Dr. Funkenstein

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"Dr. Funkenstein"
Single by Parliament
from the album The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein
B-side "Children of Productions"
Released 1977
Format Vinyl
Genre Funk, funk rock, psychedelic soul
Length 5:46 (album version)
Label Casablanca NB 875
Writer(s) George Clinton/Bootsy Collins/Bernie Worrell
Producer(s) George Clinton

"Dr. Funkenstein" is a song by the funk band Parliament. It was the second single released from their 1976 album, The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein, and reached number 46 on the Billboard Hot Soul Singles chart.[1] A live cover of the song was performed by the funk rock band the Red Hot Chili Peppers in the late eighties and appears on the 1998 compilation, Under the Covers: Essential Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Dr. Funkenstein was one of George Clinton's many alter egos in the P-Funk mythology.

"Funkenstein" is also the name of an established Israeli band that performs and records music in the P-funk Genre. It was established in 1998, and released 3 albums so far.

"Chunk-S," the first track on the Squarepusher album Music Is Rotted One Note begins with Tom Jenkinson saying "They call me the big pill," a reference to the lyrics of "Dr. Funkenstein."


  1. ^ The Clones of Dr. Funkenstien Awards, retrieved: 17 March, 2014