By George Clinton
George Clinton started his musical profession in New Jersey, the place his obsession with doo-wop and R&B resulted in a barbershop quartet—literally, as Clinton and his acquaintances additionally styled hair within the neighborhood shop—the approach childrens usually obtained their musical begin within the ’50s. yet what number children like that ended up enjoying to tens of millions of rabid enthusiasts along a diaper-clad guitarist? what percentage of them commissioned a spaceship and landed it onstage in the course of live shows? what percentage placed their stamp on 4 a long time of father track, from the mind-expanding sixties to the hip-hop-dominated nineties and beyond?
considered one of them. That’s how many.
How George Clinton received from barbershop quartet to funk song superstar is a narrative for the a while. As a highschool scholar he traveled to ny urban, the place he absorbed all of the developments in pop song, from conventional rhythm and blues to Motown, the Beatles, the Stones, and psychedelic rock, let alone the formative funk of James Brown and Sly Stone. by means of the sunrise of the seventies, he had emerged because the chief of a wildly artistic musical circulation composed usually of 2 bands—Parliament and Funkadelic. And through the bicentennial, Clinton and his P-Funk empire have been dominating the soul charts in addition to the pop charts. He used to be an inventive visionary, visible icon, merry prankster, absurdist thinker, and savvy businessmen, all rolled into one. He used to be like nobody else in pop song, prior to or since.
“Candid, hilarious, outrageous, [and] poignant” (Booklist), this memoir offers large perception into America’s song as endlessly replaced via Clinton’s large expertise. this can be a tale of a loved worldwide icon who devoted himself to spreading the gospel of funk music.
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