Some stuff I came across while searching for the next-most P-Funk related CDs out there, and I don’t think they’ve been discussed much on this board if at all.
420 Funk Mob: Tripfest. One showed up on Discogs recently for an obscene price, and although I’d like the CD, I’m fine with the files for now. It’s on iTunes and YouTube. Based on the booklet on Discogs, looks like a really lo-fi, low budget production, probably an extremely short run. The audio tracks are from different shows, and are mastered at vastly different volumes, which makes for a frustrating listen. I did a lot of work smoothing out the levels so it sounds more like a professional live album.
420 Funk Mob: Alive in Spain. Much better recording. Almost completely different set list. Would be well worth getting, if there was a single person on the internet selling it. Looks extremely low budget though. From what I can tell, the cover is black and white. All tracks can be found online.
The Tripfest CD features Clip Payne, Lige Curry, Michael Hampton, Billy Nelson, Garry Shider, Andre Foxxe, Gabe Gonzalez, and seven tracks feature Dr. Funkenstein himself. I assume Alive In Spain has a similar or identical lineup.
On the Tripfest album, there are also songs credited to Cacophonic FM and Drugs (since there are so many overlapping members). There are two Cacophonic FM albums:
After the smoke cleared: tracks available online. I have only sampled a few tracks to make sure everything is on the one. I was satisfied, so I bought Discogs’ one and only cd copy at a very reasonable price. It sounds like a pretty straightforward modern funk album, kinda similar to Prescription for Mis-America. Features Lige Curry, Amp Fiddler, Mudbone Cooper, Clip Payne, Gabe Gonzalez, and one 34 second track features all five original Parliaments.
Fu(nc)k Jazz 2 (as funk mob Cacophonique): a really cool album. All kinds of styles but with a solid funk background. One of the most eclectic albums I’ve ever heard, actually. I downloaded all the songs but I would love to own this on CD. Features Clip Payne, Belita Woods, Danny Bedrosian, Lige Curry, Garry Shider and Michael Hampton.
Actually, I’d love to own all four of these on CD, so if anyone has any of these and fancies making some money or even greater value in a trade, let me know.
Just thought I’d bring these albums up since they seem as much P-funk related (or even more) than some of the stuff brought up in my “what should I buy next” thread. It seems they’ve flown completely under the radar.