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Pledge "grooveallegiance" to this album!

One Nation Under a Groove, released in 1978 through Warner (Bros.) Records, is the tenth studio album album by Funkadelic. It was also their most commercially successful album.


Side One
  1. "One Nation Under a Groove" (7:29)
  2. "Groovallegiance" (7:00)
  3. "Who Says A Funk Band Can't Play Rock?!" (6:18)

Side Two

  1. "Promentalshitbackwashpsychosis Enema Squad (The Doo Doo Chasers)" (10:45)
  2. "Into You" (5:41)
  3. "Cholly (Funk Getting Ready To Roll!)" (4:27)


  • George Clinton: vocals, band leader
  • Mike Hampton: guitar and ARP guitar synthesizer
  • Gary Shider: guitar
  • Bobby Lewis: banjo
  • Bernie Worrell and Walter Morrison: keyboards, synthesizer and vocals
  • Jerome Brailey, Bootsy Collins, Larry Fratangelo and Tyrone Lampkin: drums and percussion
  • Bootsy Collins, Rodney Curtis, Cordell Mosson: bass, vocals
  • Raymond Davis, Ron Ford, Mallia Franklin, Lynn Mabry, Dawn Silva, Gary "Dowop" Shider, Greg Thomas, Jeanette Washington and Debbie Wright.

One Nation Under a Trope

  • Call-and-Response Song: "Promentalshitbackwashpsychosis Enema Squad (The Doo Doo Chasers)" features a singer singing a line and a vocal choir repeating his line in unison afterwards.
  • Crunch Tastic: "Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop", "Promentalshitbackwashpsychosis Enema Squad (The Doo Doo Chasers)".
  • Dancing Is Serious Business: "One Nation Under A Groove" has the entire nation grooving along to a song in brother- and sisterhood.
  • Design Student's Orgasm: The comic strip drawing on the album cover and inside the album is done by Pedro Bell.
  • Epic Rocking: The 7:29 "One Nation Under A Groove", the 7:00 "Groovallegiance", the 6:18 "Who Says A Funk Band Can't Play Rock?!" and the 10:45 "Promentalshitbackwashpsychosis Enema Squad (The Doo Doo Chasers)".
  • Funk: In "Groovallegiance" the "United Funk of Funkadelica" is praised, having everybody pledge groovallegiance to the funk.
  • Ice-Cream Koan: During "Promentalshitbackwashpsychosis Enema Squad (The Doo Doo Chasers)" a supposed line of Confucius is uttered.
    Count the calories of your thoughts. Funk, Confucius say. Like Chinese laxatives
  • Iwo Jima Pose: Spoofed on the album cover.
  • One-Word Title: "Grooveallegiance".
  • The Power Of Funk:
    • "Who Says A Funk Band Can't Play Rock?" demonstrates that a funk band indeed can play rock and the other way around too.
    • "Cholly (Funk Getting Ready To Roll!)" features a man once interested in Classical Music and sceptical of Funk eventually converted to loving funk.
  • Pun-Based Title: The album title is a pun on the slogan "one nation under God".
  • Questioning Title?: "Who Says A Funk Band Can't Play Rock?"
  • Shout-Out: On the back cover Grigori Rasputin appears, with the caption "Rasputin Raps" and a Speech Balloon having him say: "Ahhh - dese Funkadelic ist very good for America!"
  • Spell My Name With An S: "Promentalshitbackwashpsychosis Enema Squad (The Doo Doo Chasers)" is easily spelt wrong when transcribing it.
  • Title Track: "One Nation Under A groove".
  • Toilet Humour: "Promentalshitbackwashpsychosis Enema Squad (The Doo Doo Chasers)" references to the world as a toll-free toilet. The entire song is nothing but toilet comedy jokes, sang by a choir who describe they live in a world where people literally "talk shit".