Funkadelic - Live: Meadowbrook, Rochester, Michigan 12th September 1971 (1996)
Funk | 1cd | EAC Rip | Ape + Cue + Log | covers
Westbound CDSEWD 108 | rel: 1996 | 510Mb
Not released until 1996, this was an unusual gig for the band, which was breaking in a new rhythm section (this may have been this lineup's first show) without much or any rehearsal. You can't tell from this 77-minute disc, which offers a typically amorphous, free-floating set of black rock – which is to say, judged by most standards, it's not typical music at all. Seguing from spaced-out jams to occasional numbers with vocals by George Clinton, and throwing in imaginative improvisations by guitarist Eddie Hazel and keyboardist Bernie Worrell, it sounds something like a combination of Jimi Hendrix, James Brown, and Sun Ra.