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The new Funkadelic record is out

It is avalaible online and will be out by year’s end in stores

Next week on thewebstore

for now, get it here https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/first-ya-gotta-shake-the-gate/id943588029

 

 

87 Comments

  1. mscynthiap says:

    Listening non-stop! The depth is amazing. So great to have some new funkin’ soul in my life. Much love.

  2. Binky Tolstoy says:

    From the first track, I can’t sit still. And I want a tall, cold one. Very tall.

  3. Joey Gaskin Jr says:

    Will the record be on Vinyl? Thanks

  4. David says:

    Inspiration, work and good vibrations. The world is a better place with this album. One nation. We got even some spanish stuff!. The book is addictive as well and talks about music as musicians memoirs should be. Greetings from Spain. Don´t forget to funk around here. Next year.

  5. Ann Hale says:

    I’M GONNA RIDE THIS GATE SHAKIN” SHIT RIGHT ON UP IN 2015. FUNKADELIC THANK U…..IT’S BEEN A LONG TIME COMING!!!!!!!!!!…..NOW I’M A ZIP IT!

  6. Michael PPPPPPPPPPPPPP says:

    Future Fonktastic Dope Shit 🙂 Can’t wait to see you guys in Europe performing the new Doo Doo!

  7. LittleStar says:

    not impressed with this mix mash of barely funky gibberish. it’s just a huge collection of songs that didn’t make any prior funk albums to me. No REAL FUNK to be had on this thing. I’ve not heard one cut close to being really funky like flashlight or mothership connection. nothing! waste of money sorry. I’ve been a funk fan since 1970 and I gotta say with the new “gangster” clothes and stale hip hop beats i’m gonna stick with the real funk. all the 70’s parliament/funkadelic albums only. everything else I’ve heard doesn’t come close. done!

    • Biminiroad says:

      So you can cue up Jolene or Yesterdejavu and not at least nod ya head to it? Sorry but it seems you are in the zone of zero funk not GC.

      • LittleStar says:

        didn’t say that. I’m saying these cuts are STALE hip hop beats that get boring after the first 30 seconds of the tune (yea they start out just great) because unlike the real funk which constantly changed through out the song (every instrument by the way) and kept you interested, now it’s the same repetitive STAYLE hip hop electronic beats (garbage!) just like the rest of it (Yo this and Yo that, Boyee this and Boyee that! Total CRAP!). pfunk would never allow this stuff (CRAP!). listen to any of the old albums and compare you’ll see unless you like today’s repetitive, boring, same o same o beats….

        • Biminiroad says:

          Parliament Funkadelic as we knew it is over. Too many key personnel gone on. Name another popular black act from the 70s to finance the recording and distribution of a 3 disc set? And to do it at 73 years old. I appreciate your opinion. There is nothing about his last record that makes me wanna go back to it. This one holds up to repeated listens in my opinion.

          • LittleStar says:

            It’s a waste of time for old school pfunk lovers that like GROWNUP lyrics and REAL passion in their music etc, they will all be disappointed. This thing sounds like it was made by muscle-head / pants dragg’in 3rd graders that just continue to repeat everything they hear on todays RAP tunes so they can be cool. oh Brother!

            My comment to any old school Pfunk fans “stick with the 70’s pfunk”. the new stuff is just too weak and minus any real passion to spend money on. There is honestly only one half CD’s worth of decent tunes on this thing and none are memorable trust me. my copy is collecting dust and I’m proud of it!

          • LittleStar says:

            I just really looked at this comment again and let the whole thing sink in…

            “Parliament Funkadelic as we knew it is over. Too many key personnel gone on”

            you sound like your personally in touch or involved with the band and have inside knowledge. are you a pfunk band member? a fan would never say this with such surety………

            hmmmmm…….

            George?

          • GooseFunker says:

            Its not over its just getting ready to roll! Go see the live show and tell me if you feel the same :). Cheers!

        • FunkuUp says:

          Funk evolves with time! Far from rap and soul! Lyrically touching the depths of “Not just knee deep & Atomic Dog”!
          Sounds like the Funkateer One a bee’s have forgotten if George signs off on it then it still at the Junction!

      • Funk1975 says:

        First of all for me being 53 and funking for forty years. That being said, can any musical experiece match/surpass Mothership Connection or One Natio Under a Groove? I find it difficult to believe I could feel that level of excitement. I mean the new release is so pleasing that I bought it without hearing any of it. Over three hours of new stuff is a lot to take in, and a lot to assess. Of 33 tracks I outright hate two. The rest I do not like because of sympathy but cos the stuff is funky. Not repeating stuff from 30 years ago, but 21st century funk. Ok maybe the 31 songs I liked could be edited to shorter play lengths but the musicality is a high standard, new, and funky. Some people are trying to insult George and the mob I say praise and enjoy the new stuff.

