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Sly Stone in Vanity Fair

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Huggy, Jul 4, 2007.

  1. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Vanity Fair catches up to Sly Stone in its August issue. Long but worth it...

    If Rolling Stone still gave a shit this is the kind of story they'd hit out of the park.

  2. The greatest soul-funk band ever.
    Nobody's close.
    All the squares, go home!
    On the other hand, the writer seems pleased with himself.
  3. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    DANCE to the Music!
    Which I am doing right now just thinking about ol' Sly.
  4. chazp

    chazp Active Member

    Agreed, but George Clinton and Paralamint are a close second. Sly's music is still kicks today when you hear it. Hope his new album is a great as his old stuff.
  5. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    I happen to love OutKast, but younger people who claim that band is original... forget about it! The minute I heard "Mrs. Jackson", I was like "They sound like Sly!"

    I'll have to check this out. Thanks.
  6. I do dig on the Funk Mob, as the kids say, but every trick they know they learned from Sly.
    "Stand/Don't you know that you are free?/Well, at least in your mind, if you want to be."
    Not a bad sentiment for the 4th, now that I mention it.
  7. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    So, how's the family?

    And Parliament isn't bad, either.
  8. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    The only thing I will say Funkadelic didn't cop from Sly Stone was the guitar stylings of Eddie Hazel (Maggot Brain, etc.).

    Of course they copped that from Jimi Hendrix.

    Parliament was definitely a Sly & The Family Stone antecedent. But both are great.

    As for the article, I couldn't get through it since the writer kept making the story more about his observations than Sly's. Insufferable.
  9. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    How you know he didn't mean Paralamint? Huh? Huh? You heard of every group? Maybe it is a garage band in his area.
    I think the full name was Paralamint Chocolate Chip. I'll go look it up on Amazon.
  10. Chi City 81

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  11. John

    John Well-Known Member


    I love Paralamint's song Cap Gun.
  12. lono

    lono Active Member

    If someone works in a baseball reference, I think this thread would count as an Official Outing, Senior Division.
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