Casablanca publish Parliament’s album : ‘Funkentelechy Vs. the Placebo Syndrome’ (1977)

Parliament’s ‘Funkentelechy Vs. the Placebo Syndrome’ is an album released on November 28, 1977 and featuring George Clinton, Garry Shider and Bernie Worrell by Casablanca.

Track Listing : 1.Bop Gun (Endangered Species) (George Clinton, Garry Shider, Bootsy Collins) – 08:31 . 2.Sir Nose D’Voidoffunk (Pay Attention – B3M) (George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell) – 10:04 . 3.Wizard Of Finance (George Clinton, Ronald Ford, Glenn Goins) – 04:23 . 4.Funkentelechy (George Clinton, Bootsy Collins) – 10:56 . 5.Placebo Syndrome (George Clinton, Billy Nelson) – 04:20 . 6.Flash Light (George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell) – 05:46

Musicians : Parliament – Band . George Clinton – Vocals . Garry Shider – Guitar, Vocals . Bernie Worrell – Keyboards, Synthesizer . Debbie Wright – Vocals . Dawn Silva – Vocals . Jeanette Baby Washington – Vocals . Jerome Brailey – Drums, Percussion . Raymond Davis – Vocals . Lynn Mabry – Vocals . Cordell Mosson – Bass, Vocals . Glen Goins – Guitar, Vocals . Michael Hampton – Guitar . Fred Wesley – Horn . Danny Cortez – Horn . Darryl Dixon – Horn . Valerie Drayton – Horn . Rick Gardner – Horn . Richard Kush Griffith – Horn . Clay Lawrey – Horn . Maceo Parker – Horn

Production : Produced By George Clinton . Fred Wesley, Bernie Worrell . Tom Curly Ruff – Mastering . Jim Vitti – Engineer . Bernie Worrell – Mixing Assistant

Arrangements : Fred Wesley, Bernie Worrell

Package : Stephen Lumel – Artwork . Ron Slenzak – Photography

Recorded 1976–1977 At United Sound, Detroit, Michigan, And Hollywood Sound, Hollywood, California.

Released On November 28, 1977 By Casablanca.


Rolling Stone
If the name of the main character in Clinton’s latest scenario seems corny at first — he is Sir Nose D’Voidoffunk — it’s only because no one could possibly foresee the multiple puns, wise-cracks and convolutions its creator can wrest from it […]

It’s a battle that Starchild and the clones have no intention of losing; they’ve come armed with the “Bop Gun”, and from the moment Glen Goins’s “Yeah!” pierces the calm of the opening guitar line, Parliament is all attack. […]
Yet there’s a more spiritual vibe underneath throughout the work of Funkadelic, of Parliament, of George Clinton and of all their splinters – much like France’s Magma, the space opera trappings conceal a much more earnest message to the listener, a spiritual and uplifting vibe meant to inspire brotherhood and aspiration. At their best, that particular cosmic ray hits home hard.* […]


Parliament’s ‘Funkentelechy Vs. the Placebo Syndrome’ on RVM [Radio.Video.Music]


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