      • d.g. weston says:

        IM WITH U Biminiroad. LittleStar is waayyy off in saying that. When I got to disc #2 I couldnt even get to the third because the guitar licks on “Jolene” are some of the wickedest we’ve heard in decades. “Roller Rink” should get play for decades to come just like some of the last P-FUNK of the late 70s n early 80s. The bassline on “Neutron Dog” stays in ur head.

        IMHO This album regardless if all the material is brand new should be up for the Grammy for Album of the Year next year.

    • Dr. Anders says:

      I think you didn’t really understand the old albums as well. Parliament & Funkadelic always where about new music, never about looking back. Always about standing on the edge. I also really don’t understand why you had to post such a negative view on this page. As if you’re to decide what’s real funk and what’s not. For me this is an album to dive very deep into! Don’t be afraid of the water!

      • LittleStar says:

        check this out DOC, this is a public comments page, it does not say only for those who make good comments. my comments are negative because I’ve spent money on something that’s marked funkadelic and sounds like anything but. I’m pissed off! and BTW yes I do know what real funk is that’s why I’ve been a fan since the early 70’s. Have a nice day!

    • Joe Butler says:

      U aint been funkatized by the funk so you cant possibally call yo self knowing a damn about the funk so go and fly away ..u very well felt the presence of the Mothership…keep funkin em George and the whole funk clan …aka Bad Newz Newsome Park and Funk 4 Life …much 4 the FUNK

    • Funkfan NO1 says:

      I understand what your saying, the album should not have been named FUNKADELIC, what George does not get is that samplers and computer loops are a cheap substitue for instruments, that is the reason why rappers used them, if you are the band leader of the greatest funk act in history there is no need to use cheap soulless sounding equipment, to be down with the “modern” sound..

      BULLSHIT GEORGE I hope your reading…

      If the record was named “George and Sly having fun” or something like that, It would better cover the contents of the record, thats said, the record has George his humor and flavor, so it has some OK half decent stuff on it, but, NEXT TIME- USE INSTRUMENTS PLEASE ONE MORE TIME FOR GODS SAKE

      FU*K compuer loops, any moron can do a half Ok track on Reason in 30 minutes, while playing guitar like Eddy hazel is only for the delicate few…that is exactly what we audiophiles want to hear…

      Cheers 1love

      • Funkfan NO1 says:

        To Add.

        George my friend, let me do a suggestion.

        You remember Mothership ? What formula did you use ?
        Get the best of the best…not the cheapo of cheap

        So what does that means in todays ….

        Get ..the best Pfunk personal still alive..Bernie, Bootsy, Clip, Blackbird, and a couple of others..

        Bring in … James Carter, Buckethead, and a couple of other sick jazz and rock cats, bring a small classical orchestra and have it produced By Fred Wesley and Bill Lasswell and yourself…and Arranged by Fred and Bernie..

        Thats is all we would LOVE TO HEAR George…I would buy that record blind…

        • Funkfan NO1 says:

          And If you decide to have rappers in it, pleas use REAL GOOD RAPPERS, its to bad you guys never wreckonized RAMMELZEE his talent, he was more PFUNK then anything alive..but RIP RAMM>>>

          so that means KRS one…Snoop dog..Chuck D…Q-tip, Humpty, Method man..those would contribute to your recoed in a very positive way..

          Cheers 1love..

  8. mikeCole says:

    love this album – I live near a good record store so I’m waiting to get my copy there.Since it’s Christmastime I might buy more than one . Meanwhile I’m playing the hell out of it on you tube .

  9. Robert says:

    Funkadelic representation and nasty in the tradition of previous Funkadelic recordings. George taps into the youth of his band and has the old guard fully funkin’ as well.’Talking To The Wall’has that Shider flavor,and’Pole Power ‘is a good Treylewd cut,What more original Funk than George Clinton and Sly Stone.Let’s call the radio stations and request it on whatever format they play,bump in the club,the house party and up and down the street.Let everyone know FUNKADELIC is what time it is!

  10. Tiny says:

    in da car… we should have stayed in da car 😉

    Love this album, there are some amazing tracks on it

    \m/

  11. Biminiroad says:

    Did you really expect to hear another Flashlight or Mothership Connection? That time is over brotha and Dr Funk don’t look back he looks forward. This here is that 2015 fonk alright. Air tight grooves with the Funkadelic attitude.

