Dope Dogs

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Dope Dogs
Studio album by Parliament-Funkadelic/P-Funk All Stars
Released November 25th, 1994 (Japan)
1995 (U.S.)
Recorded 1994
Genre Funk, hip hop, dance, R&B, rock
Length 76:30
Label P-Vine; Hot Hands; Dogone Records
Producer George Clinton
Parliament-Funkadelic/P-Funk All Stars chronology
Urban Dancefloor Guerillas
(1983)
Dope Dogs
(1994)
T.A.P.O.A.F.O.M.
(1996)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
The Boston Globe (favorable)[2]
Robert Christgau A[3]
Entertainment Weekly A−[4]
The Independent (favorable)[5]
Q 4/5 stars[6]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[7]
Washington Post (favorable)[8]
Yale Herald (mixed)[9]

Dope Dogs is a 1994 album by Parliament-Funkadelic/P-Funk All Stars. The album was first released on the P-Vine label in Japan. It was later released on the Hot Hands label in the United Kingdom. The United States release on the Dogone Records label, a custom label of Available Entertainment, was released under the name George Clinton and the P-Funk All-Stars. The U.S. version was remastered by David Libert of Available Entertainment. The album's theme deals with dope-sniffing dogs that become addicted to the very drugs that they are assigned to find.

Tracks[edit]

The album's configuration varied among the Japanese, British, and American releases.

Japanese track listing[edit]

  1. Dog Star (Fly On) (G Clinton, DeWayne McKnight) - 8:11
  2. U.S. Custom Coast Guard Dog (G Clinton) - 4:53
  3. Some Next Shit (G Clinton, Michael Payne) - 6:11
  4. Follow the Leader (Rakim, G Clinton) - 5:30
  5. Just Say Ding (Databoy) (G Clinton, Tracey Lewis, D McKnight) - 4:33
  6. Help Scottie, Help (I'm Tweaking and I Can't Beam Up) (T Lewis, Hazel Lewis) - 5:04
  7. Pack of Wild Dogs (G Clinton, Andre Williams, Mike E. Clark) - 5:47
  8. Fifi (G Clinton, D McKnight) - 3:46
  9. All Sons of Bitches (G Clinton, Belita Woods) - 5:34
  10. Dopey Dope Dog (G Clinton, Daddy Freddy, Lige Curry) - 4:53
  11. Sick 'Em (G Clinton) - 6:13
  12. Kibbles and Bits (G Clinton) - 5:05
  13. I Ain't the Lady (He Ain't the Tramp) (G Clinton, Loic Gambas Bordas, Eebony Young) - 4:38
  14. Tales That Wag the Dog Part 1 (Niggaa, Pleeeeeze!) (G Clinton, T Lewis, Derrick Rossen) - 5:30
  15. Tales That Wag the Dog Part 2 (Is That Your Bark or Your Bite?) (G Clinton, T Lewis, D Rossen) -

British track listing[edit]

  1. Dog Star (Fly On) (G Clinton, D McKnight) - 8:11
  2. Fifi (G Clinton, D McKnight) - 3:46
  3. Some Next Shit (G Clinton, M Payne) - 6:11
  4. Follow the Leader (Rakim, G Clinton) - 5:30
  5. Just Say Ding (Databoy) (G Clinton, T Lewis, D McKnight) - 4:33
  6. Help Scottie, Help (I'm Tweaking and I Can't Beam Up) (T Lewis, H Lewis) - 5:04
  7. Lost Dog (G Clinton, Bobby Gillespie) -
  8. U.S. Custom Coast Guard Dog (Hyper Mix) (G Clinton) - 4:53
  9. All Sons of Bitches (G Clinton, B Woods) - 5:34
  10. Dopey Dope Dog (G Clinton, D Freddy, L Curry) - 4:53
  11. Sick 'Em (G Clinton) - 6:13
  12. Gettin' Dogged (G Clinton, Robert Johnson Jr., M Payne) -
  13. I Ain't the Lady (He Ain't the Tramp) (G Clinton, L G Bordas, E Young) - 4:38
  14. Tales That Wag the Dog Part 1 (Niggaa, Pleeeeeze!) (G Clinton, T Lewis, D Rossen) - 5:30
  15. Tales That Wag the Dog Part 2 (Is That Your Bark or Your Bite?) (G Clinton, T Lewis, D Rossen) -

American track listing[edit]

  1. Dog Star (Fly On) (G Clinton, D McKnight) - 8:11
  2. U.S. Custom Coast Guard Dog (G Clinton) - 5:15
  3. Some Next Shit (G Clinton, M Payne, Louis Kabbable) - 6:10
  4. Just Say Ding (Databoy) (G Clinton, Tracey Lewis, D McKnight) - 4:33
  5. Help Scottie, Help (I'm Tweaking and I Can't Beam Up) (T Lewis, Hazel Lewis) - 5:06
  6. Pepe (The Pill Popper) (G Clinton) - 6:08
  7. Back Up Against the Wall (G Clinton, D McKnight) - 5:51
  8. Fifi (G Clinton, D McKnight) - 3:58
  9. All Sons of Bitches (G Clinton, Belita Woods) - 4:33
  10. Sick 'Em (G Clinton) - 5:14
  11. I Ain't the Lady (He Ain't the Tramp) (G Clinton, L G Bordas, E Young) - 4:38
  12. Pack of Wild Dogs (G Clinton, A Williams, Mike E. Clark) - 5:47
  13. Tales That Wag the Dog (G Clinton, T Lewis, D Rossen) - 5:30
  14. My Dog (G Clinton, "Crop" Holyfield) - 4:29

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gallucci, Michael. "Dope Dogs - P-Funk All Stars". Allmusic. Retrieved on 2009-08-09.
  2. ^ Sullivan, Jim. "Clinton Stirs Up the Funk". The Boston Globe: October 8, 1999.
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG: George Clinton & the P-Funk All Stars". The Village Voice: November 3, 1998: Archived from the original on 2009-08-09.
  4. ^ Sinclair, Tom (March 15, 1996). "Dope Dogs Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved on 2009-08-09.
  5. ^ Gill, Andy. "101 Digital Puppies". The Independent: April 28, 1995.
  6. ^ "George Clinton / P-Funk All Stars - Dope Dogs CD Album". CD Universe. Retrieved 2013-01-24. 
  7. ^ Christgau, Robert. "George Clinton & the P-Funk All Stars: Dope Dogs". Rolling Stone: November 12, 1998.
  8. ^ Himes, Geoffrey. "George Clinton: What Up, Dog?". The Washington Post: N.17. April 23, 1999.
  9. ^ Heller, Jason (November 19, 1998). "This dog chases nobody's tail but his own". The Yale Herald. Retrieved on 2009-08-09.

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