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P-Funk All Stars
P-Funk All Stars
After George Clinton disbanded Parliament and Funkadelic at the dawn of the '80s, he embarked on a solo career, but also maintained contact with many of his band alumni in a short-term (at least initially) project dubbed the P-Funk All Stars. Having sorted out various legal and financial difficulties from the initial breakup, Clinton reconvened many of the best musicians from throughout Parliament/Funkadelic history in 1982, including Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell, Eddie Hazel, Garry Shider, Dewayne Blackbird McKnight, Walter "Junie" Morrison, David Spradley, and many others -- not to mention a guest appearance by Sly Stone. They recorded a fine album, 1983's Urban Dancefloor Guerillas, that featured a different lineup on every track; it reached the R&B Top 50 and spawned a chart single in "Generator Pop." The accompanying tour featured many of the same musicians in what was one of the last P-Funk spectacles for quite some time. One of the shows from the tour was released on CD in 1990 by Westbound as Live at the Beverly Theatre in Hollywood; Westbound also issued an alternate version of Urban Dancefloor Guerillas under the title Hydraulic Funk, which restored several tracks to their full, unedited length.
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