Kendrick Lamar, D'Angelo, Bruno Mars...with so much of George Clinton's sonic footprint in the air, Soundcheck thought it was time to revisit our recent career-spanning interview with Dr. Funkenstein himself.
"If it wasn't for flashbacks, I wouldn't have any memory at all," says George.
Over his 50-plus years in the music industry, the funk pioneer best known as the founder and driving creative force of Parliament-Funkadelic, and later, the P-Funk All-Stars, has seen -- and done -- a lot. Clinton started out as a doo-wop singer and and a songwriter in the Brill Building in the 1960s. But his sound quickly evolved into something much more rock -- and, eventually, funk -- oriented. Clinton describes that funky sound as "psychedelic versions of the songs that my mother would listen to."