Funkadelic’s 10th album and their commercial breakthrough, One Nation Under a Groove was the starting point for many British listeners.
An underground delicacy stateside since 1970, the group had yet to enjoy much popularity in the UK. But by 78, the Funkadelic part of leader George Clinton’s P-Funk mothership had travelled from being an acid-drenched funk-rock ensemble to something resemblingParliament, their hit-generating sister band.
One Nation Under a Groove immediately welcomed new listeners inside Clinton’s parallel universe, with all of his ideas, mythology and strangely monikered players. For example, Bootsy Collins is one of the ‘Bass Thumpasaurians’ on the album, and Bernie ‘DaVinci’ Worrell and Walter ‘Junie’ Morrison were ‘Keybo’ Dans & Synthezoidees’.
1 ONE NATION UNDER A GROOVE.
3 WHO SAYS A FUNK BAND CAN´T PLAY ROCK?!
1 ROMENTALSHITBACKWASHPSYCHOSIS ENEMA SQUAD.
2 INTO YOU
3 CHOLLY (FUN GETTING READY TO ROLL)
1 MAGGOT BRAIN / CHANT (THINK! IN AIN’T ILEGAL YET!)
2 P.E. SQUAD 7 DOO DOO CHASERS.