Very dope, George Clinton Parliament/Funkadelic deserve their flowers.
If Eddie is doing the documentary I hope he doesn't make George too likable. Dude use to get members strung out just a way to "pay" them.Yes they do!!!..... Nothing like a Parliament/Funkadelic beat change. The whole song changes then they bring that shyt back....bout to go bump some Parliament right now
Watch this documentary on PrimeGeorge Clinton was definitely the conductor and the harbinger of the band's mythology, wacked out humor, and the closest to a true "lead" vocalist, tho everybody sang, really. I feel like George gets a liiiiittle too much credit. Like, look at Eddie Hazel: baddest guitarist ever. Played like Hendrix if he got wet... Garry Shider, too; Tiki Fulwood; then there's Bernie Worrell and Bootsy Collins who both had careers before and after working with George...Bootsy with James Brown and his later Rubber Band; Bernie Worrell is equally famous for his work with Talking Heads as he is for his shyt with P-Funk...
The fact that George Clinton could corral all these brilliant motherfukkers in one room after feeding them all LSD and wheelbarrows fulla weed then CHURNING (yes, churning... P-Funk was two bands, who put out a TON of material constantly while touring to make ends meet (and pay for that Mothership/light show/costumes/etc)) out some of the greatest and influential albums not only in Funk but in Rock & Roll as well is just crazy... that grind... they had to be one of the hardest working bands of all time.
And some of George's stories are wild as fukk. I'll paste a lil bit:
The colorful Clinton, who was literally born in an outhouse, provides a perfect entry point for a style that celebrates its own nonconformity. The episode manages to highlight party stories as well as provide some insight on the group’s musical endeavors, including an early failed Motown audition, drug-fueled recording of the hit song, “Atomic Dog,” and the creation of the mothership tour prop. Did you know that Clinton, a Trekkie, was asked to do the music for “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”? Little trivia bits like these pop up everywhere.Some of those crazy Detroit parties with bands like the Stooges, MC5... George almost marrying Iggy Pop.
You’ll learn about the time the entire band, while high on acid and looking for a shortcut in Indiana, accidentally drove their car through the shooting set of George Romero’s classic horror film, “Night of Living Dead.” As zombie actors surrounded them, a gravelly-voiced Clinton recalls that he could only scream repeatedly and wet his pants (“To this day, I still think that shyt is weird” he says).
I gotta go before I write a damn book on this dude. I'm a huge fan.
So yeah. This movie better be fukking good.