September 17, 2007

THIS BOOTSY'S MADE FOR FUNKIN':

Bootsy Collins reissues keep the funk alive (Jeremy Goldmeier, 16 Sep 2007, Paste)

It is safe to say that Bootsy Collins, bassist of Parliament-Funkadelic and funk ambassador extraordinaire, is not of this world.

Perhaps he’s the interplanetary love child of the cosmos and Larry Graham, or just a visitor sent to funkify Earth. Either way, they simply don’t make 'em like Bootsy in this solar system. It’d be easy for us Earthlings to brush off Bootzilla as a caricature in the mold of Flava Flav or David Lee Roth. Except that, unlike those two jesters, Collins has the ridiculous instrumental talent to justify his decadent insanity.

The archive-scouring record label Collector’s Choice aims to prove that fact by reissuing four Bootsy records from his prime, P-funk collective era (mid ‘70s-early ‘80s).


Posted by Orrin Judd at September 17, 2007 8:41 AM
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