Funkadelic 是很有名的 funk 乐团,他们的音乐颠峰横跨 70 年代,要说 Funkadelic 必须先从 doo wop 五重奏乐团 The Parliaments (请注意不是 Parliament) 开始聊 - 其团员有 Frankie Boyce, Richard Boyce, Langston Booth 和 Stingray Davis 与 George Clinton (后来成为 P-Funk 音乐之父).1966 年前三位团员加入军队,隔年 George Clinton 找来 Billy Bass Nelson, Eddie Hazel, Tawl Ross 与 Tiki Fulwood 加入乐团,随后还有著名的成员加入,他们是来自 James Brown 的乐团 The JB's 的成员 Bootsy Collins 和 Catfish Collins (他们是胞兄弟).由於 George Clinton 与 Parliaments 的厂牌 Revilot 之间的合约限制,於是 Parliaments 的成员与伴奏乐团决定重组乐团,正式命名为 Funkadelic, 1968 年他们被厂牌 Westbound 签为旗下艺人.
A double album and worth every minute of it, America Eats Its Young makes for a freaky, funky, and aware good time. Compared to the endless slabs of double-album dreck that came out around the same time from all sources, here Funkadelic brought life, soul, and much more to the party. With George Clinton credited only for arranging and producing, here the mad cast he brought together went all out. Bernie Worrell in particular now had a new importance, credited as co-arranger with Clinton as well as handling string and horn charts on a number of songs. His surging, never-stop keyboards, meanwhile, took control from the start, with his magnificent lead break on the opening "You Hit the Nail on the Head" making for one of the best performances ever on Hammond organ. Bootsy Collins (credited as William) is also somewhere in the crowd on bass and vocals, while old favorites like Eddie Hazel and Tiki Fulwood, among many others, can be found. Perhaps to fill in the time, a few numbers from the first Parliament album, Osmium, two years before cropped up, namely "Loose Booty" and the hilariously sleazy "I Call My Baby Pussycat," here performed with a noticeably slower, dirty groove. The straightforward social call to arms appears throughout, with one song title saying it all -- "If You Don't Like the Effects, Don't Produce the Cause." Other winners include the vicious title track, combining everything from mysterious, doom-laden voices and weeping wails to slow, sad music, and the concluding "Wake Up," while "Everybody Is Going to Make It This Time" is a lovely, gospel-informed ballad that heads for the skies and hearts. There are more mundane concerns as well, such as "There Was My Girl," a quirky weeper, and the weird if smoothly delivered "Miss Lucifer's Love," with more than one target in mind.
01. You Hit the Nail On The Head
02. If You Don't Like the Effects, Don't Produce the Cause
03. Everbody is Going to Make It This Time
04. A Joyful Process
05. We Hurt Too
06. Loose Booty
08. I Call My Baby Pussycat
09. America Eats Its Young
10. Biological Speculation
11. That Was My Girl
13. Miss Lucifer's Love
14. Wake Up