Parliament’s ‘The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein’ is an album featuring George Clinton, Bootsy Collins and others and released on July 20, 1976 by Casablanca.
Track Listing : 1.Prelude – 01:40 . 2.Gamin’ On Ya! (George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell)- 03:02 . 3.Dr. Funkenstein (George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell)- 05:46 . 4.Children Of Productions (George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell)- 03:57 . 5.Getten’ To Know You – 5:20 . 6.Do That Stuff (George Clinton, Garry Shider, Bernie Worrell) – 04:47 . 7.Everything Is On The One (Jerome Brailey, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins) – 03:47 . 8.I’Ve Been Watching You (Move Your Sexy Body) (George Clinton, Glen Goins, Garry Shider) – 06:01 . 9.Funkin’ For Fun (George Clinton, Glen Goins, Garry Shider) – 05:56
Musicians : George Clinton – Vocals . Calvin Simon – Vocals . Fuzzy Haskins – Vocals . Ray Davis – Vocals . Grady Thomas – Vocals . Garry Shider – Vocals . Glenn Goins – Vocals . Bootsy Collins – Vocals. Fred Wesley – Horns . Maceo Parker – Horns . Rick Gardner – Horns . Michael Brecker – Horns . Randy Brecker – Horns. Bootsy Collins – Bass . Cordell Mosson – Bass . Renny Jones – Bass. Garry Shider – Guitars . Michael Hampton – Guitars . Glen Goins – Guitars – . Jerome Brailey – Drums & Percussion . Bootsy Collins – Drums & Percussion . Gary Cooper – Drums & Percussion. Bernie Worrell – Keyboards & Synthesizers. Debbie Edwards – Backing Vocals . Taka Khan – Backing Vocals . Gary Cooper – Backing Vocals
Production : Produced By George Clinton . Jim Vitti – Engineer . Jim Callon – Engineer . Tom “Curly” Ruff – Mastering
Package : Ron Slenzak – Photography . Chris Whorf – Art Direction
Released On July 20, 1976 By Casablanca.
Like the albums that sandwich this one, this album is a goldmine of funky goodness. Adding to the whole freak show is seemingly James Brown’s entire backing band. This has everything, outrageously funky bass playing, drumming, horns, soulful singing, Clinton-led weirdness and outer space keyboards. […]
On Mothership Connection Parliament had been confident enough to be bold, but on The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein they were bold enough to simply be confident. The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein isn’t watered down, it just isn’t angry. […]
The album’s got that tightened-up P-Funk sound that was working so perfectly at the time — still with all the fuzzy haired elements of earlier years, but presented with a bit more focus — and a powerhouse swing that really drives the tracks home with a funky groove on the bottom! […]