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Parliament back in business!

May 28th, 2018 · Posted by Skuds in Music · No Comments · Music

I was a little surprised to see an album by Parliament listed in the new releases section of Spotify. I can’t claim to be any sort of expert on the band, and could never really keep track of all the various combinations of Parliament, Funkadelic, Parliament-Funkadelic, and P-Funk, but I do like a bit of bit of funk.

I had a look on Wikipedia to see if the album Medicaid Fraud Dogg is new stuff or just some re-hash of old stuff and it is actually  a new album – the first in 38 years!

I was more than a bit amused to see right at the top of the Wikipedia page it says “Not to be confused with Funkadelic or Parliament-Funkadelic”. That is a big ask. In the second paragraph of the band history it says how George Clinton formed Funkadelic as a group of 5 musicians with 5 singers from his old band, The Parliaments,  as guests and then re-launched The Parliaments as just Parliament with the same 10 people, concluding with “Clinton was now the leader of two different acts, Parliament and Funkadelic, which featured the same members but were marketed as creating two different types of funk.”

But don’t get confused! As for the album itself, it is 107 minutes spread across 23 tracks and I think you could edit it down to a brilliant 45-minute album.

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