Bernie Worrell has died. He was 72. The keyboardist and synth pioneer, also an occasional singer, and crucial arranger/composer/collaborator had been battling stage-four lung cancer. His wife had issued a statement, just a week ago, that he was near death. Worrell was an important right-hand-man to George Clinton and his contributions to the Parliament/Funkadelic music […]
Funkadelic, Uncle Jam Wants You (1979) I recently had a chat with George Clinton – my second time talking with him. The first time was pretty funny – this time though he was far more with it, onto it – a reminder of the genius, not only the madness that fuelled that wonderful music. Ahead […]
In a first announcement of sideshows from Australia’s “Bluesfest” event George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic will play Auckland’s Powerstation, Wednesday, April 8, 2015. Tickets will be on sale from Wednesday, October 22, 9am at www.ticketmaster.co.nz (ph 0800 111 999) See here for my interview with George Clinton from a couple of years back.
This interview first featured on Blog on the Tracks on Stuff here I was given a number, told to call and ask for George Clinton. So I did. I found him in a studio, in Texas. He told me was “working on some new s**t with one of our new artists, top secret, wait and see” – […]
Parliament, Greatest Hits (1984) I’ll buy more Parliament on vinyl – but this is a handy thing to have in the collection. I’ve got plenty of George Clinton–fronted material on my iPod, in my CD collection but this has already been handy during DJ sets – and it’s a good starter-kit/sampler. My nearly six-month-old son […]