open up your funky mind and you can fly free your mind and your ass will follow the kingdom of heaven is within
Funkadelic ~ free your mind and your ass will follow ~ 1970 lead guitar: Eddie Hazel rhythm guitar: Tawl Ross keyboards: Bernie Worrell drums: Tiki Fulwood bass: Billy Nelson lead vocals: George Clinton, Ray Davis http://youtu.be/elCC5JKmh54 From Funkadelic's 1971 release of the same name. According to legend, during the recording session band leader George Clinton told guitarist Eddie Hazel to imagine he had been told his mother was dead, but then learned that it was not true. The result was the 10-minute guitar solo for which Hazel is most fondly remembered by many music critics and fans. Though several other musicians began the track playing, Clinton soon realized how powerful Hazel's solo was and faded them out so that the focus would be on Hazel's guitar. Critics have described the solo as, "an emotional apocalypse of sound." The track was recorded in one take.