Here's a little-known fact about The New Pornographers: Parliament Funkadelic once kinda opened for them. "We played this jam band festival a few years ago. It was somewhere a couple of hundred miles...
It's taken two years for me to produce a documentary called Funk Getting Ready To Roll, chronicling George Clinton and Funkadelic's adventures in Toronto in the early 70s. Clinton and company's three or so years living in Toronto gave them new ideas about music making and how to keep doing it. The Funk Mob never would have turned out as it did without these years of reckoning, and in doing so they developed a unique influence on popular music.