    • LittleStar says:

      Wrong!! Dr. Funk is giving in to todays music style for $$ it’s obvious or they would still be wearing their original Funk costumes not todays gangster CRAP!!!!!!!! which is geared towards teenagers and not real funk fans my friend. Stale hip hop grooves made by machines and not funky folks is a waste of my “funky” time Bro! take a moment out and check out Bootsy’s new stuff. still funky with HEART and SOUL no stale hip hop beats, true funk through and through. he’s still true to the Funk game. George is not. he’s all about the money now.

      • Biminiroad says:

        I agree. Bootsy always comes correct. I thought Funk Capitol & for that matter his Christmas album were funk masterpieces. Sorry you are just not feeling this. I know a few others who aren’t as well. But most muggs I’m in contact with are feeling this especially after a few spins. I wish it were more good to your ear hole.

        • LittleStar says:

          me too man! I live for this stuff and am actually addicted to it. I really miss it, I mean the real deal though, Michael playing his ass of in the back ground, the horny horns, George throwing his spin on everything. all class acts! bad ass bass and drums, steady but oh so funky and constantly changing but always the same. ahhhh the good old days…….

      • d.g. weston says:

        I HAD A FEELING THIS IS WHY U WAS AGAINST “FIRST YA GOTTA SHAKE” SHOWS I READ IN2 UR COMMENTS CORRECTLY. THE SO CALLED GANGSTER CRAP U TALK ABOUT UR TALKIN ABOUT THE RAP ELEMENT. WELL HIP HOP HAS BEEN GREATLY INFLUENCED BY THE FUNK N THE LAST TIME PARLIAMENT FUNKADELIC PUT OUT A FULL LENGTH, HIP HOP WAS IN ITS EARLY STAGES. SO IN 33 YRS A LOT HAS CHANGED IN CASE U AINT NOTICED. MOST TEENS FYI STILL CANT GET WITH THIS. THE INSTRUMENTATION ON THIS DISC IS REAL N NOT SAMPLED UNLESS HES SAMPLIN SOME OF HIS OLD STUFF. THERES STILL REAL MUSIC HERE WHICH MAKES ALL THE DIFFRENCE. HIP HOP N RAP GREW OUTTA P- FUNK NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND. REMEMBER THAT! N IF GEORGE IS ABOUT THE MONEY THEN WHY NOT WHEN THE INDUSTRY HAS RIPPED HIM OFF TO THE TUNE OF SOME QUARTER OF A BILLION DOLLAS.

  12. Stank-Eye says:

    Little Star you say your name is ? You ain’t foolin’ nobody Sir Nose Devoid of Funk ! We know who you are and spot you for the rascal you are. Stepped in some doo doo you dum dum and now you flapping you numb gums. Jaw goin’ off like a vibrator but you just a quickey, lil’ 2pump chump wid a icky dickey. You ain’t nothin’ but a stinky trash bag late for the truck, missed ya hole and now ya fucked.

    Hats off to you Sir George, godfather of that otherworldly gunk known as the P-Funk. The crew is back in full force and the ship is flying, this funk is so nasty, this album got me cry in’ !

    • LittleStar says:

      your obviously getting paid or are a pissed of George Clinton commenting under a different name. no one knows these lyrics and can mash them up like your doing but him. I stand by my comments Stank-butt.

    • Freak Nasty Caucasian says:

      I’m with ya, Stank-Eye! Say what you will about the latest Funkadelic record, but can we please keep in mind just how incredible George is to still be funking the way he does at 73, all while still managing to play more than 200 shows per year!?! What other amazing front men from the 60’s and 70’s are still working it like him? I love the Stones and Mick Jagger for example, but he’s got nothing compared to the way George harnesses soul power from the fourth dimension! George is a modern day shaman and really knows how to work crowds, especially in small intimate settings. George and his band are still able to skillfully infect the brains of lame white kids with their intergalactic funk maggots. predominantly white audience. The bottom line when it comes to P-Funk, IMO, is that it’s all about the live show, so haters hold you’re douchey tongues before you go squealing that nonsense! We should all be thankful that George is still giving us this opportunity in 2015!

  13. Cornell Robertson says:

    i do not like new fuukadelic at all.

  14. Cornell Robertson says:

    i do not like new fuukadelic at all.and i said it again we need Bernie boboosty older p.funk.

  15. Cornell Robertson says:

    George Clinton can’t sing no more why put sly stone on cd he is bain dead drugs took over his mind.

