The Best of Parliament - Give Up the Funk
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||Flashlight||Parliament||5:47||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Bop Gun (Endangered Species)||Parliament||8:31||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||P Funk (Wants to Get Funked Up)||Parliament||7:40||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Mothership Connection (Star Child)||Parliament||6:12||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Do That Stuff||Parliament||4:47||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Theme from the Black Hole||Parliament||4:37||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Ride On||Parliament||3:34||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof Off the Sucker)||Parliament||5:45||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Up for the Down Stroke||Parliament||5:08||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Agony of DeFeet||Parliament||4:25||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Aquaboogie (A Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop)||Parliament||6:42||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Dr. Funkenstein||Parliament||5:44||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Chocolate City||Parliament||5:36||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Let's Play House||Parliament||3:37||£0.99||View In iTunes|
To some, boiling Parliament's legacy down to a single-disc collection is the equivalent of heresy, since most fans treat each album as an individual work of art. Still, there is no denying that Parliament was an untouchable singles act, recording some of the greatest soul/funk singles of the '70s. For those listeners that just want an introduction, or only need the hits, The Best of Parliament: Give Up the Funk is the ideal choice. A more complete and logical collection than the previous Greatest Hits (The Bomb), The Best of Parliament supplies all of the great group's greatest hits, from "Up for the Down Stroke" and "Tear the Roof off the Sucker" to "Flash Light" and "Aqua Boogie." For those that can only handle the funk in moderation, there is no better collection.
A Condensed Legacy
The only reason I haven't given this album five stars is because as mentioned before, a Greatest Hits compilation doesn't necceserally mean "Good even Better". All the classics are there and they still remain as catchy as always, however George Clinton has been such a prolific artist over the years, there is still plenty more to discover behind this if you delve a little deeper. If you like your funk in short relevant spurts then this could well be the album for you, but if you want a more three-dimensional vision then I suggest you dig a little deeper for some of the more obscure Clintonmeister works.
Formed: 1970 in Detroit, MI
Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s