The Brides of Funkenstein were a female duo created by Dr. Funkenstein himself, George Clinton. Along with another female act, Parlet, this was George’s way of giving P-Funk a feminine touch. Neither of these groups were as successful as Parliament-Funkadelic or any of the spin offs such as Bootsy Collins & the Rubber Band, but these women were indeed precursors for today’s eccentric-flavored sistas such as Erykah Badu and The Electric Lady/Droid herself, Janelle Monae. Enjoy this rare footage of a Houston concert from 1978. (?)
I remember this song from my childhood. I had an older cousin who was a big P-Funk fan and he had every album. That’s how I become a lover of P-Funk. However, in my adult life, I grew to appreciate music more because of how it influences my life and supports my emotional state. So, I rediscovered this song as in one night it was playing, and I heard it differently. It took on more of an erotic vibe. Every blessed second of this song is sex. Close your eyes. Listen to the arrangement of this joint from Bootsy’s spongy, ‘deep in your soul’ bass playing to the way the song begins deliberately slow and soothing like foreplay but builds into beautiful rhythmic thrusts….
A song that sums a lot in a little bit of time. It had me at the first lyric: “You can stay. But your clothes gotta go.”
….and some of you are under the impression that Zoe Saldana can handle this?