The Electric Spanking of War Babies

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The Electric Spanking of War Babies
Studio album by Funkadelic
Released April 14, 1981
Genre Funk
Length 44:10
Label Warner Bros.
Producer George Clinton
Funkadelic chronology
Connections & Disconnections
(1980)
The Electric Spanking of War Babies
(1981)
By Way of the Drum
(2007)
Alternative cover
Original, uncensored cover

The Electric Spanking of War Babies is the twelfth studio album by the American funk band Funkadelic, released in 1981 on Warner Bros. Records. The title is an allusion to the Vietnam War and baby boomers. It includes many relative newcomers to P-Funk, many of whom remained employed by George Clinton on future releases under his own name or under the name George Clinton & the P-Funk All-Stars. Sly Stone is a collaborator on this album. Clinton originally planned on this being a double album, but the idea was quashed by Warner Brothers. Some of the deleted tracks appeared on later P-Funk releases, most notably the 1983 hit single "Atomic Dog" which appeared on the first George Clinton solo album, Computer Games.



Track listing[edit]

1. The Electric Spanking of War Babies - 8:40

(Bob Bishop, George Clinton, Junie Morrison)

2. Electro-Cuties - 6:12

(Jimmy Ali, Clinton, Ron Ford)

3. Funk Gets Stronger, Part 1 - 6:41

(Clinton, Michael Hampton)

4. Brettino's Bounce - 3:40

(Larry Fratangelo)

5. Funk Gets Stronger (Killer Millimeter Longer Version) - 4:43

(Clinton, Sylvester Stewart)

6. Shockwaves - 5:08

(Ron Dunbar, DeWayne McKnight)

7. Oh, I - 4:54

(Clinton, Rodney Curtis, Garry Shider)

8. Icka Prick - 4:08

(Clinton, Shider)


4 produced by George Clinton. All others co-produced by Clinton with:

1 - Junie Morrison; 2 - Ron Ford; 3 - Bootsy Collins and Sly Stone; 5 - Sly Stone; 6 - Ron Dunbar; 7,8 - Garry Shider. [1]


5 contains an interpolation from She Loves You by the Beatles.

Personnel[edit]

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Critical response[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[3]
Blender 4/5 stars[4]
Robert Christgau A−[5]
New York Times (mixed)[6]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[7]
Uppity Music (favorable)[8]
  • "Whether or not one cares to examine its hidden political messages, Electric Spanking is an above-average party album."
  • "George Clinton reaches into the disgusting depths of his drug-addled mind and comes up with the solidest, weirdest chunk of P-Funk since one nation gathered under a groove."

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