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I was sad to hear that Garry Shider, the longtime lead vocalist, guitarist and band director of Parliament-Funkadelic passed away yesterday of cancer. The guy rarely wore anything but a diaper onstage for almost 35 years (his persona in the band was "Starchild"), but he was in many ways the backbone of PFunk--even more than George Clinton, who was often too fucked-up to do anything useful. He was a primary songwriter, singer and guitarist on such Funkadelic classics as "Cosmic Slop" and "One Nation Under A Groove", but he was a main writer of almost all the great PFunk stuff, along with George, Bootsy Collins and Bernie Worrell.

Here's a couple of my favorite PFunk videos featuring Garry.



 

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Shit! I just passed on seeing them too thinking I'd cath em next time
 

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Shit! I just passed on seeing them too thinking I'd cath em next time
Like an idiot I missed Garry's last full PFunk show, here in DC a few months back. He had just gotten his cancer diagnosis, and it was sort of a tribute show. They played until the 9:30 Club shut off the power.

He appeared with them here and there over the last few months, but he couldn't really tour. I'm sure they'll go on (George Clinton has plenty of bills to pay), but it'll never be quite the same without Garry.
 

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:( RIP.
 
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