Does anybody want to get funked up?
If so, then your lucky day will soon be here. Parliament Funkadelic will be performing at the Newport Music Hall on November 13, 1998.
Parliament’s claim to fame is their connection to funk great George Clinton.
Clinton, who is the mastermind behind funk music, has influenced musicians for years.
This man is a legend in his own right.
Clinton, who broke out into the music scene in the 1960s, has been creating memorable music that fans across the world have enjoyed. His classic song, “Atomic Dog,” has been revered by millions worldwide.
Now the 54-year-old legend has a new album, The Awesome Power of a Fully Operational Mothership, containing the smash single “If Anybody’s Gonna Get Funked Up.”
Clinton began to make a comeback four years ago while on the Lollapalooza tour.
Now, music lovers, both old and new, know Clinton’s music, and more people are becoming familiar with his style.
Parliament was initially signed to Invictus Records and then to Casablanca Records. Throughout the 1970s. Parliament recorded such hits as “Up for the Down Stroke,” “Chocolate City,” and “Tear the Roof Off the Sucker (Give Up the Funk).”
Group members included Bootsy Collins, Fuzzy Haskins, Bernie Worrell, Fred Wesley, Macco Parker, Eddie Hazel, Gary Shider, and Michael Hampton, among others.
As Parliament’s popularity continues to grow, members are finding it easier to start a solo career of their own.
Bassist Bootsy Collins, who has played Dee-Lite, among others, is the latest of the Parliament members to release a solo album.
Too often, people have a tendency to overlook funk as a legitimate genre of music. People generally think of rock or jazz.
However, George Clinton and Parliament hope to change people’s preconceived opinions of funk music.
Through constant touring and creative use of the Internet, Clinton, and much of funk music, in general, is beginning to reach new audiences throughout the world.
Funk’s transformation to a mainstream musical genre, such as rock or jazz, is in part due to the influence of George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic.
Over the years, Parliament has earned a reputation for their explosive live performances. Fans of funk music, or any music, will enjoy a Parliament concert.
If music had more innovators like George Clinton and Parliament, then the music of today would encompass a larger audience.
Similar to Bob Dvlan’s influence on modern rock music. Clinton and Parliament have been instrumental in the development of modern music.
Without such innovators, modern music would be much different.