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(Cleveland Plain Dealer)   Happy 80th birthday to the most exalted Dr Funkenstein himself, George Clinton   (cleveland.com) divider line
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4 days ago  
One of the coolest people of all time.
 
4 days ago  
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Wise words from a wise man.  Happy 80th.
 
4 days ago  

TheJoe03: One of the coolest people of all time.



...and one of the coolest songs ever.
Funkadelic - Maggot Brain [HQ]
Youtube JOKn33-q4Ao



Happy Birthday cool dude.
 
4 days ago  
F.F.F. - New Funk Generation (Clip officiel)
Youtube 1BJkhXAfKz8


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fi4af​p​O0mP8
 
4 days ago  

TheJoe03: One of the coolest people of all time.


Aaaannnd we're done here.
 
4 days ago  
Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker)
Youtube mTd8_wRCVtc


Fun fact:  George Clinton is one of the few people in the music industry that only requires credit to sample his work as he feels exposure to a new audience is more important than a quick buck.  Hence P-Funk remains one of the most sampled groups in music.
 
4 days ago  
George Clinton & The P-Funk All Stars: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert
Youtube IxAcW7zgAD4


It's not the OG P-Funk but Clinton was tearing it up up to just a few years ago.
 
4 days ago  
snowybunting:

Ween--A Tear For Eddie
Youtube 3uRO8kqmrsg

R.I.P eddie
 
4 days ago  
Funkadelic - (Not Just) Knee Deep (FULL VERSION) (Slayd5000)
Youtube av2vgiYAlXY

15 minutes of awesome
 
4 days ago  
Who Al Gore SHOULD have run with.
 
4 days ago  
An ex-bandmate was DJing between sets at a festival P-funk played. He came back with stories about watching Clinton stepping off stage during the bands extended funk jams and taking deep hits off a crack pipe. Come back on stage right in time to do vocals.
Also said he smoked some good herb with him, but the ex was known to exaggerate and self aggrandize as most lead singers are known for, so the real story is probably somewhere in the middle.
 
4 days ago  

Chris Crude: An ex-bandmate was DJing between sets at a festival P-funk played. He came back with stories about watching Clinton stepping off stage during the bands extended funk jams and taking deep hits off a crack pipe. Come back on stage right in time to do vocals.
Also said he smoked some good herb with him, but the ex was known to exaggerate and self aggrandize as most lead singers are known for, so the real story is probably somewhere in the middle.


George Clinton is probably the only person I would smoke crack with.

/username checks out
 
4 days ago  
Parliament - Flashlight (HQ)
Youtube bWurqD68u70
 
4 days ago  
Atomic Dog
Youtube IyAEUWJlk1Q
 
4 days ago  
Dope P-Funk Mothership Landin'! Live!!
Youtube uQFGkGk4PSc
that would have been amazing to see live back then.
 
4 days ago  
I bet he has a real type of thing going down this weekend.
 
4 days ago  
HB to him, with his bad self.
 
4 days ago  
First heard Parliament when I was 15 or so.  Even a lily white nerd like me knew cool when he saw it.
 
4 days ago  
The Mighty Boosh Story of Funk
Youtube 38IFCiqc6LQ
 
4 days ago  
Well, we know who's brining the funk, can we find out who is brining the cake?
 
4 days ago  
One of the greatest covers of all time.
George Clinton - Erotic City (1994)
Youtube WYrDTYekmQ0
 
amb
4 days ago  
Best part of PCU, after failing to get beer in a college town, Gutter gets ride home on Parliament Funkadelic's tour bus.
 
4 days ago  

freidog: Well, we know who's brining the funk, can we find out who is brining the cake?


I'm no pastry chef, but I don't think you brine cakes.
 
4 days ago  

amb: Best part of PCU, after failing to get beer in a college town, Gutter gets ride home on Parliament Funkadelic's tour bus.


And then he gets to run Marvel and Star Wars.
 
4 days ago  
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4 days ago  
CSB:  Met him standing in line at a fried chicken joint in Tallahassee several years ago. I knew it was him but he just looked like some old man buying chicken. I gushed like a school boy telling him how much of a fan I was, he was a great showman and musician, blah blah blah. He shook my hand and kind of patted me on the shoulder. Real life legend.
 
4 days ago  

Chris Crude: An ex-bandmate was DJing between sets at a festival P-funk played. He came back with stories about watching Clinton stepping off stage during the bands extended funk jams and taking deep hits off a crack pipe. Come back on stage right in time to do vocals.
Also said he smoked some good herb with him, but the ex was known to exaggerate and self aggrandize as most lead singers are known for, so the real story is probably somewhere in the middle.


George has admitted he smoked crack for 30 years. Maybe that explains why even he couldn't save the RHCP album he produced, Freaky Styley
 
4 days ago  

amb: Best part of PCU, after failing to get beer in a college town, Gutter gets ride home on Parliament Funkadelic's tour bus.


"No go, man.  Clinton bailed!"
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4 days ago  

TheJoe03: One of the coolest people of all time.


assuming you weren't one of the dozens of hard working musicians in the band he completly farkED out of pay, then sure...


/fark George Clinton.
 
4 days ago  
Two words:  "Maggot Brain"   if you have never heard it you have no idea of how "cool" George Cinton truly is.

\\yes, I am an old stoner...get off my cloud!
 
4 days ago  

dereksmalls: George has admitted he smoked crack for 30 years. Maybe that explains why even he couldn't save the RHCP album he produced, Freaky Styley

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pparently the RHCPs gave George's coke dealer a line on Yertle the Turtle on this album 'cuz they ran out of money to pay him
 
4 days ago  

snowybunting: TheJoe03: One of the coolest people of all time.


...and one of the coolest songs ever.
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/JOKn33-q​4Ao]


Happy Birthday cool dude.


That's more *my* song and less George's song, but Happy Birthday to the legend anyway!

;-)
 
4 days ago  
*bows down in reverence*

I've seen P-Funk more than any other band, at least 30 times. It helps that George came around almost every year.
 
4 days ago  
jackandwater:

That's Eddie Hazel's doing
 
3 days ago  
I had a brief fling with with a woman in college who claimed to have been hit on by him at the Detroit airport. The hitch was she didn't know who he was, said while passing through some old dude said he was "something Clinton" and asked if she wanted to get a drink. In her story she declined.

It was topical since she did fly through Detroit the weekend before she told the story.

As far as bullshiat stories go, it was a good one.
 
3 days ago  

Stratohead: TheJoe03: One of the coolest people of all time.

assuming you weren't one of the dozens of hard working musicians in the band he completly farkED out of pay, then sure...


/fark George Clinton.


Nice try Sir Nose D Voidoffunk.
 
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