Monday, April 20, 2015

40 Year Itch : Sh*t! Goddamn!

Funkadelic : Get Off Your Ass and Jam

   For decades we've all assumed the blistering guitar solo on this track was cut by phenoms Eddie Hazel or Michael Hampton, but in George Clinton's autobiography, Brothers Be, Yo Like George, Ain't That Funkin' Kinda Hard on You?, we learn that it is an unnamed, strung out white guy who wandered into the studio and agreed to play on the song for $25.

"We set him up, started the track and he just started to play like he was possessed. He did all the rock and roll that hadn't been heard for a few years, and he did it for the entirety of the track. Even when the song ended, he didn't stop."

Clinton gave the man $50 but never gave him a credit on the album . To this day, nobody knows who he is.

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