Maggot Brain, while in the live environment, the man still pulls out all the stops.
George Clinton’s most creative days might be well behind him, but with Parliament and Funkadelic, pioneers of Clinton’s own p-funk style, he did more than enough to see him etched in stone as one of the most genuinely unique, groundbreaking, genre-blurring artists in music’s rich history. There was truly nobody like Clinton before he started working in the mid-’50s, and there’ll be nobody like him when he’s gone. Part soul musician, part performance artist, part fucking astronaut, Clinton is an innovator who took the funk that he played a part in developing, with help from James Brown and Sly Stone, and treated it as ground zero. There are few better albums from any genre than ’71’s