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Parliament - Get Up For The Downstroke LP

Mercury

No artist will ever match the P-Funk experience of the '70s. Parliament, led by George Clinton, was the uncut funk – hip-shaking grooves, ear-splitting guitars, classical keyboards, jazzy horns, massed choral vocals and high concept lyrics. 1974's Up For The Down Stroke marks the transition from funk to P-Funk. After losing the Parliament name in the late '60s, Clinton regained it and signed with Neil Bogart's Casablanca label in '74. Boasting a nice and funky stripped down sound and a taste of the bass-driven groove that would dominate the P-Funk dynamic the remainder of the '70s, Bootsy Collins is joined here by Eddie Hazel, Bernie Worrell and the other usual suspects on a set that includes the monster title cut plus other funky fare like "The Goose," "Testify," "Presence Of A Brain" and "All Your Goodies Are Gone." 180g vinyl LP reissue from Mercury Records.

  1. Up For The Down Stroke
  2. Testify
  3. The Goose
  4. I Can Move You (If You Let Me)
  5. I Just Got Back (From The Fantasy Ahead of Our Time In The Four Lands Of Ellet)
  6. All Your Goodies Are Gone
  7. Whatever Makes Baby Feel Good
  8. Presence of a Brain

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