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Parliament - Osmium

  • Parliament

    Osmium LP (1970)

    Invictus

Ranked #80 in the Soul Strut 200

Acclaimed debut from George Clinton and his crew of phonk maniacs.  If you are at all familiar with the P-Funk sound, this album will throw you for a loop. Osmium has a more psychedelic soul and black rock vibe that's more fitting for Clinton's other project Funkadelic (same singers / same band that formed over a copyright dispute).  This album was shrouded in mystery in crate digging circles concerned if it contained the heavily sampled tunes "Breakdown" and "Come In Out Of The Rain".  It does not (they were singles only).  Instead, there is some delicious goodness like "Moonshine Heather" and "Funky Woman" exemplifying Clinton's knack to drop some heavy funk rock thanks to the Hendrix inspired Eddie Hazel.  Clinton would not record under the Parliament name until four years later where he commenced with the bizarro disco funk that the record buying public grew to love.


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