Release Date: 15 September 2014
Format: LP Vinyl
|Funkadelic Hardcore Jollies Limited Gatefold Heavyweight Reissue Vinyl LP
Funkadelic's US R&B Top 20 Warner Bros. Debut reissued on heavyweight vinyl in a replica gatefold sleeve. Masterminded by the larger-than-life figure of George Clinton, Funkadelic was a key component of his influential P-Funk empire.
Released in October 1976, Hardcore Jollies [US R&B No.12] was Funkadelic's ninth studio album and their first on Warner Bros. Records. Dedicated to "the guitar players of the world", it followed hard on the heels of their last album for indie Westbound, which comprised outtakes from the same recording sessions. Hardcore Jollies was also the last Funkadelic album to feature three original members of The Parliaments, vocalists Fuzzy Haskins, Grady Thomas and Calvin Simon. Arguably lighter in tone that earlier outings, way-out goofiness still abounds with standout moments including 'If You Got Funk, You Got Style' and 'Soul Mate'.
The album includes a live remake of 1973's 'Cosmic Slop', from the album of the same name. Recorded during rehearsals for 1976's P-Funk Earth Tour, this version features a vocal introduction dropped from the 1973 studio cut and features prominent guitar solos by Michael Hampton, widely considered to be among the best of his early work. Although uncredited, Hardcore Jollies also features guitarist Eddie Hazel. Artist Pedro Bell delivers the band's trademark wacky sleeve art, whilst the accompanying short story should raise a titter or two.
Comin' Round The Mountain
If You Got Funk, You Got Style
You Scared The Lovin' Out Of Me