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George Clinton on New Solo Work, P-Funk Project

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Funk legend George Clinton recently served as a guest on The Talkhouse, where he discussed the aesthetics of Parliament–Funkadelic, as well as discussed his future projects, one of which will be a solo endeavor produced by Flying Lotus.

“When the mothership landed we had to have costumes that matched the spaceship,” Clinton said. “So we had leather suits, $10,000 coats — we had to look like we were pimps from outer space.”

The interview then transitions into Clinton’s forthcoming works, where he clarifies that along with his solo album there will be a Parliament album too.




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Reply #1 posted 11/30/16 5:48am

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I hope it doesn't take too long to materialise. It's been a while since he's done a solo album of original songs. The Gangsters of Love album was alright but I want new P Funk.
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Reply #2 posted 11/30/16 8:52am

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He's been talking about that new Parliament album since he released Shake The Gate. lol C'mon and release it already, George! Hope he comes round here again. I sure enjoyed seeing him last year...

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Reply #3 posted 11/30/16 11:36am

SoulAlive

I have to admit,I think the last Funkadelic album,Ya Gotta Shake The Gate was a mess.Hopefully the new Parliament album will be a return to form.

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The interview then transitions into Clinton’s forthcoming works, where he clarifies that along with his solo album there will be a Parliament album too.

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Reply #4 posted 11/30/16 1:45pm

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SoulAlive said:

I have to admit,I think the last Funkadelic album,Ya Gotta Shake The Gate was a mess.Hopefully the new Parliament album will be a return to form.

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The interview then transitions into Clinton’s forthcoming works, where he clarifies that along with his solo album there will be a Parliament album too.

It was! lol But, in my opinion, there is an album's worth of good songs on that collection.

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Reply #5 posted 12/01/16 6:23am

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We'll see what happens. He spouts off all matter of stuff from time to time. Never believe any of it until you are holding the actual CD, lol.

He has been known to work on a single record for decades, no joke. He has been leaking snippets of the Parliament record Medicaid Fraud Dog out on periscope for at least a couple of years now. It's got some incredible music on it. Whether and/or when it will actually see the light of day is anybody's guess.

What I've heard so far is funkier than Gate. But Gate has its moments. Go back and revisit it. Like all funk it might hit you differently after a time out.
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Reply #6 posted 12/01/16 9:10am

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mrwiggles said:

We'll see what happens. He spouts off all matter of stuff from time to time. Never believe any of it until you are holding the actual CD, lol. He has been known to work on a single record for decades, no joke. He has been leaking snippets of the Parliament record Medicaid Fraud Dog out on periscope for at least a couple of years now. It's got some incredible music on it. Whether and/or when it will actually see the light of day is anybody's guess. What I've heard so far is funkier than Gate. But Gate has its moments. Go back and revisit it. Like all funk it might hit you differently after a time out. [Edited 12/1/16 6:28am]


Yeah, Shake The Gate is like Emancipation in that way. It's just so much to absorb as a single album, but there is a lot to like. I'm a big fan of this approach for artists like Prince & P-Funk. I'll take quantity and decide for myself what is quality! wink

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Reply #7 posted 12/01/16 4:39pm

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Of all his solo albums, my #1 fave is 1983's "You Shouldn't-Nuf Bit, Fish!" BANGIN'!!! smile

Hungry? Just look in the mirror and get fed up.
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Reply #8 posted 12/07/16 2:07am

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More than anything I was shocked when The Prime Minister of Funk cut his Locs...It took me a minute to recognize him...He looked more like my Uncle Gary than Dr. Funkenstein...

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Reply #9 posted 12/07/16 5:35am

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djThunderfunk said:

mrwiggles said:

We'll see what happens. He spouts off all matter of stuff from time to time. Never believe any of it until you are holding the actual CD, lol. He has been known to work on a single record for decades, no joke. He has been leaking snippets of the Parliament record Medicaid Fraud Dog out on periscope for at least a couple of years now. It's got some incredible music on it. Whether and/or when it will actually see the light of day is anybody's guess. What I've heard so far is funkier than Gate. But Gate has its moments. Go back and revisit it. Like all funk it might hit you differently after a time out. [Edited 12/1/16 6:28am]


Yeah, Shake The Gate is like Emancipation in that way. It's just so much to absorb as a single album, but there is a lot to like. I'm a big fan of this approach for artists like Prince & P-Funk. I'll take quantity and decide for myself what is quality! wink


I wouldn't compare it to Emancipation at all. There's just so much stuff performed by rappers with barely any input by known Funkadelic members on it that it's almost like a compilation album. The stuff on it also comes from various different sessions that took place over the years. It's resulted in many of the tracks sounding completely different from the others, whereas Emancipation has a rather consistent overall sound despite the different styles on it.

