George Clinton: P-Funk Needs Your Help to Save the Mothership
Help Parliament-Funkadelic Preserve the Mothership & Get George Clinton's Wig
Attention, funk fans: George Clinton needs you. The captain of the Mothership has taken to IndieGoGo to get help in preserving Parliament-Funkadelic's archives, as well as repairing and upgrading the studio. In other words, to help realize The Awesome Power of a Fully Operational Mothership.
Hey, if you donate $30,000 to the P-Funk cause, you can have George Clinton's wig, as well as one of his costumes. To be honest, I'd have thought that a George Clinton wig, actually worn by Dr. Funkenstein himself, would be worth more than 30 grand.
No mention is made, however, of winning a pair of Bootsy Collins' glasses.
Parliament-Funkadelic is an iconic musical collective, and one of the most influential groups of all time, and one cannot imagine the development of hip-hop without them.
The Parliament-Funkadelic membership has been fluid: who knows, you may have already appeared on a P-Funk record.
Notable songs from George Clinton, Parliament, Funkadelic, and Parliament-Funkadelic include:
- "Atomic Dog"
- "One Nation Under a Groove"
- "Give Up the Funk"
- "Mothership Connection"
You can see live versions of some of these classics in the player to the right.
This is about more than just archiving classic recordings and building out a studio: it's about establishing independence from major labels, so that the Mothership can live up to its name.
As George continues to battle for the rights to his own songs we are looking to expand our self-sufficient nature, as to not need the powers that be: record labels, lawyers, and publishers. By expanding our own studio and creating a better environment for the housing of George's classic material past and present, we are creating an opportunity for this and future generations of funkateers to be able to continue to spread the message that "Everything Is On The One!" and we are "One Nation Under A Groove". As we put a stop to corrupt figures who continue to claim rights and ownership of the funk from the shadows, we are creating an environment that enables the funk to live on forever.
George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic are trying to raise $50,000.