  16. dougunder says:

    Worthy addition to the catalog.

    Definitely a mixed bag but probably a good albums worth, IDN why 33 tracks with so much filler.

    Nice to hear Dr Funkenstien isn’t standing still.

    Can’t wait to see guys in the new year, will be driving to Lupo’s as Pearl St acoustics blow BTW.

    –A Western MA Funkateer

  17. LittleStar says:

    @ “Biminiroad ” think about it man, a NEW Funkadelic CD and only 14 comments?? 1/4 of them bad and the rest from young people who’ve obviously never heard a real Funkadelic Album. yea, this thing WON’T sell, I guarantee it!! if this was a REAL funkadelic CD, there would be HUNDREDS if not thousands of funkateers commenting, the radio stations would be blowing it night and day. so far not one cut have I heard anywhere over the air waves. that should tell you something sir…..

    LittleStar out…….

    • Biminiroad says:

      Did you like any of G’s solo albums in the 80s? He’s always moved with the times and tried to stay current. This ain’t another One Nation or Take It To The Stage but I’ll be dammed if I wouldn’t put Jolene up against any of the timeless stuff from the 70s.

      • LittleStar says:

        Then you’d lose sir! nothing on this new 3 CD set can touch any and I mean ANY of the 70’s pfunk. you’ve GOT to be out of your mind, or hard of hearing! I have not bothered to listen to this SLOP once since I purchased it and am embarrassed to tell anyone about it. like I said, real funk (not hip hop disguised as funk) will sell and is what most funk fans are looking for. George has always made great music period and has never from what I’ve heard try to Blend in or get with what’s new. he’s always just made straight up funk at whatever stage he was at. That has now changed. looks like he’s now trying to compete with children with 3rd grade mentality. shame!

      • LittleStar says:

        BTW none of the 80’s CD’s sold either remember? They’ve been broke since the end of the 70’s! why do you think they are still touring constantly at this age?

        • GooseFunker says:

          Because that’s what you do when you’re hot and you just released a brand new book/album you nay sayer. Little Star = Sir Nose.

    • GooseFunker says:

      Little Star you couldn’t be more wrong. This album IS selling, (QUITE well actually) and it is regularly being played over airwaves in a VERY hard time to get radio airplay. Not to mention from an Independent Record Label. Know your facts before you hate on the Funk son! Can you get to that? It’s 2015, and you are stuck in 1975 my friend. Cliff hanging at conjunction while ifs and ands are getting butt fucked. I hear a whole lot of ifs and ands in your words my dood. How about whats really happening? How about George continuing to pass the funk on to future generations and KILLING it at the age of 73? Aint no IF about it. he IS doing it. 😉 stay in 1975 and listen to the old Funkadelic, but give Shake the Gate a chance? It’s not an IF P Funk is selling out all their shows, its a FACT. They ARE. The rest of the community is behind it, and the distribution company is having a HARD time keeping up with the demand of this album. All of your arguments are now invalid due to the facts laid upon you good sir. Why not get you some and be a part of the team to help P Funk, as opposed to negatively predisposition people who may not have heard it yet?

    • GooseFunker says:

      Argument is forever invalid because you have been proved wrong first hand! 😉 The Album IS selling, and it IS receiving airplay. To Your “14 comments” response, that is all invalid now because no one ever looks at these websites. Its all Social media now. Go look at George’s Facebook, instagram, Twitter accounts. He is slaying the world with funk. Keep hatin on it, he’ll keep selling albums regardless, and you’ll still be dead wrong! 🙂 Even though everyone is always entitled to their opinion. I will not take that from you, even if your wrong 🙂

  18. Jason jones says:

    Once again George shows his Genious …..orn this well crafted Funkadelic disc.by combining old school funk
    Like “How will I know” …and getting the young funkers to move …with..”Get low”…..A’plus…I live this disc..I favor this disc…and that song..”Ain’t funk. Kinda hard on You”…I live that….since I was 10…11..so I dedicate this great classic..to my decease brother…Troy Jones….keep Funkin.

  19. Jetrocket says:

    I am an old school funkateer and say “funk the crusties ones who want to keep the funk trapped in ambe”!”. This ain’t no museum mofos. I am affirmative on the new joint – love the spacy jazzy tracks like In Da Kar and Mathmatics of Love. George I appreciate how you are looking forward and raising up a new mob for the babies while staying rooted in the pfunk tradition. RIP to those who have gone home. I feel their spirits in the Gates. Soldiers march on….

