Daily Inspiration: Funkadelic, “Cosmic Slop” Live 1976

It is Monday and there’s a noticeable absence of both significant shredding and grown men wearing diapers to be found here on TheFADER.com. Recorded Halloween night, 1976 at the Houston Summit, this footage finds Funkadelic’s tag team guitarists Michael Hampton and Gary Shider respectively filling in both of these gaps.

If you spend any amount of time reading the comments on old YouTube videos, you’ve surely noticed the obnoxious reoccurring trend of empty why don’t they make music like this anymore laments. But watching a clip like this it’s really hard not to ask that very question. As one commenter put it: “I wish black music would be musical and fun again like this. And, hey, look at the man in the diapers singing about something extremely serious……what happened to the human race?” I can hear my mother cry.

POSTED July 18, 2011 6:15PM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (3) TAGS:

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  1. Hella cool 2 c some funk n roll on here! This kinda music is still being made. 4 an example check my page: http://www.reverbnation.com/struk.

    Stay funky!

    B1.

  2. Hella cool 2 c some funk n roll on here! Music like this is still being made. 4 an example check my page: http://www.reverbnation.com/struk.

    Funk ain’t dead!

    B1!

  3. jamal says:

    the answer to the questions are: a) that simply isn’t where the culture is anymore b) maybe this mag/site would support it but would its audience wouldn’t really support it c) black music is still full of fun and musical but more black artist are aware of how others interpret thier work and are less likely to use universal language that can obscure the real message of thier work