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Disciples of Funk

While I admit that only part of this day-late-bonus-FNMV is animated, in it’s defense, it is Bootsy, so the live action parts are closely related enough to qualify.

Bootsy Collins is a bassist and a veteran of both James Brown and Parliament-Funkadelic. This tune is with Bootsy’s Rubber Band. I’ve always had a taste for heavy funk and he knew how to bring it. Drop some Johnny Guitar Watson and Ohio Players into the playlist and I’m set.

In 1976 Collins, Catfish, Waddy, Joel Johnson (1953-2018), Gary “Mudbone” Cooper, Robert Johnson and The Horny Horns formed Bootsy’s Rubber Band, a separate touring unit of Clinton’s P-Funk collective. The group recorded five albums together, the first three of which are often considered to be among the quintessential P-Funk recordings. via

 

Disciples Of Funk – Bootsy Collins

Your Saturday Rogue Video is one from the somewhat hidden Funk page here at The Ruffled Crow, so prepare thyself to Get Thee Down and Be Thee Funky.

I became a fan of Bootsy Collins back in his days with the P-Funk collective. Bootsy is the grand master of the mean and nasty funk groove – to this day, as far as I’m concerned. So while this video isn’t fully animated, it does have Bootsy in it and that’s pretty much the equivalent.

From Bootsy’s 1990 EP Jungle Bass.

Number One by Playgroup

I’ve had this video kicking around my computers for six or seven years at the very least. At the time I picked it up, computer motion capture hadn’t hit Hollywood and, besides hair, character movement was a Big Thing in computer animation and MMORPGs.

The computer animation itself is excellent, but what really stands out is the direction; throughout the video you’ll see signature dance moves you recognize immediately.

Playgroup is a British ‘electroclash‘ band and the tune Number One was released in 2001. Electroclash is a mashup of techno, punk, and synthpop that gained popularity in the late 90’s.

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