“One Nation Under A Groove” by Funkadelic - album review

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TJR says

Their most celebrated work, critically and commercially, arrived in September '78. “Let's dance our way to freedom” is the message on the fantastic opener, “One Nation Under A Groove”, their million-selling signature song. Citizens of this new nation are invited to show their “Groovallegiance” to the “United Funk of Funkadelica”. It's an ambitious plan for sure, but I'm halfway to signing up already. Closing the three-track side-one is “Who Says A Funk Band Can’t Play Rock?!” which is way cooler than the title suggests it might be. By the halfway stage, the album is through the 7 barrier in terms of my ratings but, alas, fails to maintain these heady heights, becoming just a bit too cartoon-like for it's own good on side two.

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A1 [07:29] 8.4.png Funkadelic - One Nation Under A Groove (George Clinton, Walter Morrison, Garry Shider) Disco / Funk
A2 [07:00] 6.2.png Funkadelic - Groovallegiance (George Clinton, Walter Morrison, Bernard Worrell) Disco / Funk
A3 [06:18] 6.5.png Funkadelic - Who Says A Funk Band Can’t Play Rock?! (George Clinton, Walter Morrison, Michael Hampton) Rock
B1 [10:45] 4.4.png Funkadelic - Promentalshitbackwashpsychosis Enema Squad (The Doo-Doo Chasers) (George Clinton, Garry Shider, Linda Brown) Soul Ballad
B2 [05:41] 4.8.png Funkadelic - Into You (George Clinton, Walter Morrison, William Collins) Soul
B3 [04:27] 4.6.png Funkadelic - Cholly (Funk Getting Ready To Roll!) (George Clinton, Walter Morrison, William Collins) Disco / Funk

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