Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Parliament - The Clones Of Dr. Funkenstein

I was going to bore you with my wandering thoughts of how much Daddy loves the Funk, but I found a nice, concise article online which sums this album up pretty well.

"Following closely on the heels of MOTHERSHIP CONNECTION, the group's undisputed high-water mark, THE CLONES OF DR. FUNKENSTEIN furthers George Clinton's conceptual and musical master plan to funkify the world. THE CLONES unravels the Funk Mob's cosmology and populates it with a cast of mythological characters that includes Starchild (introduced on MOTHERSHIP) and the Funk overlord himself, Dr. Funkenstein. By this album, Parliament have almost completely moved away from the guitar-dominated psychedelic soul of their early '70s output and entrenched themselves in the realm of lighter, horn and keyboard-driven experimental dance music. While weakened by over-conceptualization and Parliament's sometimes too-goofy sense of humor--qualities that would seriously mar the group's later output--this disc is nonetheless full of freaky, utterly original jam-formula compositions bolstered by outstanding musicianship. "Do That Stuff" and "I've Been Watching You" are highlights. Though old school P-Funk fans may see this record as Parliament's bid for the commercial mainstream, it is still impossible to deny the unique, exuberant music within."

Be prepared, children - more P-Funk on the horizon. It's gonna be a funky December.

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DaddyRich said...


Wiganova said...

More funk - yes please.

Make my funk the P funk I wants my funk uncut.

Love this post

All the best.

milo said...

Thanks for the slice of P-Funk. I've always headed for the Funkadelic side of things (Maggot Brain is still the tops!) over the Parliament offerings. Check out the Aug/Sep issue of "Wax Poetics" for a dynamite P-Funk overview.

Anonymous said...

Hi, thanks for the funk.

DaddyRich said...

Funakadelic is coming y'all.....stay here and stay funkay.

DorianGre said...

I know I asked for this only a few days ago, and here it is.

leakeg said...

hell yes!
thanks for the funk!

Ben said...

Link is offline