Parliament-Funkadelic are known for putting on some of best stage shows in music. Our writer recalls some of the magic he witnessed.
Sometimes, those rough “demo” tapes of a song hold just the right ingredients to be a hit — and nothing further needs to be done.
While the synthesizer had been used in prior decades, there was something about it that was perfectly attuned to the 80s vibe.
Mike Smith’s powerful, soulful vocals helped put the Dave Clark Five right up against the Beatles. So why doesn’t he get more respect?