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Parliament - Funkentelechy vs. The Placebo Syndrome download album
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Album:
Funkentelechy vs. The Placebo Syndrome
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P.Funk
Released:
1977
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US
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Funkentelechy vs. the Placebo Syndrome is a funk album by Parliament, released in 1977 (see 1977 in music). It is a loose concept album warning the listener of falling into the "Placebo Syndrome," which according to George Clinton is consumerism, and listening to disco music, which he saw as a simplification of funk music in attempt to gain commercial success.

His lead vocal is both playful and passionate: Otis Redding as gunslinger philosopher. While Funkentelechy is no exception. Clinton’s production work here is atypically light and clear. Michael Hampton’s expert guitar solos quiver starkly in the mix, and Clinton even strives to make his own lyrics intelligible - not coherent maybe, but intelligible.

Funkentelechy" is a song by the funk band Parliament. It is the fourth track on the group's 1977 album Funkentelechy Vs. the Placebo Syndrome and was released as a two-part single in 1978. Part 1 peaked at number 27 on the . R&B Singles chart. The song's title is a play on the philosophical concept of entelechy. It reuses samples from previous albums, notably the Mothership Connection and Funkentelechy vs. the Placebo Syndrome. Motor Booty Affair is an album by funk band Parliament.

Released: Nov 28, 1977. 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Parliament. Live: P Funk Earth Tour.

With "Funkentelechy Vs. the Placebo Syndrome", Parliament repeat the formula of a concept album about the war between funk (Funkentelechy) and the antifunk (the "Placebo Syndrome"). The amazing thing is that from the opening track "Bop Gun (Endangered Species)" the band plays even more intensely than they ever did before. its as if far more horns and bass guitars were playing with twice the density of notes, and the really catchy rhythms drive the opening track for the full eight minutes. Funkentelechy" has fewer synthesisers but the powerful horns and drums that outstrip anything on a previous P-Funk record, together with Clinton's really memorable lyrics and the variety of voices throughout the piece from preachy to mysterious and touching, make this one of the most outstanding long songs of the 1970s. At no point over its eleven minutes does "Funkentelechy" become boring or predictable.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Bop Gun (Endangered Species)
Written-By – G. Shider*, G. Clinton*, W. Collins*
A2 Sir Noise D'Voidoffunk (Pay Attention - B3M)
Written-By – B. Worrell*, G. Clinton*, W. Collins*
A3 Wizard Of Finance
Written-By – G. Clinton*, G. Goins*, R. Ford*
B1 Funkentelechy
Written-By – G. Clinton*, W. Collins*
B2 Placebo Syndrome
Written-By – B. Nelson*, G. Clinton*
B3 Flash Light
Written-By – B. Worrell*, G. Clinton*, W. Collins*

Credits

  • Bass – Cordell Mosson
  • Drums, Percussion – Bootsy Collins, Jerome Brailey
  • Engineer – Jim Vitti
  • Guitar – Catfish Collins (tracks: B3), Garry Shider, Glen Goins, Michael Hampton
  • Horns – Clay Lawrey, Danny Cortez, Darryl Dixon, Fred Wesley, Maceo Parker, Richard Griffith, Rick Gardner, Valerie Drayton
  • Keyboards, Synthesizer – Bernie Worrell
  • Mastered By – Allen Zentz
  • Vocals – Cordell Mosson, Dawn Silva, Debbie Wright, Garry Shider, George Clinton, Glen Goins, Jeanette Washington, Lynn Mabry, Ray Davis

Notes

Includes an 8-page comic insert & poster "Sir nose d'void of funk"

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
NBLP 7084 Parliament Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome ‎(LP, Album, Pit) Casablanca NBLP 7084 US 1977
NB 7030 Parliament Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome ‎(LP, Album) Casablanca, Bellaphon NB 7030 Germany 1977
CBLP 50013, NBLP 7084 Parliament Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome ‎(LP, Album) Casablanca, Casablanca CBLP 50013, NBLP 7084 Greece 1977
CBLA. 71026 Parliament Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome ‎(LP, Album) Casablanca CBLA. 71026 France 1977
NBLP 7084 Parliament Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome ‎(LP, Album, Ter) Casablanca NBLP 7084 US 1977

