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George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic review – fabulous fusions on farewell tour
At 81, Clinton occasionally needs to sit down, but his band more than carry him with musicianship that straddles acid-rock, jazz and more

Alexis Petridis

24, May, 2022 @10:17 AM

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The greatest songs about the climate crisis – ranked!
As Cop26 opens in Glasgow, we provide the soundtrack, ranging from Gojira’s metal fury to gorgeous environmental paeans by Childish Gambino, Neil Young and Joni Mitchell

Alexis Petridis

28, Oct, 2021 @12:30 PM

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Bootsy Collins: 'We're all funky, just not all of us know it'
The P-Funk bassist was a street kid in the 60s, got his break with James Brown, then spent much of the 70s taking LSD. He talks about drugs, racism, police brutality – and the healing power of music

Ammar Kalia

15, Jun, 2020 @1:39 PM

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People opened up because I'm the Beavis and Butt-head guy': Mike Judge on his new funk direction
The writer-director’s comedies – from Office Space to Silicon Valley – always sum up the spirit of their times. So why has he made an LSD-soaked cartoon about George Clinton and Bootsy Collins?

Hadley Freeman

15, Apr, 2020 @1:13 PM

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Thundercat: 'I was always that guy missing a shoe, covered in blood'
The bass wizard found fame with breakthrough album Drunk, but the death of his friend Mac Miller forced him to confront hard truths about his own lifestyle

Kate Hutchinson

11, Apr, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Why playlists are getting me through anxious times
New technologies are helping us reach out to one another in these troubled times. And what doesn’t make the list is just as important as what does

Caspar Llewellyn Smith

27, Mar, 2020 @2:30 PM

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How we made Funkadelic's One Nation Under a Groove
‘A woman came up on stage butt-naked and started blowing smoke rings out of her private parts’

Interviews by Dave Simpson

04, Jun, 2018 @10:52 AM

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Bootsy Collins: ‘LSD was a big part of why I left James Brown’s band’
The musician, 66, tells Candice Pires about free love, Funkadelic, coming to earthly consciousness and getting away from being Bootsy

Candice Pires

28, Oct, 2017 @1:00 PM

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Sly and the Family Stone – 10 of the best
From the birth of a funk superhero team to claustrophobic social comment, here are the high points in an occasionally terrifying career

Angus Batey

08, Mar, 2017 @11:41 AM

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Readers recommend playlist: your songs about unity
A reader picks playlist that unites the community around a common goal – great music. Primal Scream, Paul McCartney and Ana Tijoux make the list

Sarah Chappell

09, Feb, 2017 @12:00 PM

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George Clinton on funk, touring and staying relevant at 75
The legendary singer is seeing his star on the ascendant with a new tour, new albums and a supergroup keeping him on the straight and narrow

Martin Longley

29, Dec, 2016 @5:45 PM

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New band of the week: Bad Sounds (No 130) – 70s-inspired grooves and upbeat vibes
Bath band channelling hip-hop and Beck whose top single, Wages, was crowned hottest record in the world by Annie Mac

Paul Lester

28, Nov, 2016 @8:00 AM

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