More From PFunk and Pedro Bell

I just picked up a UK import copy of Standing on the Verge of Getting It On, my 16th album in the PFunk family of musicians.  It’s one of the many Funkadelic records to feature the art of Pedro Bell.  Pedro also contributed the liner notes about the PFunk mythology, and they’re absolutely incredible.  No CD packaging could ever do justice to the detailed art and volumes of text contained in each album he’s put his pen to.

Standing on the Verge of Getting it On (Front)

Standing on the Verge of Getting it On (Back)

Standing on the Verge of Getting it On (Inside Left)

Standing on the Verge of Getting it On (Inside Right)

From Pedro’s liner notes:


AS IT IS WRITTEN HENCEFORTH . . . that on the eighth Day, the Cosmic Stumpet of MOTHER NATURE was spawned to envelope this Third Planet in FUNKACIDAL VIBRATIONS. And She birthed Apostles Ra, Hendrix, Stone & CLINTON to preserve all funkiness on man unto eternity . . . But! Fraudulent forces of obnoxious JIVATION grew; Sun Ra strobed back to Saturn to awaint his Next Reincarnation, Jimi was forced back into basic atoms; Sly was co-opted into a jester monolith and . . . only seedling GEORGE  remained! As it came to be, he did indeed, begat FUNKADELIC to restore Order Within The Univers. And nuourished from the pamgrierian mammaritic melonpaps of Mother Natur, the followers of FUNKADELIA multiplied incessantly!

(The funky tale continues for another seven HUNDRED words.)  Can you imagine fitting that on a 4.75″ CD sleeve?

I also brought home a copy of Funk or Walk, the debut album by Brides of Funkenstein thanks to a very dear friend.

Brides of Funkenstein

I found the following rare Pedro Bell interview clip on

It’s from a Chicago cable-access show called “Chic-A-Go-Go” in 1997.

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