Tracklist

Bop Gun (Endangered Species) 8:29
Sir Nose D'Voidoffunk (Pay Attention - B3M) 10:04
Wizard Of Finance 4:23
Funkentelechy 10:56
Placebo Syndrome 4:20
Flash Light 5:46

Versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
NBLP 7084 Parliament Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome ‎(LP, Album, Pit) Casablanca NBLP 7084 US 1977
NBL8-7084 Parliament Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome ‎(8-Trk, Album) Casablanca NBL8-7084 US 1977
NB 7030 Parliament Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome ‎(LP, Album) Casablanca, Bellaphon NB 7030 Germany 1977
CBLP 50013, NBLP 7084 Parliament Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome ‎(LP, Album) Casablanca, Casablanca CBLP 50013, NBLP 7084 Greece 1977
CBLA. 71026 Parliament Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome ‎(LP, Album) Casablanca CBLA. 71026 France 1977
CALH 2021 Parliament Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome ‎(LP, Album) Casablanca CALH 2021 UK 1977
NBLP 7084 Parliament Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome ‎(LP, Album) Casablanca NBLP 7084 Canada 1977
NBLP 7084 Parliament Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome ‎(LP, Album) Casablanca NBLP 7084 Panama 1977
VIP-6499 Parliament Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome ‎(LP, Album) Casablanca VIP-6499 Japan 1977
NBLP 7084 Parliament Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome ‎(LP, Album) Casablanca NBLP 7084 New Zealand 1977
CALP 5013 Parliament Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome ‎(LP, Album) Casablanca CALP 5013 Italy 1977
LPR 43005 Parliament Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome ‎(LP, Album) Casablanca LPR 43005 Mexico 1977
NBLP 7084 Parliament Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome ‎(LP, Album, Club) Casablanca NBLP 7084 US 1977
NBLP 7084 Parliament Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome ‎(LP, Album, Kee) Casablanca NBLP 7084 US 1977
NBLP 7084 DJ Parliament Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome ‎(LP, Album, Promo) Casablanca NBLP 7084 DJ US 1977
NBLP 7084 Parliament Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome ‎(LP, Album, Ric) Casablanca NBLP 7084 US 1977
NBLP 7084 Parliament Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome ‎(LP, Album, San) Casablanca NBLP 7084 US 1977
NBLP 7084 Parliament Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome ‎(LP, Album, Ter) Casablanca NBLP 7084 US 1977
CALH 2021 Parliament Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome ‎(LP, Album, W/Lbl) Casablanca CALH 2021 UK 1977
NBL5 7084 Parliament Funkentelechy vs. The Placebo Syndrome ‎(Cass, Album) Casablanca NBL5 7084 US 1977
262009 Parliament Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome ‎(LP, Album) Casablanca 262009 Colombia 1978
25S-118 Parliament Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome ‎(LP, Album, Promo, RE) Casablanca, Polystar 25S-118 Japan 1982
25S-118 Parliament Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome ‎(LP, Album, RE) Casablanca, Polystar 25S-118 Japan 1982
422-824 501-1 M-1, NBLP 7084 Parliament Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome ‎(LP, Album, RE) Casablanca, Casablanca 422-824 501-1 M-1, NBLP 7084 US 1985
422-824 501-1 M-1, NBLP 7084 Parliament Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome ‎(LP, Album, RE) Casablanca, Casablanca 422-824 501-1 M-1, NBLP 7084 US 1987
PSCW-1012 Parliament Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome ‎(CD, Album, RE) Casablanca PSCW-1012 Japan 1990
824 501-2 Parliament Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome ‎(CD, Album, RE) Casablanca 824 501-2 US 1990
UICY-94288 Parliament Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, SHM) Casablanca UICY-94288 Japan 2009
UICY-76607 Parliament Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Casablanca UICY-76607 Japan 2014
UICY-78790 Parliament Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, RE) Mercury UICY-78790 Japan 2018
824 501-2 Parliament Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome ‎(CD, Album) Casablanca 824 501-2 US Unknown
824 501-2 Parliament Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome ‎(CD, Album, RE) Casablanca 824 501-2 US Unknown
824 501-2 Parliament Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome ‎(CD, Album, RE) Casablanca 824 501-2 US Unknown
824 501-2 Parliament Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome ‎(CD, Album, RE) Casablanca 824 501-2 US Unknown
NBL5 7084, 824 501-4 M1 Parliament Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome ‎(Cass, Album, RE) Casablanca, Casablanca NBL5 7084, 824 501-4 M1 US Unknown
NBLP 7084 Parliament Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome ‎(LP, Album, RE) Casablanca NBLP 7084 US Unknown

