By Way of the Drum

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By Way of the Drum
By Way Of The Drum (Funkadelic album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by Funkadelic
Released 2007
Recorded 1989
Genre Funk, dance, R&B, hip hop, rock
Length 72:53
Label Hip-O Select
Producer George Clinton, Harry Weinger, Alan Leeds
Funkadelic chronology
Live: Meadowbrook, Rochester, Michigan
(1996)
By Way of the Drum
(2007)
Toys
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
Blender 2/5 stars[2]
Chicago Tribune 3.5/4 stars[3]
Goldmine 3/4 stars[4]
The Philadelphia Inquirer (favorable)[5]

By Way of the Drum is an album by the American funk band Funkadelic. It was recorded in 1989 for MCA Records but shelved until its release in 2007 on Hip-O Select.[6] The original sessions were produced by George Clinton, while Harry Weinger and Alan Leeds serve as compilation producers.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Nose Bleed" (Clinton, McKnight) – 5:44
  2. "Sunshine of Your Love" (Brown, Bruce, Clapton) – 5:26
  3. "Freaks Bearing Gifts" (Clinton, Shider, Spradley) – 6:01
  4. "YaDaDaDa" (Collins, Lewis) – 5:07
  5. "By Way of the Drum"(released as a single-MCA 23953) (Clinton, Shider, Spradley) – 5:59
  6. "Jugular" (a.k.a. "Juggler") (McKnight) – 5:57
  7. "Some Fresh Delic" (Clinton, Hazel, McKnight) – 5:25
  8. "Primal Instinct" (Barsha, Clinton, Gambas, Jones) – 4:53
Bonus tracks
  1. "By Way of the Drum" (Extended Version) (Clinton, Shider, Spradley) – 9:17
  2. "By Way of the Drum" (Dub) (Clinton, Shider, Spradley) – 6:55
  3. "By Way of the Drum" (Basstrumental) (Clinton, Shider, Spradley) – 6:11
  4. "By Way of the Drum" (Acappella) (Clinton, Shider, Spradley) – 5:50

Personnel[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Prato, Greg. Review: By Way of the Drum. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2009-08-25.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Review: By Way of the Drum". Blender: August 2008. Archived from the original on 2009-08-25.
  3. ^ Tanzilo, Robert. "Review: By Way of the Drum". Chicago Tribune: 9.E. January 25, 1990.
  4. ^ Lindblad, Peter. Review: By Way of the Drum". Goldmine. Retrieved on 2009-08-25.
  5. ^ Columnist. "Review: By Way of the Drum". The Philadelphia Inquirer: C01. July 15, 1989.
  6. ^ By Way of the Drum (CD). Discogs. Retrieved on 2009-07-22.

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