Funk Road, the latest album by Mutiny is scheduled to be released September 3, 2013 on the Catbone Music label. Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Jerome “Bigfoot” Brailey, was drummer during the peak of Parliament-Funkadelic’s fame and co-writer of such classic hits as “Tear the Roof Off” until he split from “The Mothership” to form his own band, Mutiny. Funk Road is an amazing, eclectic album of funk, soul, electro, rap, jazz and more. The genre jumping Bigfoot has also done session work with Keith Richards, Snoop Dogg, Pharoah Sanders, Jah Wobble, James Blood Ulmer, Bill Laswell and more! The Funk Road CD contains a single disc with 15 songs.
Jerome “Bigfoot” Brailey is an American drummer, best known for his work with Parliament Funkadelic, Bootsy Collins and numerous related projects. Brailey is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, inducted in 1997 with fifteen other members of Parliament-Funkadelic and has earned numerous Gold and Platinum records with the P-Funk Organization.
Brailey has performed with iconic Classic Soul R&B groups; The Unific’s (Court of Love, Beginning of My End), The Five Stairsteps (Ooh Child) and the Chambers Brothers, (Time Has Come Today). He joined George Clinton’s P-Funk collective and appeared on many of their most popular recordings. He co-wrote one of Parliament’s biggest hits, “Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof Off the Sucker).” Samples from that body of work have since appeared on hundreds of hip hop and contemporary R&B songs. After leaving P-Funk, Brailey formed his own band, MUTINY. They released their debut album “Mutiny on the Mamaship”, followed by “Funk Plus the One”. Mutiny also released on Brailey’s own label, five other records and Aftershock 2005 on Bill Laswell’s “Black Arc” Label.
The Mutiny Album’s are still heavy on the Funk of Braileys roots, but it’s delivered in a way that’s even more stripped down and almost with less cliché than before (a sound that’s heavy on the bass and guitar in the instrumentation, and which has a decidedly darker feel), the guitar is produced with a cool compressed quality that often makes it sound quite sinister-and the vocals are locked tightly into the mix.
Brailey has appeared as a session drummer with a diverse group of artists, including Jah Wobble, Bill Laswell, James Blood Ulmer, Lucky Peterson, Dave Stewart and Buckethead.
Therefore, under the leadership of Jerome “Bigfoot” Brailey, Mutiny is one of the few acts with roots originating from the P-Funk Empire to establish an identity and sound independent of George Clinton.
Who can doubt Jerome “Bigfoot” Brailey’s amazing talent? Considered one of the world’s foremost drummers, Jerome is in a unique class: Rock ‘N Roll Hall of Fame Member, Former Drummer and Songwriter for Parliament/Funkadelic, and Founder, Producer and Songwriter for Mutiny.