The Perpetual Three-Dot Column
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by Jesse Walker

Tuesday, April 18, 2006
THE FUNK IMPULSE, REVISED: Rickey Vincent's
Funk is overwritten, self-indulgent, and sometimes maddeningly wrong-headed. I can't recommend it, but I can't stop reading it either, because it keeps dropping in irresistible little factoids:
George Clinton, the mastermind of the intergalactic funk movement of the later seventies, has lauded Mumbo Jumbo as a primary source of his inspiration. When I asked him in 1985 where he got his concepts of The Funk spreading throughout the universe, he replied, "Have you read Mumbo Jumbo?"
I can't listen to P-Funk for more than an hour without remembering Reed's great novel. Glad to know there's a reason for that.


posted by Jesse 11:28 AM
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