teaching mark s a *LESSON* response three: FUNKADELIC

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revive! best thread EVER!!!

Daniel_Rf (Daniel_Rf), Monday, 6 October 2003 16:37 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

if only we knew how to read it!!

Justyn Dillingham (Justyn Dillingham), Monday, 6 October 2003 17:04 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

You have to read it like it's an album. You know, the same way you listen to "Berlin" like it's a book.

Daniel_Rf (Daniel_Rf), Monday, 6 October 2003 21:29 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

A short book. (thankfully)

Sean (Sean), Monday, 6 October 2003 22:04 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Some people have too much spare time.

, Monday, 6 October 2003 22:19 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

no one has enough spare time.

g--ff c-nn-n (gcannon), Monday, 6 October 2003 22:45 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

one year passes...
if he could write in english that would surely help

Concussed Beavis, Saturday, 1 January 2005 17:57 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

help arrived too late i think

mark s (mark s), Saturday, 1 January 2005 18:05 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

two months pass...
!!

Amateur(ist) (Amateur(ist)), Friday, 11 March 2005 16:25 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

??

cozen (Cozen), Friday, 11 March 2005 16:30 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

++

Amateur(ist) (Amateur(ist)), Friday, 11 March 2005 16:33 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

wow this thread is a headache. in a good way of course.

ppp, Friday, 11 March 2005 16:38 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I am reading all of the lesson responses now, thanks amst.

cozen (Cozen), Friday, 11 March 2005 16:42 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

since mark s is now BACK, perhaps the long-promised lesson 4 might soon appear, hm?

zebedee (zebedee), Friday, 11 March 2005 17:26 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Lesson 4: The Longpigs

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Friday, 11 March 2005 17:29 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

four wz louis prima zebedee!!

five will be next ("next")

mark s (mark s), Friday, 11 March 2005 17:31 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

who's "next"?

t\'\'t (t\'\'t), Friday, 11 March 2005 17:45 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"I don't know."

RS £aRue (rockist_scientist), Friday, 11 March 2005 17:46 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i promised lady di it wd be marc bolan but my laptop dun fkd up and the start of mb is on that

this mean "lesson: supplementary" may yet be salsa!!

(five is not my favourite number)

(i am off up-country to look after my agein ailin parents right now tho, and not back til tue)

mark s (mark s), Friday, 11 March 2005 17:49 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

that Prima thread is swell. thanks.

zebedee (zebedee), Friday, 11 March 2005 17:53 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

seven years pass...

I think this is due for a revive.

VOTE in the 1980's ROCK POLL PLEASE! (Algerian Goalkeeper), Tuesday, 4 September 2012 20:27 (five years ago) Permalink

Weird. I randomly put on AEIY only last night. First time I'd played it since, well, probably 2005.

Jeff W, Wednesday, 5 September 2012 10:05 (five years ago) Permalink

did it sound any better?

VOTE in the 1980's ROCK POLL PLEASE! (Algerian Goalkeeper), Wednesday, 5 September 2012 12:36 (five years ago) Permalink

Some bits did sound better! But some bits sounded worse. I have grown into some of it and out of other bits maybe.

Jeff W, Wednesday, 5 September 2012 17:29 (five years ago) Permalink

totally forgot I was quoted at the top of this thread lol

I don't think I would subscribe to the sentiment expressed anymore - while it's largely true I'm to big a fan of Dylan's christian period to really think that anymore even if, in general, converts don't have as interesting musical careers as people that were just always straight-up religious.

chicago rap twitter luminary (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 5 September 2012 17:33 (five years ago) Permalink

too big argh

chicago rap twitter luminary (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 5 September 2012 17:33 (five years ago) Permalink

also think it's weird to cast Clinton as a "convert" to the Process Church, which I don't think was really ever the case.

chicago rap twitter luminary (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 5 September 2012 17:34 (five years ago) Permalink

would you say the beatles "converted" to TM?

the late great, Wednesday, 5 September 2012 17:56 (five years ago) Permalink

or would you say they just "flirted" with it

the late great, Wednesday, 5 September 2012 17:56 (five years ago) Permalink

the only Beatle who "converted" to anything was Harrison

chicago rap twitter luminary (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 5 September 2012 18:08 (five years ago) Permalink

I caught an art program on GC last week on Sky Arts. Apparently he's colourblind but still makes pretty cool art. Inspired by his cover artist to go into creating art for sale.

Stevolende, Wednesday, 5 September 2012 18:10 (five years ago) Permalink

Holy shit.

― Nate Patrin (Nate Patrin), Sunday, June 15, 2003 7:11 AM (9 years ago)

i know your nuts hurt! who's laughing? (contenderizer), Wednesday, 5 September 2012 18:54 (five years ago) Permalink

first response hof

i know your nuts hurt! who's laughing? (contenderizer), Wednesday, 5 September 2012 18:54 (five years ago) Permalink

five years pass...

