Flash Light by Parliament


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goodgravy 13 Jun 2012

Early Moog - Now Playing's Jam this week is Parliament - Flash Light #Moog6Music   1

BBC6Music 28 May 2012

Now, that is MUCKY

solearther 13 Nov 2014

The funkiest bassline in human history.   3

BoringPostcards 23 Aug 2013

#MinneapolisFunk towered in the '80s. But what defined it? Metro, futuristic. How'd it differ, say, from Parliament circa 1978? Band leader George Clinton had the sound of tomorrow, too. Listen: That croc-toothed bassline's no bass. It's three Minimoog synthesizers stacking pyramidal funk up and down in the background -- a zig-zag skyline. Extraterrestrial; electric; suitable for a group popularizing Afrofuturism. And isn't that similar to Minneapolis funk? Both are electric, but they're not the same. Parliament is large, soulful upbeats clapped, background singers harmonized. Bigness will beget disco. Winnowing that sound to its funkiest electro-filament leaves something for MN. Tight, airless, popping. (Plus, Afrofuturism never conscripted Prince. Afro-surrealism did, for his floaty sexuality, effete air and rococo humor, but not Afrofuturism.) This track cratered Minneapolis, all the same, its robo-bassline especially. Musicians would strip away the groovy scrap, one most famously.

iprefernotto 29 Jan 2015

#FunkyFriday!!!!!   4

natyblooming 15 Aug 2014