“Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker)” by Parliament (1976)

Sometimes, the “keep it simple, stupid” theory works. It’s a theory George Clinton learned well as the Seventies progressed and his Parliament/Funkadelic machine began to gain more and more commercial traction. “Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker)” became the outfit’s first top five R&B single, largely based on the fact that… Read More “Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker)” by Parliament (1976)

“Erotic City (make love not war erotic city come alive)” by Prince & The Revolution (1984)

All I knew about “Erotic City” in 1984 was that it was funky and fun as hell. I had no idea what the word “erotic” meant, and I couldn’t make out most of the lyrics. I didn’t even know that Sheila E sang the chorus with Prince until years later. Thirty-five (almost) years later, I… Read More “Erotic City (make love not war erotic city come alive)” by Prince & The Revolution (1984)