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ONE NATION UNDER A GROOVE

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    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 214

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    Funkadelic includes: Gary Shider (vocals, guitar); Walter "Junie" Morrison (vocals, keyboards); Rodney "Skeet" Curtis (vocals, bass); George Clinton, Raymond "Stingray" Davis, Lynn Mabry, Ron Ford, Dawn Silva (vocals); Mike "Kidd Funkadelic" Hampton (guitar, keyboards); Bobby Lewis (banjo); Bernie Worrell (keyboards); Cordell "Boogie" Mosson (bass); William "Bootsy" Collins (bass, percussion); Tyrone Lampkin, Jerome Brailey, Larry Fratangelo (drums, percussion).
    Recorded live at The Monroe Civic Center, Monroe, Louisiana on April 15, 1978 and United Sound, Detroit, Michigan.
    All tracks have been digitally remastered.
    A string of hit singles had placed Parliament-Funkadelic on the top of the funk-dance-disco heap by the late '70s, and their 1978 release, ONE NATION UNDER A GROOVE, helped to solidify the group's standing. Now regarded as an all-time classic, the album's timeless grooves and hooks have been used as starting points for numerous hip-hop songs (check out Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, and Ice Cube for starters). The album also proves that funk/disco isn't as disposable as some purists would have you believe. Few albums have inspired as many as ONE NATION UNDER A GROOVE. Strong from beginning to end, it has been often compared to such seminal soulful works as Marvin Gaye's WHAT'S GOING ON.
    The title track is one of Funkadelic's all-time best and most renowned numbers--easily among the greatest dance singles ever. "Grooveallegiance" brings down the dance intensity a notch or two, but the album soon perks up again with a hard dance rocker ("Who Says A Funk Band Can't Play Rock?") and the coarse humor-fest of "Promentalshitbackwashpsychosis Enema Squad (The DooDoo Chasers)." A live re-reading of the haunting guitar showcase "Maggot Brain" closes the album, with Mike Hampton playing the Eddie Hazel-penned classic quite splendidly.

  • Critic Reviews
    Rolling Stone (12/11/03, p.136) - Ranked #177 in Rolling Stone's "The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time"
    Rolling Stone (10/3/02, p.106) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...the stone-cold 1978 classic..."
    Entertainment Weekly (12/17/93, p.69) - "...a glorious distillation of Funkadelic founder George Clinton's concepts of verbal anarchy and tight funk grooves....Framed by the irresistible title song (as catchy as anthems get)...NATION is a deep source of riffs and ideas for '90s rock and rap...." - Rating: A
    Uncut (5/03, p.118) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Clinton's psychedelicatessen served up the grooves with side orders of jam and ham that even the Godfather of Soul couldn't better..."
    Vibe (12/99, p.160) - Included in Vibe's 100 Essential Albums of the 20th Century
    Melody Maker (8/14/93, p.31) - "...[a] very fine entry point for the uninitiated....it remains the apogee of Funkadelic's formula..."
    Mojo (Publisher) (1/03, p.110) - "...The music was as straightforward as P-Funk ever got, a mix of disco funk and lyrical positivity..."
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