    • d.g. weston says:

      MATHEMATICS OF LOVE WAS ON HIS ALBUM FROM ABOUT 6, 7 YRS AGO. THATS ALSO THE SAME ALBUM WITH THE CUT F/ SLY STONE ALSO. I FORGET THE TITLE OF THAT ONE BUT IT WAS INTERESTING.

      • Biminiroad says:

        The track Mathematics has an interesting history. Michael Jackson allegedly recorded a version of it that never surfaced. If you listen to Belita’s version on TAPOAFOM you can really get a taste of the way MJ would have sung it. Trey Lewd did a bootleg version of it that’s some 80’s flavor on it. And the mix you may be thinking of is the shorter version that appeared on the Gangsters Of Love record.

  20. Big Hood says:

    Was excited about the “new” Funkadelic until I heard excerpts. This should have been volumes 6 & 7 of the Family series. The Funkadelic name & rep should not have been wasted on this. I am a serous P-Funk fan and have the ticket stubs (76 -2014) and music collection to back it up. Shake the Gate is not on the “One”. I bought the Gangsters of Love out of loyalty but promised never again to purchase lazy material again. I truly believe that GC, BC, BW and the other talented Funk Mob musicians have one more masterpiece in them. Do whatever it takes to reunite and give it the real effort the music and P-funk deserve. Saying this out of love for the Pure Funk.

    • LittleStar says:

      YEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Another REAL PFunk fan has spoken!!!

      TRUE
      TRUE
      TRUE

      Stick that in your pipe and smoke it Biminiroad!

      • Biminiroad says:

        Hey, you’re entitled to your opinion. From what I’ve seen online the majority of the funkateers both old & new are feeling the project. Hell I knew old heads who were upset when they heard One Nation. Said The Funks had sold out then. I don’t expect no Funkadelic to get airplay. I felt he would get some backlash for not doing an “old school” Funkadelic record. It’s like muggs who show up for old school concerts in platforms & afro wigs, for GC that time is gone. He won’t do the nostalgia thang. He’s often said once a record is out he’s done with it and gone on to somn else. I know I keep coming on here going back and forth wit cha. But you don’t like Shake The Gate and I will no longer attempt to convince you otherwise.

        • LittleStar says:

          You won’t, believe me! But I’m sure George is glad you’re here!!!!!

          I want to say to you personally that you seem to be as passionate about the FUNK as I am and we should get together and talk offline at some point. Your standing up for this one like I did for the “parliament trombipulation” LP!

          I truly understand what he’s doing and why though, trying to put old behind and look forward, and i’m sorry to be such a hard ass, and I hold nothing against him for it. I think it was a smart move……SORT OF. RAP/Hip Hop is worth lots and lots of money. He’s smart to try and take advantage of it since most popular RAP tunes are all based on the funk anyways. Here is where I think he made a mistake though. When they first hit the scene “BIG” in the 70’s the music arena was stale with the same doo-wap Motown groups everywhere, just like today’s RAP groups. When Parliament/Funkadelic landed, their music was FRESH, it was NEW, it was EXCITING, like nothing we had ever heard before. Like they really came from another planet to save us, and they did! Everyone and I mean everyone loved them and could not get enough. good reason too! Parliament/Funkadelic to me was, is, and will always be the greatest band of brothers since Hendrix and the band of Gypsys or Sly and the Family Stone! However this time, they came back and to me tried to “FIT-IN” or “BLEND-IN” to today’s RAP/HIP HOP scene and i think that was a bad choice for FUNK Music lovers everywhere (good for George!) because the new tunes sound “THE SAME” as all the others out there, but with a slight pfunk twist (and i mean slight!). you really can’t tell theirs from all the others unless you specifically know WHO the artist is. i would suggest that if they had come completely original like they ALWAYS HAVE in the past, NEVER FITTING IN, with ENERGY that sets the soul on fire, DEEP Passion, that brings that “i got to hear that again” felling that you don’t want to get away from, that makes it hard to stop listening to the new stuff and, with “MEANING” that “ENLIGHTENS” and takes a bit of thought to really understand where they’re trying to take you and has you step back and say “ahhh yea, i didn’t know that, thanks George (ex, CHOCLATE CITY or AMERICA EATS IT’S YOUNG!), unlike “snot n’ bogger” or “Fucked up” from the new CD which I HATE, where there is absolutely no meaning what so ever), and with that special love each member had for their PART and their INSTRUMENTS that would make them play their parts the same, but slightly different each time because their feelings changed throughout the tune (unlike now where you can hear the machines doing most of the work!) it would have been a lot better in my opinion.
          Like George has also said and i guess you’ve forgotten this “funk, is it’s own reward”. i don’t see the payoff here, sorry….

