HEAR BOOTSY ON WTF WITH MARC MARON
What’s Bootsy doing?! The funkmaster is sharing a new video for “Creepin’,” from his latest album The Power of the One. The song features guitar great Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, with Bootsy on drums and Spacebass.
“I knew I wanted a solid raunchy groove with a loud guitar over the top. I wanted it to be the kind of thang that messes with your mind and questions your sanity,” Bootsy shares with Rolling Stone. “Well, I started to think about my hallucination “dazes” when I was stoned out of my mind in a room about six by eight— just big enough to lie down on a bed—trippin’ out on Hendrix and Howlin’ Wolf…I was seeing things and colors creepin’ in and out of my room, it was all kinda creepy!
Watch “Creepin’” here and give a listen to The Power of the One.
The Bootsy Collins Foundation is on the ONE and spreading some funk this holiday season with 12 Days of Boot-A-Claus, a giving campaign with 100% proceeds to Madi’s House in Cincinnati. Every day through 24, Bootsy Collins will be giving away a prize as donations roll in. For information on how to enter, click here.
Founded by Bootsy Collins and his wife, Pepperminte Patti, the Bootsy Collins Foundation’s mission is to inspire, educate and to enrich the lives of individuals from all backgrounds.
Based in Bootsy and Patti’s hometown of Cincinnati, Madi’s House offers support for young adults battling addiction and mental health issues.
The Power of the One is available now on all streaming services, with vinyl on the way. “Music is always a soother, a healer, and that’s how I want to use this record,” adds Bootsy. Listen to The Power of the One here.
True essence of the funk is the Power of the One, and it all began when James Brown and his musicians dominated the first count of each measure. For Bootsy, “the One” is also a philosophy: “The Power of the One is what pulls us through,” he says. “Everyone has “The One” inside of them. You never know who is using you for guidance, so always be pure and never fake the funk. Everybody’s got a light. Everybody needs to shine.”
To help pull us through, Bootsy has programmed a free 24-7 station, Bootsy Radio, featuring interviews, unreleased grooves from the Bootzilla archives, and whatever else the Funkship delivers. Glory be, the funk’s on me.