He was an artistic visionary, visual icon, merry prankster, absurdist philosopher, and savvy businessmen, all rolled into one.
He was like no one else in pop music, before or since. This is a story of a beloved global icon who dedicated himself to spreading the gospel of funk music.
Funkenstein's tale is filled with honesty, insight, and a whole lot of rhythm goin' round. With this book, George Clinton gives up the funk and then some. The Bomb!
Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain't That Funkin' Kinda Hard On You?: A Memoir
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Trade Paperback. Price may vary by retailer. Add to Cart Add to Cart. Table of Contents Rave and Reviews. Now, finally, after fifty years in the business, Clinton is ready to deliver the whole P-Funk saga. It's a story without compare: the musical innovations, the rock-and-roll debauchery, the ups and downs of his career.
source url More to the point, it's a story told by the man who made it happen, and told in his own unique style, which combines an almost photographic recollection of the events of his life with an impish sense of humour and a philosophical bent. There's no one like George Clinton, and no one better prepared to tell the tale of a half-century of innovation, triumph, disappointment, addiction, contradiction, artistry, fandom, fun, and - above all - funk.
By the dawn of the seventies, he had emerged as the leader of a wild and wildly creative musical movement.
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Clinton's song titles give some sense of the range and energy of his vision: 'Free Your Mind He made dance music for the mind and did seriously subversive things with joyfully silly comedy. As the eighties dawned, the P-Funk Empire began to collapse under its own weight. Clinton rose from the ashes as a solo artist, starting with the brilliant 'Atomic Dog'. Rappers discovered him, sampling him like crazy.
Clinton became a global icon, with his instantly recognisable rainbow hair and his tireless dedication to spreading the gospel of funk music. George Clinton was born in in Virginia and grew up in New Jersey. If you know the book but cannot find it on AbeBooks, we can automatically search for it on your behalf as new inventory is added. If it is added to AbeBooks by one of our member booksellers, we will notify you!
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