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Parliament - The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein 1976 [SHM-CD Japanese Edition] (2011)

13-09-2014, 12:24
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Parliament - The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein 1976 [SHM-CD Japanese Edition] (2011)

Artist: Parliament
Title Of Album: The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein
Year Of Release: 2011
Label: Universal Music / UICY-94285
Genre: Funk, Soul, P.Funk, Rhythm & Blues
Total Time: 40:20 min
Format: Mp3 / FLAC (tracks +.cue, log-file)
Quality: CBR 320 kbps / Lossless
Total Size: 100 mb / 286 mb

Come 1976, and Parliament got up to its usual tricks in that particular incarnation -- right down to opening backwards-masked vocal weirdness plus sci-fi scenarios in the "Prelude," where "funk is its own reward." With Bernie Worrell and Fred Wesley splitting the horn arrangements and Clinton and Bootsy Collins taking care of the rest, the result is a concept album of sorts you can dance to. The clones get up and do their thing throughout, and if it's not The Wall, then that's all to its benefit. The immediate downside of Clones is that it's a fairly one-note record -- every groove can just about be exchanged for any other one, unlike the wider variety apparent on other releases. Given Clinton and company's sheer work rate, something likely had to give and this is one of the stress points. There are a couple of stronger songs -- "I've Been Watching You (Move Your Sexy Body)" is classic slow jam territory. Not exactly Barry White, but hearing Parliament tone it down just enough pays off, especially with Worrell's drowsy, sensuous horn charts. "Funkin' for Fun," meanwhile, brings the album to a strong, lively end, with just enough in the call-and-response vocals and horns to spark some extra energy into the proceedings. As is the case with most mid- to late-'70s Parliament, things may not be as deep as what was done as Funkadelic, but only those who always explicitly value lyrical worth have any cause to complain. Listening to the silly squeals and burbles on "Dr. Funkenstein" itself is pure fun with sound, while the good doctor's speech is scientific craziness. As one voice says out of nowhere, "Kiss me on my ego!" Special bonus -- the utterly goofball cover photo, one of P-Funk's best.


1. Prelude 1:41
2. Gamin' On Ya 3:01
3. Dr. Funkenstein 5:46
4. Children Of Production 3:57
5. Gettin' to Know You 5:19
6. Do That Stuff 4:49
7. Everything Is On The One 3:47
8. I've Been Watching You 6:01
9. Funkin' For Fun 5:57

Cardboard sleeve reissue from Parliament featuring the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD players) and the 2007 remastering.


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