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thebigbadbear
02-11-2008, 01:56 AM
Just got back from a show of theirs in Long Beach CA...Um...Please play coachella. They are pretty much the bomb! and no there is no better a way to say it...the fucking BOMB!!!!!!!

sadsappysucker
02-11-2008, 06:40 AM
haha wow man, i would love to see that at coachella. funk at its finest. i had no idea they were playing down in our area. oh well, i saw black lips again last night anyways :)

M Sparks
02-11-2008, 06:45 AM
I always felt bad that I missed most of their set at Lollapalooza way back when. I slipped off to see Shonen Knife on the other stage, had no idea how much they would rule, stayed for the whole thing, and only got back in time for the last 10 minutes of George.

gaypalmsprings
02-11-2008, 07:00 AM
They have been great since the 70s. One word: flashlight

Memorial_07
02-11-2008, 07:17 AM
If they performed, George Clinton would perform via sattelite in a jail cell.

humanoid
02-11-2008, 09:38 AM
I would rather see Bill Clinton

brando4n82
02-11-2008, 09:45 AM
I would rather see Bill Clinton

do you really hate funk that much?

chiapet
02-11-2008, 09:45 AM
I'd be up for some pfunk - would be great for an early/mid day outdoor stage set.

brycerosen
02-11-2008, 10:23 AM
Id give my right nut to see parliament at coachella

MonsoonSeason
02-11-2008, 12:28 PM
Id give my right nut to see parliament at coachella

I said that aloud not two hours ago

fiopadp7791
02-11-2008, 04:22 PM
they blew me away with how good they were... They'd be a nice add, but they'd only play about 4 songs to. Their songs turn into big jams at about 12 minutes a piece, but they're funked out to the end!!!

MarkO
02-11-2008, 04:53 PM
Add Bad Brains too ......

garrett222
02-11-2008, 07:15 PM
LAMMMMMMEEEEEE

Rowrrr
02-11-2008, 07:23 PM
George Clinton passed me his joint from up on stage just when they were breaking into Flashlight a few years back. One of the greatest live music moments of my sweet little life...

humanoid
02-12-2008, 11:42 PM
do you really hate funk that much?

yes, I do ....I think funk is terrible....sorry

coldstart
02-13-2008, 12:01 AM
Bill Clinton on the saxophone would be awesome.

breakjaw
02-13-2008, 12:04 AM
They were awesome at lolla here in AZ way back when.They have a grown man in a diaper with a bonnet on his head.'Nuff Said.

humanoid
02-13-2008, 12:14 AM
Bill Clinton on the saxophone would be awesome.

I would watch that for sure

Weeping Willow
02-13-2008, 01:19 AM
Id give my right nut to see parliament at coachella

a live performance by him and his band can be had for much less a price

Mr. Dylanja
02-14-2008, 10:17 AM
I saw them last night @ Marquee Theatre and all I can say is WOW!
They are like The Roots x 10! Played for 3 1/2 hours straight!! Loved it!!

"Somethin stanks and I wan't some!"

brando4n82
02-14-2008, 12:40 PM
they blew me away with how good they were... They'd be a nice add, but they'd only play about 4 songs to. Their songs turn into big jams at about 12 minutes a piece, but they're funked out to the end!!!

fine by me!

Suffacated
02-14-2008, 07:38 PM
I saw them last night @ Marquee Theatre and all I can say is WOW!
They are like The Roots x 10! Played for 3 1/2 hours straight!! Loved it!!

"Somethin stanks and I wan't some!"

Did they do freak of the week?

Stainofmind
02-14-2008, 10:20 PM
Just got back from a show of theirs in Long Beach CA...Um...Please play coachella. They are pretty much the bomb! and no there is no better a way to say it...the fucking BOMB!!!!!!!

Take me to the MOTHERSHIP.

Mr. Dylanja
02-15-2008, 04:43 PM
No freak of the weak but they did play maggot brain.

BlackSwan
02-15-2008, 04:45 PM
yes, I do ....I think funk is terrible....sorry

what is it like to have no soul?

pdhow
02-15-2008, 07:34 PM
well there ain't no place for them to tear the roof off the mutha....but i'd be down.

unless of course they played a tent. In that case tear the roof off the mutha*****, tear the roof off the mutha.....

ayates
02-16-2008, 08:54 AM
They are so fucking awful live. George stands on stage like a fucking puppet, barely moving his feet not to mention his crusty mouth. He blows.

humanoid
02-16-2008, 02:38 PM
what is it like to have no soul?

