By Way of the Drum

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
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 the 14th studio 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" (Pete Brown, Jack Bruce, Eric 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.

Further reading[edit]