Monday, January 08, 2007
Funkadlelic - Hardcore Jollies (1976)
Continuing with the Funk for you children. This is an early shot of Funkadelic and, of course, worthy of any house party or day at home getting funky with our own bad selves. If anyone has any rare P-Funk, please drop a line and I will post it here with credit to you. I have not been able to find any, and that is really saying something with the connections that I have.
A nice and concise description is found below from the internets-
"After splitting from their first record label in 1976 (the independent funk/soul company, Westbound), Funkadelic signed with Warner Bros. and soon after issued HARDCORE JOLLIES, their first recording for the major label. Since their rough and ready self-titled debut appeared in 1969, the band had been evolving musically with each release. As HARDCORE JOLLIES shows, Funkadelic had transformed into a smooth dance machine. The production and performances are much sleeker, planting the seeds of such future P-Funk smash albums as ONE NATION UNDER A GROOVE. From the opening chords of the album's first track, "Comin' Round The Mountain," the listener is drawn into the fun-electric-party-world of the new Funkadelic. The funky guitar licks are much tighter and less organic than those on such earlier albums as MAGGOT BRAIN, and they lend shape to such standout numbers as "If You Got Fun, You Got Style" and "Smokey." Here we also find a live version of the group's perennial showstopper, "Cosmic Slop," a number originally featured on the 1973 release of the same name. HARDCORE JOLLIES shows that Funkadelic had altered its sound slightly. The move pays off nicely, with world domination just 'round the corner for these musicians."
1. Comin' Round The Mountain
3. If You Got Funk, You Got Style
4. Hardcore Jollies
5. Soul Mate
6. Cosmic Slop
7. You Scared The Lovin' Outta Me
8. Adolescent Funk
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