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Bop Gun (Endangered Species)
Written-By – G.Shider*, G.Clinton*, W.Collins*
8:29
A2 Sir Nose D'Voidoffunk (Pay Attention - B3M)
Written-By – B.Worrell*, G.Clinton*, W.Collins*
10:04
A3 Wizard Of Finance
Written-By – G.Clinton*, G.Goins*, R.Ford*
4:23
B1 Funkentelechy
Written-By – G.Clinton*, W.Collins*
10:56
B2 Placebo Syndrome
Written-By – B.Nelson*, G.Clinton*
4:20
B3 Flash Light
Guitar – Catfish CollinsWritten-By – B.Worrell*, G.Clinton*, W.Collins*
5:46

Companies, etc.

  • Published By – Rick's Music, Inc.
  • Published By – Malbiz Music
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Casablanca Record And Filmworks, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Casablanca Record And Filmworks, Inc.
  • Manufactured By – Casablanca Record And Filmworks, Inc.
  • Distributed By – Casablanca Record And Filmworks, Inc.
  • Mastered At – Allen Zentz Mastering
  • Pressed By – Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Pitman

Credits

  • Bass – Cordell Mosson
  • Drums, Percussion – Bootsy Collins, Jerome Brailey
  • Engineer – Jim Vitti
  • Guitar – Garry Shider, Glen Goins, Michael Hampton
  • Horns – Clay Lawrey, Danny Cortez, Darryl Dixon, Fred Wesley, Maceo Parker, Richard Griffith, Rick Gardner, Valerie Drayton
  • Keyboards, Synthesizer – Bernie Worrell
  • Mastered By – Allen Zentz
  • Vocals – Cordell Mosson, Dawn Silva, Debbie Wright, Garry Shider, George Clinton, Glen Goins, Jeanette Washington, Lynn Mabry, Ray Davis

Notes

This version is the Pitman pressing plant variation and can be identified by CP on the runout.

Originally released with an 8-page comic insert & poster "Sir nose d'void of funk"
Mastered at Allen Zentz Mastering Company, Los Angeles, California

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Label): NBLP 7084-AS
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side Label): NBLP 7084-BS
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings Side A): NBLP-7084-AS CP-4 AZ
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings Side B): NBLP-7084-BS CP-3 AZ

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
NB 7030 Parliament Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome ‎(LP, Album) Casablanca, Bellaphon NB 7030 Germany 1977
CBLP 50013, NBLP 7084 Parliament Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome ‎(LP, Album) Casablanca, Casablanca CBLP 50013, NBLP 7084 Greece 1977
CBLA. 71026 Parliament Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome ‎(LP, Album) Casablanca CBLA. 71026 France 1977
NBLP 7084 Parliament Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome ‎(LP, Album, Ter) Casablanca NBLP 7084 US 1977
NBL5 7084, 824 501-4 M1 Parliament Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome ‎(Cass, Album, RE) Casablanca, Casablanca NBL5 7084, 824 501-4 M1 US Unknown