I sold it and got a helluva deal....feels just fine

normalone75
02-20-2008, 09:52 AM
They are so fucking awful live. George stands on stage like a fucking puppet, barely moving his feet not to mention his crusty mouth. He blows.

Apparently he hasnt seen them live. He's old, hes not required to dance at this point, as long as they rock it. Really they probably wont play Coachella though. Their sets are too long.

SFChrissy
02-20-2008, 09:56 AM
George loves his crack!!!

Hempey
02-26-2009, 02:10 PM
Just got back from a show of theirs in Long Beach CA...Um...Please play coachella. They are pretty much the bomb! and no there is no better a way to say it...the fucking BOMB!!!!!!!

Agreed. Saw them last night @ House of Blues Boston.

Please add, schedule's clear.

NightGoat
02-26-2009, 02:20 PM
Saturday could totally use some P-Funk

Gribbz
02-26-2009, 02:22 PM
One nation under a groove baby.

brycerosen
02-26-2009, 02:46 PM
we want the funk, gotta have that funk

instinct
02-26-2009, 02:53 PM
I always thought he would be a great coachella add.

camdozer
02-26-2009, 03:11 PM
They are so fucking awful live. George stands on stage like a fucking puppet, barely moving his feet not to mention his crusty mouth. He blows.

Go crawl back under your rock and die

Undies
02-26-2009, 04:48 PM
I totally bitched and complained about them when P. Funk was initially suggested, but now I totally feel that they would be a really solid add and would add more balance to the line up.

Even if they don't show up, I'm going to get to see them a couple weeks after the festival, so either way I'll be happy.

Don't want my funk stepped on....

MichaelDominick
02-26-2009, 08:52 PM
yes, I do ....I think funk is terrible....sorry

I Love Haters.

I DL'd the musick from all the bands playing this years Coachella and have been listening on random trying to decide bands I could miss. I'm not finding any. I've seen Parliament a few times so I might only watch part of their set if they were to be there. But as it is I'm going to be doing that with most of the bands cuz they all are so good.

danteb
02-27-2009, 06:47 AM
Take me to the MOTHERSHIP.

the mothership at coachella would be off the hook

Jef-free
02-27-2009, 07:24 AM
Srsly, p-funk haters are deaf and stupid. That's some plush funk right dere, chilrun.

Starchild running around DC's 9:30 Club in a diaper smokin a blunt for 2 1/2 hours was one of the sickest things I ever did see. He passed it to me a few times, and that place was crowded. Off. the. fuckin. hook.

Mr. Dylanja
02-27-2009, 07:32 AM
As much as I'd like to see P-Funk anywhere at anytime, they TRULY belong at Bonnaroo doing a late night set from about 1am to 4am. That's my dream anyway :D

EpicFaceMelt
02-27-2009, 08:12 AM
That's some plush funk right dere, chilrun.

I don't know what that means but I want to agree.

Jef-free
02-27-2009, 08:27 AM
http://www.last.fm/music/George+Clinton/_/Booty+Body+Ready+for+the+Plush+Funk

"Hilda, have you heard of the new thing called Plush Funk?"
"Plush Funk, is that the one with the Booty Bodies?"
"I do believe so. What do you think, Penelope?"
"Smashing, darling! Plush is simply smashing!"

fatbastard
05-20-2011, 03:52 PM
Smithsonian acquires Parliament-Funkadelic Mothership

( Cheryl Gerber ASSOCIATED PRESS / ) - George Clinton performs at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival last April.

The frontman for Parliament-Funkadelic gave the 1990s replica of the band’s iconic stage prop, the Mothership, to the Smithsonian.

The funkiest UFO in the galaxy is about to land in Chocolate City.

The Mothership — the iconic stage prop made famous by legendary funk collective Parliament-Funkadelic — has been acquired by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture where it will help anchor a permanent music exhibition when the museum opens its doors in 2015.

