🎶If you suck my soul, I will lick your funky emotions🎶
Funkadelic was a bomb dropped all over rock and soul. Nobody had ever heard anything like this. Sounding like The Temptaions on acid or James brown on PCP, Clinton combined the catchy 60’s soul of Motown and the hard electric guitars of Jimi Hendrix to create this thing called funk, this music was slower than sludge and dirtier than anything heard before. "Mommy, What's a Funkadelic?" started out with the sound of Clinton's adlibbing, before we are plunged into an abyss of deep swinging grooves that are nice & slow, when the beat hits with Hazel's guitar line, there can be no doubt that Funkadelic were without peers. "What Is Soul?" drops more classic lines ("soul is a hamhock in your cornflakes," "Soul is chitlins for young," "soul is a joint rolled in toilet paper") in seven minutes than most bands muster up in a career.
Despite critics poor reviews upon its initial release, the record sold well, and planted the seed of a cult worship that would balloon in the latter half of the 70’s.