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George Clinton was born in 1941 in Kannapolis, North Carolina (near Charlotte) and grew up in Plainfield, UsefulNotes/NewJersey. After some time in a barber salon, he became a staff songwriter for Motown, while fronting a small-time {{Doowop}} group named The Parliaments, which had a hit in 1967 with "(I Wanna) Testify". But this band disintegrated, and Clinton instead formed Funkadelic, a band which played a combination of psychedelic rock and funk, influenced by other famous musicians such as Music/JimiHendrix, James Brown and Sly & the Family Stone.

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George Clinton was born in 1941 in Kannapolis, North Carolina (near Charlotte) and grew up in Plainfield, UsefulNotes/NewJersey. After some time in a barber salon, he became a staff songwriter for Motown, Creator/{{Motown}}, while fronting a small-time {{Doowop}} group named The Parliaments, which had a hit in 1967 with "(I Wanna) Testify". But this band disintegrated, and Clinton instead formed Funkadelic, a band which played a combination of psychedelic rock and funk, influenced by other famous musicians such as Music/JimiHendrix, James Brown and Sly & the Family Stone.


* '''Music/ThomasDolby''' - vocals, keyboards, synths. Dolby was a frequent collaborator with Clinton, including co-producing some albums including ''ome of My Best Jokes Are Friends''.

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* '''Music/ThomasDolby''' - vocals, keyboards, synths. Dolby was a frequent collaborator with Clinton, including co-producing some albums including ''ome ''Some of My Best Jokes Are Friends''.

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* '''Music/ThomasDolby''' - vocals, keyboards, synths. Dolby was a frequent collaborator with Clinton, including co-producing some albums including ''ome of My Best Jokes Are Friends''.



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* 2018 - ''Medicaid Fraud Dogg''


* 1975 - ''Mothership Connection''

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* 1975 - ''Mothership Connection''''Music/MothershipConnection''



* CloudCuckooLander: Oh yeah. Listen to some of his lyrics, read his song titles... hell, just look at his hair. "Eccentric" is putting it mildly. Probably because of all the drugs.

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* CloudCuckooLander: {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Oh yeah. Listen to some of his lyrics, read his song titles... hell, just look at his hair. "Eccentric" is putting it mildly. Probably because of all the drugs.


* {{Crunchtastic}}: Oh, man, Clinton - and his "Parliafunkadelicment Thang" - loves long compound funny words - "Supergroovalisticprosifunkstication", "Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop", "Promentalshitbackwashpsychosis Enema Squad (The Doo Doo Chasers)" from ''Music/OneNationUnderTheGroove'' (longest compound song title ever?).

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* {{Crunchtastic}}: Oh, man, Clinton - and his "Parliafunkadelicment Thang" - loves long compound funny words - "Supergroovalisticprosifunkstication", "Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop", "Promentalshitbackwashpsychosis Enema Squad (The Doo Doo Chasers)" from ''Music/OneNationUnderTheGroove'' ''Music/OneNationUnderAGroove'' (longest compound song title ever?).



* PopStarComposer: ''Film/MuppetsInSpace''.

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* PopStarComposer: ''Film/MuppetsInSpace''.''Film/MuppetsFromSpace''.



** WordOfGod seems to be very ''supportive'' of sampling saying on a recent podcast that it's been one of the only things keeping his bands on the radio and heard in recent years.

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** WordOfGod Word Of God seems to be very ''supportive'' of sampling saying on a recent podcast that it's been one of the only things keeping his bands on the radio and heard in recent years.



* ItRunsOnNonsensoleum: Try reading the full mythology ''without'' experiencing this or WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs.

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* ItRunsOnNonsensoleum: Try reading the full mythology ''without'' experiencing this or WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs.What Do You Mean It Wasn't Made On Drugs.


George Clinton (born July 22, 1941) is a famous and acclaimed {{Funk}} musician. If Music/JamesBrown was the [[TropeMaker pioneer]] of funk, George Clinton is the man who arguably [[TropeCodifier fulfilled its potential]] as the driving force of Parliament-Funkadelic. He is known foremost for his conceptual vision, socially conscious lyrics and production skills. The bands themselves are famous for their excellent musicianship, fierce live performances and outlandish albums boasting satirical comic-book artwork, its most famous covers being the ones drawn by Pedro Bell and Overton Loyd. Besides being considered a member of funk's "holy trinity" (alongside Music/JamesBrown and Music/SlyAndTheFamilyStone), he's also the second or third most {{sampl|ing}}ed musician, depending on who's counting.

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George Edward Clinton (born July 22, 1941) is a famous and acclaimed {{Funk}} musician. If Music/JamesBrown was the [[TropeMaker pioneer]] of funk, George Clinton is the man who arguably [[TropeCodifier fulfilled its potential]] as the driving force of Parliament-Funkadelic. He is known foremost for his conceptual vision, socially conscious lyrics and production skills. The bands themselves are famous for their excellent musicianship, fierce live performances and outlandish albums boasting satirical comic-book artwork, its most famous covers being the ones drawn by Pedro Bell and Overton Loyd. Besides being considered a member of funk's "holy trinity" (alongside Music/JamesBrown and Music/SlyAndTheFamilyStone), he's also the second or third most {{sampl|ing}}ed musician, depending on who's counting.


