George Clinton and Parliament have just dropped their first new album since 1980, a surprise, digital-only recording called Medicaid Fraud Dogg, streaming now. Clinton, the deeply influential forefather of funk, formed Parliament in the early 70s as part of his famed Parliament-Funkadelic collective. The group teased this release earlier in the year with a single called ‘I’m Gon Make U Sick O’Me’, while Medicaid Fraud Dogg examines the shortcomings of America’s modern medical institutions, in the funkiest way imaginable
Clinton and his Funkadelic-Parliament group are at this year’s Love Supreme Festival. This could well be the last chance to see this one-of-a-kind mother from another, as he has indicated that he’ll be calling time on touring next year. So, time to get funking!