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Encyclopedia > Funkentelechy
"Funkentelechy"
Single by Parliament
from the album Funkentelechy Vs. the Placebo Syndrome
A-side(s) "Funkentelechy"
B-side(s) "Funkentelechy" Pt. 2
Released 1978
Format Vinyl
Genre Funk
Length 10:56 (album version)
Label Casablanca 921
Writer(s) George Clinton/Bootsy Collins/Bernie Worrell
Producer(s) George Clinton
Peak chart positions
  • #27 R&B

"Funkentelechy" is a song by the funk band Parliament. It was the fourth track on the group's 1977 album Funkentelechy Vs. the Placebo Syndrome and was released as a two-part single in 1978. The song's title is a play on the philosophical concept of entelechy. A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Parliament was originally The Parliaments, a doo-wop group based out of George Clintons Plainfield, New Jersey barber shop. ... Funkentelechy Vs. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... See also: 1970s in music. ... A gramophone record, (also phonograph record - often simply record) is an analog sound recording medium: a flat disc rotating at a constant angular velocity, with inscribed spiral grooves in which a stylus or needle rides. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Funk is an African American musical style. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article is about Casablanca, the record label. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... It has been suggested that P-Funk Mothership be merged into this article or section. ... William Bootsy Collins (born October 26, 1951 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a pioneering funk bassist, singer, and songwriter. ... Bernie Worrell Bernie Worrell (born April 19, 1944) is originally from Long Beach, New Jersey but grew up in Plainfield, New Jersey. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... A record chart, also known as a music chart, is a method of ranking music according to popularity during a given period of time. ... Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, formerly known as Top Soul Singles, Top Black Singles, and Top R&B Singles (before the hip-hop term was added in the late 1990s), is a chart released weekly by Billboard in the United States. ... A song is a relatively short musical composition. ... Funk is an African American musical style. ... Parliament was originally The Parliaments, a doo-wop group based out of George Clintons Plainfield, New Jersey barber shop. ... See also: 1976 in music, other events of 1977, 1978 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Queens Bohemian Rhapsody is named The Best Single Of The Last 25 Years by BPI. In this year, the St. ... Funkentelechy Vs. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... See also: 1970s in music. ... Entelechy is a philosophical concept of Aristotle. ...


Trivia

  • One of Clinton's quips during the song, "Like a woodpecker with a headache," resembles the mood indication on a piano piece by the eccentric composer Erik Satie: "Like a nightingale with a toothache."

 
 

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