The mothership has landed! Funk’s greatest innovator – the one and only George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic live at The Ritz!
George Clinton is one of the greatest innovators of urban based soul, rock and funk over the last forty years.
Formed in 1968 funkadelic carried the torch for George’s creative output until 1972 when, in a stroke of genius, George renamed the band Parliament and signed them to Casablanca Records, while Funkadelic signed with Warner Brothers in 1976.
Clinton now had two powerhouse bands signed to two different labels. With the growth of funk as a vibrant musical force, George was churning out landmark hits with both acts. Parliament was hitting with dance floor jams like “Tear the Roof Off the Sucker (Give Up the Funk),” “Aqua Boogie,” “Flashlight,” and “Bop Gun.” Meanwhile, Funakdelic was also hitting hard with anthemic funk jams like “(Not Just) Knee Deep” and “One Nation Under A Groove.”
As the Seventies came to a close, George Clinton soldiered on as a solo act and hit once again with the Number One Urban smash “Atomic Dog.” Times and music changed, but Clinton remained true to the funk. and recorded a number of acclaimed albums for Prince’s Paisley Park Now the funky worm has turned with George back in control of his creative output with the C Kunspyruhzy label. “I can’t wait to grow this Pfunk thang all over again,” he laughs. “I got the old roots with the live concerts and the new branches with the various band members, as well as my own solo projects.” It’s the best of ALL worlds…all worlds funky that is!
Presented by Mean Fiddler in association with Band on the Wall.