          http://myfunk.ning.com/profile/Mr7

          • Biminiroad says:

            I must say that was nicely said. I see your point and feel your passion. And for what it’s worth, I have been arguing the same thing about Trombipulation for years. I loved that album, lol

  21. Robbie benson says:

    i dig it!! ” RADIO FRIENDLY” and “F—ED UP ” i be bumpin’ in the whip all day everyday!! it’s current but still classic funkadelic!! just wish BOOTSY and GLENN GOINS ( rip ) was on it. musicianship? nobody can do it better than the p-funk!!

    • Funk1975 says:

      I actually dig all but two of the songs on the new release. I am seeing the funk mob live 23 April 2015 and can not wait!

  22. Richard D says:

    So stoked to finally get my copy of “Shake the Gate” in the mail!
    SSSSSOOOO disappointed to hear the “N” word.

    • Funk1975 says:

      That was a disappointment for me as well. I am cool with Funkadelic introducing rap and a digeridoo but they weren’t using n-word in 1970’s and 80’s and I know AT the pfunk show that white people could sing/rap lyrics that I would feel offended. I have a real powerfully good feeling bout this music. I hope for the future that word canbe dropped.

  23. David Salvitti says:

    This joint is booming….33 tracks of PEE-FUNK!!!!! Fav cuts are The Naz, Pole Power and especially CREASES!!!! thank you so much George and Sly….loving this set….can’t wait until Parliaments new CDs later….but I got a better title for it…..”F U Boladian!”…..give George what he earned!

  24. JAYBIRD says:

    Radio Friendly…it’s Funky baby, it’s Funky!!!

  25. steve shaller says:

    rap/ hip-hop owes it’s existence to p-funk. there is of course a few weak tracks here, but be in the business over 50 years, have a genre of music named after you, they ain’t in their 20’s anymore…this cd does them no harm, 3 generations of performers…they deserve Rock and Roll Hall of Fame….I was 16 , first concert I attended, at White’s Stadium in Boston and at the shows where they recorded the Beverly Center live cd. Thanks for many wonderful DECADES of music…who else has that rep…..

  26. Skyy says:

    Funkadelic is wot time it is. This is not “not jus knee deep”, or “one nation under a groove”, but it is FUNK and it is good. Just like the good Dr. wanted, he has cloned the FUNK, and it works. For true Delic’s only please! everybody else…. go sit down…

  27. Wolfie Wolf says:

    The Best George Clinton album in years. Fantastic representation of Funkadelic on here! Great mix of tunes from new younger band members as well as who’s left from the classic line up. Strong and fat tunes like “Snot n Booger” “Yesterdejavu” and especially my favorite anthem off the album “Jolene!” (who the hell is that playing guitar on that? I heard it was Scarface!) will give Funkadelic fans like myself some great satisfaction. Great job! I am very proud of this album!!!

  28. GooseFunker says:

    This album is amazing. At the ripe old age of 73 George has released a 3 disc album, through his OWN record label and has everything ran from within the organization. Hat’s off. Everyone is always entitled to have their own opinion….BUT with that being said we got a lot of folks soundin like Sir Nose in here who need to be hit with that BOP gun! I hear all you self proclaimed old-school funkers and I urge you to wait for the next release from George’s new “CKunspyruhzy” record label under “Parliament.” – WHILE still revisiting Shake the Gate which you have clearly written off prematurely. This album has Danny Bedrosian, Blackbyrd McKnight, Michael Hampton, George Clinton, Sly Stone, Lige Curry, G Koop, P Nut Johnson and MANY other musicians that keep Shake the Gate’s art form unblemished and in every way as funky as ever. On the other hand, you have George’s take on today’s pop music on this album as well, which has happened literally since oh say…”I Wanna Testity” in 1967? George himself says in multiple interviews, whatever the old folks are saying isn’t music, isn’t good – That’s what you want to funk with and be ahead of the curve. This album surely has a lot of the old Parliament Funkadelic instrumental vibes on songs like YesterdayJahVu, Jolene, Pole Power, Fucked Up, ETC. Not to mention Danny Bedrosian on the keys – which puts many songs immediately in a boutique-esque status with such a world class musician on the track. While the true P Funk vibes are still there, George and his crew visit their take on pop culture hits and in my humble opinion SLAYED it. They take accents known as Rock, Funk, House music, Hip Hop, Rap and R&B in today’s society and put their own Funkadelic twist on them. My advice, go see the live show and tell me if P Funk as we know it is over. Because it is just getting ready to roll….The show will blow your mind. And to the guy saying the album is gonna flop, this album is doing QUITE well actually. Based on what I’ve seen up to this point it’s well on its way to silver record status with a possibility of going gold. Can you get to that?

