George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic Birthday Funkathon at Yoshi's
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This was my 3rd time seeing The Grand Master of Funk. The first 2 were in big arenas. He brought the party to Yoshi's! The sound was great, but the stage was TO TO small for the whole band.
There were some low moments: George Jr. did a down and dirty rap that had the crowd walking out. It was disgusting and rude, I had to walk away. Worse than him though was the Masters grandson! The dude had NO flow.
A lot of people took bathroom breaks at that point,and I saw a lot of poeple sitting at the bar out side. The momntum was almost lost ,but they managed to bring it back for the final couple of tunes.
I'm glad I went
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- Check out George Clinton at his <a target="_blank" href="http://www.georgeclinton.com/">website</a>, or see a video of Parliament-Funkadelic at Yoshi's in November 2010 on <a target="_blank" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmXGXDNAKUI">YouTube</a>.
Think of George Clinton and you'll likely conjure an image of a crazy black man with rainbow dreads and garb befitting a galactic shaman literally barking at phat bottomed girls with a sub-atomic "WOOF!" This lovable nutcase is the legendary and internationally renowned grandfather of funk and the founder of the Parliament-Funkadelic MOB, taking the sonic innovations of James Brown and Sly Stone to both outer space AND Neptune while selling millions of records and concert tickets in the process. Quiet as its kept, however, George Clinton's initial approach to the ladies was crooning (when he wasn't cutting hair) as the leader of a standup vocal group he formed in `55 called The Parliaments, emulating the doo wop and love songs that were popular when he was in diapers (well...he STILL wears those on occasion).
What is there left for the North Cackalackee-born grandfather of funk to do after five decades of rockin' steady on the one? He can dip back to an era of sweet street corner soul that was his initial inspiration, take some folks back into time while blowing their minds.
Almost 70 years young, George Clinton has several other projects in the hopper, including a salute to Motown and a solo album by longtime P-Funk All-Star siren Belita Woods. The master is also mindful that most of the folks whose songs he's singing on Radio Friendly are no longer here, but he has no intention of joining them in Soul Heaven anytime soon. "I ain't going nowhere," he declares. "I feel like I'm starting over right now...for real!"