By George Clinton
George Clinton all started his musical occupation in New Jersey, the place his obsession with doo-wop and R&B resulted in a barbershop quartet—literally, as Clinton and his buddies additionally styled hair within the neighborhood shop—the approach little ones frequently bought their musical commence within the ’50s. yet what percentage children like that ended up enjoying to tens of millions of rabid fanatics along a diaper-clad guitarist? what percentage of them commissioned a spaceship and landed it onstage in the course of live shows? what percentage positioned their stamp on 4 a long time of dad tune, from the mind-expanding sixties to the hip-hop-dominated nineties and beyond?
considered one of them. That’s how many.
How George Clinton obtained from barbershop quartet to funk tune celebrity is a narrative for the a long time. As a highschool pupil he traveled to ny urban, the place he absorbed the entire developments in pop tune, 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 inventive musical circulate composed commonly of 2 bands—Parliament and Funkadelic. And by means of 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 was once like nobody else in pop track, sooner than or since.
“Candid, hilarious, outrageous, [and] poignant” (Booklist), this memoir presents great perception into America’s tune as without end replaced by way of Clinton’s enormous expertise. this can be a tale of a loved international icon who committed himself to spreading the gospel of funk music.
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