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Pedro Bell on the importance of a visual concept as a band.

“If you have have group that has a concept that’s visual, people will by the product,” [Pedro Bell] said. Groups like Mandrill and The Undisputed Truth were impressive, but didn’t have the longevity of Funkadelic because they lacked a coherent (literal) vision of themselves, and the world they were creating. “If you want to survive, you better have some visual concept, and if you really want to survive you better have more than that.”

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Smithsonian acquires P-Funk Mothership – The Washington Post

The 1990s replica of the stage prop, a 1,200-pound aluminum spacecraft, will go to the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
— The Washington Post

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Huey's Re-Mix

Re-mix

Huey’s Re-Mix 1979: Uncle Jam a.k.a. George Clinton

Uncle Jam Wants You, cover photo (by Diem M. Jones) and artwork (by Pedro Bell), 1979

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