I'd rather compare it to Prince's New Power Pak release that had NPS, Come 2 My House and GCS2000 on it. wink

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Reply #10 posted 12/07/16 2:30pm

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George, I'm gonna need some new funk by next year!!! hammer lol

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Reply #11 posted 12/07/16 6:19pm

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whitechocolatebrotha said:

Of all his solo albums, my #1 fave is 1983's "You Shouldn't-Nuf Bit, Fish!" BANGIN'!!! smile

ahhhh....the good old days biggrin

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Reply #12 posted 12/07/16 6:49pm

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Thanks for the article biggrin

Keep Calm & Listen To Prince
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Reply #13 posted 12/10/16 6:09am

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More than anything I was shocked when The Prime Minister of Funk cut his Locs...It took me a minute to recognize him...He looked more like my Uncle Gary than Dr. Funkenstein...



I know right. I'm not so sure if it was a matter of choice or necessity, as I believe it started falling out lol. He went back to the Parliaments finger waves at first now it's completely bald.

Gate is a record that has been coming together for decades. He was doing Ain't That Funkin in some of those early 90's gigs. The Parliament material he's producing now has a freshness to it that wasn't as evident on Gate.
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Reply #14 posted 12/10/16 6:18pm

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mrwiggles said:

Chancellor said:

More than anything I was shocked when The Prime Minister of Funk cut his Locs...It took me a minute to recognize him...He looked more like my Uncle Gary than Dr. Funkenstein...

I know right. I'm not so sure if it was a matter of choice or necessity, as I believe it started falling out lol. He went back to the Parliaments finger waves at first now it's completely bald. Gate is a record that has been coming together for decades. He was doing Ain't That Funkin in some of those early 90's gigs. The Parliament material he's producing now has a freshness to it that wasn't as evident on Gate.

that's good to hear.I am really anxious for this album.

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Reply #15 posted 12/11/16 4:29am

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SoulAlive said:



mrwiggles said:


Chancellor said:

More than anything I was shocked when The Prime Minister of Funk cut his Locs...It took me a minute to recognize him...He looked more like my Uncle Gary than Dr. Funkenstein...



I know right. I'm not so sure if it was a matter of choice or necessity, as I believe it started falling out lol. He went back to the Parliaments finger waves at first now it's completely bald. Gate is a record that has been coming together for decades. He was doing Ain't That Funkin in some of those early 90's gigs. The Parliament material he's producing now has a freshness to it that wasn't as evident on Gate.


that's good to hear.I am really anxious for this album.



Like I say don't hold your breath for Medicaid Fraud Dog. If you have periscope you can go in there and follow him. He plays all sorts of excerpts from it on there. He will come on there from the studio with Bone and P-Nut putting the "finishing touches" on it. But this has been going on for 2 years already lol.
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Reply #16 posted 12/12/16 12:20am

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George, I'm gonna need some new funk by next year!!! hammer lol



Leave my uncle alone!!!
hammer hammer hammer lol
You and me are like two ships passing
Never reaching shore
If we ever, ooh, if we ever did
We'd just want more
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Reply #17 posted 12/30/16 3:04pm

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Clinton talked to Rolling Stone in a new interview.

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Reply #18 posted 12/30/16 8:26pm

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Identity said:

Clinton talked to Rolling Stone in a new interview.

Good one. Thanks for the heads up! cool

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Reply #19 posted 12/31/16 7:31pm

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George C George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic

Live from On December 31 funk legend George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic will close out 2016 and ring in 2017 at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas. If you can’t make it to Sin City in person, there’s an option to watch Clinton and the band from home or wherever you have an internet connection.

nugs.tv will host a webcast featuring George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic live from Las Vegas. The webcast is currently available for pre-order in both SD and HD formats. Look for the stream to begin at 11 p.m. ET on New Year’s Eve. Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
Dec 31st 11:00 PM ET

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