Where the P-Funk heads at? Rubber fans and funkateers... you out there? Because this might make your day.
Two of the guiding forces behind Parliament-Funkadelic are still actively recording. But you gotta search like a hound dog to find the product.
Keyboard genius Bernie Worrell is down with a loose avant-garde collective called Method of Defiance, one of Bill Laswell’s groove units.
The new Method of Defiance album, “Nihon,” was recorded live in Japan two years ago. It contains a cover of Funkadelic’s “Cosmic Slop,” with a wiggy Moog-synth intro from Mr. Worrell.
Click here to hear “Wootwo/ Cosmic Slop” streaming on my Vox blog.
Meanwhile, monster bassist and master showman Bootsy Collins contributed to “Funk For Your Ass,” a James Brown tribute CD released overseas last year.
Click here to hear “Let It Flow,” featuring Fred Wesley and the late Bobby Byrd. This track was co-written, co-produced, engineered and mixed by Bootsy, and he sings and plays on it too.
I can’t believe Bernie is 65 years old... and Bootsy’s still a big ol’ kid at 57.