What is the best P-Funk side project?

SnappingSnapping 995 Posts
edited June 2010 in Strut Central
There are so many - I know there are some that I haven't heard. I'd have to say that as of know my favourite is the Eddie Hazel album.








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  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts
    The Chronic

  • SoulOnIceSoulOnIce 13,027 Posts
    batmon said:
    The Chronic

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  • SPlDEYSPlDEY Vegas 3,375 Posts


    My moneys on Ruth Copeland.

    - spidey

  • staxwaxstaxwax 1,474 Posts




    these are two of my favs - but also love that eddie hazel. theyre all pretty much in the same bag tho.

  • JimsterJimster Big scene at Nando's 6,770 Posts
    +1 for Eddie Hazel.

    Brides was unmemorable.

  • JuniorJunior 4,853 Posts
    My first thought was Copeland as well though I'd probably go for the histrionics of I Am What I Am.

    Does Junie count as his best side projects were before he joined Funkadelic......

  • staxwaxstaxwax 1,474 Posts
    J i m s t e r said:
    +1 for Eddie Hazel.

    Brides was unmemorable.

    I know what you're saying, but this track is seminal pfunk - for a 'side project' - worth the admission price


  • Jonny_PaycheckJonny_Paycheck 17,825 Posts
    +1 for Eddie Hazel. One of the best records I own, bar none.

  • JimsterJimster Big scene at Nando's 6,770 Posts
    Jonny_Paycheck said:
    +1 for Eddie Hazel. One of the best records I own, bar none.

    A 1994 episode of the television series Homicide: Life on the Street involved a shooting motivated by one character's destruction of another character's copy of Game, Dames and Guitar Thangs

    :oh_my:

  • SpacechoSpacecho 176 Posts
    Here's some other great p-funk related stuff not metioned:

    Chairmen Of The Board - Skin I'm In LP. Similar to the Copeland albums the backing band is Funkadelic.
    Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense LP. This is a stretch, but at this stage the band was touring with Bernie Worrell and Lynn Mabry.
    The Parliaments - the group that started it all. Don't sleep on them. Incredible music and about 8 of their tracks went on to be re-recorded by Funkadelic.

    :beerbang:

  • Jonny_PaycheckJonny_Paycheck 17,825 Posts
    Truly, "never forgive action".

  • staxwaxstaxwax 1,474 Posts
    Eddie Hazel is classic, no doubt - you'll appreciate this as well :

    Eddie Hazel - Rest In P



    http://rapidshare.com/files/157521644/EDDIE_HAZEL_-_RIP.rar

    Raer - Released only in Japan in 1994, but its been out of print for years.

    Track Listing:
    Until it Rains {Grace Cook} 4:50
    Beyond Word and Measure {G Cook} 4:46
    Relic 'Delic (Purple Hazel) {G Cook} 3:01
    Straighten Up {G Cook} 5:14
    Juicy Fingers {G Cook} 14:18
    We Three {G Cook, G Clinton} 12:09
    Why Cry {G Cook} 2:48
    We Are One {G Cook} 6:10
    No, It's Not! {G Cook, G Clinton} 9:23
    Until it Rains (reprise) {G Cook} :47

    Personnel:
    Producer: George Clinton

    Vocals: Eddie Hazel, Lynn Mabry, Dawn Silva
    Guitar: Eddie Hazel
    Bass: Billy "Bass" Nelson, Bootsy Collins
    Keyboards: Bernie Worrell
    Drums: Tiki Fulwood, Jerome Brailey, Buddy Miles

  • SpacechoSpacecho 176 Posts
    ^ thanks a lot staxwax, never heard about that one.

    :shit_yeah:

  • KineticKinetic 3,739 Posts
    staxwax said:
    Eddie Hazel is classic, no doubt - you'll appreciate this as well :

    Eddie Hazel - Rest In P



    http://rapidshare.com/files/157521644/EDDIE_HAZEL_-_RIP.rar

    Raer - Released only in Japan in 1994, but its been out of print for years.

    Track Listing:
    Until it Rains {Grace Cook} 4:50
    Beyond Word and Measure {G Cook} 4:46
    Relic 'Delic (Purple Hazel) {G Cook} 3:01
    Straighten Up {G Cook} 5:14
    Juicy Fingers {G Cook} 14:18
    We Three {G Cook, G Clinton} 12:09
    Why Cry {G Cook} 2:48
    We Are One {G Cook} 6:10
    No, It's Not! {G Cook, G Clinton} 9:23
    Until it Rains (reprise) {G Cook} :47

    Personnel:
    Producer: George Clinton

    Vocals: Eddie Hazel, Lynn Mabry, Dawn Silva
    Guitar: Eddie Hazel
    Bass: Billy "Bass" Nelson, Bootsy Collins
    Keyboards: Bernie Worrell
    Drums: Tiki Fulwood, Jerome Brailey, Buddy Miles

    CD-only?

    http://www.discogs.com/Eddie-Hazel-Rest-In-P/release/405293

  • staxwaxstaxwax 1,474 Posts
    cd only - oh, and if youre wondering who Grace Cook is with all the songwriting credits:

    Grace Cook is Eddie Hazel's mother. Eddie used the name of his mother for some writing credits on several P.Funk records, due to some financial problems.

