For a band that was so hugely influential and sampled so heavily, it seems that there are relatively few full-on P-funk covers out there. In fact, off the top of my head I’m only aware of two:
The Jackson Five’s I’ll Bet You
Audioslave’s Super Stupid
I’m sure there are plenty more, but I’ve never come across them. Ice Cube’s Bop Gun (One Nation) is somewhat of a cover, but not entirely. Pretty much everything on Ground Zero’s Future of the Funk EP is an indirect cover that borrows so heavily from numerous songs that you could almost call them covers, but like the Ice Cube song, they’re in a different zone, in between sampling and actual full-on covers. But they interest me as well.
Perhaps we should compile a list. Things like the Original P songs from What Dat shakin’ and Westbound Souljas, and Parliament-Funkadelic’s covers of themselves, need not be mentioned, as they are performed by P-funk members. I’m looking for stuff from completely outside that sphere.