Hi everyone. I’m new to this forum but wanted to touch on some of the particular “talked about” controversies in another thread on this forum about the book I released in November; the Authorized P-Funk song reference.
On “Sgt Peppers” there is some debate whether the keys are Mickey Atkins, Billy Coorish or Ivy Joe Hunter. It is most likely one of the three and I had initially thought it was Coorish, but George said it was Atkins so that is why he is listed. It could be Hunter as well possibly.
Prakash John is not on that much on AEIY. That is true.
I always thought McBride was the bassist on “Earhole” and “Stuffs and Thangs,” although GC swears its Boogie. I will likely include the conjunction OR Reggie McBride on those two in the next edition, as when we met him in France years ago, i believe those were among the songs George and McBride himself said Reggie was on… But Boogie said it was himself on Better by the Pound. We were led to believe it was Billy bc of mistakes from the Motherpage era. If you listen and know their styles and basses, it is Boog.
I discussed the Bop Gun drum controversy and a little about why it is a controversy, in the writeup under that song in the book…refer to that for more.
Never Buy Texas and Disco to Go are actually the two highest charting Brides tunes.
On Placebo Syndrome I always thought it was Billy too bc of the credits, but three primary sources who were there say it was Boog. It does sound like Boog.
On Munchies I always thought it was Brailey, but GC said it was “Boog playing in imitation of Jerome’s style”. You DO notice he does kind of a broken version of Bigfoot’s classic hi-hat pickup toward the end of the song.
With regards to Cholly, i did a couple interviews with Skeet and could’ve sworn he said it was him so now i will have to go back and double check with him again. The theory about it being botj Boot and Skeet could be possible too.
“If you got fun…” is actially how its listed on the album. Not a book typo.
I’ve heard about Glenn possibly drumming on “This is the way…” but Brailey did not take an interview so some information (especially with regards to the later period Mutiny albums) is sadly missing, and hopefully will be remedied with a second edition.
I already have 18 new or unincluded albums, 18 new or unincluded singles, 9 scribal or clerical fixes, and 17 additions or edits to include in the Second edition.
There are of course mistakes, and it is this author’s intention to fill in, and fix those particular errors. Some stuff is harder to discover, or come to terms with than others.