People often consider Parliament-Funkadelic to be one band because they’ve been touring as such since the ‘80s. In actuality, The Parliaments came first, then their record label Revilot went bankrupt, and George formed Funkadelic so that he could keep touring. I Call My Baby Pussycat was from the transitional period before they got the rights to their name back and decided to keep the two bands separate.

What strikes me most about this song is that it was kind of ahead of its time in a lot of respects. Eddie Hazel seems to be setting the standard for funk/rock guitar playing for the following decade, the lyrics in the chorus had to be really controversial—I mean George is basically yelling “P-U-S-S-Y” at the top of his lungs with a quiet callback of “c-a-t”—and it’s really tight. Hope you dig it!

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