By Ben Greenman, George Clinton
During this seminal track memoir, Father of Funk George Clinton talks 4 a long time of hit songs, drug abuse, the evolution of father, rock, and soul tune, his felony pitfalls, and masses a lot more.
George Clinton all started his musical profession in New Jersey, the place his obsession with doo-wop and R&B ended in a barbershop quartet—literally, as Clinton and his associates additionally styled hair within the neighborhood shop—the method children usually obtained their musical begin within the ’50s. yet what percentage teenagers like that ended up enjoying to tens of millions of rabid enthusiasts along a diaper-clad guitarist? what number of them commissioned a spaceship and landed it onstage in the course of concert events? what number placed their stamp on 4 many years of dad song, from the mind-expanding sixties to the hip-hop-dominated nineties and beyond?
one in all them. That’s how many.
How George Clinton received from barbershop quartet to funk track superstar is a narrative for the a while. As a highschool scholar he traveled to long island urban, the place he absorbed all of the traits in pop track, 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 way of the sunrise of the seventies, he had emerged because the chief of a wildly inventive musical flow composed typically of 2 bands—Parliament and Funkadelic. And via the bicentennial, Clinton and his P-Funk empire have been dominating the soul charts in addition to the pop charts. He was once 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 tune, prior to or since.
“Candid, hilarious, outrageous, [and] poignant” (Booklist), this memoir presents large perception into America’s track as without end replaced by way of Clinton’s huge expertise. this can be a tale of a liked international icon who committed himself to spreading the gospel of funk music.
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