DRUGS

DRUGS

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Drugs: The leaders of the psychedelic soul revival. Robert "Chicken" Burke and Mike "Clip" Payne lead an allstar cast of musicians, Adam Widoff, Joey Eppard, Stephanie McKay, Jeremy Bernstein as well as P-funks Lige Curry and Garry Shider in a kelidescope of the Old School Sound

Biography

What do you get when the worlds greatest funk band collides head on with the Woodstock Nation?

Drugs: The Mis-Americans,(Rx) a band with a critically acclaimed debut album and an underground reputation for a live show that rivals the best on the jam band circuit.
Rx sprung from P Funk's frontman Mike Clip Paynes collaboration with Woodstocks Robert Chicken Burke and Adam Widoff (Toshi Reagon's Big Lovely) that grew to include an all-star cast of musicians. Joe Eppard of 3, Jeremy Bernstein of Stoney Clove Lane, Universal Recording artist Stephanie McKay ( Mos Def,) and Parliament Funkadelic's Lige Curry and Garry "Starchild" Shider (R n R Hall of Fame 97)

Their debut album, The Prescription for Mis-America was praised for
"reviving the psychedelic sound of the 60's but mixing it with a touch of Sly Stone and Curtis Mayfield to create their own sound, not a parody of those who came before." ushering in the Psychedelic Soul Revolution. P funk fan mags have described it as "take[ing] up where the 1972 Funkadelic classic America Eats Its Young leaves off."

The bands live performances are legendary. The debuted in Europe at the worlds largest new music festival, the Transmusicales and were the first band in the festival 23 year history to be asked to play past their 45 minute time slot. Closing the first night of the festival with an 1 hour and 23 minute long set that the international journal Le Monde called "the festivals highlight!" Wetlands, 9:30 Club, BB Kings, and Knitting Factory appearances gave way to festival and sold out college gigs across the country and in Europe..

2005 started out with a bang for Rx, with an appearance at Super Bowl 39 in Jacksonville Florida on Super Sunday as the ESPN/NFL Tailgate Party Band. They joined up with the
420 Funk Mob and performed under the politically correct banner WEFUNK FM, on a stage set up in the stadiums parking lot. In July they co headlined the Freedom Festival in Acme Pennsylvania with Victor Wootens Band.

In August the band traveled to Heidelberg Germany as part of the WEFUNK Entertainment showcase event the 420FM Super Meltdown Tripfest for the Audiosoul Festival. The band joined the 420 Funk Mob with special guests George Clinton and Fred Wesley, along with 4000 fan for a very special show set in the courtyard of the 1200 year old ruins of the famed Heidelberg Castle

The new DRUGS craze sweeping across Europe and the United States is heading for your neighborhood!

Discography

Drugs: "The Prescription for Mis-America" 2001
420FM Live on the Off Days (Compilation) 2001
Brain on Drugs Remix (KRAKED/Discograph) Vinyl 2002
Strangest Life Remix (KRAKED/Discograph) Vinyl 2002
Mis-America Remix (KRAKED/Discograph) Vinyl 2003
420FM Alive in Spain (Compilation) 2005
"Strung Out" Single/Banneroo Sampler (Promotional) 2003
The PRESCRIPTION for MIS-AMERICA (CMG/Wefunk) 2008

Set List

A Psychedelic Soul Experience