The Spindle: “One Nation Under A Groove” Parts I & II

Today on The Spindle, Marc and John drop the needle on the biggest single by Funkadelic, 1978’s “One Nation Under A Groove” Parts I & II. Riding the top of the Billboard Soul charts for six weeks, this song was Funkadelic’s National Anthem, a call for unity catalyzed by gigantic funk hooks. Devoted to hitting the “one,” the group turns well-worn words into new mantras, all in service of a groove that seemed like it could last forever.

About The Spindle: The 7-inch record isn’t just a format—it’s an art form. On each episode of The Spindle podcast, music writer Marc Masters (Pitchfork, The Wire, Bandcamp) and music historian (and music maker) John Howard dive into a great 7-inch, dissecting its background, impact, and the reasons why it stands out as a small plastic piece of music history. 

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