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Funkcronomicon is a 1995 various artists collection of tracks produced by Bill Laswell under the title Axiom Funk. It is a 2-CD set that was released by Island Records. The album features heavy participation from various members of Parliament-Funkadelic, to the degree that "Funkcronomicon" is widely considered to be a full fledged P-Funk album. The album features what may be Pedro Bell's last authentic artistic renderings, as well as P-Funk guitarist Eddie Hazel's last recordings. The album is comprised of newly recorded tracks, as well as tracks that have been featured on other Bill Laswell productions.

The artwork was by Pedro Bell & Seitu Hayden.

Tracks

DISC ONE

  • Order Within The Universe {Bernie Worrell, Bill Laswell} 3:17
  • Under The Influence (Jes Grew) {George Clinton, B Laswell, B Collins, Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare} 5:45
  • If 6 Was 9 {Jimi Hendrix} 6:00
  • Orbitron Attack {Grace Cook} 12:29
  • Cosmic Slop {G Clinton, B Worrell} 5:15
  • Free-Bass (Godzillatron Cush) {B Laswell, B Collins, Dennis Weeden} 5:43
  • Tell The World {B Collins, Maceo Parker, Sylvester Stewart} 3:53
  • Pray My Soul {G Cook} 5:08

DISC TWO

  • Hideous Mutant Freekz {G Clinton, B Collins, B Worrell, B Laswell} 7:25
  • Sax Machine {B Collins, M Parker, Bobby Byrd} 7:47
  • Animal Behavior {B Laswell, B Collins, Buckethead} 7:09
  • Trumpets And Violins, Violins {J Hendrix} 3:38
  • Telling Time {Nicky Skopelitis} 4:57
  • Jungle Free-Bass {B Laswell, B Collins} 5:38
  • Blackout {DeWayne "Blackbyrd" McKnight} 3:44
  • Sacred To The Pain {G Cook, Umar Bin Hassan} 4:54

Personnel

Producer: Bill Laswell

"Order Within The Universe"

  • Organ: Bernie Worrell
  • Turntable: DXT
  • Bass, Beats, Sound EFX: Bill Laswell

"Under The Influence"'

  • Vocals: George Clinton, Gary Cooper, Bootsy Collins, Michael Payne,

Debra Barsha, Zhana Saunders

Cowbell, Percussion: Aiyb Dieng

  • Tuba: Edwin Rodriguez
  • Baritone Horn, Euphonium: Joe Daly
  • Trumpet, Flugelhorn: Ted Daniel
  • Bassoon: Janet Grice
  • Tenor Saxophone, Flute: J.D. Parron
  • Horns arranged: Henry Threadgill

"If 6 Was 9"

  • Lead Vocals, Space Bass: Bootsy Collins
  • Guitar: Blackbyrd McKnight, Nicky Skopelitis
  • Backwards Guitar: Robert Musso
  • Intro Guitar: Buckethead
  • Violin: Lili Haydn

"Orbitron Attack"

"Cosmic Slop"

  • Vocals: Garry Shider, Gary "Mudbone" Cooper
  • Guitar: Garry Shider, Bootsy Collins, Michael Hampton
  • Organ: Bernie Worrell
  • Fairlight: Nicky Skopelitis
  • Bass: Robbie Shakespeare
  • Drums: Sly Dunbar
  • Congas: Aiyb Dieng
  • Material Strings Arranger & Conductor: Karl Berger

"Free-Bass"

  • Free-Bass: Zillatron (Bootsy Collins)
  • Stun Guitar: Menace (the Dawg of the C)

"Tell The World"

  • Vocals: Maceo Parker, Bobby Byrd, Godmoma
  • Keyboards, Voice: Sly Stone
  • Other Music: Bootsy Collins

"Pray My Soul"

  • Guitar: Eddie Hazel
  • Organ: Bernie Worrell

"Hideous Mutant Freekz"

  • Vocals: George Clinton, Garry Shider, Gary "Mudbone" Cooper, Bootsy Collins
  • Guitar, Space Bass: Bootsy Collins
  • Guitar Solo: Buckethead
  • Synth: Bernie Worrell
  • Drum Loops: Anton Fier

"Sax Machine"

  • Vocals: Maceo Parker, Bobby Byrd, Bootsy Collins
  • Alto Sax: Maceo Parker
  • Trombone: Fred Wesley
  • Guitar, Bass: Bootsy Collins
  • Low Bass: Bill Laswell
  • Synth: Bernie Worrell
  • Percussion: Timothy "T-Bone" David

"Animal Behavior"

  • Lead Vocals, Space Bass: Bootsy Collins
  • Organ: Bernie Worrell
  • Guitar: Buckethead
  • Turntables: Af Next Man Flip
  • Drums: Brain
  • Samples: Bill Laswell

"Trumpets and Violins"

  • Voice: Abiodun Oyewole
  • Guitar: Blackbyrd McKnight, Nicky Skopelitis, Robert Musso
  • Processing: Robert Musso
  • Intro Guitar: Buckethead
  • Violin: Lili Haydn

"Telling Time"

  • 6 & 12 String Guitars: Nicky Skopelitis
  • Organ: Amina Claudine Myers
  • Bass: Bill Laswell
  • Drums: Joseph "Zigaboo" Modeliste
  • Congas: Guilherme Franco

"Jungle Free-Bass"

  • Jungle Bass: Bootsy Collins
  • Dub Bass: Bill Laswell
  • Vocal Sounds: Torture

"Blackout"

Guitar, Bass, Drums: Blackbyrd McKnight

"Sacred To The Pain"

  • Guitar: Eddie Hazel
  • Organ: Bernie Worrell
  • Voice: Umar Bin Hassan

See also




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