The last time Parliament released a new album, Jimmy Carter was still president, The Empire Strikes Back had just been released, and Gucci Mane was just a Gucci Infant.
That album was Trombipulation, and it was released on December 5, 1980. That was the album when Bassist Bootsy Collins really broke out as a star.
We haven’t seen a new album of new material from the group in almost 40 years.
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That changed on Tuesday when Parliament released their new album, Medicaid Fraud Dogg. The release of the album comes a couple of days before their May 26 live performance at the L.A. Greek Theater. That performance will kick off George Clinton’s final world tour.
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George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic will tour the globe for the next year. Clinton’s last performance will be in May 2019, after which the Parliament-Funkadelic group will continue without George.
Speaking on this new album, George Clinton said:
“I had to get this music out there…I felt real creative urgency to give the world this, right now.”