April 16, 2010 Playlist

National Record Store Day & Tax Day
"America Eats Its Young" by Funkadelic (1972)
Funkadelic  "America Eats Its Young"  1972 (USA)
Americans pay their taxes on April 15, so this week our Classic Album is one of the best records whose album cover looks like money:  Funkadelic's fourth long player (and only double album) with the thought-provoking title America Eats Its Young.  The group's most diverse album (sometimes compared to The Beatles' "White Album"), it is also their first conceptual record.  With philosophies inspired by The Process Church of the Final Judgement, it's more than a little creepy too! 
There's a ton of P-Funk footage online, here's just a few samples:  George Clinton starts the party with Parliament's greatest hit "Flashlight" live in 1979;   Fuzzy Haskins and the freaks sing "Standing on the Verge of Getting It On";  and the late guitar maestro Eddie Hazel performs with keyboard wiz Bernie Worrell on the rocker "Red Hot Mama" live in 1991.
(N) = New Release
Artist Song Album Year (label) Country
Black Oak Arkansas  Taxman (Beatles) Ain't Life Grand 1975 USA
The Beatles You Never Give Me Your Money Abbey Road 1969 UK
Bobby Conn No Kids, No Money Bobby Conn 1997 USA
The Monkees The Door Into Summer Pisces Aquarius Capricorn & Jones Ltd 1967 USA
Summer Babe (Winter Version) Quarantine The Past: Greatest Hits 1989-1999 (N - compilation) 1992 (2010 Matador) USA
Curtis Mayfield Little Child Running Wild Superfly (OST) 1972 USA
Funkadelic You Hit The Nail On The Head America Eats Its Young
1972 USA
Funkadelic Balance America Eats Its Young
1972 USA
Funkadelic A Joyful Process America Eats Its Young
1972 USA
The Grodeck Whipperjenny Why Can't I Go Back The Grodeck Whipperjenny 1970 USA
Wooden Shjips
Outta My Head Vol. 2 (N - compilation of singles & rare tracks) 2009 (2010 Sick Thirst/Revolver) USA
Kobwebz A Sufi And A Killer (N) 2010 (Warp) USA
Second Family Band Dream Release Dream Release (N - LP version) 2010 (Earjerk/
Tree Tapes/
Boondock Pissoir)
No Barrier Fun Sisterworld (N) 2010 (Mute) USA
The Besnard Lakes
Albatross The Besnard Lakes Are The Roaring Night (N) 2010 (Jagjaguwar) Canada (Quebec)
Death Is Not The End American Gong (N) 2010 (Kill Rock Stars) USA
Ice Cube A Gangsta's Fairytale AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted 1990 USA
Slick Rick Lick The Balls The Great Adventures of Slick Rick 1988 USA
Blowfly Panty Lines Blowfly's (X-Rated) Party 1980 USA
Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention Penis Dimension
   / What Will This Evening Bring Me This Morning?
200 Motels (OST) 1971 USA
J. D. Blackfoot Flushed You From The Toilets Of My Heart The Song of Crazy Horse 1974 USA
The Velvet Underground Rock & Roll (live) 1969 Velvet Underground Live With Lou Reed rec. 1969, rel. 1974 USA
Creedence Clearwater Revival Feelin' Blue Willy & The Poor Boys 1969 USA
Neil Young Don't Let It Bring You Down After The Gold Rush 1970 Canada
The Guess Who All Hashed Out Artificial Paradise 1973 Canada
Miles Davis Gemini / Double Image Live Evil 1971 USA
Touch You Make It Real (N) 2010 (Not Not Fun) USA
Sun Araw featuring Matthew Lessner That Geosynchronous Feeling In Orbit (N - cassette) 2009 (Stunned) USA
Chicago Beginnings The Chicago Transit Authority 1969 USA
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