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Parliament - Osmium - import LP Early trax - Pussycat...

Parliament - Osmium - import LP Early trax - Pussycat...

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Parliament | Label: Invictus / Above Board |  Format: LP  |  Genre: Soul /Funk/R&B | LP Condition: Mint | Jacket: Open Import


1970's "Osmium" was Parliament's debut album and possibly the first real
 indicator of where George Clinton and his notorious band of psychedelic 
funksters might be headed. The ground zero of P-Funk if you will. Existing 
since the late 50's as a doo-wop group it was the bands later offerings that 
sculpted their unique, mildly warped idea of what the FUNK should sound like. 
Initially they cut a couple of 45's for Detroit Soul label Invictus in 1970 (both 
of which appear on the LP) then embarked on recording more music for the 
project, their first full length offering on the label. The group also released 
the debut Funkadelic LP in the same year with both albums feature the same 
personnel. The conditions under which "Osmium" was realised have since passed 
off into mythical status with colourful anecdotes involving marathon LSD 
consuming sessions in isolation in their Toronto studio and a general air of 
hallucinatory, intense mental psychosis prevailing throughout. It's under this druggy 
haze that Parliament honed their own sound, a raucous, blown out, tripping stew
 of R&B, Blues, Soul and Funk replete with early P-Funk trappings.
"Osmium" is a fascinating ride, wild, rampaging heaviness of the most soulful kind.
 A glimpse into what was to come from one of the most enduring and colourful 
groups of the last 5 decades. Often a very difficult LP to track down it has always 
been sought after and extremely expensive to buy. Appealing to fans of Black music, 
Rock and psychedelia equally it's contents have shocked, entertained and 
grooved open minded music lovers since it's release over 40 years ago.
This is the first time the record has been reissued in over a decade, 
complete with original artwork. Remastered, reissued and fully licensed with 
the full permission and involvement of Invictus Records, Detroit.

Tracks are; 
I Call My Baby Pussycat
Put Love in Your Life
Little Ole Country Boy
Moonshine Leather
Oh Lord, Why Lord / Prayer
My Automobile
Nothing Before Me But Thang
Funky Woman
Livin' The Life
The Silent Boatman

NEW , but Open import LP
Many imports enter the US unwrapped - this is one

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