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George Clinton & The Cosmic Odyssey Of The P-Funk Empire (Omnibus Remastered) - Published 11th July 2024

George Clinton & The Cosmic Odyssey Of The P-Funk Empire (Omnibus Remastered) - Published 11th July 2024

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By Kris Needs

The biography of George Clinton, one of music’s most fascinating, colourful and innovative characters, featuring a new cover and foreword by critic Miles Marshall Lewis.

The most comprehensive history of the life, music and cultural significance of a great Black music pioneer and the era which spawned him.

Clinton stands alongside James Brown, Jimi Hendrix and Sly Stone as one of the most influential Black artists of all time who, along with his vast P-Funk army took black funk into the US charts and sold out stadiums by the mid 1970s with his mind-blowing shows and legendary Mothership extravaganzas.

The book contains first hand interview material with Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Jerome Bigfoot Brailey, Junie Morrison, Bobby Gillespie, Afrika Bambaataa, Jalal Nuriddin (Last Poets), Juan Atkins, John Sinclair, Rob Tyner (MC5), Ed Sanders (The Fugs), Chip Monck (“The Voice of Woodstock”) plus other P-Funk associates and friends.

An insiders’ view of the rise of Parliament and Funkadelic from the doowop era and LSD-crazed early shows through to P-Funk’s huge rise, the era of the Mothership and beyond.

“Brimming with facts and astute observations that place the man and his music within the context of its era.”
 Record Collector

"The book is historical and gives an early background of one of the most influential bands in music history." Richard Boyce (Parliament)

"Kris Needs is an excellent chronicler and confidante of Clinton... you're in very safe hands" Classic Rock

“I’ve been an avid fan of Kris Needs’ writing for years. His exploration the world of George Clinton and P-Funk is fascinating and done with great sensitivity, depth and humour." Felice Rosser, musician, actor and writer

“Kris Needs’ ebullient offering tells the story of The Funk Mob the way it needs to be told! The extensive, slang-infested treatment is the best of the bios at capturing the illogical synchronicity of stank that inhabits the P-Funk. Most of all, for even the most dormant of us Maggots, Clones and Funkateers, it’s a hilarious read!” Rickey Vincent, author of Funk: The Music, the People and the Rhythm of The One

Publication Date: 11.07.2024
ISBN: 9781915841377
Extent: 368 pages
Format: Paperback

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