In Maryland, George Clinton, Parliament-Funkadelic and a missing Mothership
.“I’m about to cry!” Parliament-Funkadelic frontman George Clinton said over the phone from his home in Tallahassee on Wednesday. “They’re taking the Mothership! They’re shipping it out! . . . But I’m glad it’s going to have a nice home there.”

It isn’t the original Mothership. This 1,200-pound aluminum spacecraft was built in the mid-’90s — an indistinguishable replica, Clinton says, of the smoke-spewing stage prop he first introduced to slack-jawed funk fans in 1976.

But by 1982, Parliament-Funkadelic’s towering debts forced the group’s Washington-based management company to trash the Mothership in a Prince George’s County scrap yard. And what happened next has become the stuff of myth. Was it stolen? Did it burn in a fire? Is it still floating around somewhere in the cosmos?

An April 2010 Washington Post story about the Mothership’s disappearance sent the Smithsonian searching for it. Kevin Strait, project historian for the museum, didn’t get very far. “All signs pointed to the fact that we weren’t going to find the original,” Strait said. “So that’s when we essentially put our attentions toward the new one.”

Strait contacted Clinton’s management, and the bandleader eventually decided to donate the piece. The ship has been picked up from Clinton’s Tallahassee recording studio and is scheduled to arrive at a Smithsonian storage facility in suburban Maryland at noon on Thursday.

It’ll be somewhat of a homecoming. The group first formed as the Parliaments in Plainfield, New Jersey in the late 1950’s, but after morphing into a two-group collective — Parliament and Funkadelic — it would go on to enjoy one of its most loyal followings in Washington. Parliament’s 1975 album “Chocolate City” gave the nation’s capital an unofficial nickname that still sticks today.

When the band lowered the Mothership from the rafters of the Capital Centre in Landover in 1977, the response was rapturous. Not only was it instantly stunning — it felt like a cosmic metaphor for the sense of possibility that followed the civil rights movement.

That symbolism isn’t lost on the Smithsonian.

“With large iconic objects like this, we can tap into . . . themes of movement and liberation that are a constant in African-American culture,” says Dwandalyn R. Reece, curator of music and performing arts for the museum. “The Mothership as this mode of transport really fits into this musical trope in African American culture about travel and transit.”

It will be exhibited alongside other artifacts from American music history — Louis Armstrong’s trumpet, James Brown’s stage costumes, Lena Horne’s evening gowns. But it will be the only spaceship.

“It definitely fits in,” said Reece. “Funk is not just a good groove, it was its own kind of social protest movement.”

And while the original Mothership’s whereabouts remain a mystery, Clinton thinks this one will serve the Smithsonian just fine.

The second ship “went out on the road for a long time,” he says. “Nobody knew the difference!”

Bleezie
05-22-2011, 04:45 PM
I love me some funk. I would be down for this at Coachella.

Sexecutioner
06-07-2011, 12:01 PM
:bump

BRING THE FUNK TO COACHELLA PLEASE!!!

11yearsofdis
06-07-2011, 01:44 PM
Maybe on the outdoor at sundown. I doubt it though.

brycerosen
06-07-2011, 04:59 PM
Id be down if he got bootsy to join him, i saw him a few months back and it was really fun but not mind blowing, he can barely sing anymore, hes backing band is really solid and puts on a good show but just that

Tjzoo
06-07-2011, 09:09 PM
I sold it and got a helluva deal....feels just fine

Bill Clinton's left nut?

icedKeg
06-08-2011, 12:09 AM
They'll be here: http://www.essencemusicfestival.com/, and so will I.

They should be at Coachella. Sounds pretty perfect to me.

DeadSkin
06-08-2011, 08:29 AM
"...i've been saying it for 10 damn years, ain't I been sayin' it Miguel?"

NachoCat
06-08-2011, 08:54 AM
P funk roller rink DJ set

Mr. Dylanja
06-10-2011, 10:55 AM
Long overdue.

Everybody's got a lil funk in 'em.

tyles
06-10-2011, 06:26 PM
They have never played Coachella, but guess where they are playing? Gathering of the Juggalos.

Kinda terrible if you ask me. I presume they are getting paid, but damn. Just damn.

icedKeg
06-10-2011, 06:48 PM
I'll see them July 3 in New Orleans at the Essence Festival and try to post some pics/vids