Artist Focus: Funkadelic

Some artists leave a legacy that stretches far beyond a great single or a number 1 album. 

Artist Focus is a new series hosted by the extended Melodic Distraction family that deep dives into the life and times of the musicians that have defined the sound of modern music. From the stone cold classics to the unearthed gems and forgotten B-sides, our community tribute an hour of music by a single artist that has had a notable impact on their life.

This Artist Focus show represents part two of the telling of George Clinton’s P-Funk sound. Emerging the backing back to Parliament, legal wrangles meant that for the first half of the 1970’s it was Funkadelic’s initial albums that established Clinton’s psychedelic rock/funk sound. This sound was raw, centred on improvisations over a riff or groove, often little more than a chant, but infectiously effective in making the body dance. From Maggot Brain to One Nation…This is the Funkadelic side of the story.