  • ScottScott 420 Posts
    Bernie Worrell's 1978 solo LP isn't the best side project, but "Insurance Man for the Funk" slams:


  • Big_StacksBig_Stacks "I don't worry about hittin' power, cause I don't give 'em nuttin' to hit." 4,670 Posts
    Jonny_Paycheck said:
    +1 for Eddie Hazel. One of the best records I own, bar none.



    Peace,

    Big Stacks from Kakalak

  • HorseleechHorseleech 3,830 Posts
    Since Eddy has already been taken....

    How come nobody's mentioned Bootsy yet?

  • DJ_EnkiDJ_Enki 6,471 Posts
    batmon said:
    The Chronic

    Or this one:


  • HarveyCanalHarveyCanal "a distraction from my main thesis." 13,234 Posts

  • minimini 872 Posts
    Not the best one but still good.


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  • SIRUSSIRUS 2,554 Posts
    has anyone listened to that mico wave record? is it any good?

    i would vote bootsy as having the best songs/records outside of parliament funkadelic. eddie hazel would be right after him.

  • sakedelicsakedelic 247 Posts
    Eddie Hazel is also way out front in my book.
    After that - the first 3 Bootsy's Rubber Band LPs (best for overall consistency, most killer cuts)
    and Ruth Copeland's "i am what i am"


    one or two trackers: Sweatband ("Jamaica"), Horny Horns ("Four Play" "Half a Man"), Brides, Jimmy G and the Tackheads

    why didn't Garry Shider get a solo LP?

  • sakedelicsakedelic 247 Posts
    SIRUS said:
    has anyone listened to that mico wave record? is it any good?
    .
    Yes, I used to have it and a 12" from it. The LP has moments, the 12" single was the best Mico Wave item though probably neither has aged too well. Years since I listened to them.

  • HorseleechHorseleech 3,830 Posts
    sakedelic said:
    SIRUS said:
    has anyone listened to that mico wave record? is it any good?
    .
    Yes, I used to have it and a 12" from it. The LP has moments, the 12" single was the best Mico Wave item though probably neither has aged too well. Years since I listened to them.

    Heavy Prince vibes, as I recall. Not essential by any means.

  • SIRUSSIRUS 2,554 Posts


  • RAW_HAMBURGERRAW_HAMBURGER 1,438 Posts
    yall are sleeping......this imo trumps all pfunk side/ spin offs.






    Zapp (1980).
    Released in 1980 just as George Clinton???s P-funk empire had reached the brink of its existence, Bootsy prot??g?? Roger Troutman proved himself a worthy successor with Zapp???s self-titled debut album and its subsequent two follow-ups. In actuality, Zapp originally was a branch of the Parliament/Funkadelic collective, as group leader Roger Troutman was originally signed to Clinton???s short-lived CBS subsidiary, Uncle Jam Records. After Troutman completed the album with CBS??? money, Clinton???s help, and Bootsy???s production, Warner Bros. stepped in, offered Roger a considerable sum of money, and slyly bought the album ??? leaving a distressed Clinton with no Zapp album for his shaky boutique label. Propelled by the dancefloor smash ???More Bounce to the Ounce,??? the album quickly became a considerable hit. It was here that Troutman first defined the vocoder-laden funk aesthetic that would become his trademark for the remainder of his career. In addition to the near ten-minute ???More Bounce,??? the album also featured ???Be Alright,??? another epic jam that slowed down the funk to a smoked-out, almost ballad-like tempo (both songs would later fuel numerous early-???90s West Coast rap hits via sampling). Of the remaining four songs, ???Funky Bounce??? and ???Brand New Player??? also stand as perennial standouts, further affirming Troutman???s dense funk aesthetic. Later Zapp albums would have their moments, but this debut is absolutely solid from beginning to end, in addition to being the foundation from which Troutman would base all later work, and with ???More Bounce to the Ounce??? and ???Be Alright,??? it houses two of the best moments in ???80s funk. (All Music Group).
    Tracks:

  • HorseleechHorseleech 3,830 Posts
    A friend of mine has an unreleased acetate of 'More Bounce' - an earlier version that was intended for a Bootsy album, with Bootsy vocals and space bass.
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