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'An emotional Apocalypse of Sound'- Funkadelic return to UK

Other | Friday 3rd March 2017 | Pasha

Pioneers of ‘The Funk’ George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic  are returning to British shores for one final tour.

Their psychedelic and soulful sound, heavily influenced by the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Sly Stone, is an integral part of the scene made popular in the 1960s and 70s.

Their 1971 second album, Maggot Brain, although not receiving great contemporary success has gone on to reach almost mythical  status, namely for its lead track of the same title. Recorded in one take, guitarist Eddie Hazel performed a lengthy and highly-acclaimed guitar-solo.

The story goes that Clinton, high on LSD at the time, told Hazel to play as though he had just been told that his mother had died, and then that she could still hear him play. The result was objectively one of the best guitar solos of all time.

Clinton allegedly explained Maggot Brain as a state of mind, transcending the body and enjoying the expansive freedoms of The Funk. The experience of listening to the song has been likened to ‘An emotional apocalypse of sound’ by Hal Leonard.  

There can be no better endorsement for music. Don’t miss your chance to see the legends perform in May, tickets are available now!

 

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