Monday, June 09, 2008
This is a great video to lose your mind to on a Sunday night. An unbelievable band, my personal role model, Bootsy Collins on bass, or as he puts it, Space Bass and vocals, the master, Bernie Worrell on keyboards, AF Man Flip on turntable, Brain on drums and the enigma known as Buckethead playing guitar.
This was produced by Bill Lazwell.
If you are familiar with Buckethead, you know he is an ultimate performance artist. He is a great experimental Jazz/Rock guitarist and visual artist, but he is an art work. He has never let his human countenance be photographed.
Bootsy is one of the seminal bass players, he started playing with James Brown when he was 18 and then formed a band with his Brother Catfish Collins and gradually became a performance artist in a classs by himself. He was part of Funkadelic and had many hits with his own Rubber Band. He invented the beats and the grooves that still are fueling funk and hip hop today. Bootsy's sense of style, humor and art and sheer talent still inspire me.
Bernie Worrell is the guy on all the records, he crosses all barriers. He was in Funkadelic and Talking Heads at the same time. He is brilliant.
This band recorded in the early 90's and made great visual art and music at the same time...
Bill Laswell is still performing with his long time project, Material in which all these musicians have been a part of as well.