The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein

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The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein
Parliament-The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein (album cover).jpg
Studio album by Parliament
Released July 20, 1976
Recorded 1976 at United Sound, Detroit, Michigan, and Hollywood Sound, Hollywood, California
Genre Funk
Length 40:11
Label Casablanca
Producer George Clinton
Parliament chronology
Mothership Connection
(1975)
The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein
(1976)
Live: P-Funk Earth Tour
(1977)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Billboard (favorable)[2]
Robert Christgau B+[3]
Rolling Stone 5/5 stars[4]

The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein is an album by funk band Parliament, released in September of 1976. The album is notable for featuring horn arrangements by ex-James Brown band member, Fred Wesley. The album charted at #3 on the Billboard R&B Albums chart, #20 on the Billboard pop chart, and became Parliament's second album to be certified gold. Two singles were released off the album, "Do That Stuff", which charted at #22, and "Dr. Funkenstein" which charted at #43.[5]

Track listing[edit]

Side One
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Prelude"   George Clinton, Bernie Worrell 1:40
2. "Gamin' on Ya"   George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell 3:02
3. "Dr. Funkenstein" (released as single-Casablanca 875) George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell 5:46
4. "Children of Production"   George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell 3:57
5. "Getten' to Know You"   George Clinton, Garry Shider 5:20
Side Two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. "Do That Stuff" (released as single-Casablanca 871 and 12" single-Casablanca NBX-871) George Clinton, Garry Shider, Bernie Worrell 4:47
7. "Everything Is on the One"   George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell 3:47
8. "I've Been Watching You (Move Your Sexy Body)"   George Clinton, Garry Shider, Glenn Goins 6:01
9. "Funkin' for Fun"   George Clinton, Garry Shider, Glenn Goins 5:56

Personnel[edit]

Horn arrangement by Bernie Worrell (tracks 2, 7, 8, 9) and Fred Wesley (tracks 3, 4, 5, 6).

Production
  • Produced by George Clinton
  • Engineered by Igor Jim Callow, Igor Jim Vitti
  • Mastered br Allen Zentz
  • Photography by Ron Slenzak
  • Art Direction and Design by Chris Whorf/Gribbitt!

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