HARD... RAW... DEEP... FUNK: Parliament - First Thangs (1973)

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Parliament - First Thangs (1973)



















"Inspired by Motown's assembly line of sound, George Clinton gradually put together a collective of over 50 musicians and recorded the ensemble during the '70s both as Parliament and Funkadelic. While Funkadelic pursued band-format psychedelic rock, Parliament engaged in a funk free-for-all, blending influences from the godfathers (James Brown and Sly Stone) with freaky costumes and themes inspired by '60s acid culture and science fiction. From its 1970 inception until Clinton's dissolving of Parliament in 1980, the band hit the R&B Top Ten several times but truly excelled in two other areas: large-selling, effective album statements and the most dazzling, extravagant live show in the business. In an era when Philly soul continued the slick sounds of establishment-approved R&B, Parliament scared off more white listeners than it courted.".

allmusic.com

Tracklisting

1. Parliament - Red Hot Mama (4:29)
2. Parliament - Come in Out of the Rain (2:58)
3. Parliament - Fantasy Is Reality (3:58)
4. Parliament - Breakdown (3:53)
5. Parliament - Loose Booty (10:20)
6. Parliament - Unfinished Instrumental (5:13)
7. Parliament - I Call My Baby Pussycat (4:24)
8. Parliament - Put Love in Your Life (5:07)
9. Parliament - Little Old Country Boy (3:58)
10. Parliament - Moonshine Heather (4:06)
11. Parliament - Oh Lord, Why Lord/Prayer (5:00)
12. Parliament - My Automobile (4:43)
13. Parliament - There Is Nothing Before Me But Thang (3:57)
14. Parliament - Funky Woman (2:56)
15. Parliament - Livin' the Life (5:57)
16. Parliament - Silent Boatmen (5:53)

Parliament - Funky Woman



2 comments:

  1. Nice one!
    Ruth Copeland had a bunch to do with this record...a little something on Ruth: http://tinyurl.com/3c5wbtx

    And the singles collection of what came before First Thangs:http://tinyurl.com/3rw8nla

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  2. Thanx for info)) Cool stuff =)

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