Sooooo is it totally heretical to acknowledge Maggot Brain as an undisputed great and classic album and think that America Eats Its Young is an even greater and more classic album? Because get ready to excommunicate yrs truly, if so.

Also, gahdamn, mark s, when does your 33 1/3 book about the album drop?

Jock Totty's Monocle (Old Lunch), Thursday, 22 February 2018 19:53 (three months ago) Permalink

America Eats Its Young is their worst album.

Video reach stereo bog (Tom D.), Thursday, 22 February 2018 19:56 (three months ago) Permalink

Like let's make a baggy sprawling incoherent rock album that Zappa fans might like. Where is Shakey when he's needed?

Video reach stereo bog (Tom D.), Thursday, 22 February 2018 19:59 (three months ago) Permalink

where is Shakey?

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 22 February 2018 20:01 (three months ago) Permalink

kidnapped by chaki iirc

NEW CHIMP THREAT (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 22 February 2018 20:02 (three months ago) Permalink

Don't worry, he's just taking a break.

Video reach stereo bog (Tom D.), Thursday, 22 February 2018 20:03 (three months ago) Permalink

America Eats Its Young is their worst album.

― Video reach stereo bog (Tom D.), Thursday, February 22, 2018 1:56 PM (seven minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Okay, I thought *I* was bringing the challops itt, but (bows to the master).

Jock Totty's Monocle (Old Lunch), Thursday, 22 February 2018 20:04 (three months ago) Permalink

What's worse? Remember this on the proviso that the worst Funkadelic is n times better than the best Zappa album, or whatever.

Video reach stereo bog (Tom D.), Thursday, 22 February 2018 20:08 (three months ago) Permalink

The album has felt especially resonant to me over the past year. I can't even count how many times I've listened to it.

The repeated refrain of 'y'all see my point' in 'Biological Speculation' might be my favorite slow-burn, super-subtle delivery of a casual threat ever.

Jock Totty's Monocle (Old Lunch), Thursday, 22 February 2018 20:09 (three months ago) Permalink

If Zappa had recorded albums like this album I would probably like Zappa, but as it stands IDGI.

But yeah, I'll grant you that even the worst Funkadelic album (whichever it is) is better than most things.

Jock Totty's Monocle (Old Lunch), Thursday, 22 February 2018 20:10 (three months ago) Permalink

Great tracks on it - it's Clinton/Funkadelic - but it's still my least favourite.

Video reach stereo bog (Tom D.), Thursday, 22 February 2018 20:11 (three months ago) Permalink

"If You Don't Like the Effects, Don't Produce the Cause" is one of the greatest, aptest adages that George Clinton stumbled on. I quote it often.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 22 February 2018 20:11 (three months ago) Permalink

That's another winner!

Video reach stereo bog (Tom D.), Thursday, 22 February 2018 20:12 (three months ago) Permalink

wowee zowee this thread is a nostalgia rush...

scott seward, Thursday, 22 February 2018 20:13 (three months ago) Permalink

The worst period of Funkadelic is the period between Let's Take It To The Stage and One Nation Under a Groove, but that's only cuz Clinton was focusing more on Parliament's releases during that time. America Eats Its Young isn't in my Top 10 p-funk albums (then again, neither is Maggot Brain) but I like it just fine.

Full of bile and Blue Nile denial (Turrican), Thursday, 22 February 2018 20:48 (three months ago) Permalink

Been listening to/liking a lot that Reworked By Detroiters thing that came out last year. Embarrassed to admit I'm not familiar with at least half of the originals!

henry s, Thursday, 22 February 2018 22:06 (three months ago) Permalink

Bravo Mark, that was like crawling over the cover of the album as you described it, only it was already like that before you got to the cover (also reminded me of the cover of Uncle Meat etc). Lots of good points and info (I knew some of that, being old, but also have another unwelcome memory of a promo of Process hymns re Jesus alternating with hymns re Satan, released and I think recorded this century by hipsters).
A lot of amazingly good music has been made by people with beliefs I don't particulary give a shit about, especially jazz.
A number of ilxors would include Dylan's Trouble No More, but for me the musical (incl his vocal) powers of the sampler are too supportive of his paranoid rants, much more about what another poster called cocaine dreams or thoughts and the excitement of (after midlife crisis of Street Legal, Dylany imagery now sounding homeless on "Changing of the Guard), he's righteous Boy Dylan back bitch and better, having finally found The Point and Winning/Saved and having the biz means to rant big---
Speaking of "rock and soul speaking to each other, reminds me of the precariously hopeful cosmic poetic ballads and guitar punks defiantly celebrating "My Black Uncertainty" and non-rhetorically asking of their album mates/selves and others, "Are You Insaaane?"---on Burnt Sugar's 2017 All You Zombies Dig The Luminosity.
It's all here: https://burntsugarthearkestrachamber.bandcamp.com/album/all-you-zombies-dig-the-luminosity

dow, Friday, 23 February 2018 04:09 (three months ago) Permalink


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