PARLIAMENT Tear The Roof Off 1974-1980 (1993)

Tear The Roof Off 1974-1980
Shouldn’t Be Much Debate On This One

The funkiest 2CD collection to be found, direct from the Parliament (/Funkadelic) mothership connection. P-Funk’s got plenty of great albums to choose from, a few of which are scattered affairs with filler to spare. But, the conglomerate’s 1974-1980 period is where most of the magic occurs and this set is a great intro to George Clinton’s visionary sci-fi funk madness. The entourage is a legends lists, anchored by the likes of Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell, Eddie Hazel, ‘Bigfoot’ Brailey, Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley and literally dozens of other equally talented sideliners. Is it some kind of commentary that my spell checker always flags The ‘Beatles’ but readily accepts ‘P-Funk?’ Amazon.


1
P. Funk (Wants To Get Funked Up) (7:43
)
Up For The Down Stroke
(5:10)
Bop Gun (Endangered Species) (8:33)
Dr. Funkenstein’s Supergroovalisticprosifunkstication Medley
(5:06)
Mothership Connection (Star Child) (6:16)
Dr. Funkenstein (5:47)
Testify
(3:57)
Mr. Wiggles (6:44)
Aqua Boogie
(9:25)
All Your Goodies Are Gone
(5:06)
Do That Stuff
(4:51)
Party People
(4:47)

2
Prelude
(1:40)
Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker)
(5:48)
Chocolate City
(5:37)
Funkentelechy
(10:56)
Theme From The Black Hole
(4:37)
The Big Bang Theory
(7:11)
Children Of Production (Live)
(2:53)
Flash Light
(10:45)
Ride On
(3:37)
Fantasy Is Reality
(6:41)
Rumpofsteelskin
(5:37)
Agony Of Defeet
(6:27)
Funkin‘ For Fun
(5:56)

 

14 Comments

  • 1
    Anonymous
    December 8, 2009 - 14:18 | Permalink

    I always liked Clinton's line in "P. Funk" where he sings "I wants my funk uncut!" I immediately always thought how much he sounds like he's anti-circumcision and advocating an end to infant penile mutilation.

  • 2
    Capt. Willard
    December 8, 2009 - 14:53 | Permalink

    If you have the same thoughts in the deli section of the supermarket, this could be a childhood issue.

  • 3
    Anonymous
    December 8, 2009 - 15:14 | Permalink

    OOH Git down…

  • 4
    ksn
    December 8, 2009 - 15:31 | Permalink

    damn, willard, you're on a roll.

  • 5
    Albino Cavewoman
    December 8, 2009 - 18:40 | Permalink

    Sci-fi funk madness will never go out of style. I am especially anticipating Dr. Funkenstein's Supergroovalisticprosifunkstication Medley. Kudos to you sir.

  • 6
    Capt. Willard
    December 8, 2009 - 14:07 | Permalink

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  • 7
    Anonymous
    December 8, 2009 - 19:25 | Permalink

    I wore out this and JB's Star Time box set when I was learning how to play funk. Everything you need to know is there…

    I saw P-Funk live at the Bomb Factory in Dallas in '93. I haven't been the same since that day.

  • 8
    Festus
    December 8, 2009 - 20:59 | Permalink

    What a Funkin Album!

  • 9
    Anonymous
    December 10, 2009 - 09:15 | Permalink

    We like your funky side

  • 10
    Terry
    November 28, 2011 - 07:30 | Permalink

    Nice one – I have some of their earlier albums so I’m looking forward to hearing this.

  • 11
    r
    November 29, 2011 - 05:18 | Permalink

    Anyone else have troubles with tracks 1 to 4 of part 1? Or is it (dammit) just me? They won’t extract, unlike the rest.

    • 12
      Willard
      November 29, 2011 - 07:50 | Permalink

      I just downloaded it OK. It sounds like you’re getting other stuff from us OK, so the only thing I can suggest, and it works a lot, is to upgrade whatever un-zipping program you use. Just get the latest version of what you already have. That will often do the trick.

  • 13
    Terry
    November 29, 2011 - 05:53 | Permalink

    Sorry r, I gues it’s just you.

  • 14
    r
    November 29, 2011 - 06:08 | Permalink

    OK. Just me. 2nd try extracts fine. Thanks Willard, for contributions towards my late-stage white-boy (-old man) funkiness.

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