5 Iconic Songs From Parliament Funkadelic
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When we talk about funk, we’d as well discuss a group whose blood and soul revolved around it: Parliament-Funkadelic. Simply called by many as P-Funk, the band is led by George Clinton and designed themselves to be the bringer of everything related to funk: outfits, music style, and surreal humor. Want to know more about them? Here, we’ll give you these 5 iconic songs from P-Funk.
“Can You Get to That” – Maggot Brain (1971)
Maggot Brain was proven controversial at the time of its release, but that didn’t stop the members to create a song that’s well-structured and more detailed than the rest in their catalog. “Can You Get to That” simply is a song worth remembering.
“Do That Stuff” – The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein (1976)
The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein charted neatly at no. 22, therefore making it one of P-Funk’s well-known songs. It’s weird, in a way, but awfully catchy.
“Funky Dollar Bill” – Free Your Mind… And Your Ass Will Follow (1970)
P-Funk’s sweet use of Frank Zappa and Jimi Hendrix’s style can be observed inside “Funky Dollar Bill,” which is technically an ode to capitalism. This is where the group made use of psychedelic arrangements and diversifying panache.
“Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker)” – Mothership Connection (1975)
Now going by the name Parliament, “Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker)” is one of the band’s successful singles and is first certified as a million-selling single. Why wouldn’t it be? One listens to that song and he/she be dragged towards the nearest dance floor and just grooves the funk up.
“Maggot Brain” – Maggot Brain (1971)
This 10-minute instrumental is hauntingly beautiful in its own accord. “Maggot Brain” competes with the title for the “best funk song ever created,” and if it ever wins, there’s no doubt about it.