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Parliament: Live: The P-Funk Earth Tour

Review by Vivien Goldman, Sounds, 11 June 1977

"THEY SAY the bigger the headache the bigger the pill!" Dr. Funkenstein shouts. ...


Singles from the Beach Boys, the Parliaments, Wilson Pickett et al

Review by Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, 18 November 1967


Parliament/Funkadelic: A Parliafunkadelicment Thang

Profile and Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, May 1971

RARELY DOES an R&B act cause any controversy or speculation prior to making a British tour. But the one exception in recent years is Funkadelic, ...

Marking Time with Funkadelic — an interview with George Clinton

Interview by Vernon Gibbs, Soul Sounds, July 1973

THERE IS a hard core of demented maniacs who force their way into people's apartments, with wild looks in their eyes. Usually they can be ...

Funkadelic pee in your Afro

Report by Vernon Gibbs, The Village Voice, 5 September 1974

LAST WEEK, Rare Earth punked out of a gig at the Apollo, a rare honor for which Mick Jagger might conceivably give up eyeshadow. The ...

Parliament-Funkadelic: Mothership Connection

Review by Joe McEwen, Rolling Stone, 25 March 1976

WITH THE "Parliafunkadelicment thang", leader George Clinton has succeeded in creating two distinct identities for one band—the mystical voodoo of the Funkadelics and the stabbing, ...

The Amazing Disco-Man from Planet X

Review by Cliff White, New Musical Express, 3 July 1976

PARLIAMENT: Mothership Connection (Casablanca)BOOTSY'S RUBBER BAND: Stretchin' Out (Warners) ...


Interview by Cliff White, New Musical Express, 21 August 1976

"THERE'S a lot of chocolate cities around. We got Newark, we got Gary, somebody told me we got L.A. And we're working on Atlanta. But ...

The Bizarre World of George Clinton (Parliament/Funkadelic Drop The Funk-Bomb On America)

Interview by Joe Nick Patoski, Phonograph Record, December 1976

NEW ORLEANS — Maintaining two separate personalities and record labels for his band Parliament/Funkadelic has been an act of schizophrenic genius on the part of ...

Parliament/Funkadelic: Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans

Live Review by Wayne Robins, Rolling Stone, 30 December 1976

A GOLD PYRAMID glitters onstage. Light beams, like giant mutant insect eyes, stare down at the audience. Musicians dressed for a Halloween party in some ...

Funkadelic: Hardcore Jollies/Parliament: The Clones Of Funkenstein

Review by Cliff White, New Musical Express, 12 February 1977

In the last 12 months no less than eight albums have escaped from this mind-bending menagerie and yet only one (Parliament's Mothership Connection on Casablanca) ...

Underneath Apparent Mindlessness Lurks Astonishing Musicianship

Comment by Richard Williams, Melody Maker, 19 February 1977

LOUIS JOHNSON, bass-playing Brother of that ilk, was quoted in a recent Downbeat on the subject of his favourite bassists: "Stanley Clarke... is the baddest ...

The Creation of Dr Funkenstein

Interview by Roy Carr, New Musical Express, 7 January 1978

The scene: Maggotropolis, Hollywood. The target: the infamous Mr. GEORGE CLINTON High Priest of a Black Unholy Trinity. Enter a reporter clutching a clove of ...

Parliament: Funkentelechy vs. The Placebo Syndrome

Review by Paul Rambali, New Musical Express, 14 January 1978

Clinton's Clones Hit Ass & Funny Bone ...

Parliament: Funkentelechy vs. The Placebo Syndrome (Casablanca)

Review by Richard Riegel, Creem, March 1978

AND SO it came to pass that Parliament-Funkadelic became the Great Black Hope of all the honky rock critics, became the champion musical force that ...

Disco Doesn't Have to Mean Dull

Overview by John Swenson, Circus, 16 March 1978

International Technical Geniuses Discover Disco's Possibilities ...


Interview by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, May 1978

After nearly twenty years together under the able guidance of Mr. George Clinton, Parliament and Funkadelic and associated entities have finally begun to receive the ...

P-Funk: Free Your Mind — Your Accountant Will Follow

Report and Interview by Vivien Goldman, Melody Maker, 25 November 1978

Pretty soon, the whole Parliafunkadelicment troupe arrives in Britain — led by their founder, the black surrealist George Clinton. VIVIEN GOLDMAN witnessed Clinton's Clones on ...

Parliament Funkadelic: Watch Out The Mothership Is Coming

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, December 1978

Beware, Britain – the Mothership is coming! George Clinton and those extra-terrestial beings, Parliament-Funkadelic, are about to descend on to your cities. It will be ...

Parliament/Funkadelic/Parlet/Brides Of Funkenstein: Bellevue Kings Hall, Manchester

Live Review by Mick Middles, Sounds, 16 December 1978

THE WORLD funk extravaganza circus comes to Manchester. ...

The Brides of Funkenstein: Funk Or Walk; Parliament: Motor Booty Affair

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 16 December 1978

IF ROCK stars had the kind of union that insisted on overtime bans and frowned on over-productivity, George Clinton would undoubtedly be the subject of ...

Parliament/Funkadelic/Parlet/Brides Of Funkenstein: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Ian Penman, New Musical Express, 23 December 1978

THE "MOTHERSHIP" arrives. Everybody gets on out of it and has a "party". And I dance. And slump. And dance and slump. ...

George Clinton & The Funk Mob

Report and Interview by Geoffrey Himes, Unicorn Times, May 1979

GARY SHIDER and Mike Hampton held the stage at the Capital Centre in the fiercest rock'n'roll guitar duet in any local hall recently. Shider's fingers ...

The P-Funk Noo Doo Crew: the Man with the Key to Funk

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 7 April 1981

George Clinton takes the lid off R&B... Rhythm and Business, that is! ...

Parliament-Funkadelic: The Ritz, New York NY

Live Review by Richard Grabel, New Musical Express, 30 May 1981

P-FUNK DO FOR the modern funk show what The Grateful Dead did to the rock show in the late '60s. They alter the time frame ...

George Clinton: The Mad Professor

Interview by Paolo Hewitt, Melody Maker, 8 January 1983

Paolo Hewitt gets funked by GEORGE CLINTON. ...

Parliament: Uncut Funk — The Bomb

Review by Barney Hoskyns, New Musical Express, 6 September 1986

GEORGE CLINTON is one of the great people of the 20th century. Probably you know this already. He took the funk legacy of James Brown ...

The Jazzy Funkateers: Life after James Brown and P-Funk

Report and Interview by Hank Bordowitz, American Visions, Winter 1993

AS THE SEVEN musicians on the stage at Tramps in New York launch into a instrumental version of 'Cold Sweat', six hundred voices in the ...

George Clinton: Funky 54

Retrospective and Interview by Frank Broughton, i-D, February 1994

PARLIAMENT-FUNKADELIC, P-Funk, The P -- Specially designed afronauts capable of funketizing entire galaxies. Their mothership long ago made its terrestrial connection and they are amongst ...

The Story Of The Funk: George Clinton

Retrospective and Interview by Peter Murphy, Hot Press, 1996

IN THE BEGINNING was the word, and the word was Funk. Deep in the prehistoric bog, two microbes rubbed together, caused some friction, got frisky ...

George Clinton: Motor Booty

Retrospective and Interview by Lloyd Bradley, MOJO, October 2003

In 1963 George Clinton took a first step toward funk overlordship. He shut his East Coast barbershop and flew to Motown. Lloyd Bradley finds out ...

see also George Clinton

see also Junie Morrison


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