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|Title||Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On|
|Written by||George Clinton and Grace Cook|
|Submitted by||Siegfried Baboon|
This is for the committed/hardcore/pedantic* gear change enthusiast only. Unless you listen carefully, it's easy to overlook this obscure truck-driving moment from the man who has entertained us over the decades with such musical delights as "Promentalshitbackwashpsychosis Enema Squad (The Doodoo Chasers)" and "Some Of My Best Jokes Are Friends". It is a truck driver's gear change nevertheless.
If you missed it on the first listening, it's probably because the funk-laden opening riff, which comes back a number of times throughout the song, itself ends with a couple of chords which rise chromatically into what might loosely be described as the "verse". But, on the repetition included in this clip, the final note is cranked up a key for no reason. Et voilà.
This song, along with all but one of the other tracks on the album of the same name, was in fact co-written by the late Eddie Hazel but the guitarist chose to list his mother instead. Honestly: how could you pretend your own mother was responsible for a truck driver's gear change? She must have been livid when she found out.
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The George Clinton of Parliament/Funkadelic collectively