Friday, January 1, 2016

P-Funk Performing “Dr. Funkenstein” Live in 1977

Interplanetary groove masters Parliament-Funkadelic delivered a galvanic, bone-rattling performance of their monster track “Dr. Funkenstein” during a stop on their historic P-Funk Earth Tour in 1977. Charismatic P-Funk overlord George Clinton immediately had the entire audience singing along and deep into the groove.

Axeman extraordinaire Michael “Kidd Funkadelic” Hampton brought the house down with a blazing, mind-blowing guitar solo, and horn legends Maceo Parker and Fred Wesley served up mammoth doses of funk with their dynamic horn interplay.

Additionally, Glen Goins and Garry “Starchild” Shider kept the funk on high with their immensely soulful vocals. And keyboard wizard Bernie Worrell transported the audience to another galaxy with his cosmic synth work.

P-Funk were the baddest funk outfit on the planet during this period, and fortunately some of their best live work at the time was captured on vinyl with the release of their double live album Live: P-Funk Earth Tour in May of 1977.

The album consists of portions of two live P-funk concerts from January 1977 at the Oakland Coliseum and the Los Angeles Forum. It contains terrific live performances of classic P-Funk tracks. The album effectively captured the charged and heady atmosphere of a P-Funk concert. It’s definitely a must-have for true funkateers, as well as funk lovers in general.

Live: P-Funk Earth Tour at Amazon

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