Get to That
12 Maggot Brain
13 I Wanna Know Is It Good for You
14 I'll Bet You
15 Hit It and Quit It
16 Red Hot Mama
17 I Got a Thing You Got a Thing Everybody Got a Thing
UK only vinyl pressing. Funky beats, crazy lyrics and the guitar of Kidd Funkadelic himself combine to create a fitting final Westbound album (1976) for Funkadelic. The LP contains the original 7 track album. Westbound. 2006.
Limited edition vinyl of material recorded during Funkadelic's stay with legendary Detroit label, Westbound Records, the track listing is a Funkadelic fan's delight. None of these recordings are necessarily in finished form, but all are fascinating historical artifacts. Side One - Songs: Heart Trouble aka You Can't Miss What You Can't Measure, Talk About Jesus and the Goose (That Laid the Golden Egg) aka the Goose. Side Two - Jams: Vampy Funky Bernie (3rd tune Olympic) and Slide on in (2nd Tune Olympic).