Rest in peace, Garry Shider

A great singer, songwriter and guitarist, and as much the mastermind behind Funkadelic as George Clinton, many people who didn’t know who he was knew him as the man on stage wearing a diaper:

I’m not sure whether Nietzsche would have recognized this as a band which crafted frenzied and danceable song responses to nihilism, giving themselves over to the life affirmative meaning of “the funk,” but who knows … Parliament-Funkadelic got pretty deep as Dionysian musicians, doin’ the cosmic slop.

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