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If your circle of friends includes any guitar players, take this little
test. Ask them if they are familiar with Eddie Hazel’s Game, Dames and
Guitar Thangs. Chances are their eyes will widen, followed by an
exclamation something like “I thought I was the only one who knew about
that record!” Indeed, knowledge of this relatively obscure album is
something of a secret handshake among axe men, because the guitar work
on it is flat-out incredible. But then, you had to be a bad mutha to be
in a band with George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell and the
rest of the Parliament/Funkadelic mothership, and that’s where a 17
year-old Eddie Hazel found himself in 1967, as the new guitar player in
Over the next ten years, Hazel would become an instrumental mainstay in
PFunk, most notably on Fender Strat showcases like “Maggot Brain” and
“Dollar Bill,” which he co-wrote. By the time he recorded this album in
1977, however, Hazel was out of the band, beset by personal problems
that led to his premature demise in 1992 and which also explain at least
in part why this album never reached commercial lift-off. All of the
aforementioned PFunk notables are here, along with the Brides of
Funkenstein on vocals, but this is Eddie’s show, as he lets loose with
one coruscating, psychedelic funk lead after another over a mixture of
George Clinton-penned originals and covers of “California Dreamin’” and
“I Want You (She’s So Heavy).” And now you can get Game in two different
ways: on CD with liner notes by former Minister of Information for
PFunk, Tom Vickers, or on LP in an electric blue vinyl edition!
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*SEALED* Jacket still sealed in shrink original wrap; disc sold ungraded or "as is."
NM (Near Mint) Appears unplayed and will bear no marks, sleeve scuffs, or scratches.
EX+ (Excellent) May have one or two visible imperfections (i.e. sleeve scuffs, faint scratches, or other superficial marks) that will not affect playback.
VG+ (Very Good+) A few visible imperfections. These may include sleeve scuffs, light scratches, or other superficial marks.
VG (Very Good) Similar imperfections found on VG+ records but in slightly greater numbers. Records graded VG and above will typically not have any scratches that are deep enough to be felt with a fingernail.
VG- (Very Good-) A number of visible imperfections; the presence of a considerable number of light scratches will force a VG- grade, as will the presence of significant isolated defects such as scratches deep enough to be felt with a fingernail.
G (Good) Record can be played without skipping, but will have significant surface noise, scratches, and visible groove wear. G+ and G- are used to indicate stronger and weaker copies within this range.
*SW/DNAP* Slight warp, does not affect playback
*QUAD* Quadraphonic Sound, similar to today’s surround sound
All records are visually graded by our experienced staff, using a bright lamp and an Audio-Technica ATLP-120 turntable.