March 30, 2015

Parliament - The Clones Of Dr. Funkenstein (1976)


Parliament was dedicated to making hilarious concept albums after the success of Mothership Connection. This time George Clinton isn't a sea worm or a space DJ, but some kind of doctor that travels through different universes and brings the funk to make people fell better. No, there isn't a Sir Nose D'Voidoffunk to push shit over the top, but Dr. Funkenstein is still seriously fun and dope. This album features more prominent horn sequences and has less emphasis on the space synths from Worrell, though the two do overlap in a strange way. Seated between two of the greatest, most influential, and artist-defining funk albums of all time, The Clones Of Dr. Funkenstein is a little overlooked. The latter half, while nothing short of quality, doesn't have as many famous cues as Funkentelechy or Mothership Connection or Motor Booty Affair, so it's understandable, but if you want to get smoked out loced out put this on and you won't be disappointed.

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The Clones Of Dr. Funkenstein