Pleasure Principle (album)

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Pleasure Principle
Cover art by Shusei Nagaoka
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 24 1978
StudioUnited Sound Systems, Detroit
ProducerGeorge Clinton
Parlet chronology
Pleasure Principle
Invasion of the Booty Snatchers
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Pleasure Principle is the debut album by the female P-Funk spin off group Parlet.[2] The album was released in 1978 by Casablanca Records and was produced by P-Funk leader/producer George Clinton.[3] Parlet consisted of Mallia Franklin, Debbie Wright, and Jeanette Washington.[4] The album features heavy involvement from the P-Funk musical collective.

The track "Cookie Jar" was originally written and recorded by Clarence "Fuzzy" Haskins.[5]

In 1992, Pleasure Principle was reissued on CD in Japan by the Casablanca/Polystar label, but quickly went out of print. On July 30, 2013, Real Gone Music in the U.S. reissued both Pleasure Principle and Invasion of the Booty Snatchers, featuring liner notes by former P-Funk minister of information Tom Vickers.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Pleasure Principle" (George Clinton, Ron Ford, Bernie Worrell) (released as single Casablanca NB 919) 8:58
  2. "Love Amnesia" (George Clinton, Ron Dunbar, Billy Bass Nelson) 5:22
  3. "Cookie Jar" (Clarence "Fuzzy" Haskins) (released as a single-Casablanca NB 932) 5:43
  4. "Misunderstanding" (George Clinton, Ron Ford, Bernie Worrell) 7:26
  5. "Are You Dreaming?" (Linda Brown, Garry Shider, George Clinton) 7:10
  6. "Mr. Melody Man" (Gary Cooper, Ron Dunbar) 5:07




  • Jerry Estes, Jim Vitti, Mike Iacopelli - recording engineer
  • Shusei Nagaoka - cover illustration


  1. ^ Pleasure Principle at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Parlet – Pleasure Principle".
  3. ^ Thompson, Dave (November 22, 2001). Funk. Hal Leonard Corporation. ISBN 9780879306298 – via Google Books.
  4. ^ Kinley, Tim (August 5, 2018). "1978: The Year That Parliament-Funkadelic Ruled The Universe".
  5. ^ Needs, Kris (June 16, 2014). George Clinton & The Cosmic Odyssey of the P-Funk Empire. Omnibus Press. ISBN 9781783230372 – via Google Books.