Previous chapter
Next chapter

Chapter 116: Love Rollercoaster


Seeing Parliament Funkadelic live in college was a formative moment for me. Ten people on stage (one wearing just a diaper!), all seemingly in their own little world (the keyboardist somewhere above the stratosphere), but as a unit creating one cohesive, miles-deep groove. Great funk embraces this magnanimous maximalism, the sense that anything can happen next...unless it’s stripping everything down to a hypnotic loop, as James Brown does on the gloriously petty “Payback.”
1. Parliament

Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof Off the Sucker)

2. Isaac Hayes

Theme from "Shaft"

3. Earth, Wind & Fire

Serpentine Fire

4. Kool & The Gang

Jungle Boogie

5. Sir Shina Peters & His International Stars


6. Tony Grey Super

Yem Efe*

7. James Brown

The Payback

8. Ohio Players

Love Rollercoaster

9. George Clinton

Atomic Dog

10. Zapp

More Bounce to the Ounce