    • Funk1975 says:

      I believe you have succinctly summarized how I feel about this new Funkadelicrelease. Remember guitar genius Eddie Hazel is dead, awesome funk singer gary Shider dead, Phillipe Wynne dead, JunieMorrison not present. That AND 33 years mean that the music will not be a duplication of exactly the music that proceeded it. I can not wait to finish work and you tube several songs of the new stuff. Get home and put one of my three discs on. I do this day after day andhohopefully I’ll get live performance of some new tracks 23rd April 2015 this is the first time I’ve seen Funk Mob two years in a row. Get with funk really does renew!

  29. Jeff says:

    This is a decent album and I play it often. Some folks think that stuff has to sound like 30 years ago to be good If they made it sound like it use to, you would say it is stale. The same old stuff as before. Some people don’t like rap and they say the beats are stale. You want to music to evolve and stay the same. You can’t have both. Jimi was frustrated and had to do the Band of Gypsie’s. EWF does not sound like they did in 1971 as they did in 1982.

    My problem is if you don’t like it just say it. Don”t keep shaking the gate because you don’t like it. Say it and let the band eat.

  30. brendacee says:

    I can’t believe all the negative comments. What’s with all the hating, The Funk is not about hating. I too am a fan since the beginning starting with the Parliament single “I Just Wanna Testify” (I think around 1967) and continuing with Funkadelic’s two 1970 albums “Free Your Mind” and “Funkadelic”. I know Funk when I hear it. I also know that Funkadelic’s sound has changed over the years. Free Your Mind doesn’t sound anything like The Electric Spanking of War Babies.

    First Ya Gotta Shake the Gate is a very funky album. I don’t understand the controversy. Why expect it to sound like 33+ years ago? Everything and everyone changes over the course of 33 years. A true Funkateer should know that. It’s hard to comprehend someone not being able to find some likable tracks in 33 choices, but I guess it is Funkin’ Kind of Hard on some of you.

    Let me also say I don’t care anything about your opinion of my post. I call it like I see it, I see it like I call it. Unlike some folks on here I won’t waste even 1 minute of my time with the talkaholics by responding to anything you have to say.

    Thanks George for the new material. I am not disappointed with the new CD. I like it!

    • d.g. weston says:

      XCELLENT POINT HERE! THATS ALL THAT I N OTHER SUPPORTERS OF THIS NEW PROJECT R SAYING. ITS DAMN HARD ENUFF FINDING GOOD FUNK OUT HERE THESE DAYS PERIOD IN ANY KIND OF WAY N THE FACT THAT US LONG SUFFERIN PFUNK FANS GET 3 CDS OF IT, IM NOT COMPLAINING ONE BIT!
      WE WANT SOME NOW SOUNDS INSTEAD OF ALL THE REHASHED FLASHLIGHT N ONE NATION UNDER A GROOVE SAMPLES WE BEEN GETTIN EVER SINCE THEY LAST RELEASED ANY NEW MATERIAL.
      SO IM WITH U LET’S BE GRATEFUL WE GOT SOME NEW MATERIAL RATHER THAN COMPARING IT TO THE OLD STANDARD.

  31. ArtScendence says:

    Not available in Australia yet, but I can see Funkadelic live here!? Baited breath 🙂

  32. GodsmokIE says:

    mY_.._ bODY is not the industry and not for, everyone on planet Earth 2 ?¿man why not .°_______

  33. Daniel says:

    The comments that I’ve read (good and bad) are really comical. I purchased this album through iTunes (Nov. 23, 2014) and when I first played it I honestly didn’t know what to think about it. Having been a fan since I first heard “I’ll Bet You” back in 1969 I’ve heard Funkadelic undergo many musical changes …as did anyone and everyone else and when funk got ready to roll, I rolled right along with! But this ‘new’ Funkadelic kind of caught me by surprise, but why? This is the first album since “Electric Spanking Of War Babies” (1981) and I began to take several very ‘real’ things into consideration…in 1970 I was 14 years old, today I’m 59 years old and NOTHING IS THE SAME. Do you have any idea how many people came into this world and left between 1981 and 2014? After listening to FYGSTG thoroughly with an adults’ mind rather than a teenagers anticipation, I began to hear this album for what it really is…a very serious piece of music produced and provided to us (OG Funkateers) by 2 of the founding fathers of FUNK, George Clinton and Sly Stone. Cherish this one, there may not be another.

