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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. ...

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George Clinton (1978)

Interview by Cliff White, Rock's Backpages audio, November 1978

A splendidly rambling conversation in which the P-Funk mastermind looks back at the early days of Parliament; fondly remembers Screaming Jay Hawkins and Louis Jordan; the rise of P-Funk; punk v funk; Hendrix and Sly as pioneers; gives a definition of what Funkadelic is, and the birth of 'One Nation Under A Groove'.

File format: mp3; file size: 32.7mb, interview length: 34' 05" sound quality: ***

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Eddie Hazel: 1950-1992

Obituary by Alan Light, Rolling Stone, 18 February 1993

EDDIE HAZEL, the Parliament-Funkadelic guitarist whose searing leads were a staple of the funk army's albums and concerts for more than two decades, died on ...

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 ...

Parliament: Funkentelechy Vs the Placebo Syndrome (Casablanca CALH 2021)

Review by Barry Cain, Record Mirror, 7 January 1978

I GUESS you could describe Parliament as an ethnic funk band if indeed such an animal exists. Apart from the occasional extra-terrestrial skullduggery which no ...

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 ...

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 ...

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) ...


Interview by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, 23 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 ...

Parliament/Funkadelic, Mother's Finest: Capitol Center, Landover MD

Live Review by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, 23 May 1978

Parliament tear the roof off Washington ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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. ...

Casablanca Records' Neil Bogart (1976) [transcript]

Audio transcript of interview by Jim Esposito, Rock's Backpages transcripts, 1976

This is a transcript of Jim's 1976 interview with the Casablanca disco mogul. Listen to the audio of this interview.  ...

Parliament: The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein (Casablanca); Funkadelic: Tales of Kidd Funkadelic (Westbound)

Review by Joe McEwen, The Village Voice, 25 October 1976

Parliament-Funkadelic: Bummer in the City ...

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 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: Watch Out The Mothership Is Coming

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 5 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: A Parliafunkadelicment Thang

Profile and Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 14 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, ...

The George Clinton Interview: Part 2

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 19 December 1978

Coinciding with the arrival of the whole Parliafunk-adelicment entourage in Britain for concert dates, B&S concludes its exclusive interview with the mastermind of the whole ...

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: Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome (Casablanca CALH2021)

Review by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 14 March 1978

I DON'T REALLY believe that there is a funkier band in the whole world than the Parliament brigade and this latest offering is all the ...

Countdown on Parliament, from launchpad to mothership connection... We have lift-off!

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 29 June 1976

An intergalactic communication from Space Commander George Clinton aboard the starship Parliafunkadelicment... ...

Disco Doesn't Have to Mean Dull

Overview by John Swenson, Circus, 16 March 1978

International Technical Geniuses Discover Disco's Possibilities ...

P-Funk: Dispatches from Uncle Jam's H.Q.

Interview by Lloyd Bradley, Blues & Soul, 20 November 1979

The news that Dr Funkenstein is to retire has sent shock waves throughout the funk world, but has provided George Clinton with a little breathing ...

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 ...

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. ...

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

Review by Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, 18 November 1967


George Clinton: The Mad Professor

Interview by Paolo Hewitt, Melody Maker, 8 January 1983

Paolo Hewitt gets funked by GEORGE CLINTON. ...

Parliament: Funkentelechy vs. The Placebo Syndrome

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

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

George Clinton: The P-Father of P-Funk

Retrospective by Sean O'Hagan, The Guardian, 23 December 1999

Who was pop's greatest showman? Sean O'Hagan has no hesitation in picking George Clinton. ...

A Journey to the Center of Parliament/Funkadelic

Report and Interview by Tom Vickers, Rolling Stone, 26 August 1976

They're Coming to Take You Away, Ha-Ha ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, the Brides Of Funkenstein: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Vivien Goldman, Melody Maker, 23 December 1978

AND LO, when the silver spaceship settled on the Odeon stage, the faces of the assembled glowed like kids when the fairy lights twinkle for ...

Ohio Players, Graham Centra! Station, Parliament-Funkadelic: Radio City Music Hall, New York NY

Live Review by Wayne Robins, Rolling Stone, 27 March 1975

ONLY TWO weeks after Sly Stone scaled his decline by falling on his face at Radio City Music Hall, two of his most popular heirs ...

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 ...

see also George Clinton

see also Funkadelic

see also Junie Morrison


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