Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Funkadelic - One Nation Under A Groove

Genre: Funk
Size: 86.16 MB


One Nation Under a Groove

is the tenth album by American funk/soul/rock band Funkadelic. It was released in September of 1978 on Warner Bros. Records . One Nation Under a Groove was Funkadelic's most commercially successful album, and one of its most critically lauded; it is widely considered one of the best funk albums of all time, and one of the most influential albums of the late 1970s. It was the first album to include keyboardist and frequent songwriter Walter "Junie" Morrison. The album also marks the pinnacle of Michael Hampton's development as a guitarist as he matured from a seventeen-year old prodigy to a disciplined master of the instrument. One Nation Under a Groove is a very loose concept album (as are most of Funkadelic's), essentially declaring the power of Funk (see P Funk mythology) to do two interconnected things: become an open-minded, happy and goal oriented person, and dance well. This is the power of Funk stated in less clear terms on previous albums (Free Your Mind... And Your Ass Will Follow). The last three tracks of CD reissues were originally distributed as "bonus-EP". Some latter vinyl editions omit these tracks. In 2003, the album was ranked number 177 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. It appeared on Vibe's 100 Essential Albums of the 20th Century list. In 2006, the album gained renewed exposure when the title track was featured in the internet phenomenon video The Spirit of Truth.

1. One Nation Under A Groove
2. Groovallegiance
3. Who Says a Funk Band Can't Play Rock?!
4. Promentalshitbackwashpsychosis Enema Squad (The Doo-Doo Chasers)
5. Into You
6. Cholly (Funk Getting Ready To Roll!)
7. Lunchmeatophobia (Think!...It Ain't Illegal Yet!)
8. P.E. Squad/DooDoo Chasers ('Going All-The-Way Off' Instrumental)
9. Maggot Brain [Live]


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