Reissued 2016, originally released 1975
Despite it's misleading title, Funkadelic's Let's Take It to the Stage is not a live album. This 1975 studio release is what many Funkadelic aficionados consider the band's last true rock-funk album, before Clinton and Co. Concentrated entirely on more dance-based and radio-friendly material. It is also the first Parliament-Funkadelic release to prominently feature the talents of the groups' recently acquired bassist, the outrageous Bootsy Collins, whom many regard as the very embodiment of funk. Let's Take It to the Stage also finds Parliament-Funkadelic on the verge of shedding it's long-lived cult status and finally reaching wide spread commercial success. Westbound. 2006.