* {{Afrofuturism}}

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* {{Afrofuturism}}{{Afrofuturism}}: Utilize a lot of space and sci-fi imagery in their music and shows, such as in the cover for ''[[http://www.subwaybaby.dj/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/MOTHERSHIP-CONNECTION.png Mothership Connection]].


* IntercourseWithYou: "Loose Booty", "I Call My Baby Pussycat", "Miss Lucifer's Love", "Nappy Dugout", "Trash A-Go-Go", "Red Hot Mama", "Alice in My Fantasies", "Sexy Ways", "No Head No Backstage Pass". Those are just the ''Funkadelic'' songs.
** "Loose Booty" is actually about the aftereffects of taking drugs that have been cut with laxatives.

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* IntercourseWithYou: "Loose Booty", "I Call My Baby Pussycat", "Miss Lucifer's Love", "Nappy Dugout", "Trash A-Go-Go", "Red Hot Mama", "Alice in My Fantasies", "Sexy Ways", "No Head No Backstage Pass". Those are just the ''Funkadelic'' songs.
** "Loose Booty" is actually about the aftereffects of taking drugs that have been cut with laxatives.
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* 2014 - ''first ya gotta Shake the Gate''


* Funkadelic - "One Nation Under a Groove", "(Not Just) Knee Deep", "Maggot Brain", "Cosmic Slop", "Get Off Your Ass and Jam", and others.

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* Funkadelic - "One Nation Under a Groove", "(Not Just) Knee Deep", "Maggot Brain", "Cosmic Slop", "Get Off Your Ass and Jam", "Super Stupid", and others.


George Clinton (born July 22, 1941) is a famous and acclaimed {{Funk}} musician. If Music/JamesBrown was the [[TropeMaker pioneer]] of funk, George Clinton was the man who arguably [[TropeCodifier fulfilled its potential]] as the driving force of Parliament-Funkadelic. He is known foremost for his conceptual vision, socially conscious lyrics and production skills. The bands themselves are famous for their excellent musicianship, fierce live performances and outlandish albums boasting satirical comic-book artwork, its most famous covers being the ones drawn by Pedro Bell and Overton Loyd. Besides being considered a member of funk's "holy trinity" (alongside Music/JamesBrown and Music/SlyAndTheFamilyStone), he's also the second or third most {{sampl|ing}}ed musician, depending on who's counting.

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George Clinton (born July 22, 1941) is a famous and acclaimed {{Funk}} musician. If Music/JamesBrown was the [[TropeMaker pioneer]] of funk, George Clinton was is the man who arguably [[TropeCodifier fulfilled its potential]] as the driving force of Parliament-Funkadelic. He is known foremost for his conceptual vision, socially conscious lyrics and production skills. The bands themselves are famous for their excellent musicianship, fierce live performances and outlandish albums boasting satirical comic-book artwork, its most famous covers being the ones drawn by Pedro Bell and Overton Loyd. Besides being considered a member of funk's "holy trinity" (alongside Music/JamesBrown and Music/SlyAndTheFamilyStone), he's also the second or third most {{sampl|ing}}ed musician, depending on who's counting.


* 2007 - ''By Way Of The Drum''

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* 2007 - ''By Way Of The of the Drum''



* InTheStyleOf: "Maggot Brain" from ''Music/MaggotBrain'' somewhat imitates Music/JimiHendrix. Early albums (1970-1972) owed quite a bit to the influence of Motown's psychedelic soul bands and hard funk.

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* InTheStyleOf: "Maggot Brain" from ''Music/MaggotBrain'' somewhat imitates Music/JimiHendrix. Early albums (1970-1972) (1970–72) owed quite a bit to the influence of Motown's psychedelic soul bands and hard funk.



* LastChorusSlowDown: [[SubvertedTrope A bit of a subversion]]: "Nappy Dugout" speeds up the drumbeat at the end.

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* LastChorusSlowDown: [[SubvertedTrope [[PlayingWithATrope A bit of a subversion]]: "Nappy Dugout" speeds up the drumbeat at the end.



* TakeThat: "Let's Take It to the Stage" contains jokes at the expense of various funk bands like [[Music/SlyAndTheFamilyStone Slick and the Family Prick]], [[Music/{{Rufus}} Sloofus]], [[Music/KoolAndTheGang Fool and the Gang]], or [[Music/EarthWindAndFire Earth Hot Air and No Fire]]. Also insinuates that the 17 minute gap in the Watergate tapes was erased because that's where UsefulNotes/RichardNixon recorded himself doing drugs.

