Ken Tucker
December 17, 1993 at 05:00 AM EST

One Nation Under a Groove

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Music
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In Season
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Reissues
We gave it an A

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

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