George Clinton / P-Funk @ Crystal Ballroom – 1-Sept-2009

Finally saw the master at work.  George Clinton started in the early sixties with The Parliaments, got Parliament/Funkadelic rolling in the seventies, and has been doing his thing for just about my entire life!  Last night the mothership landed at the Crystal Ballroom here in Portland, and the sold out crowd was extremely enthusiastic.  The big band can play just about anything, it seems like, so there was some funk, a little rap, a long guitar instrumental, soul, and whatever else they do.

Highlights for me were “Flashlight”, “One Nation Under a Groove” and “Atomic Dog” at the end of the long set.  There was a nice rendition of “Dr Feelgood” in an Aretha-style in the encore, sung by newest member of P-Funk, Mary Griffin.

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