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Bruce Marshall / Bill Thomas - PP-005
Bruce Marshall / Bill Thomas
PP-005
12" | 2018 | US | Original (Preservation Project)
20,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The incredible psych funk from June's PP-005, with two additional, EP-exclusive tracks. The companion to the limited 7" (PP-005), our new 180g 12" EP plays at 45RPM, has the same awesome unreleased tracks as PP-005, but also includes a couple extra unreleased tracks that you won't find on 7". This 12" 180g EP ships in July, following the 7" (PP005) which ships in June. The 7" (PP005) will contain 2 of the 4 tracks found on this EP, with the remaining 2 tracks exclusive to this EP (PP12005).
Bruce Marshall / Bill Thomas - Gimme My Wife / Ease My Mind
Bruce Marshall / Bill Thomas
Gimme My Wife / Ease My Mind
7" | 2018 | US | Original (Preservation Project)
13,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 28.09.2018
Come be our special guest at the P-Funk party of PP-005 — a release reminiscent of those pioneers of funk, Parliament and Funkadelic. These found tracks by Bruce Marshall and Bill Thomas were likely recorded around the time of “Osmium” and “Maggot Brain” — in fact, the artists featured here may have been directly influenced by the movement as it was happening, making these discoveries remarkable entries into the history of psych funk.Where to begin with Bruce Marshall’s “Gimme My Wife” on the A side? Try to imagine a psychedelic football game, with driving wah wah funk as the halftime show. The frenetic instrumentation is guided by an infectious guitar hook, coupled with a loose chorus of voices and whistle blows. They all come together at the end to chant what sounds like “parrrr-tay,” a foreshadowing of that refrain the Beastie Boys would popularize.Things get a little more solemn on side B with an instant classic by Bill Thomas, “Ease My Mind Pt. 1.” A surprising dirge of fuzzy guitar leads into a chorus that sings, like a mantra, “I have seen much trouble...ease my mind.” Things morph into tight horns backed by some prominent organ — in fact, this is one of the tightest horn sections on any of our releases to date.Psych funk is alive and well on our fifth release — adding a new dimension to the amazing body of P-Funk that’s already out there. Who knows what could have happened had these cuts reached ears during the 70s — but the time for the Marshall-Thomas ship to land is now. Put this on to get your next party going, and it’ll do most of the work for you. Get this special, split 7” on limited-run vinyl while you can.
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