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* TakeThat: "Let's ''Let's Take It to the Stage" Stage'' contains jokes at the expense of various funk bands like [[Music/SlyAndTheFamilyStone Slick and the Family Prick]], [[Music/{{Rufus}} Sloofus]], [[Music/KoolAndTheGang Fool and the Gang]], or [[Music/EarthWindAndFire Earth Hot Air and No Fire]]. Also insinuates that the 17 18½ minute gap in the Watergate tapes was erased because that's where UsefulNotes/RichardNixon recorded himself doing drugs.


The 1975-1979 period is widely considered Parliament-Funkadelic's "classic period", when they released a string of concept albums full of bizarre spacey imagery and their own [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P-Funk_mythology mythology]], which were critically acclaimed and commercially successful, backed by an elaborate stage show that rivaled Music/PinkFloyd. The same period resulted in a stream of side-projects and more off-shoots, out of which only Bootsy's Rubber Band earned any comparable success or visibility.

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The 1975-1979 period 1975–79 is widely considered Parliament-Funkadelic's "classic period", "classic" period, when they released a string of concept albums full of bizarre spacey imagery and their own [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P-Funk_mythology mythology]], which were critically acclaimed and commercially successful, backed by an elaborate stage show that rivaled Music/PinkFloyd. The same period resulted in a stream of side-projects and more off-shoots, out of which only Bootsy's Rubber Band earned any comparable success or visibility.



* '''Lucius Ross''' aka "Tawl" - rhythm guitar between 1968-1971. Played on the first 3 Funkadelic albums.

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* '''Lucius Ross''' aka "Tawl" - rhythm guitar between 1968-1971.1968–71. Played on the first 3 Funkadelic albums.



* ContemptibleCover: ''Free Your Mind… and Your Ass Will Follow'', ''Cosmic Slop''

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* ContemptibleCover: ''Free Your Mind… Mind... and Your Ass Will Follow'', ''Cosmic Slop''



* MoneySong: [[SubvertedTrope Subversion]], as most of their songs criticize materialism. Best known examples: "Funky Dollar Bill", "You and Your Folks, Me and My Folks" and "Cosmic Slop" (the last two are about poverty).
* MindFuck: The title track from 1971's Free Your Mind And Your Ass Will Follow. The lyrics are almost completely nonsensical, mostly consisting of the title and "The King Of Heaven Is Within", the song itself is as Psychedelic as Soul can be, going into Music/JimiHendrix territory, and probably the most accurate representation of taking LSD. George himself did say the album WAS to see if they could make a whole album while tripping on acid, and it shows very well.

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* MoneySong: [[SubvertedTrope Subversion]], {{Subverted|Trope}}, as most of their songs criticize materialism. Best known examples: "Funky Dollar Bill", "You and Your Folks, Me and My Folks" and "Cosmic Slop" (the last two are about poverty).
* MindFuck: MindScrew: The title track from 1971's Free ''Free Your Mind Mind... And Your Ass Will Follow. Follow''. The lyrics are almost completely nonsensical, mostly consisting of the title and "The King Of of Heaven Is Within", the song itself is as Psychedelic as Soul can be, going into Music/JimiHendrix territory, and probably the most accurate representation of taking LSD. George himself did say the album WAS to see if they could make a whole album while tripping on acid, and it shows very well.



* ProtestSong: "Funky Dollar Bill", "Better By The Pound", "The Placebo Syndrome" and "Wizard of Finance" criticise the American society's materialism and complacency. "March to the Witch's Castle" is about scarred Vietnam War veterans returning to America[[note]]a lot of which have become drug addicts and have been abandoned by wives who thought they were missing in action or died in combat[[/note]] and questioning their involvement in the war. "If You Don't Like the Effects, Don't Produce the Cause" is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. "You and Your Folks, Me and My Folks" from ''Music/MaggotBrain'' is a call for unity among the disadvantaged. "Cosmic Slop" is about a mother who becomes a prostitute to feed her children.

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* ProtestSong: "Funky Dollar Bill", "Better By The by the Pound", "The Placebo Syndrome" and "Wizard of Finance" criticise criticize the American society's materialism and complacency. "March to the Witch's Castle" is about scarred Vietnam War veterans returning to America[[note]]a lot of which have become drug addicts and have been abandoned by wives who thought they were missing in action or died in combat[[/note]] and questioning their involvement in the war. "If You Don't Like the Effects, Don't Produce the Cause" is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. "You and Your Folks, Me and My Folks" from ''Music/MaggotBrain'' is a call for unity among the disadvantaged. "Cosmic Slop" is about a mother who becomes a prostitute to feed her children.



** WordOfGod seems to be very ''supportive'' of sampling saying on a recent podcast that it's been one of the only thing keeping his bands on the radio and heard in recent years.

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** WordOfGod seems to be very ''supportive'' of sampling saying on a recent podcast that it's been one of the only thing things keeping his bands on the radio and heard in recent years.



* SillyLoveSongs: "I Wanna Know If It's Good to You", "Can You Get to That", "Let's Make It Last", "Baby I Owe You Something Good", "I Misjudged You".

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* SillyLoveSongs: "I Wanna Know If It's Good to You", "Can You Get to That", "Let's Make It Last", "Baby I Owe You Something Good", "I Misjudged You".You"




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