    • d.g. weston says:

      GREAT THOUGHTS!

    • Lulu says:

      Thank you Daniel. Finally a worthy and thoughtfully honest reminder of how grateful we should be that the universe gave us GC in the first place. His music is a reflection of the man….which I’m sure isn’t the same man that was making music 40 yrs. ago. Hell all you naysayers… if you didn’t have expectations in the first place maybe you wouldn’t be so disappointed!!!

  34. kevin johnson says:

    I am a deep FUNKADELIC ,GEIORGE CLINTON FAN SINCE 1975
    SHAKE THE GATE had to grow on me Funkadelic music is different from before. HOWEVER I love it more people need to hear this CD. ONLY thing I don’t like is a little to much cursing.

  35. jj says:

    HEY JUST SO YOU ALL KNOW,

    ANY SONG “WRITTEN” BY NOVENA CARMEL ON THIS ALBUM IS ACTUALLY BY THE LEGENDARY SLY STONE!!!

    sly is using his daughter’s name in song publishing to avoid legal hang-ups with his own name. ms carmel doesn’t play on any songs on the album, but sly is listed in vocals and keys!!

    peace george i am excited to see yo funky self tomorrow!!!

  36. Darlene The Human Beane says:

    I can’t stop Shaking The Gate! I love hearing Sly with them again. The 3 CD set provides non-stop Funk! The concert was off the chain! Don’t miss it! \m/ #DooDooStuckInMyCDPlayer

  37. Hardcore Jollies says:

    I am a have been a hardcore funkateer since hitching my ass to the Mothership in 1975 and have listened to First Ya Gotta Shake the Gate daily since December and still not close to saturation. It is so ambitious, adventurous and of course funky that it blows my mind and rocks my soul. I have even warmed up to the somewhat grating title track. Love the vocals, arrangements, keyboards and guitars throughout. Reviews continue to trickle in around the Web as P-Funk tears up stages during its current tour. I even noticed recent Youtube posts of them performing the new material. Especially love me some Pole Power, Baby Like Fonkin It Up, Radio Friendly, Roller Rink, Jolene, Meow Meow, Catchin’ Boogie Fever, Talking to the Wall, Where Would I Go?, Yesterdejavu, Ain’t That Funkin Kind of Hard on You and Snot N’ Booger. Thank you, George. I have seen P-Funk at least 30 times through the years and hope to do so again June 5 here in Charlotte.

  38. d.g. weston says:

    DOES ANYONE KNOW WHICH CUTS WERE RECORDED MOST RECENTLY? I TAKE IT THAT A LOT OF THESE TRACKS WERE RECORDED PROBABLY AS LONG AS 25-30 YRS AGO BUT WHICH ONES WERE RECORDED SAY WITHIN THE PAST YEAR OR TWO?

  39. Even the 6'10" says:

    Just heard one of the cuts the other day at a party. Which one has the lyrics “hard when we started, hard when we get through?”

  40. The Reverend says:

    Dear Captain George and the Funkonauts of the Mothership,
    I have been asking everywhere I can online, on fb and here – Is the new album gonna be on stinky black plastic for the vinyl freaks? You know we are gonna buy a stankin’ s**tload of em’ if you do, a Funkadelic triple-LP, hell yeah! We know you been kinda busy, trekking all over this planet spreading da’ funk but i’m sure someone can help you fellas to dish out the platters to us hungry funk fiends. I’m fonkin’ on ya, Da Reverend XXX

  41. ronald walker says:

    its dope, much better than that mush Bootsy put out, funk capital was terrible1

  42. KayPee (Funk) says:

    This 3 CD Funkadelic albums is easily one of THE BEST albums I have ever heard. This is the real deal and it will grow on you. If 33 songs with funk, rock, metal, house, pop, jazz, disco, etc can’t please you for your little $20 then I’m sorry-not sorry that you’re too cheap to pay less than $1 per song.

    It’s the perfect bridge between funk, rock, hiphop, etc. The biggest criticisms I’ve read online are of the hiphop songs, but those are tight in my opinion. There’s only 2 songs I outright don’t like, there’s at least 10-15 songs that are worthy of replaying over and over and over and over again on repeat. The other songs I like also, it’s just hard not to bang my other favorites on repeat over and over again.

    It’s such a dope album, I’m committed to upgrading the sound system in my car just to keep up with the funk.

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