Review & Photos: George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic @ the Neptune

George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic @ the Neptune, 4/12/16
Show Review & Photos by John Rudolph

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George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic

George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic (P-Funk to the initiated) ROCKED a packed house at the Neptune. Many times reviewers and photographers use “rocked” as a simple go-to word to describe a band, but in this case P-Funk ROCKED DA HOUSE. When the local Seattle PD starts dancing alongside the fans, you know something amazing is happening, and isn’t that what the music is all about?

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The band sauntered onto the stage one member at a time with the ease of a group that’s been around for more than 40 years. Clinton has aged with the grace of a fine wine. He looked sharp and well-put-together like the professional he is. Before we knew it we were all drunk on the funk, and Drunk on the Funk best describes this party. The longtime and newer fans all partied to P-Funk’s older songs that we grew up loving, such as “Flashlight” and “One Nation Under a Groove.”

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What about the wild cloths P-Funk wore in the 70’s? Sadly, no diaper this time around. “Sir Nose” represented the ’70s with his fur hat, coat, vest, and pants. He contorted himself into positions that I can only describe painful. He was amazing and so funny! What a personality.

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George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic put on a fantastic show that was as much a psychedelic experience as a concert . . . and they left us, drunk on funk.

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