Parliament - Up For The Down Stroke LP
No artist will ever match the P-Funk experience of the '70s. Parliament, led by George Clinton, was the uncut funk – hip-shaking grooves, ear-splitting guitars, classical keyboards, jazzy horns, massed choral vocals and high concept lyrics. 1974's Up For The Down Stroke marks the transition from funk to P-Funk. After losing the Parliament name in the late '60s, Clinton regained it and signed with Neil Bogart's Casablanca label in '74. Boasting a nice and funky stripped down sound and a taste of the bass-driven groove that would dominate the P-Funk dynamic the remainder of the '70s, Bootsy Collins is joined here by Eddie Hazel, Bernie Worrell and the other usual suspects on a set that includes the monster title cut plus other funky fare like "The Goose," "Testify," "Presence Of A Brain" and "All Your Goodies Are Gone." 180g vinyl LP reissue from Mercury Records.