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One Nation Under a GrooveA new spate of Funkadelic reissues -- including ''Uncle Jam Wants You,'' ''Hardcore Jollies,'' and ''The Electric Spanking of War Babies'' -- peaks with...One Nation Under a GrooveR&B, ReissuesA new spate of Funkadelic reissues -- including ''Uncle Jam Wants You,'' ''Hardcore Jollies,'' and ''The Electric Spanking of War Babies'' -- peaks with...1993-12-17
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One Nation Under a Groove

Genre: R&B, Reissues; Producer (group): Priority; Status: In Season

A new spate of Funkadelic reissues – including ”Uncle Jam Wants You,” ”Hardcore Jollies,” and ”The Electric Spanking of War Babies” – peaks with this 1978 release, a glorious distillation of Funkadelic founder George Clinton’s concepts of verbal anarchy and tight funk grooves. Framed by the irresistible title song (as catchy as anthems get), and a squalling version of Funkadelic’s hard-rock masterpiece ”Maggot Brain,” One Nation Under a Groove is a deep source of riffs and ideas for ’90s rock and rap. A

Originally posted December 17 1993 — 12:00 AM EST

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