As utopias go, the version afforded by 1970s funk was better than most: bottom-heavy rhythms, general ebullience, tons of sex, and imagery that combined the knowingness of the street with the pop glory of the comic-book page. While there wasn't a unified vision (P-Funk probably came closest), it all faded in time, leaving behind a passel of evergreen recordings and, for the rest, a gloss of kitsch applied by the years... More >>>