The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein

The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein is an album by funk band Parliament, released in September 1976. The album is notable for featuring horn arrangements by ex-James Brown band member, Fred Wesley. The album charted at #3 on the Billboard R&B Albums chart, #20 on the Billboard pop chart, and became Parliament's second album to be certified gold. Two singles were released off the album, "Do That Stuff", which charted at #22, and "Dr. Funkenstein" which charted at #43.[5]

The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 1976
Recorded1976
StudioUnited Sound, Detroit, Michigan, and Hollywood Sound, Hollywood, California
GenreFunk
Length40:11
LabelCasablanca
ProducerGeorge Clinton
Parliament chronology
Mothership Connection
(1975)
The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein
(1976)
Live: P-Funk Earth Tour
(1977)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic[1]
Billboard(favorable)[2]
Christgau's Record GuideB+[3]
Rolling Stone[4]

Track listingEdit

Side One
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Prelude"George Clinton, Bernie Worrell1:40
2."Gamin' on Ya"George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell3:02
3."Dr. Funkenstein" (released as single-Casablanca 875)George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell5:46
4."Children of Production"George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell3:57
5."Gettin' to Know You"George Clinton, Garry Shider5:20
Side Two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
6."Do That Stuff" (released as single-Casablanca 871 and 12" single-Casablanca NBX-871)George Clinton, Garry Shider, Bernie Worrell4:47
7."Everything Is on the One"George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell3:47
8."I've Been Watching You (Move Your Sexy Body)"George Clinton, Garry Shider, Glenn Goins6:01
9."Funkin' for Fun"George Clinton, Garry Shider, Glenn Goins5:56

PersonnelEdit

Horn arrangement by Bernie Worrell (tracks 2, 7, 8, 9) and Fred Wesley (tracks 3, 4, 5, 6).

Production
  • Produced by George Clinton
  • Engineered by Igor Jim Callow, Igor Jim Vitti
  • Mastered br Allen Zentz
  • Photography by Ron Slenzak
  • Art Direction and Design by Chris Whorf/Gribbitt!

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Billboard review
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: P". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved March 10, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
  4. ^ Rolling Stone review
  5. ^ "The Clones of Dr Funkenstein - Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved 2005-09-09.

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